Award to be presented for Women’s History Month

Staff Report

This March, in celebration of Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern’s Women’s Studies program will be honoring a student for their artistic achievements.

Nominations will be accepted through March 15th.

The artistic achievement can be in any genre of art; Ann Coddington, an art and design professor, listed “visual art, design, music, theater, spoken word, performance, creative writing, dance, and film making” as examples.

Last year, Dr. Melanie Burns received the EIU Award and Ky Newsome received the community award.

Criteria for the award include evidence of the student’s dedication to their art, evidence of how the student has used their creativity to contribute to the community, evidence that the student would be a worthy role model, and evidence that the student used their art to advocate for social equity.

Specifically, students who have contributed to the advancement of women’s’ causes will be preferred for the award.

Final applications will include a cover sheet, a written statement, documentation of creative work, and a faculty nominator.

A nomination form is available at


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