English major and Honors College EC Scholar Glenesha Berryman was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Duke TIP State Recognition
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!
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!
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!
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, whose article “Medicine and Health Practices” was just published in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies. It can be found here.
Here’s the abstract:
Folk medicine and health practices have long been thought to be primarily old-fashioned and antithetical to modern medicine, whereas in actuality they are often used alongside and as a complement to mainstream medicine. The tension between vernacular authority and institutional authority has always been complex, but it has become increasingly so due to the Internet, both as a source of information and as a source of community. Online communities have defined not only how patients create identity but have also helped to define the care they choose and receive. These issues are further complicated by immigration and globalization and the rise in social movements such as feminism, LGBTQ rights, disability studies, and fat studies, among others.
Congratulations to Anna Froula, who was honored with the Scholar-Teacher Award at the University Teaching Awards ceremony on Monday night. Anna received a nifty engraved box from Chancellor Staton.
We also celebrated several teaching award nominees from the department at the ceremony:
Brent Henze — nominated for Outstanding DE Teaching award
Andrea Kitta — nominated for Alumni Association/Robert L. Jones award
David Wilson-Okamura — nominated for Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
Come join the Multicultural Reading Day! It will be held on April 19th, from 3:30-5 in Bate 1032. Come by and see the talented guests or contact Gera Mills at email@example.com to participate!!
On March 24th through the 25th, the ECU English department hosted a trip to Staunton Virginia to the American Shakespeare Center. They saw three plays: a tragedy, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a history, Shakespeare’s Richard II, and a restoration comedy Congreve’s The Way of the World, and took a few wonderful pictures of their adventures! (Pictures below). Students also had the opportunity to hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains!
There are many great opportunities and experiences one can have as an English major at ECU, the world of English is truly an adventurous one!
American Shakespeare Center Trip Photos:
In recognition of
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!