Kerry Skram (’95 English and 2011 English Dept. Distinguished Alumni Award recipient) wrote an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense and Sensibility” for ISU Theatre. Read the LAS story here. The production opens on February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Theater in Ames.
The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, in which Drs. Beckett and Slater have an entry on project-based language learning and technology, was awarded the 2019 Prose Award for Best Multi-Volume Reference in the Humanities by the Association of American Publishers. The Prose Award recognizes the best of professional and scholarly publishing in 58 categories.
Sarah Burke (2013) was recently awarded the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize for her poetry collection, “Blueprints.” The manuscript was Sarah’s thesis when she graduated from the MFA program in 2013. The book has a tentative release date of August 2019.
Professor Emeritus Dan Douglas was awarded the Cambridge English Language Assessment/International Language Testing Association (ILTA) 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. Since his retirement in 2009, Dan continues to be active and among other work, conducts research on the assessment of language ability in specific academic and professional contexts, the effect of context on second language acquisition … Continue reading Professor Emeritus Wins Distinguished Achievement Award
Emily Grzywacz, MA student in English Literature, presented her paper, “Echoing Trauma between Body and Place in Beloved“, at the 2019 MLA Annual Convention January 3-6, 2019 in Chicago. The panel, Polluted, Revolting, Alien Nature: An Ecohorror Roundtable, was sponsored by ASLE. Emily stated, “The 2019 MLA Annual Convention provided me with invaluable opportunities to … Continue reading Emily Grzywacz Presents at MLA Conference
Assistant Professor Prashant Rajan presented at MIT’s Innovation Lab Workshop on December 4, 2018. His presentation titled “Making when ends don’t meet: Why product innovation by households living on the margins matters”, focused on the need for corporations and governments to facilitate collaboration between users in low-income communities during innovation development. Prashant explained how collaborative innovation … Continue reading Assistant Professor Prashant Rajan Presents at MIT Innovation Lab Workshop
Krista Klocke won best student paper from the American Society for the History of Rhetoric Organization at the National Communication Association conference in Salt Lake City in November. Krista also presented the paper, titled “Sacred Kairos and Secular Chronos: Angelina Grimke’s Negotiation of the Temporal and Eternal in the ‘Pennsylvania Hall Address,” in the “Virtue, … Continue reading PhD Student in Rhetoric & Professional Communication Wins Best Student Paper