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Student Writer and Music Lover Featured in National Magazine

Laura Ragsdale, English-Writing Studies, was featured in the national music magazine CMJ. Ragsdale, former DJ and music director at WIUP, synthesized her work in an independent study in English and practicum in Communications Media this past spring to develop and sustain a regular blog, Unclaimed Baggage, on contemporary music and to write a guide for college radio music directors.

Posted on 9/17/2014 9:20:39 PM

Thompson and PhD Student Present On Creating Digital Edition of Antebellum Periodical Poetry

Todd Thompson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the MA in English: Literature and MA in English: Composition and Literature programs, copresented at the Liberal Arts and Technology Summit at Penn State University on September 13, 2014.

Posted on 9/15/2014 3:28:55 PM

Siegel Finer to Present on “Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene”

Bryna Siegel Finer, Department of English, will present “As a Mutant, I Have a Super Power: The Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene” at the Western States National Rhetoric and Literacy Conference in Reno, Nevada, in November 2014.

Posted on 9/15/2014 8:21:33 AM

Kerr and Norris Will Present Panel Session on School Safety Issues

Jo Anne Kerr and Linda Norris (English Department) will present a panel session at the annual Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Assembly on October 23, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 9/12/2014 11:20:53 AM

Savova Invited to Serve on National Fulbright Screening Committee

English professor Lilia Savova has been invited to serve on the Fulbright National Screening Committee, screening applicants to several European countries. This is the third time Savova has been asked to serve on the national committee.

Posted on 9/3/2014 10:38:22 AM

Composition and TESOL Community Featured in Special Issue of TESOL Journa

The September 2014 special issue of TESOL Journal, co-edited by Gloria Park and Sarah Henderson Lee, includes articles by other members of IUP’s Composition and TESOL program: Curtis Porter, Ann Amicucci, and IUP alumni Jocelyn Amevuvor and Indah Puspawati.

Posted on 8/29/2014 10:20:36 AM

Weinstein and Park Publish on Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection

Professors Daniel Weinstein and Gloria Park’s article, “Helping Students Connect: Architecting Learning Spaces for Experiential and Transactional Reflection,” will be published in the Journal of Pedagogic Development in November 2014.

Posted on 8/25/2014 10:16:35 AM

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