Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring News

Cynthia Bartels attended the Popular Culture Association meeting in New Orleans to present "Who is George Harrison? Educating Our Youth."

Both Ana Bausset-Page and F. Eduardo Castilla attended the XLI International Symposium of Hispanic Literature, hosted by California State University Dominguez Hill. Dr. Bausset-Page moderated a session and presented "Literature and Cinematography; revelations of two worlds: J. Luis Borges and his Pierre Menard, author of Don Quijote."

Dr. Castilla-Ortiz presentedNo se trata si Cervantes o Quijote fueron queer, sino si este Ășltimo es una identidad quijotesca/ It is not whether Cervantes and Don Quixote were queer, but if the latter is a quixotic identity.

Kara Bollinger’s editorial was published in the Kansas City Star, in the “As I See It” section. Bollinger wrote about Rosedale Ridge, a low income apartment complex in Kansas City, Kansas, where she volunteers. Read here:  

On April 1 and April 15, several PLWP Teacher Consultants were invited guests on Teacher Teaching Teachers, a weekly webcast on the Ed Tech Talk channel of the WorldBridges network, for a two-part show on rural education.  Hosted by the New York City Writing Project’s Technology Liaison, Paul Allison, the show featured commentary from TCs Linda Gaines, Jody Yuille, and Robin Rozell-Estenbaum (Breckenridge), Terrance Sanders (Braymer), Mary Lee Meyer (Jefferson, retired), Tom Pankiewicz (MWSU, retired), and Susan Martens (MWSU). 

The PLWP Open Writing Marathon, hosted by PLWP Director Susan Martens on April 11, drew five area teachers and writers for a day of exploring, writing, and sharing in diverse locations such as the St. Joseph Visitors Center, Pronto CafĂ©, The Albrecht Kemper Museum, Ashland Cemetery, and Boudreaux’s. 

Our spring graduates
Master's students and graduate faculty

Sarah Verduzco and Dr. Rivera

Dr. Charlton and Wenfei Zhao