Monday, January 15, 2018

Dawn Terrick Publishes Composition Textbook

Dawn Terrick has published Discovering the Student, Discovering the Self:  Introduction to College Writing through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.  

Dawn, Director of Developmental Writing, developed the first several editions of the textbook as an in-house publication used as the standard text for Western’s ENG 100 program. This new edition will be available for use in programs and by instructors across the country.  

Congratulations, Dawn!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Dr. Adkins' Technical Documentation Students Help Out Community

Read Western Magazine to learn about Dr. Kaye Adkins' technical documentation students' work at the Pony Express Museum!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Winter 2017 Commencement

Enjoy these images of our MAA graduation Friday night and our full commencement Saturday, December 15-16.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 Spanish Theses Defenses

This Fall 2017 semester we have five students defending their theses as their final requirement for their degree in Spanish. Here in the picture 4 of them present among three members of the faculty. From right to left is Dr. Rivera Taupier, Mr. Eduardo Cruz, Mr. Ronald Wilson, Dr. Caroline Whiteman, Miss Carel Price, Mr.  Deir Montiel, and. Dr. Castilla Ortiz.  

Absent here is Mrs. Elizabeth (Erks) Delaney who defended in the previous week and is currently teaching in Mid - Buchanan Senior High.  

They worked under the direction of Dr. Castilla Ortiz and were supported by the rest of the faculty of Modern Languages.  Congratulations to all of them and the best wishes toward their future.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

A New Mural for EML

Please see the story in the Griffon News about the unveiling of our new mural for the entrance to the EML suite.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Janovec Defends Thesis

Dr. Charlton, Dr. Martens, Ms. Janovec, and Dr. Jeney
Laura Beth Janovec successfully defended her thesis on December 4th. 

Ms. Janovec was pursuing the MAS in Assessment of Writing, having previously completed the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She studied teacher attitudes on freewriting and other invention strategies in a local district where she is also a fourth grade teacher.  


Monday, November 27, 2017

Dr. Rivera-Taupier Becomes Citizen

He was already a Griffon, and already a professor, but this month Dr. Miguel Rivera-Taupier became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. 

"I moved to the United States in 2003. I came here originally to pursue a doctorate degree in Spanish. I received that academic title, but now, after having lived in six different states, learned to appreciate --and preach-- the excellence of peanut butter and barbecue, and having met some of the most generous people in the world, I have another certificate, that of American citizen. I am very happy and proud!"