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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Congratulations to English Department Associate Professor Dr. Ken Parille, whose piece “Error Report?: Comics, Text, and Editing” has been chosen as the lead piece for The Comics Journal today.
Dr. Parille describes the piece as discussing “the atypical prose of comics.”
You can read the full article here: http://www.tcj.com/error-report-comics-text-and-editing/
The English department is proud to announce the winners of this years research/creative activity, service, teaching, and Treasured Pirate Awards, which were given at last week’s department convocation. Please congratulation the following members of the faculty:
- Dr. Nicole Sidhu and Stephanie West-Puckett received the Bertie E. Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award
- Dr. Nicole Sidhu and Dr. Liza Wieland received Research/Creative Activity awards
- Grace Horne and Dr. Jessica Bardill received the department’s Service Award
- Ashley Taylor and Dr. Nikki Caswell received University Treasured Pirate Awards
ECU’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences inducted Dr. Liza Wieland as Distinguished Professor at the college’s annual convocation on August 19.
Wieland, professor of English and THCAS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, is the 18th member of the faculty to be honored with the title of THCAS Distinguished Professor.
“I’m thrilled to have been chosen to join the ranks of this excellent group of teachers, scholars, mentors and servants to the College,” said Wieland. “From the very beginning of my time here, the University has been unwaveringly supportive of my work with grants and release time, and now this award, all of which serve to acknowledge that the arts matter at ECU.”
To read the full article, visit https://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/THCAS-2016-Distinguished-Professor.cfm.
Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Bauer, who this week was featured by the News & Observer as the paper’s Tarheel of the Week: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article91477907.html! The episode of NC Bookwatch featuring Margaret also aired this weekend. See it here: http://video.unctv.org/video/2365760086/. The 25th anniversary issue of NCLR was just published and will be celebrated at a birthday party on October 22 at 2pm. Go English!