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“The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

By Amanda Ortiz-Pellot Ma-aruf Al’hassan, a graduate Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, argues that the dichotomy between a concept’s explanation and its application limits how we approach scholarship. There is a common tendency to separate theory and practice. We often forget that the intersection of these two concepts is what helps us understand … Continue reading “The Intersection of Theory and Practice in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at Iowa State University”

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Dr. Abram Anders, Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses was recently featured by the Iowa State Open & Affordable Education Committee in its faculty stories series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRJ5XMJXvc Starting in Fall 2020, the ISUComm Foundation Courses program adopted low-cost Immediate Access options for its required textbooks for all sections of English 150 and English 250. This approach has allowed the program … Continue reading

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Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference

Congratulations! Associate Professor Linda Shenk is the 2020 recipient of the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference. The award is granted every year for the best article to appear in the SCRC’s journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Her remarkable essay, “Praising Elizabeth I in Latin at Norwich (1578),” impressed the judges who … Continue reading Linda Shenk won the Albert W. Fields award from the South-Central Renaissance Conference

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A Collaboration with Design Wins a Miller Faculty Fellowship Award

Typography is an essential aspect of printmaking, graphic design and creative writing. Far too often however, students create in a digital format without understanding the connection between the work on a computer screen and the work as it exists in the world. The software, terminology, and even the letterforms that we use as we write … Continue reading A Collaboration with Design Wins a Miller Faculty Fellowship Award

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to the following graduate students in the Department of English who received their MA, MFA, or PhD degrees.  This is a wonderful accomplishment.  Best wishes as you take the next step in your journey!