Winners of the 2017 Neureuther Competition Announced

We’re happy to announce the winners of this year’s Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Now in its 30th year, the annual contest is open to any fulltime WU student who loves collecting books. The competition offers four cash awards: $1,000 and $500 at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Each participant must submit a brief essay about the titles in his or her personal library.

The winners of the 2017 Neureuther contest, from left to right: Jennifer Greenberg, Meg Russell, Alan Zhang, and Mary Andino.

In the graduate category, Mary Andino, a PhD candidate in history, took the top prize for “Early Modern Europe: The Female Perspective.” Alan Zhang, a student in the Olin Business School, came in second with “How to Live in a World with Others.”

In the undergraduate category, Jennifer Greenberg, who is majoring in educational studies and religious studies, took first place with “Picked from the Pews: A Religously Inspired Book Collection.” Anthropology and psychology major Meg Russell won second place for “Our Books Are Important to Us.”

Four WU faculty members served as this year’s judges. The winners were honored at a reception on May 4. The organizing committee thanks all of the students who participated in this year’s contest. The 2017 winning essays, as well as past winners, are available on the Libraries’ website and as a collection in the Open Scholarship repository.

For more information about the contest, contact Julie Hale.




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