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Miles Kimball and Amy Koerber Publish Articles on Cultural Studies in Technical Communication

Dr. Miles Kimball and Dr. Amy Koerber, assistant professors of Technical Communication in the Department of English, have both published articles in the Winter 2006 issue of Technical Communication Quarterly (15.1), a special issue on Cultural Studies and Technical Communication.

December 20, 2005

Winer Taps Miner as New Associate Dean

On Wednesday, December 14th, Dean Jane Winer announced that she has selected Dr. Madonne Miner, Professor of English, to serve as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Effective January 1, 2006, Dr. Miner will be assuming the duties previously managed by Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, including responsibilities for the college's electronic newsletter. Click on the headline link for the full text of Dean Winer's announcement.

December 14, 2005

President Whitmore Chooses Mary Jane Hurst for New Post

On Wednesday, December 14th, President Jon Whitmore announced that he has selected Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, to serve as the first Faculty Assistant to the President. Dr. Hurst will begin her new duties on January 1, 2006. Click on the headline link for the full text of President Whitmore's announcement.

December 14, 2005

Eight Faculty in English Awarded Arts & Humanities Research Funding

Eight assistant professors from the Department of English are recipients of TTU Internal Grants for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities: Dr. Scott Baugh, Dr. Michael Borshuk, Dr. Sean Grass, Dr. Ann Hawkins, Dr. Miles Kimball, Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, Dr. Feisal Mohamed, and Dr. Jen Shelton. 

December 6, 2005

Brian Still Appointed to IEEE PCS Administrative Committee

Dr. Brian Still of the Department of English has been appointed to the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Professional Communication Society.

November 29, 2005

Feisal Mohamed Receives Honorable Mention for PMLA Article

Dr. Feisal G. Mohamed, Assistant Professor of 17th-Century British Literature in the Department of English, has received honorable mention for the William Riley Parker Prize for outstanding contributions to the PMLA, the Modern Language Association's journal of literary scholarship. Dr. Mohamed's article, "Confronting Religious Violence: Milton's Samson Agonistes" appeared in the March 2005 edition of the PMLA, and will be honored by the Award panel at the MLA Annual Convention in Washington, DC, on December 28th.

November 29, 2005

Mary Jane Hurst Publishes Article

"Some Aspects of Language in Selected Cowboy Poetry" by Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, has appeared in _Inside the Classroom (and Out): How We Learn Through Folklore_, edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt.

November 17, 2005

Kirk St.Amant Publishes Article on Outsourcing

Dr. Kirk St.Amant, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published "An Online Approach to Teaching International Outsourcing in Technical Communication Classes" in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (2005, 35.2, pp. 191-201).

November 15, 2005

Tim Hadley Named ATEG Journal Editor

Tim Hadley, a Ph.D. student in the Department of English's Technical Communication and Rhetoric program, is the new editor of the ATEG Journal, the official publication of the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar (ATEG), an affiliate organization of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

November 3, 2005

Mary Jane Hurst Gives Presentation at SAMLA

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Associate Dean and Professor of English, gave a presentation about mentoring and professional development last week-end at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association's annual meeting in Atlanta.

November 2, 2005

English Faculty Participate in SCMLA

Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, Associate Dean and Professor of English, gave a talk last week-end at the annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference on "Literary Spaces in the Lives and Fictions of Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris." Dr. Hurst and Dr. Marjean Purinton, Professor of English, also participated in various official functions of the conference as members of the Executive Board of SCMLA.

November 1, 2005

Min-Joo Kim to Give Linguistics Presentation 11/4

Dr. Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English, will speak to the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group of the Computer Science Department on Friday, November 4, at 2:00 P.M. Her talk is entitled "Decomposing the disjunction-based free choice items in Korean" and will take place in Conference Room 206 of the Computer Science Building.

October 31, 2005

A&S Nominates Purinton and Jones for Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to nominate Dr. Stephen Jones for the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award and Dr. Marjean Purinton for the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award. Both are faculty members in the Department of English.

October 31, 2005

Stephen Jones's Bleed Into Me Named Book-of-the-Month

Bleed Into Me, the new collection of short stories by Dr. Stephen Jones from the Department of English, has been chosen October Book-of-the-Month by Native America Calling: http://nativeamericacalling.com/

October 27, 2005

Scott Baugh Co-edits Special Issue of Film Journal

Dr. Scott Baugh, Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English, has co-edited (with independent media artist Willie Varela) a special issue of the Journal of Film & Video (57.1-2) on avant-garde cinema.

October 26, 2005

Michael Borshuk Publishes Book

Dr. Michael Borshuk, Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English, has published Swinging the Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature (2006) in Routledge's African American History and Culture Series.

October 24, 2005

Feisal Mohamed Has Article Accepted for Publication

Dr. Feisal Mohamed, Assistant Professor of 17th-Century British Literature in the Department of English, will publish "Reading Samson in the New American Century" in the 2006 volume of Milton Studies.

October 18, 2005

TTU Faculty Honored by Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa

The honorary organizations Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa recently recognized five faculty members for outstanding classroom performance: Nathan Collie (Biological Sciences); Brian McFadden (English); Robert Wernsman (Mass Communications); Aliza Wong (History); and Janet White (Education).

October 17, 2005

TTU Medieval Scholars Visit Local Elementary School

Dr. Brian McFadden and Dr. Julie Nelson Couch of the Department of English delivered a presentation on Old English and Middle English to the fourth grade at Roscoe Wilson Elementary School on Monday, September 19.

September 22, 2005

Two English Alumni Honored by Lubbock Christian University

Two alumni of the Department of English, Dr. Jim Bullock (Ph.D., 1997) and Dr. Ronna Privett (Ph.D., 1999), were recently named Lubbock Christian University's outstanding faculty members, receiving the L.R. and Ruth Wilson Teaching Award.

September 12, 2005

Stephen Jones Publishes Short Story Collection

Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has published a collection of short stories, Bleed into Me (University of Nebraska Press, 2005).

August 10, 2005

Locke Carter Receives $10,000 Research Award

A research proposal submitted by Dr. Locke Carter from the Department of English is one of three accepted for $10,000 of preliminary funding from the Society for Technical Communication and will advance to the final competition for $100,000-$150,000 of funding.

August 8, 2005

Video Available of Juneeteenth Day at Estacado High School

Dr. Rich Rice, Assistant Professor of rhetoric and composition in the Department of English, has produced a lengthy but moving video of the department's story-writing activity at this year's Juneteenth Day at Estacado High School. The video can be viewed at the following address: http://media.english.ttu.edu/events/juneteenth/2005.wmv

August 1, 2005

Three English Faculty Publish Essays in New Collection

A new collection, Technical Communication and the World Wide Web (Carol Lipson and Michael Day, eds., Erlbaum, 2005), includes essays by Dr. Susan Lang, Dr. Rich Rice, and Dr. Kirk St.Amant, all faculty in the Department of English.

July 27, 2005

Bruce Clarke Publishes Two Articles

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Professor of English, has published two articles this summer, one in Literature and Science and one in Intertexts.

July 27, 2005

Marjean Purinton Publishes Articles

Dr. Marjean Purinton, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of English, has published two journal articles and a book review.

July 18, 2005

Amy Koerber Publishes Article on Medical Discourse

Dr. Amy Koerber, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published "'You Just Don't See Enough Normal': Critical Perspectives on Infant-Feeding Discourse and Practice" in a special issue of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication on "The Discourses of Medicine."

June 22, 2005

In Memoriam: Mary McBride

Dr. Mary McBride, who retired as an Associate Professor of English in 1992, died on June 12, 2005. Services will be held at 1:30 on Wednesday, June 15, in the First Baptist Church's Ford Chapel. Dr. McBride was a graduate of Mississippi College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Her 43 years of teaching experience included 20 years in the English Department at Texas Tech.

June 14, 2005

Department of English Involved with TTU Juneteenth Day at Estacado High School

Dr. Sam Dragga, Dr. Rich Rice, and three graduate students--Ayanna Jackson, Michael Likhinin, and Sara Szeglovski--staffed the Department of English display at the TTU Juneteenth Day activities at Estacado High School in conjunction with the South Plains Closing the Gaps Coalition.

June 14, 2005

Kirk St.Amant Publishes Article in IEEE Journal

Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published "A Prototype Theory Approach to International Image Design" in the newest issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

June 7, 2005

Feisal Mohamed Publishes Article in PMLA

Dr. Feisal Mohamed, Assistant Professor of British Literature in the Department of English, has the lead article in the most recent issue of PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association), "Confronting Religious Violence: Milton's Samson Agonistes" (March 2005, pp. 327-340).

June 1, 2005

Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe Edits Collection

Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers (Texas Tech University Press, 2005) is a collection of short stories and essays co-edited by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe, Assistant Professor of creative writing in the Department of English.

May 26, 2005

Jen Shelton to Publish Book

Dr. Jen Shelton's book manuscript, Joyce's Daughters: Incest Power, Narrative, has been accepted for publication by University Press of Florida. Dr. Shelton is Assistant Professor of British Literature in the Department of English.

May 18, 2005

Brian Still and Kirk St. Amant Publish Two Articles

Brian Still, lecturer, and Dr. Kirk St.Amant, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, both from the Department of English, have co-authored two articles related to digital technologies.

May 7, 2005

Dave Yeats and Locke Carter Publish Article on Usability

Dave Yeats, a doctoral student, and Dr. Locke Carter, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, both from the Department of English, have published an article that appears in the May 2005 issue of Technical Communication, the scholarly journal of the Society for Technical Communication.

May 7, 2005

William Wenthe Receives Best Book Award

Dr. William Wenthe, associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, was awarded the 2004 Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for his book of poems, Not Till We Are Lost.

May 2, 2005

Locke Carter Publishes Edited Collection on Market Issues in Technical Communication

Dr. Locke Carter, assistant professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has edited a collection of essays, Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition, published by Hampton Press.

April 27, 2005

Ann Hawkins to Edit Collection on Teaching Bibliography

Dr. Ann Hawkins, assistant professor of Bibliography and Research Methods in the Department of English, has received a contract to edit a collection of essays titled Teaching Bibliography, Book History, and Textual Criticism.

April 27, 2005

John Poch to Publish New Book of Poems

Dr. John Poch, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish a new book of poems early next year, Ghost Towns of the Enchanted Circle.

April 14, 2005

Ann Hawkins Receives NEH Stipend

Dr. Ann R. Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Bibliography and Research Methods in the Department of English, has been selected to participate in an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers, to be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library this summer.

April 12, 2005

Cristobal Silva Receives NHC Funding

Dr. Cristobal Silva, Assistant Professor of English, has been invited to participate in "Benjamin Franklin: Reader, Writer, Printer," a National Humanities Center Summer Institute in Literary Studies.

March 29, 2005

Rich Rice Receives IS1100 Innovative Teaching Award

Dr. Rich Rice, Assistant Professor of English, is the recipient of a "teaching innovation" award for his work with blogs and authentic writing in IS1100. He will present his work at the "Junction Function" teaching retreat, April 1-3.

March 29, 2005

Dr. Sean Grass Awarded NEH Summer Stipend

Dr. Sean Grass, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a 2005 Summer Stipend of $5000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

March 21, 2005

Dr. Ann Hawkins of English Appointed Series Editor

Dr. Ann R. Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Bibliography and Research Methods in the Department of English, has been appointed Series Editor for a new series of single-volume works on the History of the Book to be published by Pickering & Chatto of London.

February 23, 2005

English Department's Kirk St. Amant Publishes Article

Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has published a new essay, "A Rhetoric-Prototype Mechanism for Creating E-Marketing Materials for International Consumers" in Contemporary Research in E-Marketing.

February 15, 2005