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Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing recipients announced

Trustee Emeritus Chuck Denny, a former chairman of St. Kate's Board of Trustees, attends the Denny Prize reception in 2011, in this file photo.
Trustee Emeritus Chuck Denny, a former chairman of St. Kate's Board of Trustees, attends the Denny Prize reception in 2011, in this file photo.
Photo by Catherine Tsen '11.
St. Catherine University has announced the winners of the Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing for 2013. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. in the President's Dining Room.

The Denny Prize for Distinction in Writing recognizes the fundamental importance of writing to thinking and to all fields of scholarly endeavor. The competition is open to all part-time and full-time faculty and staff members who are employed at St. Catherine University in the year in which the prize is awarded.

This year, each first-place winner will be awarded $1,500 to continue their writing. The winners are as follows:

Denny Award Winner for Non–Fiction:
Colleen Carpenter, Ph.D., for her work entitled "Contemplating the Landscapes of Motherhood: The Discovery of Beauty in a Place We Thought We Knew."

Denny Award Winner for Creative Non-Fiction:
Anika Fajardo, for her work entitlted "Magical Realism for Nonbelievers."

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hui Wilcox, for her work entitled "The Mediated Figure of Hmong Farmer, Hmong Studies, and Asian American Critique."
  • Gabrielle Civil, for her work entitled "On Strange (Performance Meditations)."
The Denny Prize is made possible through an endowment established by the Denny family in honor of their mother, Eleanor McCahill Denny '26. The family named the prize for Eleanor McCahill Denny, who was greatly influenced by outstanding faculty during her years at St. Catherine. She attributed to those scholars her abiding love for books, for words, and for excellent writing.
The 2013 winners of the Denny Prize will be honored during the reception on April 24, in the President's Dining Room on St. Kate's St. Paul Campus. Award winners for both non-fiction essays and creative works will read excerpts from their pieces. The reception is free and open to the community.
April 4, 2013 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Arts, Faculty, Liberal Arts