The First Thursday Open Mic Publication has been awarded a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council. Mary Stone, project director, hopes to have an April release for the collection. Special thanks go to Roxanne Chase, who wrote the grant and Michael Charlton, who provided direction.
Mike Cadden presented his paper “Drawing in and Pushing Back: The Verse Novel and the Problem of Distance” at the Modern Language Association Conference in Austin, TX.
Marianne Kunkel's poem "Abish Teaches me to Run" has been accepted for publication in the Chicago Quarterly Review.
Mary Stone had six poems published in the winter issue of Menacing Hedge. All of the poems are from her forthcoming third poetry collection, Deficiency, due out in 2017!
Liz Canon’s article "Buried Treasure: What Makes the Tyndale Corpus Different" was accepted for publication by the International Journal of Language and Literature. She also taught a mini-course entitled, "Thriving as an Early Career Faculty Member" at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Michael Charlton presented a paper titled "Teaching Japan Through Visual Texts" at the 2016 Japan Studies Association conference in Honolulu, HI. He chaired a panel on Japanese religions at the same conference.
Susan Martens gave a presentation titled "Writing in Place to Weave Community-School Connections: Leveraging the Writing Marathon" at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English in Minneapolis on November 21.
Jeanie Crain completed a course, Open/Standard Pathways Peer Reviewer Training. It included training devoted to the central AQIP Pathway processes: the Systems Appraisal, Comprehensive Quality Review and Action Project Review. The training also includes sessions on writing to the Criteria for Accreditation, the Federal Compliance program and analysis of institutional finances.
Several PLWP Teacher Consultants and leaders from schools involved in the College Ready Writers Program attended the Annual Meeting of the National Writing Project in Minneapolis Nov. 18-20.
Tom Corrington (Osborn)
Ron Franklin (Trenton
Lisa Codding (Winston)
Jane Frick (MWSU, retired)
Tom Pankiewicz (MWSU, retired)
Amy Miller (MWSU)
Janet Jelavich (Maryville, retired)
Terri McAvoy (SJSD, retired)
Susan Martens (MWSU)