Category: English

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
CATEGORIES: Department Events, RPC

Deb Young wins the Research-Based Project Award at the University of Northern Iowa Community Engagement Celebration Day

On April 19, 2019, Deb Dimond Young (RPC) and her colleague Rachel Morgan received the Research-Based Project Award at the University of Northern Iowa Community Engagement Celebration Day for her project “Let Us Tell Your Story: Critical Service-Learning and Student Understanding of Audience.” Community Engagement Celebration Day is an annual event honoring all community engagement … Continue reading Deb Young wins the Research-Based Project Award at the University of Northern Iowa Community Engagement Celebration Day

The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series & Signal Poetry Festival

The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series is partnering with the  to feature two invited poets, Lee Ann Roripaugh & Indigo Moor, for events on Friday, September 13th Informal Craft Lecture 2:00 – 3:30 PM Ross 212   Signal Poetry Festival Reading, featuring poets, Indigo Moor & Lee Ann Roripaugh 7:00 PM Ames Public Library   … Continue reading The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series & Signal Poetry Festival

Debra Marquart Receives LAS Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the Arts, Named Distinguished Professor

Professor Debra Marquart received the 2019-2020 Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the Arts.  This award is designed to further enhance the visibility and reputation of high-performing faculty in the creative and performing arts. Professor Marquart was also named Distinguished Professor, which is awarded for exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as … Continue reading Debra Marquart Receives LAS Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the Arts, Named Distinguished Professor