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Huang Lectures at Guangdong University in China

Dr. Su-ching Huang, gave two lectures and one roundtable workshop at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, during the holiday break.

Guangdong University published a news story about Su-ching’s visit. The article is written in Mandarin, but through translation, the article states, “[Lectures such as these] are of great benefit to promoting the academic development of our college.”

Dr. Huang’s two lectures were “Chinese Bodies in Motion: Kung Fu Panda and Transnational Martial Arts Film” (Dec. 18) and “Chinese Cuisine, American Dream: Model Minority Discourse in Cao Youfang’s novel American Moon” (Dec. 19). The roundtable workshop was titled “Culinary Identities in US literature and Film” (Dec. 18).

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Glover’s Essay One of Most Read in 2018

Dr. Brian Glover’s essay “David Sedaris and Growing Up Northern in the South, 1965–1983,” was one of the ten most-read articles of the year in Southern Cultures, which is “is an academic quarterly about the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press with the Center for the Study of the American South for readers in the South and beyond.”

The top-10 read articles can be found here, while the direct link to Dr. Glover’s essay is here.

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Miles Receives Award for GAME P.L.A.Y.

Gera Miles, a Teaching Instructor with ECU’s English department, and his co-creator, Dion Dail, received the WNCT-TV Southern Stars Award for their GAME P.L.A.Y. initiative.

P.L.A.Y. (Police, Life, and Youth) brings together local youth and law-enforcement officers. In 2018, GAME P.L.A.Y. received the best-irons humanitarian award from the Human Relations Council in Greenville.

“Everybody loves to play video games or just games in general,” said Miles. “By doing so, they are going to increase respectful interaction and also build trust with one another and that’s one of the key things about the event is to build trust between the police and teens because they need each other.”

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Recent Graduate Peed Featured on ECU News Service

Nataja “Tay” Peed (BA ’18) was recently profiled on the ECU News Service.

Peed credits her time at interning with the North Carolina Literary Review “[It] was one of the best decisions I made in my college career. It taught me a lot about my work ethic, and it gave me peace of mind that after graduating, I could find a similar job and love what I’m doing.”

Read more about Peed’s time at ECU here —

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Hallberg Discusses ECU’s Recent Graduate in Daily Reflector

Teaching Associate Professor Christy Hallberg was quoted in the Daily Reflector discussing her experience working with Steve Dellinger, a very non-traditional University Studies student, who returned to ECU to complete his degree after 50 years away from the university.

Hallberg discusses Dellinger’s work — “I remember telling him several weeks back, ‘You might want to wrap this up. You don’t have to do all this. You’re not writing a dissertation. But he was determined to cover the topic. I’ve never seen a final research paper that is that exhaustive, that long.”

Read the article here:

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Schwartz Publishes Article

Jonah Schwartz (MA ’17) recently published a feature article in the November 2018 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. In “Graph Colors vs. the World: Exploring the Empty Valley between Data Visualization and Multicultural Communication,” Schwartz discusses the cultural specificity of color across cultures, focusing particularly on “how color and multicultural communication influence data visualization.” An early version of this article was the basis for Jonah’s comprehensive assessment project.

Currently working as a contract technical writer with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Jonah is also the Communications Director of STC Carolina. In 2016, he won the International Summit Awards Student Infographic Contest.

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PhD Candidate Kruschek Publishes Article

PhD Candidate Gina Kruschek’s article “Stigma in the Comments Section: Feminist and Anti-Feminist Discussions Online” has been accepted for publication in Computers and Composition. C&C is an international journal devoted to exploring the use of computers in writing classes, writing programs, and writing research; it has a 43.8% acceptance rate.

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