Cynthia Bartels presented her paper "Redefining the 1950's Home: Three Beat Women's Versions of June Cleaver" at the 2010 National Popular Culture Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Mike Cadden presented his paper “Fake and Exaggerated Realism in Children’s Literature” at the Conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative in St. Louis, MO.
Jeanie Crain presented at the April Higher Language Commission Annual Conference on the subject of "Measures of Measuring Effectiveness: What AQIP Institutions Identify as Measures" in Chicago, IL.
Kay Siebler presented a paper at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, GA regarding best practices in training teachers to teach writing.
Kaye Adkins attended the international conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and met with the organization's executive council as the liaison for the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication.
Over 50 Girl Scouts explored France, Québec and Africa during a French Immersion Camp on Saturday, April 23rd on the MWSU campus. Susie Hennessy, two teachers with the St. Joseph School District, and BSE French student Caitlin McKinney led the Girl Scouts on imaginary tours of Francophone regions while helping them earn badges about foreign countries and cultures. The girls learned about marine life in the Mediterranean, Carnaval in Québec, and traditional dress in Africa.
Cynthia Bartels’ student Stacey Weidmann presented her paper "Student Movements in Europe" at the 2010 National Popular Culture Conference in San Antonio, TX. Ms. Weidmann initially wrote the paper for Dr. Bartels’ Honors 395 course in the Spring of 2010.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Dawn Terrick, the Director of Developmental Writing, hosted the 5th annual reading and reception for the ENG 100 student publication, Discovering the Student, Discovering the Self. The afternoon was a joyous event as family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators joined to hear ENG 100 students read their original work and celebrate the accomplishments of these students. Students shared their life stories from both inside and outside of the classroom. 85 people were in attendance and all were moved by the original works of the students. The event was shown on KQ2 News.
The staffs of Missouri Western's literary magazines, led by Bill Church, hosted a public reception and reading to celebrate the arrival of the 2011 publications on April 27 in the Enright Room of Spratt Hall. The Mochila Review, a national literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, is produced as part of ENG285 and is edited by Dr. Church. It is funded by the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism. Canvas is the student literary magazine funded by The Missouri Western Foundation with additional support from EFLJ. The student staff and area contributors read selections from both publications, and awards were presented to the student winners for the best poetry, prose, and visual art.