The Bard's Ballad Challenge: Be the Hero of a New Fund Drive Song!
Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 07-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Isn't It About Time Someone Wrote a Song About You? E-mail this message to a friend
Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,
We're sure you've been enjoying the 2012 Fund Drive song, written and performed by student editor Justin Petro: http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2012/bards-corner.cfm
You may have noticed, however, that it's lacking a certain something: lyrics specifically glorifying YOU. Where are the tales of YOUR derring-do, and the epithets about YOUR honor and courage?
To correct that most unfortunate situation, we're announcing the Bard's Ballad Challenge: the person who donates the most between now and midnight on Friday will be the hero of a new song by Justin. If you've always secretly thought of yourself as a Beowulf or an Aeneas type, now's your opportunity to star in an epic! The song will be featured on the Fund Drive site, and in the next chapter of the LINGQUEST Saga. Not only will linguists worldwide hear of your heroism, they'll also find themselves humming the catchy refrain of your heroism.
Donate as much as you can from now until 11:59 pm EST on Friday-- donations are cumulative, so if you donate in increments, it all adds up and counts towards your win! Donate now and secure your place in musical epic history, and ensure that LINGUIST List can keep serving you for years to come.
Tunefully yours, The LINGUIST List Crew
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund
Drive 2012 site!
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