Category: English

CATEGORIES: ALT, Department Events

ENGL 510, Intro to Computers in Applied Linguistics, end-of-semester showcase

The students of ENGL 510, Intro to Computers in Applied Linguistics, cordially invite you to an end-of-semester showcase of the projects they have developed while learning how to code in Scratch. Scratch is a visual programming language developed at MIT’s Media Lab to teach essential computer programming concepts and skills. This fall’s ENGL 510 group has … Continue reading ENGL 510, Intro to Computers in Applied Linguistics, end-of-semester showcase

December 16, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm | Ross 212
CATEGORIES: ALT, Department Events, TESL

ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) final projects showcase

The students of ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) would like to invite you to a showcase of their final projects Today (12/9) and Wednesday (12/11) from 12:10-1:00 pm in Ross 212. If you have a few minutes, please feel free to stop by to visit with our students and engage with them on their poster … Continue reading ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) final projects showcase

December 11, 2019, 12:10-1:00pm | Ross 212
CATEGORIES: ALT, Department Events, TESL

ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) final projects showcase

The students of ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) would like to invite you to a showcase of their final projects Today (12/9) and Wednesday (12/11) from 12:10-1:00 pm in Ross 212. If you have a few minutes, please feel free to stop by to visit with our students and engage with them on their poster … Continue reading ENGL 120 (Computers and Language) final projects showcase

December 9, 2019, 12:10-1:00pm | Ross 212

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

Kristen Iversen Craft Talk

Please join us for a craft talk hosted by author Kristen Iversen.  As part of the Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series, she will talk about research, art, ethics, and aesthetics in creative non-fiction.

December 3, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm | Ross 212

Science with Cy

Want to see a magnet defy gravity and float midair—or learn how blood is a lot like a superhero? The Ames Public Library and ISU English Department invite the public to attend an afternoon of science fair fun on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.  From 2:00-3:30 p.m., Iowa State University … Continue reading Science with Cy

December 7, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm | Ames Public Library
CATEGORIES: Department News, RPC

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

Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest Rob Nixon is a nonfiction writer and public intellectual working in the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies. He is the Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. The author of four books, most recently Slow Violence and the Environmental­ism  of the Poor, Nixon … Continue reading Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

October 28, 2019, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union