Undergraduate Honors Thesis Prize established at ETSU


JOHNSON CITY (March 26, 2014) – An Undergraduate Honors Thesis Prize in the Humanities has been established at East Tennessee State University.

This award is sponsored by ETSU and its Honors College and Sherrod Library, along with Gale, a division of Cengage Learning.

The honor and $1,000 prize will be awarded to the writer of the best undergraduate honors thesis in the fields of history, English or philosophy.  The successful thesis will display pursuit of a deeper understanding of the human condition and will demonstrate originality, critical thinking, appropriate research and fluency in academic discourse.

As part of the agreement, Gale has provided ETSU students, faculty and staff with access to ARTEMIS: Literary Sources and ARTEMIS: Primary Sources to facilitate their research.  These databases provide unique and valuable information for scholars in the humanities.

Pat Van Zandt, dean of University Libraries, states that “Gale’s generosity offers ETSU researchers the opportunity to experience primary source material once only available to scholars able to travel to distant libraries and archives.  We are very grateful for Gale’s generosity in providing these resources and for sponsoring the research prize.”

Only currently enrolled ETSU students are eligible to receive the award.  Honors theses must be submitted to eThesis by April 15 to be eligible.

Students may visit the Honors College website for more information at www.etsu.edu/honors/  or contact Dr. Karen Kornweibel, director of Honors-in-Discipline Programs for the Honors College, at (423) 439-7506 or .

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