Category: Department News

Department of English Winter Break Hours

The Department of English will be following the plan listed below during winter break. December 23rd, Open 7:30-4PM December 24th-January 1st, Closed. The main number will be monitored for messages by Admin. Specialist Taylor Petersen; see below re: Dec. 26 January 2nd-10th, Open 7:30-4PM Points of contact will be Department Chair (Volker Hegelheimer) and Associate … Continue reading Department of English Winter Break Hours

December 23-January 2, 2019, 7:30-7:30am | Ross Hall & Curtiss Hall

Emma Murray organized the Advanced Communication (English 312)-Ames Public Library science fair outreach event, ‘Science with Cy.

Emma Murray, lecturer in English, came up with the idea of Science with Cy as part of an effort by the department to find new ways to engage students. The class is one of a series of advanced communication courses in ISUComm, which emphasizes written, oral, visual and electronic communication competencies. https://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2019/12/05/science-cy

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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