News of Note Week of February 22

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  • On Friday, February 5th, Pam Coke gave two invited presentations at the Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA):  “Teaching as Close Reading: Igniting a Sense of Wonder about Why I Teach” and “If I Stay: Developing a Plan for Keeping a Sense of Wonder about Why I Teach.”  Dr. Coke was thrilled to have the opportunity to reconnect with several CSU English department graduates who are currently teaching in schools in Colorado and Nebraska, including Nick Bonnet, Dakota Davis-Powers, Marissa Kast, Marie Paul, and Emily Schlehuber.
  • Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri’s “Carousel” has been accepted for publication online in Flash Fiction Magazine on March 19th.
  • Mary Crow has had her poem, “My City,” accepted for publication by Blue Moon Literary and Art Review.
  • Bill Tremblay’s latest book, Walks Along the Ditch: Poems, will be published in early April, 2016, by Lynx House Press.

CO301B, Writing in the Sciences, Information Session

During this one hour session, Dr. Sue Doe and Christina Sutton will capture what the Writing in the Sciences course is here at CSU. The following will be described:

  • history of CO301B
  • rhetoric in science communication
  • campus interest in science communication
  • rigors of the course

If you feel you might be interested in teaching CO301B in the future, you will want to come hear about this exciting course.

You have the opportunity to attend on either Wednesday, March 9th at 2:00 P.M. OR Thursday, March 10th at 2:00 P.M. We will meet in the Whitaker Room.

 

Outstanding Literary Essay Awards

The English Department’s Literature Program announces the 13th annual Outstanding Literary Essay Awards contest, which recognizes outstanding critical writing and interpretive work in literary studies. Applicants must be registered graduate or undergraduate English majors or minors.  Awards of $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place will be offered at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  Winners will be honored at the English Department Awards on Monday, April 25, 2016.

Submission Guidelines: Students should submit an essay that represents their best critical work in literary studies. Undergraduate essays should be no longer than 15 pages and graduate essays should be no longer than 20 pages. Shorter papers are welcome. Only one submission is allowed per student.

Eligibility:     (1) Essay should be written for a course taken in the CSU English Dept.

(2) Writer should be an English major or English minor

Submission deadline is Monday April 4, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Please submit:

  • TWO clean copies, with no name, address, or instructor’s comments. Only a title and page numbers should appear on the paper.
  • Include with your essay a separate cover letter with your (a)name, (b)address, (c) phone number, (d) e-mail address, (e)university ID number, (f) title of your essay (g) course for which the essay was written and the professor who taught the course, and (h) indicate whether you are an undergraduate English major, minoring in English, or a graduate student at CSU.

Address your cover letter to: Professor Aparna Gollapudi, Department of English, Campus Delivery 1773, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773. Cover letter and submissions can be dropped off at the English Department Office in Eddy Bldg.

 

Tools from the Workshop: Theory and “Hands On” Practice with Multimodal Engagement in UD Composition Courses Part II

The Upper Division Composition Professional Development Workshop Series is proud to present the second installment of our spring 2016 offerings: During the week of March 21st we will hold our second workshop: The Possibility of Actually Composing a Visual Argument (Days and times to be determined by a coming Doodle poll!)

Come join us as we discuss a sprinkling of theory that connects visual argument with the course goals of CO 300. The bulk of the workshop will be devoted to a “hands on” exploration of the new Photoshop software that has been installed on the computers in Eddy 2 and 4. Help us explore this rich visual editing software and envision ways that it can be effectively utilized in the classroom. A nice takeaway from the workshop will be the production of a flyer to advertise one of your upcoming classes. (Never be caught unprepared when the call for a class flyer is issued!)

All are welcome to join.

Four great incentives:

  1. Conversation with your awesome peers
  2. Certificate of Completion for those pesky Evaluation files
  3. Intellectual Engagement
  4. Snacks!

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