Celebrating our student employees
Celebrating our student employees
  • Tim Amidon participated in a one-day research methods workshop, “Modeling Qualitative Data,” where he received feedback on data visualizations that will be used in an upcoming article. The workshop was led by Clay Spinuzzi and hosted by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).
  • Tim Amidon led a working round-table on “Intellectual Property Activism and Advocacy” at the open business meeting of the CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus. The roundtable focused on two main issues:  We strategized ways to increase support within CCCC/NCTE for turning CCC, the group’s premiere journal, toward an open-access model. We discussed the importance of better understanding how/if NCTE lobbying resources might be leveraged to ensure that IP issues that impact the work writing teachers and English educators perform, such as a potential 2018 Copyright Term Extension Act.
  • Tim Amidon served on the CCCC Nominating Committee (term 2015-2016). The Committee was entrusted with selecting members representing the diverse interests of CCCCs constituency and a history of service to the organization to appear for offices on 2017 ballot, including Assistant Chair, Executive Committee, and Nominating Committee.
  • Tim Amidon (PI) authored a successful proposal with Elizabeth Williams (Co-PI; Communications), Kim Henry (Co-PI; Psychology), and Tiffany Lipsey (Co-PI; Health & Exercise Science for the Vice President of Research’s PRECIP program. The award includes $5,000 seed funding plus access to support mechanisms that can lead to participation in CIP in pursuit of major research funding awards. The interdisciplinary team pursued $1.5 million through a Department of Homeland Security grant in 2015 (unfunded), and will utilize PRECIP funding and support to refine units of analysis, methods of data collection, and analytical techniques associated with a mixed-methods study that seeks to better understand how cognition, perception, communication, and stress intersect to impact firefighter safety.
  • Tim Amidon gave an invited talk, “Demystifying Fair Use,” to students in Electronic Arts, Graphic Design, and Printmaking at the Wold Center.
  • Dan Beachy-Quick spent the week as a Woodberry Poetry Room Creative Fellow working on two essays, one on Emily Dickinson, one on John Keats, which I presented at “A Quiet Reading” with Jen Bervin at the Houghton Library.
  • Matthew Cooperman recently attended the AWP Conference in Los Angeles, where he presented papers on two panels, “The Poetics of Drought” and “Ekphrasis in the Digital Age,” and gave a reading and book signing. In addition, he represented CSU, alongside Stephanie G’Schwind, Camille Dungy and a bunch of our lovely graduate students, at the Literary Colorado Reception.
  • A story published in Colorado Review, “The Letician Age,” by Yalitza Ferreras (Summer 2015 issue), has been selected by Junot Díaz for Best American Short Stories 2016.
  • Sue Doe presented a visual essay at the Veterans Studies workshop at the 4C’s conference in Houston last week. Her presentation was called “Fair Vanity: The Emerging Female Scholars of Veterans Studies” and involved a playful remix of a recent photograph from Vanity Fair that featured a group of strictly male veterans who have emerged from our recent wars as significant, even National Book Award-winning, writers. In the room and in her photo remix were a dozen of the female soldiers, friends, partners, and daughters who were left out of that Vanity Fair photo yet have been publishing significant amounts of work and engaging in important research, including doctoral work, on the impacts of the Post-9/11 wars on the people who have fought them.  Among the scholars included in Sue’s remix was Major Erin Hadlock, M.A. 2010 Rhetoric and Composition, whose examination of military genres has become a much cited source in the literature on veteran literacies. Erin is currently deployed to Afghanistan. Just this week she wrote to Sue by email in true Erin style, saying:  “We just got hit with our second indirect fire of the night, and despite the fact that I have a mud mask on my face and I’m in my PJs, I must go back to work to report 100% accountability. Hopefully, the rose petals have infused their youthful glow!”
  • At the recent CCCC conference in Houston, John Koban, Whitney Orth, and Lisa Langstraat presented papers on the panel, “Feeling Things:  Critical Emotion Studies and Material Culture Theory.”
  • Lisa Langstraat also presented “After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: GLBT Student Veterans Today” at the CCCC pre-conference workshop, “Working with Military-Affiliated Writers.”
  • Kayann Short (BA 81; MA 86) will read her essay, “Soil vs Dirt: A Reverie on Getting Down to Earth,” from the anthology Dirt: A Love Story, on Friday, April 22, 7 PM, at Letterpress & Publick House, 316 Willow St. Short will be joined by Ft Collins author Laura Pritchett, Colorado author and publisher Jane Shellenberger, and Ft Collins’ own Happy Heart Farm in this celebration of Earth Day 46.
  • Bill Tremblay will read from his new book, Walks Along the Ditch, on Sunday April 17 in Spokane, WA, at the “Get Lit Literary Festival.” For those who would like to see the cover–with art by British painter Paul Bailey and back-cover copy by Joe Hutchinson and Vermont Poet Laureate Chard diNiord. For those  wishing to order the book, email cnhowell@ewu.edu. Bill is scheduled to do a reading at Wolverine 316 Willow 7:30 PM May 5. Books available there and Bean Cycle.


Greyrock Review Release Party!!!

 The Greyrock Review Release Party will be held on, Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 at Wolverine Farm’s Publishing.


 Summer 2016 Internships Available!

 Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to qualifying undergraduate and graduate students.

Publishing/Editorial Internships:

Educational Internships:

Non-Profit/Communications Internships:



Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu  for more information on these internships and how to apply.


Roundtable Discussions/Workshops

The Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee is sponsoring two roundtable discussions/workshops this April.

“How Not to Internalize Contingency”
Tuesday, April 19, 3-4pm in Whitaker

Grading Roundtable with Nancy Henke, Sharon Grindle, & Virginia Chaffee
Monday, April 25, 4-5pm in Whitaker