Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The English department at Northern Michigan University has announced its Barnard Award and Houston Award winners for the 2003 calendar year.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The Barnard Award is for an exceptional paper prepared in the college composition I class. It was established in 1969 to honor Ellsworth Barnard, an English professor at NMU from 1957-1968. Sarah R. Rousseau, a pre-veterinary freshman from Negaunee, received this award for her essay, “There is Light in the Dark.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The Houston Award is for an exceptional paper prepared in college composition II, and was established in 1984 to honor the memory of Howard Houston, an English professor at NMU from 1968-1983. Kelly Lamour, an elementary education junior from Negaunee, won for her essay titled “Brownies,” and Bobbi Marie Nease, an English writing sophomore from Marquette, won for her essay, “A Little Off the Top.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The awards are administered by Director of Composition Mark Smith, and the winners are selected by a panel of English department faculty. For more information on the awards or entry forms, contact the English department at 906-227-2711.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman