Thursday, April 9, 2015

Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry (5/1)

Dear colleagues,

We write to inform you about our Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program at the Newberry. We started the program in 2011-12, to encourage advanced PhD candidates in the humanities to conduct research in our collections and become a part of our community of scholars.

We invite graduate students who have advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for this status for the 2015-16 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates whose dissertation projects are well advanced (within a year of completion) and who demonstrate a need for the Newberry collection. The students who are selected will be provided with research carrels, access to the Newberry during extended hours, and opportunities to present their work-in-progress to the Newberry's community.

The deadline for all application materials is May 1, 2015. We ask that you kindly forward information on this opportunity to doctoral candidates who you think might be interested.

More information is available at

With thanks,

Diane Dillon
Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs
Interim Vice President of Research and Academic Programs

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rogers Shakespeare Essay Contest 2015

Rogers Shakespeare  Essay Contest,  2015
$250 scholarship for undergraduate winner
$250 scholarship for graduate winner
            (for fall semester, 2015, at WMU)

Eligible:  Any Shakespeare paper written for a graduate or an undergraduate English class at WMU if it has not previously been submitted for this competition.

Submission instructions: By Monday, February 16, email your submission to or to . The essay should bear on its first page the author’s name as well as that of the instructor for whom and the class for which it was written, including the relevant semester.

Attention Medievalist Grad Students: Medieval Studies Workshop at Newberry Library

Deadline January 31st for March workshop. Click here for description.