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Graduate and Undergraduate Student Accomplishments

Megan Danso

Ben Bunting’s review of the book Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playscapes (eds. Adriana de Souza e Silva and Daniel Sutko) has been accepted for publication in New Media & Society 12.7.

Andrea Campbell's essay "Reading Beyond a Universal Nature" has been accepted for publication in Schuylkill.

Pamela Chisum presented “Purebreds and Purebloods: Blood Hegemony in Breed/Race Identity” at the 2010 Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference held April 15-17 in Spokane.

Erin Mae Clark attended the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center's conference, "Creating Change: Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide" in the Tri-Cities on March 19. She worked in partnership with faculty from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley to establish ties between high school history students studying the Holocaust and her Humanities 450: Representations of the Holocaust course. Education students in Humanities 450 worked with seasoned high school faculty to design teaching units on the Holocaust. Clark chaired the panel titled "Imagining Community: Constructions of Identity in American Literature" at the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference held April 15-17 in Spokane.

Dorian Deome presented in a roundtable discussion titled "From Shared Space to Syllabi: Writing Center Influence on Pedagogy and Praxis" at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association conference at Western Oregon University on April 10.

Ashtyn Baker and Michael Molder

Pearce Durst presented "Ideological Violence in the Media: Rhetorical Consciousness and New Literacies" at the 2010 International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference held February 25-27 at Washington State University-Spokane.

Jessica Edwards presented her paper on environmental racism in Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters at the 2010 Going Green Conference held February 24-26 at Stony Brook University in New York.

Jared Colton presented “Don’t Kill the Messenger: Rhetorics of Indoctrination” at the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference held May 28-31 in Minneapolis.

Donna Evans joined the development team for the Open Access Textbook Initiative at Colorado State University. Her article “Listening P(re)paration: H(ear)ing Sarah Winnemucca’s Rhetoric” appeared in the spring 2010 issue of American Multi/Disciplinary Studies, a peer reviewed graduate journal. Her nonfiction essay “A Sort of Ribbon” appeared in the 2010 issue of LandEscapes. Evans presented "Shedding the Composition Studies Invisibility Cloak" at the Oregon Rhetoric & Composition Conference themed "The Future of Composition: Methods, Contexts, and Technologies," held May 8 at Portland State University. Her program proposal, “A Centennial Celebration of Mary V. Dodge’s Musical Legacy in the Pacific Northwest” was accepted for presentation at the 2010 Pacific Northwest History Conference “Game Changers and History Makers: Women in Pacific Northwest History,” scheduled November 3-5 in Spokane.

Sarah White and Rachel Sanchez

Tim Hetland's review of Bernard Perron's edited collection Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play was published in the peer reviewed online journal The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies.

Amber LaPiana presented "Dwelling in the Bayou: Alice Dunbar-Nelson's Other Regional Fiction" on the panel titled "Imagining Community: Constructions of Identity in American Literature" at the 2010 Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference held April 15-17 in Spokane.

Megan McGrath presented "Memory in Beloved: Food for the Self and Community" on the panel titled "Imagining Community: Constructions of Identity in American Literature" at the 2010 Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference held April 15-17 in Spokane.

Gregory Phillips and Terrence Lee

Julie Meloni presented her essay "Toward a Realization of the n-Dimensional Text" at “The Past's Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities,” a graduate student colloquium at Yale University on February 20. She was invited to the University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab ( http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/ ) to give a talk on March 16. In "N-dimensional Archives: A Conversation with Jerome McGann, Julie Meloni, and Bethany Nowviskie," each participant proposed and discussed ways of reconsidering the multivalent cultural record in a digital age. Meloni was invited to speak at the University of Mary Washington's Faculty Academy on Teaching and Learning Technologies ( http://facultyacademy.org/ ) on May 12-13. She gave a plenary presentation on "System, Self, and Society: Understanding and Controlling the Rhetoric of Information," and led a workshop on "Practical Twitter." She was selected as one of twelve participations in the NEH-funded "One Week | One Tool" summer institute held July 25-31. In residence at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the group worked to design, build, and launch an open source digital tool for humanities scholarship.

Malcolm H. Oliver II presented in a roundtable discussion titled "From Shared Space to Syllabi: Writing Center Influence on Pedagogy and Praxis" at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association conference at Western Oregon University on April 10.

Alex C. Parrish presented on the topic of the "Four Horsemen" of the New Atheism movement and their reappropriation of Christian allegory at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference (PCA/ACA) held February 10-13 in Albuquerque. His article "Wampeters, NOMA, and Granfalloons" was published in Pompeii, a peer reviewed online journal.

Joelle Moen

Sheri Rysdam presented "Writing the Good Fight: Confronting Politics in Composition Pedagogy" at the 2010 International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference held in Spokane on Feb 25-27. She presented "Correcting/Accepting Working-Class Students" at the 2010 conference for the Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference held April 15-17 in Spokane. Rysdamand Lisa Johnson-Shull presented "The Ink We Leave Behind: Failure, Nonsense and Cruelty in Evaluator Response" at the Council of Writing Program Administrators 2010 Conference in Philadelphia on July 15-18.

Stephanie Schatz presented "Rhetorical Sovereignty and Epistemic Authority in Composition Classrooms: The Greenbaum Incident Revisited" at the 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville on March 19. She presented in a roundtable discussion titled "From Shared Space to Syllabi: Writing Center Influence on Pedagogy and Praxis” at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association conference on April 10 at Western Oregon University. She presented "The Third Punjab: Locating Community in a Transnational Context" on the panel "Imagining Community: Constructions of Identity in American Literature" at the April 15-17 Pacific Northwest American Studies Association conference in Spokane.

Michael Sutcliffe presented in a roundtable discussion, "From Shared Space to Syllabi: Writing Center Influence on Pedagogy and Praxis," at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association conference on April 10 at Western Oregon University.

Sara Chemodurow and Maddie Starkovich

Rhetoric Society of America at WSU, a graduate and undergraduate student chapter of the RSA, featured Regents Professor Victor Villanueva presenting Memoria—Remix at the first of the chapter’s planned lecture series on April 5 in the Bundy Reading Room.

The English Department softball team, the Run-Ons, finished the spring season with a 1-4-1 record.

Annie Bixler, a who graduated in Spring 2010 with a BA in Digital Technology and Culture, just had an article published in the Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. The article, “Accessibility through Design," can be viewed here.

 

Scholarships and Awards

Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarships
McKena Baranowski, Kat Chew, Courteney Dowd, Jennifer Draper, Jessica Eaton, Hanna Fazendin, Lana Stromberger, Anna Zeimantz

April Seehafer Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to Heather Ballinger

Avon J. Murphy Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to Amber LaPiana

Isis Lara and Simmone Quesnell

Murray W. Bundy Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to Emily Blair

Jennie Brown Rawlins Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to Lainey Guddat

Ruth Slonim Poetry Award
Awarded to Josie Petersen
Honorable mention awarded to Lainey Guddat and Drew Tooper

Instructors’ Award: The I.A.M.B.I.C.
Awarded to Ripley Marvin

Basil and Ella Jerard Writing Award
Terrence Lee
Ripley Marvin
Roxanne Reese

Emmett Avery Writing Award
Heather Ballinger
Jillan Echlin
Brad Pearce
Caitlin Woelfel
Stephanie Twidwell
Marisa Sandoval

Caitlin Woelfel


Sarah Weems Award for Creative Nonfiction
Awarded to Janae Reese
Honorable mention awarded to Isis Lara and Ashtyn Baker

Outstanding Senior
Awarded to McKenzie Mohler

Outstanding Seminar Essay or Project Award at the M.A. and Ph.D. Levels
M.A. Awarded to Kristen Keller
Ph.D. Awarded to Donna Evans

ESQ Award
Awarded to Jim Trout

Alexander Hammond Professional Development and Achievement Award
Awarded to Andrea Campbell

Best Graduate Seminar Award
Awarded to Victor Villanueva for Fall 2009, Engl 515: Contemporary Rhetoric
Awarded to Wendy Olson for Spring 2010, Engl 502: Seminar in the Teaching of Writing: Contemporary Theories
Awarded to Barbara Monroe for Spring 2010, Engl 597: Topics in Composition and Rhetoric

Creston White

Most Supportive Faculty Member Award Awarded to Victor Villanueva

Instructor Distinguished Teaching Award
Awarded to Dorothy Worden

TA Distinguished Teaching Award
Awarded to M.A. students Rebecca Robinson and Stephanie Schatz
Awarded to Ph.D. student Jerry Petersen

Appreciation Awards for the Editors of LandEscapes
Adam Paniagua & Henry Ney – Web Editors
Elise Canfield & Simmone Quesnell – Art Editors
Creston White – Music Editor
Trina Jones & Jenn Kiehne – Nonfiction Editors
Jillian Clark & Angela Sams – Fiction Editors
Lainey Guddat & Maddie Starkovich – Poetry Editors

 

Washington State University
English Department Newsletter
Volume 3, Number 1,
Fall 2010

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