April Conway wins Shanklin Award

April Conway received the Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence in Arts and Humanities. Her paper, “Practitioners of Earth: The Literacy Practices of Grassroots Cartographers” earned her the 2015-16 award. 

The Shanklin Award was established by Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and endowed by the late Charles E. Shanklin as a meritorious award to recognize excellence in graduate students at Bowling Green State University. Research papers are submitted according to the guidelines to be judged first within one of three categories of competition (Arts & Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Mathematics.) Two finalists in each category are selected.

Conway submitted a 20-page research paper stemming from her dissertation research in the Arts and Humanities category, was chosen as a finalist and presented with the other five finalists though she only “competed” against the other Arts and Humanities finalist. 

She received $1,250 for the first-place prize. There was also a dinner with the other finalists, GSS officers and some administrators including the provost and dean from the graduate coollege. A banquet was held later where the winners were announced.