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Paula Patch and Greg Hlavaty present on Elon's 'College Writing for High School Juniors' course
 

 

Steven Lessner interviewed on 89.3 FM WSOE about teaching and scholarship

Professor Steven Lessner in the Department of English was interviewed about his research in hip hop and his creation and development of a first-year writing pedagogy using this musical genre on 89.3 FM WSOE, broadcast live on Oct. 16, 2014.

Kevin Boyle publishes seven poems

Common Reading author energizes Elon with stories of windmills & hope

William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.

Janet Warman publishes poem in Slipstream magazine

The professor of English and education wrote "Tin Man" in the poetry magazine.

Greg Hlavaty publishes essay in MAYDAY magazine

In My Words: Does nudity upset you? Cover your eyes and don’t subscribe

Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.

In My Words: A single #hashtag never created lasting change

Associate Professor Prudence Layne describes in several regional newspapers the fleeting nature of social media hashtags and how only a proper education can effectively combat social injustice.

Elon seminar focuses on undergraduate research mentoring

Professors from 26 colleges and universities were on campus July 13-18, 2014, for a research program hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning.

Incoming students participate in creative writing workshop

From July 6-11, six students participating in the university's "Chapter One" program traveled the region and explored Elon's campus in search of inspiration and creativity.

In My Words: 'Slow violence' against N.C. schools harms us all

Professor Steve Braye laments lawmakers' treatment of North Carolina public school teachers and students in a guest column published by regional newspapers.

Drew Perry writes essay on love for Huffington Post

The associate professor of English and published novelist authored "Love in the Time of the Toad" for the website's "Love Matters" section.

Cassandra Kircher publishes essay

Professor of English Cassandra Kircher's essay "On E.B. White, Adoption, and Writing Hybrid Reviews" was published in a 2014 edition of Essay Daily.

In My Words: Good teachers already know about trigger warnings

Professor Rosemary Haskell authored a column for regional newspapers in which she analyzes a national debate over professors warning students in syllabi about sensitive material to be covered in a course.

In My Words: As one angel ascends, millions of 'phenomenal women' remain caged

Associate Professor Prudence Layne wrote a column for regional newspapers on the legacy of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who died at home in North Carolina on May 28, 2014.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

From Holden Caulfield to Harry Potter, young adult literature strikes chords for all ages

Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.

Steven Lessner Presents On Opening Pedagogical Spaces for African American Males in First-Year Writing at National Hip Hop Conference

Professor Steven Lessner, in the English Department, presented his research in a session at the 2014 “Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip Hop Landscape(s) Conference,” held April 11-13 at Albany State University.

Prudence Layne presents paper and leads workshop at the Mico Research Day Conference in Jamaica

The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.

Prudence Layne interviewed on Jamaican Radio program

Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.

Lumen Scholar traces the history of mental illness guide

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the nation’s most recognized resource for classifying conditions like depression and anxiety, but through five editions and half a century, its self-professed raison d'être continues to evolve. Elon University senior Kelsey O’Connell set out to learn “why,” and more importantly, she wanted to pinpoint “how.”

Paula Patch Discusses Working Conditions and Writing Instruction in Featured Session at National Conference

Paula Patch discussed opportunities for non-tenure-track writing faculty as part of a panel, "Surviving and Thriving while Working off the
Tenure-Track: Gender, Contingent Labor, and Writing Instruction in the 21st Century," at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication.

English majors present at national conference

Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the  2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.

Kevin Boyle has a poem published

Student winners named in inaugural university writing contest

More than $5,000 in prize money to be used at Barnes & Noble was awarded during College Coffee on March 18 as winners of the university's Human Rights and Social Justice Writing Contest were announced.

Prudence Layne presents paper at NCBS 2014 conference

The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.

Writing Center satellite locations now open in KOBC and Multiculteral Center

Faculty receive Writing Excellence Initiative grants

Lisa Rosenberg, Belle Booker, Kris Zorigian, Angela Owusu-Ansah and Victoria Shropshire will use funding to help develop innovative approaches to writing in various courses.

Coker, Haskell and Nelson publish Global Studies article

Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology and director of general studies; Rosemary Haskell, professor of English; and Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published "Teaching Global Studies to All Undergraduates: A Required First-Year Course."

Rebecca Pope-Ruark wins awards from Association for Business Communication

The associate professor of English was honored for a paper published in the September 2012 issue of Business Communication Quarterly and for her overall contributions to the mission and membership of the association.

The Pendulum, Colonnades honored by state media association

The student media organizations were both recognized as NCCMA Best of Show winners.

Janet Lee Warman publishes poems, receives honorable mention

Janet Lee Warman has had three poems published one poem win Honorable Mention.

Prudence Layne presents workshop at WISE 2014 conference

The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."

Prudence Layne authors essay for the Aspen Institute's 30th anniversary of Wye Faculty Seminars

The essay, "Wye Diversity Matters," is part of a collection from 18 of the more than 1,000 participants who attended the faculty seminars since 1983.

New novel by Drew Perry explores life and fatherhood

With a dose of humor and grace, Associate Professor Drew Perry's second novel spins the tale of a man and his wife who relocate to Florida and find themselves swept into the shady dealings and family drama of their in-laws. Listen to him read excerpts and share his thoughts in a short video interview.

In My Words: Dreaming of rainbows but cashing bad checks

Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.

Jessie Moore and Paula Rosinski co-author article

Jessie Moore and Paula Rosinski, associate professors of professional writing and rhetoric in the Department of English, collaborated with researchers from the University of Central Florida, Michigan State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and Kenyon College on a research article about students' writing lives.

Mandela remembered as 'conscience' of South Africa

Elon University faculty, staff and students with ties to South Africa reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global leader whose humility and selflessness helped his nation heal from the ravages of apartheid.

Elon junior wins award from rape prevention organization

Delaney McHugo created a public service announcement for a class assignment and was honored for her work when she entered the video in a contest sponsored by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Four faculty members named CATL Scholars

The four professors will work on projects that explore the way students learn in music, creative writing and English education.

Rebecca Pope-Ruark Earns Awards

Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, earned two awards at the international Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference in New Orleans in late October.

PWR students present at conference

Students present research at the Association for Business Communication international conference.

Three professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows

A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janet MacFall, Drew Perry and Anthony Weston.

ABC honors Rebecca Pope-Ruark as 'rising star' and for journal article

The Association for Business Communication presented the associate professor of English with two awards during its recent conference in New Orleans.

Winners Announced in Poetry Contest

Our visting poet, Joe Millar, selected the winners in the Frederick Hartman Poetry Contest, and the winners are...

Kevin Boyle publishes poems

Kevin Boyle, professor of English, publishes three poems in Terminus magazine.

English Education majors attend NCETA conference

Seven English (Teacher Licensure) majors attended the NC English Teachers Association conference in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 11 to learn new approaches to the classroom and join others in the local professional community.

Center for Writing Excellence announces first writing contest

The entry deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, for a student competition focused on human rights that will award cash prizes totaling $3,600. Categories include: research papers, journalism, electronic media, creative writing, photos, and world languages

Moore, Felten, and Strickland publish chapter on faculty writing residencies

Jessie L. Moore, Peter Felten, and Michael Strickland contributed a chapter on Elon University's Faculty Writing Residencies to a new edited collection. "Supporting a Culture of Writing: Faculty Writing Residencies as a WAC Initiative" describes the annual writing residency that the authors launched in 2006. 

Kevin Boyle publishes poems

Connotation Press has published three poems byProfessor of English Kevin Boyle.