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The Compass: The Newsletter of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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American Studies Student Research Award Information

Each student in the Senior Seminar in American Studies is eligible to win the American Studies Student Research Award. The award is given to the author of the best research paper written by a student in any section of the Senior Seminar in this academic year.

This award will make your applications to graduate schools or to jobs stand out from those of other applicants, and will provide evidence of your exceptional intelligence, academic ability, and maturity.

Good luck to everyone!

2013-2014 Winner: Kaitlyn Dannibale: The Effect of the Holidays on Eating Disorders

2011-2012 Winner: Ashley Hyland for her paper "The Ritual of Prom"

2010-2011 Winner: Katherine McLaughlin for her paper "Play-based Curriculum in Early Childhood: Keeping the Wonder of Education and Nature Alive"

2009-2010 Winner: Laurel Hartmann for her paper "Appropriate Reparations through Educational Reform"

2008-2009 Winner: Melissa Dickson for her paper "It's a Festivus for the Rest of Us"

2007-2008 Winner: Heather Averill for her paper “The Changing Face of Government Sponsored Civilian Volunteerism During the Cold War”


EASA Awards

Rowan American Studies students have been recognized by the Eastern American Studies Association in various ways.

Publication in New Errands

Volume 1 of New Errands can be accessed at the following online location:
New Errands.

Patrick Glatz (‘13)’s senior seminar thesis was published in this new magazine:

The Eastern American Studies Association and the American Studies Program at Penn State Harrisburg are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of New Errands, a new online journal to publish exemplary American Studies work by undergraduate students.

Conference Papers Given at EASA

2015: Rachel Weber, "Tyler Perry's Medea: Our Generation's Mammy/Matriarch"
2014: Kaitlyn Dannibale, "The Effect of the Holidays on Eating Disorders"


The American Studies Club Members