Antero Garcia recently received grant funding as a co-PI on a project funded by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. “Composing Our World: Supporting Literacy and Social and Emotional Learning through 9th Grade ELA Project-Based Learning” is a three year study taking place throughout Northern Colorado.
On May 2, Nancy Henke will be inducted into the Forensics Hall of Fame at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. She and the other members of the 2005 Boise State University Speech and Debate team are being honored to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the team’s first national championship. Boise State has won three more national titles in forensics since the first win in 2005.
Kristina Quynn’s article “Elsewheres of Diaspora: Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here” will be published in the spring special topic issue on theorizing elsewhere of the Journal of Midwest Modern Language Association.
Three Community Literacy Center interns presented research at the 2015 Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity poster showcase. English major Meg Monacelli and Sociology major Chelsea Mitchell presented their collaborative poster on prison re-entry education and training programs. English major, Hannah Polland presented a poster on her research on literacy and sex trafficking. Hannah’s poster/presentation earned 1st place in the service-learning category. Congratulations, Meg, Chelsea, and Hannah!
Kristin George Bagdanov’s poem “Moon Body” was accepted for publication by Berkeley Poetry Review. She has also accepted an offer to attend UC Davis’s PhD in Literature program, where she will be a Provost’s Fellow in the fall.
Olivia Tracy will be presenting her paper “‘Rise Up Through the Words’: Nature and Power in Haitian Uncoverings of Anacaona” in June at the 2015 ASLE Biennial conference in Moscow, Idaho. She will be presenting as part of the panel “Postcolonial Uncoverings: Caribbean Ecologies.”
Earlier this week Alam Shoaib (MFA, fiction) heard from the editors at the British literary magazine Wasafiri. They have accepted his poems “Customs,” “Sepulchre,” and “Apartment 651J” for their upcoming November special issue on Writing from Bangladesh.
Davis Webster, a current English (Creative Writing) undergraduate, is a finalist in the New York Times “Modern Love” College Essay Contest. His essay, one of ten chosen out of 1800 essays from 400 colleges, will be appearing on the New York Times’ website next week.
Janelle Adsit, MA student (’09) in the English department (communication development) has accepted a tenure-line position at Humboldt State University. She will be teaching creative writing workshops there. Humboldt State is the northernmost Cal State school.