Put on your poetry caps, flex your wit muscles, and prepare to compete against your fellow linguists in the 2012 Limerick Competition!!
Here's how it works:
-Every Friday, we'll also announce the winner of the previous week's batch of limericks. The winners of each week will go on to the FINAL ROUND towards the end of Fund Drive.
-We'll be awarding prizes to each week's winners, plus a big prize to the overall winner of the Final Round! And let's not forget the pride you'll feel at having your limerick marked "WINNER" in big red text, in full view of thousands of linguists worldwide.
And just to get your poetry wheel in motion, we'll give you a teaser from the crew!:
There was a young listserv named LINGUIST List, whose GAs did study and reminisce of days free from worry. The future seems blurry! But donations ensure that they will persist.
-The LINGUIST 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!
For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:
The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact
your financial advisor.
Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company
operates such a program.