February 2017 Monthly Archive

Food Student Essay Contest 2016/2017

CSU Students (only) completing CO150 in good standing during the 2016/2017 Academic Year, in sections addressing the course topic of “food,” are eligible to participate in this essay contest, (only one entry per student). Please submit the following to participate: […]

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Black History Month: Rita Dove

Black History Month is almost over, but we’ve barely brushed the surface of the influence black authors have had on the literary community. Rita Frances Dove was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. Her father, Ray Dove, was the first African-American […]

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News of Note Week of February 20

Sue Doe’s chapter, “What Works and What Counts: Valuing the Affective in Non Tenure-Track Advocacy,” co-authored with Maria Maisto and Janelle Adsit, was just published in Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition. Edited by Seth Kahn, William […]

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Black History Month: W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois is remembered for his many roles as a journalist, educator, African-American sociologist, and Civil Rights activist. He was born in 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Du Bois excelled at school, receiving two bachelor’s degrees from Fisk […]

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Black History Month: bell hooks

bell hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins on September 25, 1952. The town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she and her five siblings grew up and went to school, was segregated, and her experiences in this community helped shape the commitment […]

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Black History Month: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is among the most acclaimed African American authors in U.S. history. In 1993, she became the first African American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She also received a 1988 Pulitzer Prize for her novel […]

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A Day at the (Career) Fair

~from intern Joyce Bohling Recently I shared a story here on the blog—“What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?”—exploring career options for English majors. For that post, I interviewed Career Education Manager for the College of Liberal Arts, Katie […]

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