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Lindenman publishes article about community listening  

"Challenging Audiences to Listen: The Performance of Self-Disclosure in Community Writing Projects” by Assistant Professor of English Heather Lindenman and Justin Lohr of the University of Maryland was published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Community Literacy Journal.

Jennifer Eidum and Student Present at National Convention

English with teacher licensure major Courtney Kobos presented her Leadership Prize research alongside her mentor, Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Eidum, at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Houston, Texas. 

Jennifer Eidum awarded Council of Writing Program Administrators grant

The assistant professor of English received a $1,000 grant from the national association

Sophomore Honors Fellow publishes article on U.S.-Argentina relations during the Cold War

The article by Angela Myers '21 appeared in the journal Revista Brumario. 

In My Words: Poppies for War and Peace: 100 years since the end of World War I

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the significance of poppies in remembering the dead and hoping for peace. The column was published by WRAL, The Virginian-Pilot and the Greenville Daily Reflector

The Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series receives national recognition in American Theatre Magazine

Associate Professor of English Scott Proudfit and the Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series at Elon are featured in American Theatre’s recent article “Train for a Diverse Theatre” by Editor-in-Chief Rob Weinert-Kendt.

 

 

English Department hosts inaugural Career Event on Tuesday

With "ENGage your Passions, PoWeR your Lives!" Elon University's English Department joins forces with the Student Professional Development Center to host an inaugural career event designed for majors, minors and all students interested in the humanities. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Lakeside meeting rooms from 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. 

Sigma Tau Delta welcomes author Tess Taylor to campus TODAY

Tess Taylor, acclaimed author of "Work & Days," will deliver the keynote lecture of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 pm in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center.

Megan Isaac publishes journal article on representations of young women as writers

An article by Isaac, associate professor of English, was published in the journal Children's Literature. 

Poetry Contest

Poetry contest to be judged by our visiting writer, Eduardo Corral.  Winners will be announced at his reading on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall.

Greg Hlavaty publishes article on citizen-science program

The article was published in a recent edition of Wildlife in North Carolina.

Lindenman publishes two articles, book chapter about teaching writing

Heather Lindenman, assistant professor of English, recently published three essays: one about student revision practices and two about community-engaged writing.

Warman's poem appears in Winston-Salem's Poetry in Plain Sight initiative

Janet Lee Warman has a poem posted in downtown Winston-Salem during the month of September as part of the city's Poetry in Plain Sight initiative.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

In My Words: The immigrant experience, 40 years on

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell recounts her own immigration story and how her thoughts returned to that experience after recently meeting someone on a similar journey.

English faculty present at writing program administrators conference

Margaret Chapman and Paula Patch gave multiple presentations at the annual conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

English faculty and librarians present at international writing conference

The group described the procedure and results for a collaborative assessment of first-year writing students' source use during a panel at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at Auburn University in June.

In My Words: â€‹Taxes pay for education and public safety. Why not for universal health care?

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, writes about her experiences growing up in Britain with the National Health Service, and whether the United States should move to universal health care. 

Kircher publishes essay in literary magazine

Dan Burns presents paper on transnational detective fiction and postcolonial literary theory at annual MELUS conference

Burns, assistant professor of English, presented the paper at the May 3-6 meeting of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, sponsored by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Outdoor essay collection edited by Greg Hlavaty published in May

Greg Hlavaty, Lecturer in English, served as Editor of "NOC Stories: Changing Lives at the Nantahala Outdoor Center Since 1972."

Writing class supports Alamance County Stepping Up Initiative

Heather Lindenman’s Writing: Argument and Inquiry class developed reports, infographics, and other written materials to support the Alamance County Stepping Up Initiative.

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

CATL announces 2018-19 Diversity and Inclusion Grant recipients

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the recipients of the Diversity and Inclusion Grants for the 2018-19 academic year, as well as their projects.

 

Paula Patch shares strategies for classroom conversation

A lecturer in English, Patch published a piece on the blog of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Faculty present about Design Thinking Studio at SXSW EDU 

The Austin, Texas conference provided an opportunity for Elon to share about its Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, a 16-credit immersive semester program.

Perry writes in Our State magazine about the 'Heirloom Earth'

Drew Perry, associate professor of English, writes in his monthly column for Our State magazine about how "letting kids discover what's just over the horizon requires trust and faith, and yields the stewards of tomorrow."

In My Words: Reading the names of the dead in a cold world

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about how the country grieves those lost to gun violence and how that should change. 

Periclean Scholars offer life skills workshops during work in Zambia

The Winter Term program is the culminating project for the Class of 2018 Periclean Scholars, who spent two weeks in Cipulukusu in Zambia. 

 

Leadership Prize: Courtney Kobos ‘19 explores the challenges facing ESL teachers

A recipient of Elon's Leadership Prize, Kobos is responding to the needs of educators in linguistically diverse schools.

Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton debuts new play at Elon

Through a staged reading, Department of Performing Arts students participated in the creation of a new play.

Podcasts feature Pope-Ruark's Scrum work 

The work of Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, on Scrum has been featured on two top higher education podcasts.

Elon to celebrate National Day on Writing with events across campus on Oct. 20

Elon University will be celebrating the National Day on Writing with events all across campus on Friday, Oct. 20! Join in the discussion of #WhyIWrite at any, or all of the events being hosted by groups from across campus.

Writing Mindfully: The Heart and Spirit of Daily Lives workshop - Feb. 14

Co-sponsored by The Center For Writing Excellence and ENGf 110/College Writing, this informal workshop will focus on the use of writing as a tool for becoming more present in our daily lives. Lunch served, so please register. 

 

Proudfit has two publications in January

In January, Scott Proudfit, Assistant Professor of English, published an essay in the journal Modern Drama and a chapter and introduction in Palgrave's edited collection "Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre."

Elon in South Africa: Spreading sustainability through saplings

A group of students participating in the Winter Term program The Call of South Africa write about the effort to offset the environmental impact of international travel by planting trees at the University of Cape Town.

Literature course hosts Stephen King adaptation event for Winter Term students

Assistant Professor of English Dan Burns invited two Asheville film critics to campus Saturday, January 13 for an evening double feature and discussion of two King classics: "Carrie" (1976) and "Stand by Me" (1986).

Haskell publishes article on  transnationalism in the novels of Fatou Diome

The article by Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, appeared in a special issue of the journal South Atlantic Review.

Techniques from the tech world: Pope-Ruark’s new book shows how to put Agile strategies to work in academia

A first book by Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, published by the University of Chicago Press looks at how the popular Agile project management techniques can be applied in the classroom and in research work. 

Zinchuk publishes article on metacognition and writing in the journal Composition Forum
 

Assistant professor of English Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk chronicles and assesses a pre-college transitional writing course that focuses on building students’ metacognition, confidence, and fluency in writing.

English Department welcomes inductees to Sigma Tau Delta honor society

President Leo M. Lambert spoke to inductees about the importance of appreciating beauty and complexity during the Oct. 30 ceremony. 

Haskell presents paper at South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, on Nov. 10.

In My Words: Don’t just thank veterans. Get to know them.

Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate  about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.

Three CATL-affiliated faculty present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada

Warman publishes poem in anthology

Janet Warman has published "Panther and Jaguar" in "Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse."

Annual fall poetry contest accepting entries through Nov. 3

Entries will be judged this year by visiting poet Cate Marvin, with submissions due by Friday, Nov. 3. 

 

American playwright Steven Dietz visits Elon

Dietz attended the opening night of "American La Ronde" and taught playwriting masterclass.

Haskell publishes essay in World Literature Today

The essay, "Senegalese Migrant Novelist Fatou Diome is Now the Militant Marianne," by Professor of English Rosemary Haskell appeared in World Literature Today's "Cultural Cross Sections" blog.

Moore publishes on undergraduate research on Literacy & NCTE

Jessie L. Moore and Joyce Kinkead write about the transformative power of undergraduate research on the National Council of Teachers of English blog, Literacy & NCTE.

Writing faculty make presentations at national conference

English and Writing Studies faculty Jennifer Zinchuk and Paula Patch presented at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Knoxville in July.