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CSAL Roundtable Discussion 

Sue Doe wishes to announce that the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) will host a roundtable discussion of the CSU “Proposal for Re-Envisioning Faculty Appointments” (authored by the Committee on Non Tenure-Track Faculty –CoNTTF) featuring leaders of the academic labor movement on April 27 at 3 PM. Visiting campus will be Maria Maisto of the New Faculty Majority, Joe Berry, faculty member in the Chicago Labor Education Program and  author of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower, John Curtis, former research director of the American Sociological Association, Marisa Allison, founder of the Women & Contingency Database and doctoral candidate at George Mason University’s Public and Applied Sociology Program, and Jim Walsh, University of Colorado-Denver Political Science Professor, social justice activist, and founder/director of the Denver Romero Theatre Troupe.

 

English Department Awards Reception TODAY!!!

Monday, 4-6pm in the LSC North Ballroom – Presentations at 4:30pm.

  • Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang recently gave a reading & talk at Colgate University in New York. Matthew has an essay up on Hart Crane at At Length on “the poem that won’t leave you alone.” http://atlengthmag.com/poetry/the-poem-that-wont-leave-you-alone/
  • On Saturday, April 29, 4pm, Old Firehouse Books, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthew Cooperman and Bill Tremblay will read from their work as part of National Independent Bookstore Day, and the closing of National Poetry Month.
  • Roze Hentschell was invited to speak at The Senior Center in Fort Collins, where she spoke on “Shakespeare and the Sonnet Tradition.”
  • Jaime Jordan invites everyone to explore how she uses the Serial podcast to tackle unconscious bias in her CO150 class. Those interested can check out the display in the northwest corner of the 3rd floor at the “lunch counter.”
  • Todd Mitchell recently conducted a full day of fiction and poetry workshops with teens at Fort Collins High School, where they have several outstanding writers (who might hopefully come here). He also conducted virtual visits (via Skype) to high school and middle school students in southern Colorado.
  • Karen Montgomery Moore presented “Affect, Anxiety, and the Abject Corpse in A Study in Scarlet” at the Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association conference in San Diego on April 15. This paper was advised by Ellen Brinks and Debby Thompson (for her master’s final project).
  • Rebecca Snow will give a brief talk along with other local authors at the Quid Novi book fair, April 27th, 6-9 pm. She can get CSU authors table space to display/sell their books as her guest for 1/2-price ($25.00) and free registration, up until the day of the event: https://www.quidnoviinnovations.com/Spring-Innovation/
  • Mary Crow has had four poems accepted for publication: “Theory” and “But You Came anyway” by New Madrid and “Taking the Heat” and “The Necessary Existence of the Old World” by The American Journal of Poetry.
  • The Writing Center and the English Department were well-represented at the Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference. Here is a list of presenters and presentations:
    • Kiley Miller & Wendy-Anne Hamrick
      “Is that an effective question?”: Meaningful and Interactive Grammar Feedback in Multilingual Consultations
    • Leah White & Katherine Indermaur
      Mindfulness for Tutor Resilience
    • Shirley Coenen & Leslie Davis
      Bridging the Gap Between Undergraduate and Graduate Student Writing Support
    • Jennifer Levin, Tiffany Akers, and Alina S. Lugo
      Strategies for Increasing Engagement in Tutoring Sessions
    • Sheri Anderson, Sue Doe, and Lisa Langstraat
      Student-Veterans in the Writing Center: Dispelling the Myths and Providing Genuine “Military Friendly” Support

English Department Career Event: Freelance Editing Panel

Please join us for a special panel on working in the world of freelance editing. Panelists Ann Diaz (M.A. 17) and Nathan DelaCastro (B.A. 15) will share their experiences working as freelance editors and making a living!

When: Friday, May 5, from 3:00 to 4:15pm
Where: Location TBA

More details and information are forthcoming, so stay tuned! Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, with any questions.

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The Poudre River this morning (image by Jill Salahub)

The Poudre River (image by Jill Salahub)

  • On October 28th, Tim Amidon, Elizabeth Williams (Communication Studies), Kim Henry (Psychology), and Tiffany Lipsey (Health and Exercise Science) partnered with the Poudre Fire Authority to host a symposium on the intersections of work, knowledge, and safety in the fireservice. Over 70 fireservice leaders from as far away as Oakland, CA and Ontario, Canada participated in interactive, stakeholder conversations designed to help researchers and participants identify the types of human factors that impact firefighter occupational safety and health outcomes. Breakout sessions included discussions on wearable technologies and next generation PPE, post-traumatic stress, the impact of chronic stress, sleep deprivation, and diet on decision making and cognition, how blue-collar traditions and working class identity impact how firefighters value the types of labor they perform, and how the challenges of certifying skills and building learning organizations through training and education programs. The event was sponsored by PFA and Pre-Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships seed funding awarded to the research team by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Tim would also personally thank our student intern Tiffany Lingo and administrative gurus Sheila Dargon and Lilian Nugent for their support!
  • Dan Beachy-Quick has an interview up on the Kenyon Review’s website with: http://www.kenyonreview.org/conversation/dan-beachy-quick/ and a group of linked essays at EuropeNow: http://www.europenowjournal.org/2016/11/30/sunlight-and-arrows-five-invocations-for-the-silent-muse/
  • John Calderazzo will be presenting a talk on “Climate Change and Quechua Ritual” at the Sacred Landscapes and Mountains conference at the China India Institute in New York City.  The talk is based on a trip he took to a glacier-fed basin in the Peruvian Andes. John will also be the judge for the 2017 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest.
  • Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat’s essay “Faculty Development Workshops with Student Vet Participants: Seizing the Induction Possibilities” will shortly appear in Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning (Volume 16, Issue 2).
  • On November 18, just prior to the start of Fall Break, CO130 faculty welcomed around 75 international students to a Harvest Meal in the Whitaker Room.  It was crazy fun in there, particularly as faculty watered down the soup to make it stretch to meet the larger-than-expected crowd and as Cassie Eddington’s kimchi was pronounced “Superb!” by a Korean student. This event was the brainchild of Karen Montgomery Moore and was assisted by Cassie Eddington, Virginia Chaffee, Kristie Yelinek, Hannah Caballero, Leslie Davis, Sheila Dargon, and Sue Doe.  Thanks go to our Chair, Louann Reid, for her support for this very special and timely event. Thanks also to the front office staff who participated and strongly communicated the department’s support for the diverse students of CO130! Thanks as well to our amazing Eddy custodial staff who not only helped bring food from our cars to the third floor but stuck around late to help clean up the mess!
  • On Saturday, October 15th, the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS) hosted its 47th Annual Regional Conference at Metro State University in Denver.  This year’s theme was “For the Love of Teaching: Reclaiming the Classroom.”  CLAS presented CSU’s English Professor Emeritus William McBride with the Legacy Award.  English Education graduate student Jenna (Franklin) Martin shared her presentation, titled “Intercultural Sensitivity in the Middle School Language Arts Classroom.”  Dr. Pam Coke gave a presentation with Cheryl Kula, a fourth grade teacher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Loveland, titled “Hard to Learn, Hard to Teach: Using Problem-Based Strategies in the Classroom.”  A good conference was had by all.
  • On Saturday, November 12th, CSU welcomed high school seniors from around the country to campus to take part in Senior Scholarship Day. English department colleagues led students through a writing workshop, followed by a timed writing competition.  CSU Admissions offered scholarships to the top writers. Our English department team included Tony Becker, Doug Cloud, Pam Coke, Ashley Davies, Katie Hoffman, Tobi Jacobi, Sarah Pieplow, Jeremy Proctor, Catherine Ratliff, and fearless leader Ed Lessor. Thank you, team, for your hard work!
  • On Saturday, November 19th, Dr. Pam Coke presented her research at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Atlanta.  Her session, titled “Performing Adolescence on the Page and in the Classroom: Using Adolescents’ Literature to Advocate for Students’ Mental Health,” She helped participants examine critical questions for educators, including: Is it ethical to teach a text that I know can trigger forms of PTSD for students?  Is it irresponsible to avoid such issues in the classroom?  If and when I do teach these texts (and I believe it is irresponsible to omit controversial texts from our classrooms), what can I do to best advocate for the mental health and well-being of the students? The presentation sparked valuable conversation among attendees.
  • Debby Thompson’s essay “Canine Cardiology,” published earlier this year in The Bellevue Literary Review, has been nominated for a Pushcart prize.

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SpeakOut!

We have three SpeakOut Journal Launch events during finals week. We will be celebrating the publication of our Fall 2016 issue of the SpeakOut Journal with a reading by our participants and refreshments. Please contact Tobi Jacobi (tjacobi@colostate.edu) if you would like to attend the readings at the jail or community corrections. We’d love to see you there!

SpeakOut! Youth Groups: Monday, December 12 from 6:45 to 8:15pm at Wolverine Letterpress and Publick House

SpeakOut! @ Community Corrections and Work Release: Wednesday, December 14 from 7:30 to 8:30pm at LCJ Administration Building

SpeakOut! Men & Women’s Groups @ Larimer County Jail: Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Larimer County Jail.

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Greyrock Review: Get your work published!

Fiction: 5,000 word limit, format should be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman or Galibri fonts. Two pieces of your best work may be submitted.

Nonfiction: 5,000 word limit, format should be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri fonts. Two pieces of your best work may be submitted.

Poetry: Up to 5 poems may be submitted, each poem should be placed on a separate page in a single document. If poems have a visual formatting component, please use Adobe PDF files. Otherwise, Word (.doc files) are preferred.

Visual Arts: Any visual art form is accepted, excluding video. Please photography your work and submit digitally. 300 dpi and CMYK colored .TIFF file is preferred.

For more information please visit http://greyrockreview.colostate.edu or email Baleigh Greene at bmgreene@rams.colostate.edu

Submissions accepted from October 3, 2016 – December 16, 2016

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Image by Jill Salahub

Image by Jill Salahub

  • Antero Garcia has a new chapter titled “Teacher as Dungeon Master: Connected learning, democratic classrooms, and rolling for initiative” in the book The role-playing society: Essays on the cultural influence of RPGs (MacFarland).
  • Antero Garcia has been announced as a judge for the art and writing youth “Twist Fate” challenge. He will co-edit a collection of the entries to be published after the competition challenge ends. The deadline for entries is April 6th and more info can be found here: http://dmlhub.net/newsroom/media-releases/twist-fate/.
  • Sasha Steensen published five poems in the March/ April issue of Kenyon Review, two of which are featured online: http://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/marapr-2016/selections/sasha-steensen/  She was also interviewed for Kenyon Conversations.  You can read the interview here:  http://www.kenyonreview.org/conversation/sasha-steensen/ She will be reading at Mountain Fold bookstore in Colorado Springs at 7pm on March 19th.
  • Karen Montgomery Moore will be presenting “Affect, Anxiety, and the Abject Corpse in A Study in Scarlet” at the Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association conference in Seattle on March 24. She was advised regarding this paper (her final graduate project) by Ellen Brinks and Debby Thompson, and she received NTTF professional development funding to support travel for this presentation.
  • Sean Waters published a cool piece about Seth Jansen and Poudre Valley Community Farms, which came out last week in Fort Collins’ Scene Magazine.  http://scenenoco.com/2016/03/02/poudre-valley-farms/
  • Davis Webster’s (an undergrad in creative writing) essay “Wyo.” was accepted for publication in Fourth Genre.
  • Embracing Community through Giving,” an article about Deanna Ludwin’s contributions to the English Department, is included in the February 27 issue of the College of Liberal Arts Newsletter. Jill Salahub is the article’s author. Deanna’s poem “Focus” was published in Fjords Review’s “Free Womens Edition.” (Go to fjordsreview.com and click on “Featured” then “Archives.”) Her article about attending a poetry workshop in France, “Opening the Senses in Southern France,” was included in volume 6, issue 1 of CSU’s Society of Senior Scholars Newsletter.
  • Edward Hamlin, winner of Colorado Review’s 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, will read from his recently published collection Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and one of two finalists for this year’s Colorado Book Award (short story collection category), at Wolverine Farm’s Publick House Saturday April 16, 7:30 pm. (Please note: this event was rescheduled due to weather, and will take place at the same location on May 20, 7:30 pm).

 

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this summer in E343: Shakespeare II with Dr. Roze Hentschell. Registration begins March 22nd.

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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  (Room and Time TBA after the Doodle Poll Results are In)

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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  • SueEllen Campbell and John Calderazzo will be busy at the upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual conference in San Francisco. SueEllen is a co-convener of three sessions about the need for multidisciplinary approach to climate change education, two oral sessions and one poster session. She will also present a poster at the latter. John will moderate and co-present a workshop, Sharing Science in Plain English; he’ll also co-chair and moderate a panel on The Many Sides of Sharing Science. Both will also talk about science communication with the general public in an informal Ask an Expert forum.
  • Antero Garcia’s most recent book Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students (co-authored with Nicole Mirra and Ernest Morrell) is out now through Routledge.
  • Antero Garcia has an article in the most recent issue of English Journal with Nicole Mirra and Danielle Filipiak titled “Revolutionizing Inquiry in Urban English Classrooms: Pursuing Voice and Justice through Youth Participatory Action Research.” It can be accessed here.
  • Tobi Jacobi has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the College Composition and Communication (CCC) journal editorial board.
  • An interview with EJ Levy about her fiction and essays appears in the current issue of Superstition Review, which has a wonderful archive of author interviews with Maggie Nelson, George Saunders, Tayari Jones, among others. https://superstitionreview.asu.edu/issue16/interviews/ejlevy
  • Sarah Sloane read from an essay-in-progress about her father, “Sammy Safety,” at the Western Literature Association Conference in Reno, Nevada, on October 15, 2015. She has also collaboratively written an article with artist Joe Joe Orangias and Professor Jeannie Simms (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) called “Pink Icons: LGBTQ2 Monuments and their Displacement of Culture,” invited and under consideration by Public Art Dialogue. Orangias, Frank Pega (University of Otega, NZ), and Sloane were collaborators on the Pink Dolphin Monument installation in Galveston, TX: http://pinkdolphinmonument.com Finally, Sloane was one of four winners of a local essay contest, “This is Fort Collins,” held annually by The Coloradoan. Her essay was published online and in the September 2, 2015 weekend edition. She also gave a reading of it at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House.
  • Debby Thompson’s essay “Canine Cardiology” has been accepted for publication by the Bellevue Literary Review.
  • Felicia Zamora’s (MFA ’12) poems have been recently accepted for publication in Columbia Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Juked, Meridian, Phoebe, and The Burnside Review. Her manuscript, Silence for the Rest of Class, was a finalist in the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize. Three of her poems are currently highlighted on The Normal School website.

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Image by Colorado State University

Image by Colorado State University

  • There’s a review of Dan Beachy-Quick’s book of poems, gentlessness, up at Rain Taxi: http://www.raintaxi.com/gentlessness/
  • Antero Garcia reflected on Teacher Professional Development and Loss, Trauma, and Empathy for DMLcentral. You can read his post here: http://dmlcentral.net/loss-trauma-and-the-digital-language-of-empathy-in-schools/
  • Antero Garcia wrote a blog post for the Compose Our World research project funded by Lucas Educational Research. You can read his George Clinton-quoting post here: http://composeourworld.org/blog/2015/11/13/we-do-this-this-is-what-we-do/
  • Stephanie G’Schwind presented on a panel, “The View from the Slush Pile,” at the NonfictioNow conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, last month.
  • Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and Antero Garcia were featured guests on the NWP Radio program to discuss their new book, Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction. The archived broadcast is available here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nwp_radio.
  • Debby Thompson’s essay “The Four Stages of Cancer,” published in Upstreet, was listed as a “notable” in Best American Essays 2015.
  • Airica Parker’s poem “Form” will appear in the Winter 2015 issue of The Nature of the West: Camas.
  • Beth Stoneburner has an essay up at xoJane.com on rape and justice. Link is:
    http://www.xojane.com/issues/confronting-my-rapist-taught-me-about-justice
  • MA and MFA students showed out in full force at the Graduate Student Showcase on Wednesday, November 11th. Their posters and presentations revealed the diversity and depth of the creativity and scholarship in this department. They even garnered prizes to boot. We want to call attention and thank all the participants in the Showcase from English, and give a special shout-out to those who won awards for their work. The participants were, in alphabetical order, Alhassane Ali Drouhamane, Paul Binkley, Cedar Brant, Lindsay Brookshier, Leslie Davis, Annette Gabriel, Kathleen Hamel, Kelsey Hatley, Melissa Hohl, Abby Kerstetter, Samantha Killmeyer, Kaitlyn Mainhart, John McDonough, Kristen Mullen, Kathleen Naughton, Courtney Pollard, Sarahbeth Stoneburner, John Whalen, Michelle Wilk, and Meagan Wilson. The prizewinners were: Melissa Hohl (College of Liberal Arts Award), Abby Kerstetter (Distinction in Creativity Award) and John Whalen (Great Minds in Research Award).
  • Melissa Hohl was awarded Highest Achievement in Performing Arts from the College of Liberal Arts at the Graduate Student Showcase.
  • Abby Kerstetter was awarded 2nd Place in the category of Distinction in Creativity at the Graduate Student Showcase.
  • John Whalen was awarded 2nd place in “Great Minds in Research” for his project entitled “Which Reporting Verbs Characterize Successful Academic Writing?” at the Graduate Student Showcase.

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    John Whalen at the Graduate Student Showcase

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Eddy Hall atrium

Eddy Hall atrium, image by Jill Salahub

  • Dan Beachy-Quick went to Yale University last week to meet with the Poetics Work Group to discuss his most recent book, gentlessness.
  • Antero Garcia published a blog post for DMLCentral discussing the racism of #BoycottStarWarsVII and the implications for classrooms: http://dmlcentral.net/boycottstarwarsvii-racism-and-classroom-responsibility/
  • Cindy O’Donnell-Allen presented last week at the annual conference of the Associations of Science and Technology Centers along with Holly Le Masurier from the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Their presentation featured work with local youth participating in the Youth Science Civic Inquiry (YSCI) Institute focused on water use and protection that was held last summer at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. The work is part of a large grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Writing Project that centers on the intersections between science and literacy practices.
  • Debby Thompson’s essay “Meta-Hamster” has been accepted for the Ruminations section of January’s issue of Under the Sun.  The essay is both an analysis of pet-keeping in the US and a rumination on the place of analysis in creative nonfiction.
  • Catherine Ratliff successfully defended her dissertation on the female expatriate communities of interwar Paris.
  • The Literature Program was awarded a $500 mini-grant from the CSU Graduate School to be used for recruiting MA students.
  • Kayann Short (BA 1981; MA 1988) presented her paper “Between War and Wheat: The Cultivation of Ellen Webb in Mildred Walker’s Winter Wheat” at the recent Western Literature Association conference in Reno, NV.
  • Dancing Girl Press has accepted Felicia Zamora’s (MFA ’12) chapbook, Imbibe {et alia}here, for publication in summer 2016. She also has poems accepted in the Indian Review, North American Review, Pleaides, and Matter Journal. Her poem “Decoy” was a runner-up in the 2015 Indiana Review ½ K Prize and her poem “Not not” was a finalist in the Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest.

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Communications intern Ashley Alfirevic relaxing with a book under the trees on the south side of Eddy Hall, a popular site for such things

English Department Communications Intern Ashley Alfirevic relaxing with a book under the trees on the south side of Eddy Hall, a popular site for such things

  • Gerry Delahunty presented his paper “Amnesty International (AI) and Philanthropic Fundraising (PF) Appeals: A Comparative Move Analysis” at the 26th Annual Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics at Aalborg University, Denmark, on August 20, 2015. His presentation proposal, “Language, Text, and Ideological Opposition in Amnesty International (AI) Appeal Letters on Behalf of ‘Prisoners of Conscience'” has been accepted for the 5th New Zealand Discourse Conference, December 7-9, 2015 in Auckland University of Technology.
  • Debby Thompson’s essay “As She Kissed the Cow” (about human-animal relations) will appear in the fall issue of The Missouri Review.  Her essay “After the Knife” (about school shootings) will be posted on The Kenyon Review Online in the winter.
  • Todd Mitchell presented a session on creating comic books at Fort Collins’s first Comic Con.
  • Aby Kaupang Cooperman was recently named the Fort Collin’s Poet Laureate. An interview and poems can be found in The Courier on pages 9-10. Fort Collins Courier, Summer/Fall 2015 She will conduct workshops, readings and filed trips throughout the upcoming year.
  • Abby Kerstetter had a poem accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal. The poem is called “Augury with Deer.”
  • Bill Tremblay’s adaptation of Aaron A. Abeyta’s novel, RISE, DO NOT BE AFRAID [Ghost Road Press, 2003] is a finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival’s screenplay competition for feature films.
  • In August, Felicia Zamora (MFA ’12) won the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize from Verse with her chapbook length manuscript, Of Unkowing. Her manuscript Silence for the Rest of Class was a finalist in the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Contest where three of her poems are highlighted on the Tarpaulin Sky website. She was a finalist in the Sonora Review 2015 Poetry Prize and the 2015 poetry prize from Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. She has a poem in the recent edition of the Potomac Review, and poems forthcoming in Cimarron Review and Zone 3.
  • The CSU Writing Project (CSUWP) had a busy summer, offering 6 programs that served approximately 100 youth and 25 teachers in the northern Colorado region:
    • The crown jewel was the two-week Youth Science Civic Inquiry institute (YSCI) held at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, which helped fifth-graders from Irish Elementary and Putnam Elementary gain literacy skills, social action strategies, and science knowledge around water use and protection issues in Fort Collins. You can read more about YSCI and see the students in action in a recent feature on SOURCE: http://bit.ly/1L6urx8.
    • CSUWP also held three on-campus writing workshops for elementary, middle school, and high school students, a Writers Colony for teachers, and a study group focused on social justice issues in education.

    • Finally, in August, we held our annual summer institute, where teachers (including 6 English Dept. alumni) across disciplines and grade levels honed their skills as writers, teacher leaders, and teacher researchers.

    • Cindy O’Donnell-Allen also participated (along with Holly LeMasurier from the Museum of Discovery and PSD Literacy Coordinator Kelly Burns) in a design institute for a national cohort of the Intersections Project, sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Science Foundation. Read more about it: CSU, museum host science/literacy program for local 5th graders.

Upcoming Events

September 16, 2015 Students and faculty are invited for Dr. Ewa Barbara Luczak’s talk “’A Truly Angelic Society’: Eugenics and American Pre-World War II Literary Imagination,” based on her forthcoming book from Palgrave Macmillan. A reception will follow. 
September 17, 2015 NCTE@CSU – 5:30-6:30pm, Eddy 5 “The Life of the Banned Book” 
September 17, 2015 CSU Creative Writing Program – Reading Series, Mary Szybist- 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. 7:30pm Lory Student Center, North Ballroom 
September 24, 2015 Years of Living Dangerously, Episodes 1 and 2, BSB A101, 7-9pm, free. Jointly sponsored by Changing Climates at CSU and School of Global Environmental Sustainability. 

 

CSU WRITES

CSU Writes is up and running with “Show Up & Write” sessions (102 Shepardson Hall from 1-2:50 on M-W-F). The fall workshops begin with introductions to writing group participation!!  It would be wonderful to write with you at the sessions or to have you participate in a group! CSU Writes is a new program that organizes and fosters writing groups for faculty, graduate students, and creative/life-writers who write for publication or degree completion. Not only does the program provide a range of writing group options to suit the multiple long-term writing needs of our academic and creative community but CSU Writes also offers workshops, regular drop in writing sessions, and consultations. If you (or your students) are interested in joining a writing group this fall, please, plan to attend one of the introductory workshops on Tuesday 9/15 (in Clark C359) or Wednesday 9/16 (in Clark C358) from 4 – 5:30p.

You can find additional information and sign up for a writing group at: http://english.colostate.edu/csu-writes/

CSU Writes is funded through the RIPPLE EFFECT but is open to all writers in the CSU community.

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The sky over Ingersoll Hall today.

The sky over Ingersoll Hall today.

  • Stephanie G’Schwind is pleased to announce that the Center for Literary Publishing’s grant request to the National Endowment for the Arts has been funded for 2015 in the amount of $15,000. The grant will go toward printing, mailing, and author payments for Colorado Review and to support the publication of two new titles in the Mountain West Poetry Series (forthcoming in June and November 2015). Stephanie is very grateful to Catherine Coleman Kane, Director of Research Support in the Dean’s Office, for all her help with shaping and submitting this grant, and to Amparo Jeffrey, for providing assistance with the budget.
  • Dan Beachy-Quick gave a reading at Harvard this past week with Fanny Howe, Peter O’Leary, and Patrick Pritchett.
  • “Imagining the Planet: Arts & Environment”: Part of the monthly “Managing the Planet” series run by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), this panel will include SueEllen Campbell (English), Erika Osborne (Art), Liz Hobbs (Landscape Design), and Kurt Fausch (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology). Free and open to the public. Avo’s, Wednesday December 10, 5-6:30 pm.
  • Debby Thompson has a blog post on Assay, the new journal of nonfiction studies, as part of the “My Favorite Essay to Teach” series. Her post discusses teaching Gerry Callahan‘s essay “Chimera.” Her post can be read at: https://assayjournal.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/deborah-thompson-on-gerald-callahans-chimera/
  • Kristin George Bagdanov’s poems “Monster Body” and “Fault Line” were accepted for publication in The Laurel Review.
  • Mandy Billings will be leaving CSU Friday, Dec. 5th to pursue other opportunities in San Francisco. She would like to say thank you and best of luck to all her colleagues and friends in the English Department.
  • Four of Joanna Doxey’s poems were selected for publication in CutBank literary journal. CutBank 82 will be issued in the winter.
  • Samantha Iocovetto, Creative Nonfiction program alumna, has an essay on Roxanne Gay’s new website on The Toast. Sam’s essay, “Highlights from the Apocalypse,” which some of you may remember from her reading last spring, was a chapter in her thesis “The American Dream Starts Here” and can be read at: http://the-toast.net/2014/12/01/highlights-apocalypse/view-all/
  • Chloe’ Leisure’s (MFA, Spring 2006) Chapbook, The End of the World Again is being published by Finishing Line Press.

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image by Jill Salahub

image by Jill Salahub

  • SueEllen Campbell ran a workshop on teaching climate change in literature classes at the Western Literature Association conference on November 7 in Victoria, B.C.
  • VCU’s literary journal, Blackbird, has published three of Camille Dungy’s poems: http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v13n2/poetry/dungy_c/index.shtml
  • Ecotone, a literary journal published by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, recently published “Differentiation,” an essay that chronicles some of the highlights of the trip Camille Dungy took to Barrow, Alaska this February: http://www.ecotonejournal.com/index.php/articles/details/differentiation
  • Sasha Steensen will be reading in Iowa City at Prairie Lights Books on November 18th and in Chicago at Danny’s on November 19th.
  • Debby Thompson’s “Strange Rays, Indeed,” a personal essay about radioactivity, has been nominated by Chautauqua for a Pushcart Prize.

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Flashback: Eddy courtyard, Fall 2013 (image by Jill Salahub)

Flashback: Eddy courtyard, Fall 2013 (image by Jill Salahub)

  • Leslee Becker’s story, “The Twilight Club,” has been accepted for publication in Alaska Quarterly Review. Another story, “If You Lived Here,” received an Honorable Mention in The New Millennium Fiction Contest.
  • John Calderazzo will give several science and literature talks at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, at the only public school in a U.S. national park. He will be in residence there for two weeks.
  • Sue Doe’s co-authored article with Psychology faculty member Karla Gingerich, Washington University (St. Louis) faculty member Julie Bugg, and several others, was recently published in Teaching of Psychology. It is titled “Active Processing via Write-to-Learn Assignments: Learning and Retention Benefits in Introductory Psychology.”
  • Leif Sorensen will present at the Latina(o)/Latin American Studies Scholars Colloquium at CSU on Monday September 22. His paper is titled “Region and Ethnicity on the Air: Reconstructing Américo Paredes’s Radio Career.” The event is part of a series of brown bag talks by CSU scholars working on topics in Latina(o)/Latin American Studies and it will take place in the Morgan Library Event Hall from noon until 1:00 p.m. Coffee and tea will be provided and the event is free and open to all.
  • Debby Thompson’s personal essay “Scavenger Love” was listed as a “notable” in the 2014 Best American Essays.
  • Kristin George Bagdanov’s poem “Purge Body” was accepted for publication in Mid American Review.
  • Maura Smith’s personal essay “Omphalos,” which was part of her 2012 Creative Nonfiction thesis and published in the Bellevue Literary Review, has been named a “Notable” in the 2014 Best American Essays list.

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