Mabee Library contains extensive collections in print and non-print, as well as access to numerous online databases and e-book titles. The library is a great place to study and meet friends. Quiet study rooms and collaborative study spaces are available. Librarians are pleased to assist you with your research.
The Maurine Dickerson Research Prize is an academic achievement reward. Two research prizes will be awarded annually: one to students in the traditional undergraduate program, and one to undergraduate students in the adult program. The program recognizes students who have written a paper of outstanding quality. A panel of librarians and teaching faculty will judge the submitted works through a blind review process. The award is named in honor of Maurine Dickerson, the first librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Papers must be submitted to Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian, by March 15 at 11:59pm. The papers can be sent via e-mail or delivered in person. Submissions should include a brief description of the paper and information about the class in which it was written, including the professor’s name, the title of the paper, and the name of the student. (The title of the paper should be present on the submitted paper, but the student’s name should not be on the work.) Contact Lauren Hays with any questions (913-971-3561913-971-3561).
Eligible participants are current traditional undergraduate students, and current undergraduate students in the professional program, who have used library resources to write a paper. The submitted work must have been written for a class taught at MidAmerica Nazarene University during the current academic year.
The submitted papers will be judged by three criteria: use of library resources, writing quality, and caliber of research.
Each winner will receive a $250 cash prize and a certificate of recognition. The traditional undergraduate award will be presented during the Honors Chapel and the award given to an undergraduate in a professional program will be presented during a short ceremony in the library. We extend our sincere thanks to James and Carol Garrison, who have generously underwritten the cash prize to be awarded to the undergraduate students in the professional program.
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MidAmerica Nazarene University
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