In addition to news of Rick Taylor being recognized with the UNC Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award and Nicole Sidhu receiving her Scholar-Teacher Award, several other colleagues were celebrated and recognized at the University Teaching Awards ceremony.
Also recognized were Erin Frost (finalist for Alumni Association/Jones Teaching Award), Andrea Kitta (nominee for Alumni Association/Jones Teaching Award), and David Wilson-Okamura (nominee for Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching).
It is also worth mentioning that applying for teaching awards is an especially involved process, and the department is grateful to the winners and the nominees for representing English so well in their application materials.
Congratulations to Guiseppe Getto, who guest co-edited the May 2017 issue of the journal Technical Communication. This special issue focuses on culturally sensitive user experience (UX design). You can read the guest editors’ introduction to the special issue here: https://www.stc.org/techcomm/2017/05/10/localizing-user-experience-strategies-practices-and-techniques-for-culturally-sensitive-design/.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Bardill, who has a busy summer scheduled. She will participate in the Mining Ethnicity Colloquium at Stanford University (a joint effort to strengthen conversations and connections between comparative race studies and the digital humanities) in May, give a paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association annual meeting in June, and help lead the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING) workshop at the University of Arizona in July.
Nicole Sidhu received her Scholar-Teacher Award (and also presented a beautiful (and beautifully obscene) poster on her research into medieval obscenity)! Congratulations Nicole.
Congratulations to Dr. Rick Taylor, a recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award!
Please see below for the details on two sessions this week (4/18 and 4/19) on helping students edit their work. Consider attending one or both sessions (each session will feature different presenters and different ideas for helping student writers.
ECU English Professor Thomas Herron was an invited lecturer on Centering Spenser at the University of Georgia last week to talk about a project he’s been working on combining literature and technology.
You can read more about the presentation here: https://theartsnewsblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/art-and-environment-how-one-professor-is-digitalizing-classic-poetry/
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amber Thomas gathered together a wonderful group of poets, new and experienced, to read in Joyner Library on April 5. Featured readers included her Intro to Poetry Writing students, Gabrielle Brant Freeman, and Word of Mouth—as well as Thomas herself!
Please visit our Facebook page to see a gallery of images from the event!
Photo Credit (photos on the blog): Gabrielle Carrero
The Department of English participated in the Pirates Aboard Open House for Admitted Students held on Saturday, April 1. Our English majors Shainah Andrews, Ina Cariño, Kalifornia Dolan, and Garrett Yarbrough helped engage interested students and shared their academic experiences and career plans. Several faculty members came to discuss everything from service learning to internships & careers to study abroad.
Are you fascinated by the power of language and inspired by creative expression? Contact the department to learn about courses in English and hear how studying English sets you up for career success. As an English major or minor, you’ll learn to analyze texts and images and create literary texts and professional documents for different people and purposes. You’ll develop digital design and editing skills, and apply an understanding of how language develops and works to help people to communicate better.
For more photos, please visit our Facebook page and flip through this events album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ECUEnglish/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1450893421617207