Monday, November 17, 2014

Are You Writing Your Essay?

The submission deadline for the Campus Read Essay contest is only a few days away ... Wednesday, November 26. Get it written and then relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Read the previous posting for all the details.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Campus Read Essay Contest = BSC Scholarship Opportunity!

Campus Read Essay Contest
Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You’re already reading, discussing, and writing about Dakota: a Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris, this year’s Campus Read selection. Shape up those ideas and submit an essay to the Campus Read Essay contest.

Full-time students with the winning essay will be awarded a $500 tuition scholarship from the BSC Foundation for the Spring 2015 semester. Part-time or dual credit students will be awarded up to three credits of scholarship funds.

Essay Guidelines
  • Submit your best work of 600 words or more.
  • The topic for your essay may be anything related to your consideration of the selection.
  • The essay may be a critical response to the book or a narrative essay relating your own experiences that relate to the theme of the book.
  • Don’t be afraid to be creative with other ideas.
  • Quoted, paraphrased, or summarized material must be correctly cited (any recognized format accepted).
  • The essay must be typed.
  • Include a cover page with your name, student ID number, address, phone number, and email address. 
  •  Essays that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.
Essays will be judged anonymously by Bismarck State College staff, faculty, and administration.  

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Essays may be submitted electronically as an attachment and emailed to

The winning essay will be published in the Mystician and Figments of Imagination.

Monday, October 6, 2014

What a Treat!

If you were at the NECE Saturday afternoon for Kathleen Norris' presentation, you know what a treat it was!  Norris is an engaging speaker and shared so much about her personal background and how she came to write Dakota: a Spiritual Geography.  She also read a short selection from the book as well as a couple of her own poems and one that her husband wrote.

You can find Dakota and several other books by Kathleen Norris at the BSC Library.  Check them out!