Monday, April 18, 2016

More Great News!

Successful defense
Roxanne Chase successfully defended her MAA in Written Communication, “Meeting of the Minds: Encouraging a Critical Thinking Community through Group-Work in English Composition,” April 7, 2016.  Roxanne’s thesis explores the many ways group work creates community in the classroom and in the larger community. Her research investigates the influence of previous experiences of and attitudes toward group work for new teaching assistant’s use of group work in the first year college composition classroom. Roxanne’s thesis committee included Dr. Gaywyn Moore (chair), Dr. Susan Martens, and Dr. Kay Siebler. Join us in congratulating Roxanne on her articulate and engaging defense!

Faculty Presentations
Kaye Adkins presented her paper "I'm Proud of You Folks Too! Narrative and Community Building in World War II" at the conference of the College English Association on April 2 in Denver, Colorado.

Gaywyn Moore presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America Conference (March 23-26, 2016) in New Orleans. Her presentation was entitled, “English Women, Romance, and Global Travel in Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West, Part 1.”

Celebrating students
The 10th annual reception for the English 100 publication, Celebrating the Student, Celebrating the Self, drew a record-breaking crowd of students and proud family and friends. Dawn Terrick, Director of English 100, introduced the award-winning students, many of whom read from their published essays.


Festival of Letters

The inaugural event attracted researchers, writers, and performers, showcasing the talents of students and faculty alike. Participants had the chance to present in an informal atmosphere punctuated by readings on a range of topics, creative writing as well as academic texts. Thanks go to organizers from the League of Extraordinary Events! 


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