Trevor Penland received the 2011 Betty E. Evans Award for Achievement in Creative Writing for his poem "Cassandra to Her Brothers."
Marcus Bingham received the 2011 College of Arts and Humanities Award for Achievement in Creative Non-fiction Writing for his work "Extra Extra."
Matt Martinson (M.A. Literature) presented his paper "Self-Centered for You: James Baldwin's Conversionary (A)Theology as Radical Politics" at the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference in Vancouver, WA, on April 15, 2011.
Chelsea Brandon (M.A. Literature), Matt Martinson (M.A. Literature), and Jessica Sharp (M.A. Literature) participated in a panel discussion on "Critical Theory in the Freshman Literature Class" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) conference in Albuquerque in October, 2010.
Matt Martinson (M.A. Literature) chaired a panel on "Literature and Religion" and presented a paper on "The In-Between from St. Gregory's Dialogues to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
Chris Strom (M.A. Literature) presented a paper entitled "Who is that Girl We See? Western Identity and Teleological Journey in Disney's Mulan" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
Donald McCorkindale (M.A. Literature) presented a paper entitled "Charlie Chaplin and Masculine Crisis" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
Laurie Moshier (M.A. TESOL) presented a paper entitled "The Impact of Topic Familiarity on L2 Writing Production" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
Marie Kjeldgaard (M.A. TESOL) presented a paper entitled "Japanese Intonation and Transfer" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
KathyMae Dickinson (M.A. TESOL) presented a paper entitled "International English: The U. S. and England can Share Some Space in the Dictionary with the Rest of the World" at RMMLA in Albuquerque.
2010 SOURCE Presentations:
Pearl Griffin (English/Language Arts Teaching) won an award for an Outstanding Oral Presentation for her paper "Shakespeare in Popular Culture: Teaching the Bard as a Cultural Necessity." She was mentored by Laila Abdalla, Gerry Stacy, Liahna Armstrong, and Terry Martin.
Janna Sanford (English Language and Literature) won an award for an Outstanding Oral Presentation for her paper "The Other Gold Standard: a Literary Exploration of Human Monetary Value." She was mentored by Steve Olson, Christine Sutphin, and Gerry Stacy.
Literature, Film Studies, and Creative Presentations:
Rachel Roddy (Writing Specialization) received a $750 College of Arts and Humanities Student Grant for developing an online student journal. The journal will be called Writer's Block
2010 College of Arts and Humanities Award Winners:
Betty E. Evans Award for Achievement in Creative Writing:
Stefan Milne (Writing Specialization)
Raymond A. Smith Award for Achievement in Scholarship:
Allison Riley (English Language and Literature)
Graduate Student Scholarship Achievement Award:
Matt Martinson (MA Literature)
Graduate Student Artistic Achievement Award:
Joseph Johnson (MA Literature)
Brad Hardt (MA TESOL) is finishing his TESOL degree but already has a job in Korea.
Rachel Pybon received the 2009 Betty E. Evans Award for Achievement in Creative Writing, Poetry at the College of Arts and Humanities annual banquet.
Jeremy Vetter received the 2009 Graduate Student Artistic Achievement Award at the CAH annual banquet.
Pearl Griffin received the 2009 Raymond A. Smith Award for Achievement in Scholarship at the CAH annual banquet.
Courtney Allocca received the 2009 CAH Award for Achievement in Non-Fiction Writing, Creative Non-Fiction at the CAH annual banquet.
Lissa Richardson presented a paper on "Narrative in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children" at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference in Cincinnati.
Sara-June Treadwell received the 2008 Dale and Mary Jo Comstock Distinguished Thesis Award for her thesis "Alternative Representations of the Female Voice in Shakespeare's Othello and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi." This is the third year in a row that an English Graduate student has received the award---not a bad record.
Sonya Dunning received the College of Arts and Humanities Summer Graduate Scholarship Award for 2008.
Chris Mayer received a College of Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Scholarship Achievement Award.
Jeremy Vetter has had a short story accepted for publication by The Sonora Review, and it was nominated by the editor for a Pushcart prize.
2008 SOURCE Presentations:
Dustin Sander (twice, mentored by Patsy Callaghan and Kathy Whitcomb)
Chris Mayer (mentored by Laila Abdalla)
Sonya Dunning (mentored by Laila Abdalla)
Lissa Richardson (mentored by Patsy Callaghan)
Ryan Phill (mentored by Patsy Callaghan)
Amanda Ross (mentored by Patsy Callaghan)
Yoko Allen (mentored by Lori Gray)
Dustin, Yoko, and Amanda received awards for their SOURCE presentations.
Chelsea Krotzer received the 2008 CAH Award for Achievement in Non-Fiction Writing
Brennan Grass placed second in the 2008 Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship Competition for College Students, earning a $750 scholarship. His essay, entitled "Zen and 'Xen'," was an analysis of D.J. Solomon's Xen: Ancient English Edition.
Andy Burt had a poem and a story accepted by the 23rd Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference. Andy's work was selected from submissions from all fifty states.
Two English Faculty Named Distinguished Professors
Laila Abdalla has been named the 2011 Distinguished University Professor for Teaching.
Bobby Cummings has been named the 2011 Distinguished University Professor for Service.
2011 Manastash Student Literary Magazine now available for free at the English Department office.
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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Josh Welsh, who recently had an article published in the JourCongratulations To Melynda Sorrels For Her Piece In Huffington Post
Congratulations to Online Professional and Creative Writing student Melynda Sorrels for her piece inCongratulations To Assistant Professor Maya Zeller For Her Poem In Sycamore Review
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