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2022 August - Announcing the Dr. Joseph L. Mihelic Prize for Scripture Reading

This reading contest was established by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Mihelic out of the conviction that scripture reading plays a vital part in the worship of God, and that it should therefore be read with clarity, conviction, and reverence in order that hearers may know they are listening to the Word of God. All enrolled students (distance and residential) are welcome to participate by offering their best reading of the assigned text, from which readings the homiletics and worship faculty will select first, second, and third prize winners. [Please note that the aim of the competition is not a dramatic reading.]

This year the competition will be in Guy Chapel, Van Vliet Hall, at 6PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Drs. Slemmons and Forshey will moderate and select the first, second, and third place prize winners, which will be announced at lunch on Friday, August 19, 2022, and awarded at the senior banquet before graduation.

The selected text that students will be asked to read is Nehemiah 7:53b—8:12, using the NRSV. A brief prayer for illumination before the reading is appropriate, but not required. Readings will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • Projection
  • Pacing
  • Tone
  • Clarity of Voice
  • Enunciation
  • Expressiveness
  • Vocal Interpretation
  • Personal Presence

The courtesy of your prior registration via e-mail is requested. The deadline for registration is: 10PM (CST), Friday, August 5, 2022. Students may register by sending an e-mail expressing their intention to participate and bearing the subject line, “RE: Mihelic Registration,” to tslemmons@dbq.edu.

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