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OCUReads MUSINGS: Creative Competition 2012

MUSINGS … Creative reflections on Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.

OCUReads is new students’ first opportunity to engage with the community of scholars that is central to the OCU experience. In August, as part of Stars Week: New Student Orientation, new students will participate in a series of discussions and activities providing a deeper appreciation of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.

In addition to these discussions and activities, all incoming freshmen may participate in MUSINGS … Creative Reflections on Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer. COMMUNITY, CURIOSITY and SUSTAINABILITY describe key elements in Novella Carpenter’s adventure in backyard self-sufficiency. Students are invited to respond to these themes in the format of their choice. Students who wish to participate may select from the following categories:

    LETTERS:    Essay                           Poetry            Short Story

    ARTS:           Visual Art (2- or 3-D)   Photography   Dance              Music

LETTERS entries: Must be submitted by email as a Word attachment, by mail or in person.
ARTS entries: Performance arts must be submitted on DVD. Visual arts entries must be submitted in a form ready to exhibit (i.e., mounted for display, fully assembled, etc.).
All entries may either be posted on the OCUReads web page and/or displayed during the author’s visit.

Cash Prizes will be awarded:

    LETTERS    1st Place – $250.00    2nd Place – $150.00    3rd Place – $100.00
    ARTS           1st Place – $250.00    2nd Place – $150.00    3rd Place – $100.00

Each winner will also be invited to attend dinner with the author, Novella Carpenter.

Submission Guidelines:
Please include your name, phone number, email address, hometown and major.
You may submit your entry by mail, in person or by email to:

Office of Student Life
Attn: Lee Hall
2501 N. Blackwelder Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Or via email at lphall@okcu.edu

Any questions? Please call 405.208.7908.

Deadline: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 16, 2012, before Novella Carpenter’s presentation.

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