Category: Department Events

Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest Rob Nixon is a nonfiction writer and public intellectual working in the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies. He is the Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. The author of four books, most recently Slow Violence and the Environmental­ism  of the Poor, Nixon … Continue reading Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

Monday, October 28, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union

Katy Yokom — Three Ways to Disappear

In her debut novel, Three Ways to Disappear, Katy Yokom explores the story of journalist, Sarah DeVaughan.  Leaving behind a nomadic and dangerous career as a journalist, DeVaughan returns to India, the country of her childhood and a place of unspeakable family tragedy, to help preserve the endangered Bengal tigers. Meanwhile, at home in Kentucky, her … Continue reading Katy Yokom — Three Ways to Disappear

MFA Program Home Voices Festival

Friday, January 31, 2 – 6 PM (reading & panel discussions) Join us for this celebration of alumni of the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment. This yearly festival features readings and craft discussions with alums of the MFA program who have recently published books.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 2:00-6:00pm | Ames Public Library

Kristen Iversen   — Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

In this lecture, Kristen Iversen will read from and discuss her process of researching her award-winning work of nonfiction, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, which has been chosen by more than 25 universities for their Common Read programs and is soon to be released as a documentary.

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union
CATEGORIES: Department Events, RPC

Faculty/ Student RPC Gathering

Beginning of the year social gathering for graduate students and faculty at Torrent Brewery. Finger foods will be provided. Please come to relax, chat and celebrate fall and a new school year. Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm | Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010
CATEGORIES: ALT, Department Events, TESL

TESL/ALT Brown Bag Colloquium Series

We’re very excited about our program this Friday.  Joining us will be members of our ALT program who will be presenting at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) conference on October 5th. The complete lineup includes: Dr. Carol A. Chapelle and Dr. YunDeok Choi (Ph.D. Alumni), “What are the linguistic bases for construct definition in … Continue reading TESL/ALT Brown Bag Colloquium Series

September 27, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm | Ross 212
CATEGORIES: Department Events

Townhall: vision and values for foundation courses

Join us to explore our shared vision and values for ISUComm Foundation Courses. We’ll also discuss current bright spots and successes, enduring challenges, and compelling opportunities for the future of the program.

September 25, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm | Ross 212