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Adam Blake Wright selected as one of two Julia Child Foundation Scholarship winners at the Eating Words Conference

Last month, dual-degree graduate student Adam Blake Wright (MFA Creative Writing and MS Sustainable Agriculture) was selected as one of two Julia Child Foundation Scholarship winners at the Eating Words conference in Iowa City. A panel of nationally recognized food writers and magazine editors honored Adam for his Edible: Iowa River Valley article, “Sharing the Harvest: A … Continue reading Adam Blake Wright selected as one of two Julia Child Foundation Scholarship winners at the Eating Words Conference

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Hui-Hsien Feng receives Graduate College Research Excellence Award

Hui-Hsien Feng, PhD Student in Applied Linguistics & Technology, received a Graduate College Research Excellence Award for Fall 2015 for her dissertation entitled “Designing, implementing, and evaluating an automated writing evaluation tool for improving EFL graduate students’ abstract writing: A case in Taiwan.”

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Stacy Tye-Williams nominee for 2015 Academic Minute Listener’s Choice Award

Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communications studies and English, is a nominee for the 2015 Academic Minute Listener’s Choice Award. Tye-Williams was featured in a January 2015 segment for her research on workplace bullies. Vote and listen to Tye-Williams’ essay here. (Scroll to the vote section at the bottom of the page.) A podcast on the research … Continue reading Stacy Tye-Williams nominee for 2015 Academic Minute Listener’s Choice Award

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MFA Alum, John Linstrom edits Centennial Edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey’s landmark agrarian manifesto, The Holy Earth: The Birth of a New Land Ethic

MFA Alum, John Linstrom edits Centennial Edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey’s landmark agrarian manifesto, The Holy Earth: The Birth of a New Land Ethic, published by Counterpoint Press with an introduction by Wendell Berry. The Centennial Edition of The Holy Earth by Liberty Hyde Bailey — New introduction by Wendell Berry, edited by John Linstrom, forthcoming from Counterpoint Press, … Continue reading MFA Alum, John Linstrom edits Centennial Edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey’s landmark agrarian manifesto, The Holy Earth: The Birth of a New Land Ethic

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2014 MFA Alum Lindsay Tigue receives the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize

MFA Alum, Lindsay Tigue receives the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize for her poetry collection, System of Ghosts, forthcoming from University of Iowa Press in 2016. Lindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, winner of the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize and forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in April 2016. She writes poetry and fiction … Continue reading 2014 MFA Alum Lindsay Tigue receives the 2015 Iowa Poetry Prize

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Sarah Chase Cosby and Brenda Tyrrell, MA graduate students in English, present at Midwest Popular Culture Association

In early October, Sarah Chase Crosby and Brenda Tyrrell presented papers at the Midwest Popular Culture Association annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers were featured in a session focused on adaptations of popular fiction. Sarah’s paper, “Frozen’s Adaptation of Gendered Spaces: True Love’s Empowering Trend,” discussed the similarities between Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen and Frozen, as … Continue reading Sarah Chase Cosby and Brenda Tyrrell, MA graduate students in English, present at Midwest Popular Culture Association