Chutney Literary Conference
The annual Chutney Literary Conference gives undergraduates the opportunity to present creative and critical papers to an audience of their peers and the campus and local literary community. Students also have the opportunity to win awards and prizes for their efforts.
During its first year in April 2012, Natalie Updike won the George Klinger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing for her essay on animal rights in Victorian children's literature. Miranda Stinson won first place in the Virginia Lowell Grabill Writing Awards for her essay on Holden Caulfield's narrative search for a sympathetic listener.