Faculty Publication – Dr. Tom Shields

ECU English professor Dr. Tom Shields has had his work on the Lost Colony cited in The Washington Post. The Post’s piece focused on Virginia Dare and white nationalism.

To read the article, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/how-a-child-born-more-th…/….

The article was also reprinted in the News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/opi…/op-ed/article212325244.html.

Go English!

PhD alum Janine Butler

PhD alum Janine Butler published in Rhetoric Review

ECU English’s PhD alum Janine Butler (2017) has published an article, “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access,” in the journal Rhetoric Review.

Read her work here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07350198.2018.1463500?journalCode=hrhr20.

Janine’s work at ECU focused on accessibility and multimodality. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology. Go English!

Berryman on stage with students watching

Berryman keynotes Duke TIP State Recognition Ceremony

English major and Honors College EC Scholar Glenesha Berryman was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Duke TIP State Recognition Ceremony held at ECU’s Hendrix Theater on Friday, May 11, 2018. Glenesha spoke to the attending 7th graders enrolled in the 7th Grade Duke TIP Talent Search program about “minding the gap” as they progress from middle school to high school and college. These students were invited to State Recognition Ceremony because they achieved 22 or higher on the ACT English, Math, Reading, and Science tests; or at least 540 on SAT Math and Reading/Writing tests normally taken by high school juniors and seniors.  Glenesha captured her audience’s attention and made us very proud. Go English!

Cariño’s poem “Feast” printed in broadside

Broadsides of East Carolina Department of English alumna Ina Cariño’s poem “Feast” are available for pre-order. “Feast” was the winner of our 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest.
 
The broadsides will be printed at Sundress Academy for the Arts on a full-size working 19th century Challenge copy of a C&P old-style letterpress.
 
Josephine “Ina” Cariño’s work has appeared in such journals as New American Fiction (New Rivers Press), One (Jacar Press), and december. She grew up in the mountains of the Philippines, a folkloric and aesthetic background to many of her poems. Cariño currently resides in Raleigh, NC, where she is pursuing her MFA in creative writing at North Carolina State University.
 
Like much of Cariño’s work, “Feast” is built on childhood memory, the natural world, and the interplay between life and death. The broadside edition combines her work with an original piece by Mariana Sierra, graphic designer at Sundress Publications.
Order at: https://squareup.com/store/sundress-publications/item/feast-by-josephine-ina-carino-broadside
Graduation

Congratulations ECU Graduates!!

Congratulations ECU English Class of 2018!

A special shout out to the department’s Outstanding Graduating Students:

Undergrad: Victoria Ann Dudley, with honorable mentions going to  Madeline Ann Daniel and Paige A. Vaughan.

 

Master’s: Omar Sutherland, with honorable mentions going to Cameron Green and Kelsey Burroughs.

 

As we wrap up the semester, we would like to wish all of our: graduates, current students, and faculty, a restful and happy summer!

 

Go English!!

 

From left to right: Tracy Morse, Will Banks, Wendy Sharer, Michelle Eble

Congratulations to Wendy Sharer, Tracy Morse, Michelle Eble, William Banks!

 

Reclaiming Accountability Book Cover

Congratulations to Wendy Sharer, Tracy Morse, Michelle Eble, and Will Banks, whose edited collection Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments (Utah State UP, 2016) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award.

Reclaiming Accountability brings together a series of critical case studies of writing programs that have planned, implemented, and/or assessed the impact of large-scale accreditation-supported initiatives. The book reimagines accreditation as a way to leverage institutional or programmatic change. The award will be presented at CWPA’s conference this summer in Sacramento. Go English!

metoo

#MeToo@ECU! (PDF attached)

#MeToo@ECU

In recognition of
Sexual Assault
Awareness Month

April 9

8:30—1:45

Mendenhall Great Rooms

Lunch will be provided.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals about how to prevent sexual violence.

Register for the event or individual sessions at http://bit.ly/MeTooECU

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend.

Schedule of events in the link Below!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ivey and Karen

ECU’s 40 under 40 Leadership Award!

4 of ECU’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award recipients this year were ECU English alums (for those keeping track, that’s 10% of all the winners!). The recipients were honored at a ceremony Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center.  Photos below!
 
  • Karen Turnage Boyd earned her BA in English in 2002 and now practices law and directs the new Sullivan County Family Justice Center in Tennessee.
  • Ivey Brown graduated from ECU with a double major in Communications and English in 2003. He is now chief legal officer at Winston-Salem State University.
  • Emily Carter earned a BA in English (’06) and an MA in English (’09). She is Senior Regional Vice President at American Campus Communities, a developer of student housing.
  • Bridget Todd, an educator, organizer, and writer living in Washington, DC, earned her BA degree in English in 2007. As an outreach manager at Medium.com, Bridget works to amplify the writing and impact of political activists. She also hosts the podcast “Stuff Mom Never Told You.” (Flight cancellations prevented Bridget from attending Saturday’s ceremony.)
Go English!

Karen and Emily Ivey and Karen

ECU English Online MA Ranked as a Best Value!!

East Carolina University is ranked in the 2018 Best Online Colleges for a Master’s in English!

For the 2018 Best Online Colleges ranking, SR Education Group researched and analyzed accredited online schools across the nation, taking into consideration academic strength factors as well as annual tuition rates. Inclusion on this list shows high academic standards and a commitment to affordability, two key factors important to prospective students. East Carolina University made this ranking at 23rd for Master’s Degrees in English.

The full list is available here:

https://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/english#best-value-masters.

 

Enjoying the event

Congratulations Gera Miles!!

Congratulations to Gera Miles on another successful GAME P.L.A.Y event! The department was a co-sponsor of this event, loaning technology, and Gera’s efforts are really making a difference for kids in the community. See Gera’s report below as well as the photos attached. Go English!

 

Enjoying the Event Enjoying the event

Enjoying the Event

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I would like to think the English Department for their technological donations for the 3rd GAMEP.L.A.Y (Game Police, Life, and Youth) event that was held on Tuesday, March 13th at the Boys & Girls Club in Farmville.   Along with the Farmville Police Department and a few other law enforcement agents from the surrounding area, there were about 135 children that attended the event.
    GAMEP.L.A.Y is a Gaming Outreach Initiative that builds trust between children/teens by having them play cooperative games with one another.  The most important part of the event is the breakout session where the youth and officers get together to talk about local or national events that concern them.
    Below is a link to the WCTI Channel 12 coverage of GAMEP.L.A.Y.  Along with the English department, our sponsors also included Food Lion, GameStop, Insomnia Cookies, Pepsi, and Highway 55!   Again, thank you for your support!
Sincerely,
Gera Miles
English Instructor
GAMEP.L.A.Y Co-Founder

 

 

 

 

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