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TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching Receives 2019 Prose Award

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.

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Professor Emeritus Wins Distinguished Achievement Award

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 Presents at MLA Conference

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

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Assistant Professor Prashant Rajan Presents at MIT Innovation Lab Workshop

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

PhD Student in Rhetoric & Professional Communication Wins Best Student Paper

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

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Michelle Tremmel Publishes Two Poems in Iowa Council of Teachers of English

Michelle Tremmel, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Academic Advisor, recently had two teaching poems published in December in the Iowa Council of Teachers of English, “I Never Thought I’d Be a Writing Teacher” and “Reluctant School Reader’s Lament”. Michelle taught middle and high school English in Michigan for 20 years, and … Continue reading Michelle Tremmel Publishes Two Poems in Iowa Council of Teachers of English

Anik Chartrand Presenting at British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference

Anik Chartrand, MA student in English Literature, will be presenting her paper titled “Abandonment Issues in the Neglected Village and In the Castle of My Skin” at the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference (BCPS) in Savannah, Georgia, February 15-16, 2019. The paper is a psychological critique on George Lamming’s Caribbean novel, In the Castle of … Continue reading Anik Chartrand Presenting at British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference