JMU's Academic Writing Contest



2001 Winners

(click on students' names to read winning essays)


Level III Winners: Graduate

Jacob Blosser
The Tragic Story of George Washington
at Jumonville Glen"
(First Place)

Jacob Blosser
"The Changing Face of America:
The Evolution of National Identity Revealed
in Early Histories of the American Revolution"
(Second Place)

Michelle L. Brown
"Castrating the Nun in Pope's 'Eloisa and Abelard'"
(Third Place)









Level I Winners:
Freshman and Sophomore

Grace Love
"Creating a More Effective Learning Environment:
The Effects of Nonverbal Immediacy
in Multi-Cultural Classrooms"
(First Place)

Katie Rubright
"The Realism of the Surreal in Joan Miro's Painting"
(Second Place)

Ruth Hariu
"A Confederacy of Dunces:
Grotesque Incongruity and Societal Criticism"
(Third Place)


Level II Winners: Junior and Senior

Jason S. Bauer
"First Strike to Fallout:
American Culture, Nuclear War, and the Movies,
(First Place)

Lisa M. Vanada
"Digital Image Database Documentation"
(Second Place)

Morgan Evans
"Parodies of Hamlet:
Truth in Bias and Stillness in Motion"
(Third Place)


Sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Office
& the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication