Thursday, January 13, 2011

Boardmore Playhouse 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

Who doesn’t love a great lecture- especially one with swordplay and a bouncy, up tune?

To celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking, artistic, and academic accomplishments in theatre, CBU Boardmore Theatre, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Social Sciences, present a lecture series like no other. The Anniversary Lectures are part lecture, part play, part story, part song and dance, and all entertainment. Join us at the Boardmore for a rousing look at our theatre through the past four decades.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Award Season at CBU English!

The Shauna Gillis Prize

The Department of Languages and Letters awards annual prizes for student essays on literary topics. The annual prizes are named in honour of the late Shauna Gillis, a UCCB English graduate.

Two categories to enter:
» First-year course
» Upper year course

To be eligible, papers must have been submitted for credit in an English course (English 200 or above) between January 4, 2010 and January 31, 2011. You do not have to be in any specific program.

Winners will receive a certificate, a book prize, and a modest cash award.

To enter: 1. Provide a clean, unmarked paper copy of your essay. The paper itself should include the title, but should not include your name or any other identifying information. Students may revise their papers before submitting them for judging, or they may permit instructors to submit essays on their behalf.
2. Include a cover letter indicating your name, address, telephone number, the title of your essay, and the category you are entering.
Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011. Submit essays to Nat Leach in CC-275, drop them off at the mailroom, or mail electronically to
For more information, call Nat Leach at 563-1127, or email him at Or contact any of your English professors for a more detailed explanation of the process.
The Mary Keshen English Prize

The Department of Languages and Letters is awarding a prize for achievement in the English 100 series composition courses, English 101, English 105, and English 109.
Named after Mary Keshen, who taught English composition at Cape Breton University for many years, the prize will be given out at a special luncheon honouring achievement in student writing at the end of March 2011. The winner will receive a cash prize and a certificate.

To be considered, papers must have been submitted for credit in an English 100 series course sometime between January 2010 and January 2011. Distance Education students enrolled in the English 100 series courses are also eligible to submit. Students do not have to be in any specific program or in any particular year of their degree to enter an essay in the contest.

How to Enter:
Please submit a clean, unmarked paper copy of your essay. Include the title, but not your name or other identifying information. You may revise your paper prior to submitting it. Include a cover letter with your name, address, telephone number, and title of essay. Instructors, with the permission of the student, may submit an essay on a student’s behalf.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2011. Submit paper copies or electronic files to Adam Lawrence. Office: C-253; email: For more information, contact Adam Lawrence at the email address provided or call 563-1930.