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English Department Senior Publishes His First Book

Ryan Byrnes, senior in technical communication, published his first book, a World War I historical fiction novel, titled Royal Beauty Bright, through Blank Slate Press of Amphorae Publishing Group. http://www.iowastatedaily.com/…/article_b4cca368-03c9-11ea-…

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Jo Mackiewicz Wins the IWCA Outstanding Book Award

Jo Mackiewicz, Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication, was given the International Writing Centers Association’s Outstanding Book Award for Writing Center Talk over Time: A Mixed-Method Study at their 2019 conference. Congratulations, Jo! In the last 15 to 20 years, writing centers have placed greater importance on tutor training, focusing on teaching tutors best practices in fostering … Continue reading Jo Mackiewicz Wins the IWCA Outstanding Book Award

Gulbahar Beckett and Tammy Slater Have Published a New Book

Gulbahar Beckett and Tammy Slater, Applied Linguistics and Technology, have just published their book Global Perspectives on Project-Based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment: Key Approaches, Technology Tools, and Frameworks. This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) that showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further … Continue reading Gulbahar Beckett and Tammy Slater Have Published a New Book

MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment’s 2019 writing retreat

Lakeside Lab, a 147-acre regents universities research and teaching field station on Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa, hosted the English Department’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment October 18-20.  The expedition was intended as the environmental field trip that is part of the introductory MFA course for the first-year cohort, English 550: Craft & … Continue reading MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment’s 2019 writing retreat

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Philip Gallagher, PhD student, Publishes an article in the Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication.

He published the article titled, “Redesigning Audiences in Technical Communication” in the Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. The paper examines changing approaches for understanding audience in Technical Communication and formulates a framework for a distributed network audience theory that reassembles many of the sociocultural and technological boundaries of … Continue reading Philip Gallagher, PhD student, Publishes an article in the Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication.

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Michelle Tremmel, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, received the Distinguished Service Award

Michelle Tremmel, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE). This is the highest award given by the organization to an English teacher in Iowa. According to the ICTE “This recipient is an instructional leader whose service to English/language arts has contributed significantly with local, regional, … Continue reading Michelle Tremmel, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, received the Distinguished Service Award

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Debra Marquart presents at SheTalks — Women Who Create

Following the Women Who Create Conference, a community cocktail reception will kick-off showcasing six SheTalks presentations.  What’s a SheTalk?  Taken from the Japanese inspired PechaKucha, it is a presentation style where each presenter shows 20 slides, each for 20 seconds.  All of the six stories are told by women who create in all types of facets.  Debra … Continue reading Debra Marquart presents at SheTalks — Women Who Create

October 24, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm | ISU Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa