Appointments, honors and activities

January 22, 2010
• Campus activities:

-  Annie Proulx, the author whose short story inspired the film "Brokeback Mountain," will speak at the 79th annual Literary Awards on April 22. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 8 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Proulx also will speak at the Literary Awards Banquet. Tickets for the banquet and more information will be available closer to the event, which is sponsored by the Department of English and Purdue Libraries. 

Proulx is an American journalist and author. She won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her first novel, "Postcards." Her second novel, "The Shipping News," won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. Her short story "Brokeback Mountain" was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning major motion picture released in 2005.

• Student honors:

- Sung Jun Ma, a sophomore from West Lafayette who is studying mathematics, has received the Scholar of Promise Award for outstanding youth-oriented community service. Ma is among the 29 students nationwide who have completed the required 50 hours of community service. The Scholar of Promise Award began when the National Society of Collegiate Scholars partnered with America's Promise to promote youth service to give members the opportunity to be recognized for their work and commitment to improving their communities. More information is available at