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Literary Society Awards

 
Literary Societies at Illinois College pride themselves on excellence in academics, Literary Productions and community service.  Below is the list of the current year's awards and achievements.
 The Theron Baldwin Service Award
Presented to the literary society (men or women) that has carried out the best overall program of service to the College, the Jacksonville Community, and to the world community in general during the current academic year. It is significant award in that it is named for Theron Baldwin, whose inspirational speech to the Society of Inquiry Respecting Missions on November 25, 1828, led directly to the formation of the Yale Band and the founding of Illinois College.
The Baldwin Cup was presented to Illinois College Community by members of the faculty in 1987.
  • 2013 - 2014: Chi Beta
  • 2014 - 2015: TBD
Highest New Member Class GPA
Academics are a top priority while enrolled at Illinois College, and it is very important to maintain a high level GPA throughout your time in college. This is awarded each semester that there is New Member Orientation to the Literary Society New Member Class with the highest GPA.
  • Spring 2014: Sigma Phi Epsilon 
  • Fall 2014: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Spring 2015: TBD
 Best of the Best
A traveling trophy that is given each year in May to the best production piece. Each society chooses an active member to represent them and is given 6 minutes to to perform a production that is judged as a representation of their group.
  • Spring 2014: Logan Giesing, Gamma Delta
  • Spring 2015: TBD
 All Society Showcase
This event occurs in December, and each society chooses an active member to represent them to win this honor. The active member chosen is given 6-10 minutes to perform a production piece and is judged by three judges.
  • Fall 2014: Jacob Dander, Phi Alpha
  • Fall 2015: TBD
 Pi Pi Rho Academic Award 
Awarded each semester to the men's society with the highest overall grade point average for the current term (not cumulative).
  • Spring 2014: Sigma Pi
  • Fall 2014: Phi Alpha
  • Spring 2015: TBD
 The Emory Whipple Literary Award
Awarded each semester to the male critic and the society for the best overall score for judged meetings. Given in honor of Emory Whipple, the late husband of Professor Naomi Hahn, to recognize outstanding literary accomplishment within the men’s literary society system.
  • Fall 2014: Phi Alpha, Kage Garza-Smith
  • Spring 2015: TBD
The Dean’s Cup for Literary Excellence
Awarded each year for outstanding literary accomplishment within the men’s literary society system. Determined by adding all of the judged meeting scores, the best overall score wins.
  • 2013 - 2014: Phi Alpha
  • 2014 - 2015: TBD
Martin Hahn Critic’s Award
Awarded each year to the best critic overall from the year from a men's society. This award is determined by adding the critic’s scores overall from the year.
  • 2013 - 2014: Alec Bartz, Pi Pi Rho
  • 2014 - 2015: TBD
 Grade Point Average Award for Women's Literary Societies
Awarded each semester to the women’s society with the highest overall grade point average for the current tern (not cumulative).
  • Spring 2014: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Fall 2015: Sigma Phi Epsilon
 The Love Cup
Awarded each year for outstanding literary accomplishment within the women’s literary society system.Determined by the best percentage of total points (based on judges’ forms) from all of the judged meetings.
  • 2013 - 2014: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • 2014 - 2015: TBD
Gertrude Hahn Vice President’s Award
Awarded each year to the best women's vice president.
  • 2013 - 2014: Taylor Smith, Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • 2014 - 2015: TBD
  
If you are interested in previous awards recipients, please contact the Assistant Director of Greek Lettered Organizations.


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