WGS Awards and Contest Winners
WGS WRITING CONTEST 2014 - Now Accepting Submissions
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is now accepting research papers on topics related to women, gender, or sexuality
Undergraduate, currently-enrolled students from any department may submit
One entry per student, please
Twenty page maximum, typed + double-spaced
Sources should be cited in recognized format (e.g., MLA or APA)
DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. Friday March 7, 2014
Submit hard-copies to the Women’s and Gender Studies office (DW 2288)
Include 2 title pages: one with your name + contact info, and one without your name or info. Before the judges see the entries, the page with your name will be removed to insure blind review.
2010-2011 Award Winners: Noel Ullery, Jen Randall, Mo Pickar, Rebecca Gibson (Kellirae Boann not pictured)
IU South Bend Outstanding Student in Women's and Gender Studies Award
2012-2013 Wendy Davis
2011-2012 Mackenzie Cook
2010-2011 Kellirae Boann, Mo Pickar
2009-2010 Noel Ullery
2008-2009 Amanda Buday
2007-2008 Kris Cravens-Hutton
2006-2007 Alison Moss
2005-2006 Amanda Fack
2004-2005 Aryn Schounce
2003-2004 Rebecca Shaffer
2002-2003 Suzette Vandewalle
2001-2002 Peggy Miller
2000-2001 Catherine T. Romano
1999-2000 Heather A. Dicks
1998-1999 Geraldine Bryan
1997-1998 Patricia Marvel
1996-1997 Emily Philotoff
1995-1996 Lori McNeil
1994-1995 Kirstin Golden
1993-1994 Kelly Burns
WGS Essay Contest Winners, Research Category
WGS holds a writing contest open to all IU South Bend undergraduate students each year. We accept submissions related to gender, women’s experiences, or sexuality in 2 categories: creative (poetry, stories) or research (essays, empirical research). The deadline is in January each year. Submit your work to the Women’s Studies office Wiekamp 2228. Please limit submissions to 20 pages, and attach 2 title pages to your work: one with your name, title of work, and your contact information, and another with only the title of your work to ensure blind review by a panel of judges. There is a monetary prize for the winning entries, and winning writers are publicly acknowledged at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Night each spring.
2012-13 Patricia Linner for "The Role of Race and Class in the Criminalization of Motherhood"
2011-12 Austin Blue for "Trans as Chaos: The Struggle for Transgender Autonomy"
2010-11 Rebecca Gibson for "Looking at Me, Looking at You: What Does the Camera in American Film Represent?"
2009-10 Noel Ullery for "What Natalie Dylan Means for 'Virginity'"
2008-09 Alisha Neuschwander for "The Woman on the Street: Ordinary Women as Spies in World War One"
2007-08 Elaine Roughton for "Are We People? Examining British Married Women's Struggle to Gain the Vote."
2006-07 Alison Moss for "Controlling Images of Black Men"
2005-06 Sarah Barth for "Different Genders, Different Pathologies: A Study of DSM Disorders and Suggestions for Preventing Bias in Future Mental Health Professionals"
2004-05 Julie Harner for "No Language...Merely a Cry: Factors Effecting the Beliefs in the Claims of Most Rape Victims"
2003-04 Brooke Chapla for "The Fluidity of Gender as presented in Some Like It Hot"
2002-03 Kelly Lanko for "The Burden of Slavery"
2001-02 Peggy A. Miller for "One is the Loneliest Number"
2000-01 Heather A. Dicks foe "The Impact of Masculinity on Civil-Military Relations"
1999-00 Heather A. Dicks for "Ancient Dead White Males and the Future of Feminism"
and Linda Jacobson for "Kanter Revisited: A study of the Contemporary Boss-Secretary Relationship"
1998-99 Jeanne Berger and Jolenta Brown for "Body Image in Women Over the Age of 50"
1997-98 Angela Hawkins for "Opinions Regarding Responsibility for the Success or Failure of a Marriage: The Male and Female Perspective"
1996-97 Elizabeth Penn-Grove for "World War II: Women Who Served"
1995-96 David Young for "Feminism and Deconstruction: A Theoretically Happy Marriage"
1994-95 Mary Bechtel for "Young Witness to Domestic Violence"
WGS Essay Contest Winners, Creative Category
2005-06 Lisa Berlincourt for "Ellen's Idea"
2004-05 Carrie Vrabel for "Incorporeal"
2003-04 Martha Everett Smith for "Buckeyes"
2002-03 Annie Tanger for "Confessions"
2001-02 Kathryn Kolar for "Butterflies"
2000-01 Ruth Cueva for "Under the Chicano Sun"
1999-00 Karen Jacob for "Pomegranate Blossom"
1998-99 Cathy Shelly for "1963"
1997-98 Tanya L. Cain for "Blind"
1996-97 Rahnee Patrick for "The Living" and "Virtual Reality"
1995-96 Christine Hensley for "A Time Not Soon Forgotten"
1994-95 Betty Benson for "An Attemp at the Juxtaposition..." and Cynthia LaFollette for "Denn Du Bist Mild"
Pat McNeal Agent of Change Award
2012-2013 Rachel Cheeseman
2011-2012 Brennan Lennox
2010-2011 Noel Ullery
2009-2010 Maureen Pickar
2008-2009 Cristy Cummings
2008-2009 Courtney Hardman
2007-2008 Alison Moss