Category: English

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

Katy Yocom — Three Ways to Disappear

In her debut novel, Three Ways to Disappear, Katy Yocom explores the story of journalist, Sarah DeVaughan.  Leaving behind a nomadic and dangerous career as a journalist, DeVaughan returns to India, the country of her childhood and a place of unspeakable family tragedy, to help preserve the endangered Bengal tigers. Meanwhile, at home in Kentucky, her … Continue reading Katy Yocom — Three Ways to Disappear

MFA Program Home Voices Festival

Friday, January 31, 3 – 5 PM (reading & panel discussions) Join us for this celebration of alumni of the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment. This yearly festival features readings and craft discussions with alums of the MFA program who have recently published books.

January 31, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm | Ames Public Library

Kristen Iversen   — Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

In this lecture, Kristen Iversen will read from and discuss her process of researching her award-winning work of nonfiction, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, which has been chosen by more than 25 universities for their Common Read programs and is soon to be released as a documentary.

December 3, 2019, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union
CATEGORIES: Department Events, RPC

Faculty/ Student RPC Gathering

Beginning of the year social gathering for graduate students and faculty at Torrent Brewery. Finger foods will be provided. Please come to relax, chat and celebrate fall and a new school year. Looking forward to seeing you soon,

October 11, 2019, 4:30-6:30pm | Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Ave, Ames, IA 50010
CATEGORIES: ALT, Department Events, TESL

TESL/ALT Brown Bag Colloquium Series

We’re very excited about our program this Friday.  Joining us will be members of our ALT program who will be presenting at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) conference on October 5th. The complete lineup includes: Dr. Carol A. Chapelle and Dr. YunDeok Choi (Ph.D. Alumni), “What are the linguistic bases for construct definition in … Continue reading TESL/ALT Brown Bag Colloquium Series

September 27, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm | Ross 212