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September 2001
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Letters About Literature and River of Words contest deadlines set, information available
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UM-C offers two winter courses, registration begins Oct. 13
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Letters About Literature and River of Words contest deadlines set, information available

  • Two contests sponsored by the Wyoming Center for the Book are underway.

The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and the Wyoming Center for the Book invite students to participate in the 19th annual Letters About Literature essay contest.

Students will compete on two competition levels: Level I for grades 4 to 7, Level II for grades 8 to 12. State semifinalist will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. All semifinalists will receive certificates of recognition.

Judges will select one national winner for Level I and one for Level II. The winning students at the national level will each receive a cash award of $500.

The official contest packet, including the required entry coupon, additional excerpts from winning letters, past winners and samples masters to help students polish their essays, are available http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/letters.html.

All entries must be postmarked on or before Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001. Winning entries will be announced in April 2002.

The contest is also sponsored by the Weekly Reader Corporation.

The River of Words environmental art and poetry contest encourages students in kindergarten through 12th grade to learn more about their watersheds and the natural environment.

River of Words teacher’s guides and information packets are also available at no charge. Guides are limited, so first-come, first-served.

All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2002.

State-level River of Words sponsors also include the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the United States Geological Survey-Water Resources Division, Wyoming District.

For more information, contact Courtney Herceg at the Center for the Book at 307/777-5453, cherce@state.wy.us; or visit row.html or http://www.riverofwords.org.


UM-C offers two winter courses, registration begins Oct. 13

  • The University of Missouri-Columbia will offer two classes during the winter semester.

“The Academic Library,” section Q443, will be taught by Prof. John Budd, and “Consumer Health Information,” section 410, will be taught by Prof. MaryEllen Sievert.

“The Academic Library” course will hold meetings on three Saturdays: Feb. 9, March 9 and April 20 in Casper or Riverton. The

“Consumer Health Information” course will hold meetings on two weekends: Feb 8-10 and April 5-7 in Laramie.

Both courses will be delivered in mixed mode with most of the instruction being online using Blackboard courseware.

Registration for both courses begins Oct. 15. Contact MU Direct Web at mudirect.missouri.edu.


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