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Editor’s NoteBetween November 2011 and March 2012, over 80 writing entries and 160 visual arts entries were submitted for the 38th Annual Gunard Berry Carlson Writing Contest. Written submissions varied from short stories and one-act plays to essays on innovative health care practices and the ethical dimensions of collegiate athletics. Visual art entries were equally diverse, ranging from black-and-white photographs of outdoor scenes to explosive collages of colors and lights, from sculptures and sketches to oil and acrylic paintings. Needless to say, the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners from such an impressive array of literary and artistic talent.
First, therefore, I would like to thank all students who submitted such exemplary writing and artwork for the 2011-2012 Gunard Berry Carlson Writing Contest. Your writing was a pleasure to read, your artistic creations stirring to the imagination. I also wish to thank the writing judges—Deborah Budash, Bradley Coffield, Patrick Farabaugh, Balazs Hargittai, and Janice Rummell—who worked tirelessly to ensure that all written submissions were carefully read and scored, and the visual arts judge, Charles Olson, who personally reviewed every visual art entry.
Thanks to Amanda Williamson, who designed the contest’s flyers; Dr. Wayne Powel, Dr. Timothy Whisler and Ms. Donna Menis for their support in organizing and promoting the contest; Laurie Madison; and the staff of the SFU Print Shop.
Finally, I would like to thank Mrs. Barbara C. Travaglini and her son, Frederick C. Travaglini, directors of the Gunard B. Carlson Memorial Foundation, for their long-standing interest in and encouragement of student writers and for their continued generosity in funding the writing contest.
Best regards,Dr. Brennan Thomas
6 Random Shots 19 The Saint (1st place winner) 48 You Just Go 50 Moobs Jocelyn Hughes 10 To Be HappyEthan Hullihen13 The Ethical Dilemma of Paying College Athletes45 Door 1, 2, or 3? The Monty Hall Problem Lisa Moser 23 Listening with Compassion (2nd place winner) Alexander Reading 29 The Dialogue in the MineHannah Brooks 33 The Angel Among Us Caitlin Rivers35 Vortex (4th place winner) Susan Gerber36 A Still Life (3rd place winner) Zachary Burns 43 I'm a Runner John Dunning 51 Feed Mill Babe Gregory Gurtizen53 Life
Erika Deissler 9 Blue Depression Laura Harmon 12 Paris with its Playful Charm Amanda Williamson22 The Web Stacey Edmiston 27 Sweet Collector Hillarie Brace28 Sisters Brittany Aaron 32 Shaft of Light Lloyd Foster 34 Blessed Mary Kayla Reed 42 A New Generation Andrea Giachetti 44 Pieces Aaron Vizzini52 La Vallee du Tarn Lindsey Farrell 59 Find the Beauty in the Little Things in Life
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