Congratulations to Mark Johnson, who has recently been elected to the Nominating Committee of the International TESOL Association. The Nominating Committee works closely with TESOL’s Board of Directors and Executive Director to identify candidates for leadership positions within the Association in order ensure balanced representation of TESOL members. His service on the Nominating Committee begins in January 2017.
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, who recently published an article “The significance of folklore for vaccine policy: discarding the deficit model,” in the journal Critical Public Health. Co-written with medical humanities scholar Daniel Goldberg, the paper addresses the relevance of medical folklore for vaccine policy intended to increase vaccination uptake. The authors make two primary claims: First, that dominant approaches to increasing US vaccination uptake have largely been based on deficient understandings of the root causes of anti-vaccination behavior; and second, that superior approaches to evidence-based policy must enlarge the scope of that evidence base to include crucial findings on belief formation, technical and risk communication, and the folklore of vaccination. They show that the failure to attend to this evidence results in interventions that are disconnected from the factors actually driving vaccination refusal.
The article can be found here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09581596.2016.1235259?journalCode=ccph20
Check out this new essay teaser “Creativity and Balance, or the Controlling Ideology of Control” by Associate Professor Helena Feder: http://northamericanreview.org/creativity-balance-controll…/
Is it too sweeping or just too obvious to say that from falling in love to creativity itself, we must be off-balance to become?
I find myself trying not to think about writing when I am writing (things themselves…but of course words fall into this category) and, then, thinking of it constantly when I am not. I have been told by smart, talented people that we all need to find a “balance” between writing and life. This dichotomy proliferates endlessly into the mythological “balance” between thinking and feeling, thinking or feeling and doing, creative and academic work, “research” and teaching, pedagogy and public intellectual life, etcetera, etc…
Bob Woodward visited ECU Wednesday evening as the premier speaker of this year’s Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, directed by English professor Jeffrey Johnson. Woodward spoke on his career reporting presidential politics, including offering insights into the current campaign season. At left, Dr. Johnson speaks with Mr. Woodward during the event.
Congratulations to Donna Kain, who received a BB&T Active Learning and Leadership Development Grant for her Fall 2016 section of ENGL 3870, Introduction to Editing and Publishing! In Donna’s class, students edit and publish The Lookout: A Journal of Undergraduate Research at ECU. This year’s group is working on the journal’s third annual issue.
Students in our Introduction to Editing and Publishing course (ENGL 3870) are preparing the fourth issue of The Lookout: A Journal of Undergraduate Research at ECU.
The journal showcases undergraduate research and is serving as an ongoing learning space for students studying editing, publishing, and document design through courses offered in the Department of English. Electronic versions of the previous 3 issues of the journal are available from the home page of the journal‘s website at www.ecu.edu/lookout.
We are currently seeking submissions. The editors are interested in topics from all areas of study represented at ECU. Their vision for journal is to highlight the range of research that undergrads at ECU are producing.
The Lookout editors for this semester will review all submissions and make final selections in early November. After selections are announced, the editors will work with the authors to edit the submissions for publication.
Questions can be directed to The Lookout at email@example.com.
Congratulations to Alex Albright, who had two publications printed last week. His most recent publications are “Mose McQuitty’s Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937,” about early African-American circus musicians (Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society, 60.3 : 6-47) and “Prague Bluegrass Spring” (Bluegrass Unlimited, Oct. 2016: 42-45).
Since 1992, the English department at East Carolina University has produced the North Carolina Literary Review and, in so doing, given a voice to writers and artists. This summer, NCLR readers received printed copies of the 25th issue of the journal, featuring award-winning writers, book reviews and an interview with editor Margaret Bauer.
A total of 20 graduate students and faculty members are on the program for the 2016 meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication! CPTSC will meet in Savannah, GA, the first weekend in October. Congratulations to the following on their upcoming presentations!
- Temptaous McKoy, Cecilia Shelton, Janine Butler, Dr. Will Banks, and Dr. Nikki Caswell will present a poster entitled Research, Pedagogy, Presence: Diversifying Technical Communication Programs.
- Constance Haywood, Zachary Lundgren, Stephanie West-Puckett, and Dr. Michelle Eble will lead a panel entitled Technical Communication and Social Justice: Building and Sustaining Programs.
- Joshua Gardner, Ruby Nancy, and Dr. Matt Cox will give a panel entitled Queer Re/Considerations: LGBT Stories, Methods, and Theory in the Technical and Professional Communication Classroom.
- Suzan Flanagan, Dr. Brent Henze, and Dr. Donna Kain will give a panel entitled Positioning Editing in Technical Communications Programs.
- Alana Baker, Carleigh DeAngelis, Kerri Flinchbaugh, Abigail Morris, and Dr. Erin Frost will give a panel entitled Building and Sustaining Scientific Writing Curricula in Technical Communication Spaces.