of the Mind
Memories of College alumni in several concentrations involve
the magnum opus of their fourth years-the BA project. Here is
an assortment of papers that garnered prizes this past spring.
Each of the following students also received honors in the area
in which the paper was written.
concentrator Sara E. Berndt won the Anna M. and George E. Barnard
Memorial Prize in American History
for her essay "The Politics of Compromise: W. E. B. Du Bois
and Racial Justice, Paris, 1919."
history and visual-arts concentrator Jonah C. Gamblin received
the Visiting Committee for the Visual Arts Prize for his essay
"Gustave Caillebote's point de l'Europe and the Surprise of
the City in Cityscapes."
concentrator Adrianne V. Ghaley received the Napier Wilt Prize
in English and American Literature for her project "Four Short
Stories: 'We're Going and We're Taking the New Car.'"
concentrator Kiri M. Miller earned the Leonard B. Meyer Prize
for Musical Excellence for her essay "'To Die No More': Sacred
Harp Memorial Lessons and the Transmission of Tradition."
concentrator Mark C. Neyrinck received the John Haeseler Lewis
Senior Thesis Prize for his essay "Modeling Steady-State Disk
Accretion in the Magnetosphere of a Young Star."
and economics concentrator Jonathan A. Nowak earned the Sigma
Xi Prize for his essay "An Investigation of Interconnection
Between the Doa4 Deubiquitinating Enzyme of Vacuolar Protein
concentrator Brian M. Wulfesteig won the Illinois Geographical
Society's Outstanding Senior in Geography Award for his essay
"The Location Pattern of Major League Baseball Facilities and
Their Relationship to the Evolving Urban Landscape."