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Fall 2016 Hours:

Sunday: 4-8 p.m.  

Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Friday: 12-4 p.m.

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The Center for Writing Across the Curriculum publishes The Undergeraduate Spectrum, a journal of undergraduate, academic writing at Saint Mary's College.


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The Undergraduate, which was first published in 1991, is an academic journal devoted to showcasing exemplary work from the Collegiate Seminar Program. In addition to publishing traditional academic essays, we have also published alternative seminar assignments, such as letters or e-mails between different authors and self-reflection essays. Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2016 Newman Award Winners: Andrew Kirpatrick, Cameron Wiggins, Nicole O'Keefe, Adrienne Boukis, Holly Springer, Emily Treichelt

Honorable Mentions: Alisen Azevedo, Kristina Pravoverov, Krystal Karanugan, Agnieszka Kudziela, Jordan Lampi, Heather Seybert






Spectum cover 2016Spectrum was created in 1989 to honor exemplary writing across the disciplines. Potential submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following: essays, lab reports, reflections, non-fiction creative writing, Integral seminar essays, and business proposals.  Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2016 Spectrum Award Winners: Annamarie Santos, Rebecca Patterson, Amanda Malone, Jennifer Tolcher, Steven Wieser, Victoria Stringer, Carmen Terlaje

Honorable Mentions: Daisy Guardado, Tirzah Bergman, Karinah Guzman