AUB's Founders Day Ceremony. All AUB undergraduate students are encouraged to enter this year's Founders Day Essay Contest. Deadline to submit essay is November 21, 2011.
Founders Day is the annual AUB event celebrating the establishment of the University on December 3, 1866. To raise student awareness of and participation in this important occasion, AUB announces the thirteenth student essay contest. All AUB undergraduate students are encouraged to enter this year's Founders Day contest, to be celebrated on December 6, 2011 at noon, in Assembly Hall.
AUB has allocated three awards for student essays: $750, $500 and $250 for first, second and third places. The three winning essay writers will also be honored during the ceremony itself and invited to the lunch at Marquand House following the ceremony. In line with tradition, the author of the first-place entry will read the winning essay during the ceremony and his or her name will be inscribed on a plaque which hangs in Assembly Hall.
Founders Day Student Essay Contest 2011 topic
"In light of AUB's historic legacy as an institution that fosters social advancement, what role can our university play in this region during the time of the Arab Spring?"
Requirements and deadline
Essays should not exceed 1,000 words in length and may be jointly prepared by two or more students. A special selection committee appointed by President Peter Dorman will evaluate the submitted essays and recommend up to three awards. Essay writers are strongly encouraged to bring a draft of their essay to the Writing Center before submission.
Addresses and Contacts
American University of Beirut (AUB) Bliss Street Hamra Tel.: +9611340460