Call for Entries: Tarbell and Kimble Prizes in Journalism

Student journalists are invited to submit their best feature and investigative stories for the Kimble and Tarbell Prizes in Journalism. The Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize is awarded for the best feature story published in The Knox Student between Spring Term 2011 and Winter Term 2012. Eligible stories can be feature stories on any topic. Hard news stories, editorials and reviews are not eligible. The Ida M. Tarbell Prize for Investigative Journalism is awarded to the best investigative news story written by a Knox student and published in any medium between Spring Term 2011 and Winter Term 2012. Eligible stories must be bona fide investigative news, based on substantial research and reporting beyond the interviewing of official sources. In addition, successful stories will exhibit critical thinking in the careful assessment of evidence and penetrating analysis of the complexities of the situation being reported. The deadline for submission of stories is Friday, April 27. Send clips or photocopies of stories (with date of publication) to: David Amor, Acting Chair, Journalism Program, Campus Box K-109. If you have questions about whether your story is eligible for submission, contact David at 341-7761 or damor@knox.edu.

Green Oaks Stewardship Program Applications Due April 20

We are accepting applications from students interested in working in the Green Oaks Stewardship Program for the summer of 2012. At least two stewardship positions are currently available (number of stewardship positions will depend upon funding). Green Oaks Stewards will work at Green Oaks removing invasive species, doing trail maintenance, brush clearing and other useful work to help maintain the facility. Stewards should work a minimum of 20-30 hours per week. The Stewardship program has an educational aspect, so stewards will be asked to write a brief essay at the end of the summer explaining what they learned as part of the stewardship program. The performance of the stewards will be evaluated during the summer to ensure that work goals are being met. Stewards will receive a stipend of $3000, payable in three monthly installments. Stewards may live at Green Oaks in Schurr Hall if they want to. The stewardship program will run from June 4 until August 24, 2012. Those applying for a stewardship position should submit a one page essay describing the applicant’s relevant experience and the educational benefits to be derived from the experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience at Green Oaks or with similar field stewardship experience. If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Allison (sallison@knox.edu). Applications must be submitted to Stuart Allison by 5 p.m. Friday April 20.

Dunn Scholarship Applications Due April 20

Interested in field biology research? Need money to support the research? Want to work at Green Oaks this summer? The biology department invites students to apply for the David “Burney” Dunn Student Field Research Scholarship. The Burney Dunn Scholarship will provide a stipend of $2500 to support a student engaged in field biological or ecological research during the summer of 2012. Preference will be given to students conducting their research at Green Oaks. Interested students should discuss possible research plans with a mentor and then submit an application to Linda Dybas, Biology Department Chair, Campus Box 20, by Friday April 20 at the latest. The proposal should be no more than two pages long. The proposal should describe the project, provide a basic outline of methods, and a timeline for the project.