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Warman publishes poem in 'Forgotten Women' anthology

Janet Lee Warman is a professor of English and education at Elon

AAC&U presentation features findings of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning

Nina Namaste and Jessie Moore represented the Center for Engaged Learning in a recent AAC&U presentation featuring findings from the center’s 2015-17 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience.

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

 

Jessie Moore, director of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning, publishes new book on writing transfer 

Jessie Moore, Director of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning, published a new book Understanding Writing Transfer that features work from Elon’s Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer research seminar.

Grant to support research of how Design Thinking Studio students adapt to writing in different genres

Rebecca Pope-Ruark was awarded the two-year, $10,000 grant by the Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative. 

Moore presents at international educational development conference

Jessie L. Moore presented a Center for Engaged Learning project at the 2016 International Consortium for Educational Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in November.

Death of Program Assistant Pamela Moffitt

Moffitt, who passed away Dec. 1, served as a program assistant in the Department of English. 

Senior lecturer presents at English leadership conference

Paula Patch described the outcome of a CATL Scholar project to revise tools education licensure candidates use to demonstrate grammar competency

CATL team members present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 41st annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Nov. 9-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Paula Patch and Patrick Rudd present on the library/first-year writing partnership as a community of practice

Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty. 

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Winners announced in Fredrick Hartmann Poetry Contest

Visiting Writer Debra Nystrom selected the winners in this year's poetry contest.

Elon adds track to Peace Corps Prep Program with focus on teaching English internationally

The new track is the third in Elon's Peace Corps Prep program, which launched in 2013. 

Professor takes leadership role with International Consortium for Educational Development

Deandra Little is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Professor offers 'easy ways to embrace high-impact learning' in Chronicle of Higher Education article

Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, penned the article for the Chronicle's Oct. 28 issue focusing on innovation in higher education. 

English professor co-edits third book on collective creation in the theatre

"Women, Collective Creation, and Devised Performance" is the third book Scott Proudfit, assistant professor of English, has edited for Palgrave Macmillan since coming to Elon University in 2010, having previously served as associate editor on "A History of Collective Creation" (2013) and "Collective Creation in Contemporary Performance" (2013).

English professor to read at West End Poetry Festival

Kevin Boyle, professor of English, has been invited to read poetry at a local poetry festival.

English professor presents at Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference

Cassandra Kircher presented "What's Form Got to Do With It? Focusing on Form in the Creative Nonfiction Classroom" at the 2016 Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Los Angeles, California.   

Communications students, faculty attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Associate Professors Anthony Hatcher and Rich Landesberg accompanied four student journalists to Louisiana to attend workshops highlighting journalism, technology and social media.

Global Neighborhood begins year by learning to disagree

Participants in the first Global Neighborhood House dinner modeled civil discourse while talking about contentious issues.

Kevin Boyle's book wins honorable mention in N.C. Poetry Society Competition

Boyle will read with the three other winners of the contest in Southern Pines on Sept. 17.

Elon professor publishes new chapbook of poetry

Elon's Janet Lee Warman, professor of English and education, has published a chapbook.

From novels to neuroscience, SURE scholars dive deep into research

This year's 53 students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program presented mid-summer progress in their work on July 22.

Two British Fulbright Scholars to teach at Elon in 2016-17

The faculty members from universities in the United Kingdom will teach courses in criminology and literature.

Paul Crenshaw wins Pushcart literary award

An essay by the English faculty member was selected for a 2017 Pushcart Prize, which honors the best literature published in small presses.

Lauren Phillips ’16 receives post-grad fellowship with Time Inc.

The English major was selected for the media organization’s Lifestyle Group Fellowship Program and will assist the editorial staff of Coastal Living, a print and online magazine based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Paul Crenshaw’s essay to appear in ‘Best American Essays 2016’

An essay by Paul Crenshaw, assistant professor of English, was picked as one of the top essays featured in magazines, journals and websites this year.

Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk presents at conference

Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk, assistant professor of English, gave a presentation on facilitating students' metacognitive practices in the college writing classroom and led a workshop on teaching multilingual students at the Conference on College Composition and Communication's annual convention, held April 6-9 in Houston, Texas.

Winners announced for Thomas Jefferson essay contest

Three students won top honors in the annual essay competition endowed by the late Philip L. Carret.

Top 10 Under 10 Awards celebrate the successes of young alumni

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and its community.

PBS Co-anchor Jeffrey Brown delivers 2016 Elder Lecture

The senior correspondent for NewsHour discussed topics ranging from journalism to poetry and the humanities in news and life.

Eric Ashley Hairston Co-chairs and Presents at ACLA Conference at Harvard

Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.

Dan Burns publishes article, guest edits recent special issue of American literature journal

Dan Burns, an instructor in English, has guest-edited the most recent issue of American Book Review, a journal specializing in recently published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women's presses.

Rosemary Haskell publishes article

Rosemary Haskell, Department of English, publishes an article about representations of migration in the novels of francophone Senegalese author, Fatou Diome.

Prudence Layne delivers keynote address 

Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.

Dan Burns presents paper on multi-ethnic fiction and the literary canon at annual MELUS conference

Paula Patch elected to executive board of Council of Writing Program Administrators

Paula Patch, senior lecturer in English and coordinator of the College Writing program at Elon, has been elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the Council of Writing Program administrators, a national association of faculty with professional responsibilities for directing writing programs. 

All's Well that Ends Well Pre-Performance Talks

Talks on the Steps explore Elon's Performance of Shakespeare's comedy

2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced    

The honorees are alumni from the past decade who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

News & Observer publishes Rosemary Haskell column on Brits, Trump and U.S. gun violence

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 Casey DiRienzo, Clyde Ellis and Ashley Hairston.

Five professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Patrick Phillips announced the student poetry contest winners at his reading Monday night.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help roommates pursue graduate school

Jasmine Bryant '15 and Negesti Kaudo '15, with support from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, were recently accepted into top master's programs for social work and creative writing, respectively.

Author: 'Orange is the New Black' more than a story about prison

Piper Kerman, whose 2010 memoir inspired the critically acclaimed Netflix series by the same name, visited Elon University to make the case for reforming the criminal justice system.

English majors participate in undergraduate research workshop

Christian Kowalski and Miranda Romano participated in the 2015 Naylor Workshop on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College.

Kyle Whitaker '14 presents research at international conference

The Elon Honors Program graduate presented research at the Pekan International Education Confernce in Malyasia on the value students place on writing in the 21st century.

In My Words: Stop talking 'rights' and start talking 'health'

In an open letter to presidential hopefuls, Professor Rosemary Haskell uses literature and knowledge of her native Great Britain to make the case for American policymakers treating firearms as a public health issue.

Sam Slaughter ’09: In a few words

Writer Sam Slaughter ’09 finds beauty in the brevity of words, something that has inspired him to write a flash fiction book.

Burbridge, Covington, Crawford and Gill honored with Elon Medallions

Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university’s highest honor Monday upon four of its most distinguished retired employees for their meritorious service to the school.