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Ph.D. Student inTechnical Communication to Publish Article

Junhua Wang, a Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the article "Toward a Critical Perspective of Culture: Contrast or Compare Rhetorics" in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

December 19, 2006

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Article

Robert Schafer, a Ph.D. student in technical communication in the department of English, has published "Technical Communication: What is it Anyway?" in the December 2006 issue of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter.

December 18, 2006

Fernando Benavides Awarded AAHHE Fellowship

Fernando Benavidez, a Ph.D. student in the department of English, has been selected as a 2007 AAHHE Graduate Student Fellow for the second annual AAHHE Annual Conference to be held in Costa Mesa, California, March 7-11. AAHHE is the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education.

December 12, 2006

Creative Writing Student Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Carrie Jerrell's poem "Pig Wrestling," first published in the inaugural issue of Measure, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Ms. Jerrell, a Ph.D. student in creative writing in the department of English, also has five poems forthcoming in Passages North as part of its featured contributor segment.

December 6, 2006

Junhua Wang and Ken Baake Publish Article

Junhua Wang, Ph.D. student in technical communication, and Dr. Ken Baake, associate professor of technical communication, both from the department of English, published "Offshoring and Serving the Needs of Indian Technical Communicators with Online Technical Communication Programs: A Feasibility Study" in the November 2006 issue of Technical Communication (53.4: pp. 427-438).

December 5, 2006

TCR Student Awarded Study Abroad Scholarship

Dmitri Stanchevici, a Ph.D. student in technical communication and rhetoric in the department of English, is the recipient of a study abroad competitive scholarship from the TTU Office of International Affairs for the Spring 2007 semester.

November 20, 2006

New Ph.D. Student Publishes Short Story

Jordan Cofer, a new Ph.D. student in literature in the department of English, has published the short story "An Exercise in Futility" in the inaugural issue of The Broken Bridge Review.

November 6, 2006

Two Students Read at Southwest Writers and Artists Festival

Two graduate students in Creative Writing in the Department of English--Aaron Alford and Marco Dominguez--gave readings at the Southwest Writers and Artists Festival at Texas A&M University, October 24-26.

November 1, 2006

TTU Students Speak at SCMLA

Five TTU students and graduates of the department of English--Delores Duboise, Gail Folkins, Crystal Hicks, Karen Keck, and Amy Wells--delivered presentations at the 2006 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association.

November 1, 2006

Creative Writing Ph.D. Student Publishes Poems

Curtis Bauer, a Ph.D. student in creative writing in the department of English, will publish the poem "I Have Problems Following Instructions" in Main Street Rag, a national literary journal. In addition, his poem "Sketches of Spain" has been published in the current Asheville Poetry Review's jazz issue, and a very favorable review of his book, "Fence Line," has been published in the most recent issue of North American Review.

October 24, 2006

Creative Writing Student Serves as Audio Host

Curtis Bauer, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is this week's audio host on the Cortland Review website (http://www.cortlandreview.com/).

October 24, 2006

English Major Publishes Essay

English major Ryan Gibbs will publish his essay "Beneath the Hood" in the Fall 2006 issue of Concho River Review. The essay was written in Dr. Jill Patterson's ENGL 3351, Creative Writing.

October 23, 2006

Ken Baake and Junhua Wang Publish Article

Dr. Ken Baake, associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the department of English, and Junhua Wang, a Ph.D. student, have co-authored the article "Offshoring and Serving the Needs of Indian Technical Communicators with Online Technical Communication Programs: A Feasibility Study," which will be published in the November 2006 issue of Technical Communication.

October 23, 2006

New Ph.D. Student in English to Publish Introduction to Book and Articles

Quan Manh Ha, a new Ph.D. student in the department of English, will publish the introduction to a forthcoming book, "The Consolation of Queen Elizabeth I: The Queen's Translation of Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophaie." In addition, his article "Love and War in Mitchell's Gone With the Wind" has been published, and his article "Utopia and Dystopia in Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God" has been accepted for publication.

October 17, 2006

Creative Writing Student to Publish in African Journal

A Ph.D. student in creative writing in the department of English, Sara Bailey will publish "Cadiz" in Arabesques, an English language journal in North Africa. The piece is based on writing that Ms. Bailey did during her recent period of study abroad in Spain, which was supported by the department of English and the Graduate School.

October 17, 2006

English Ph.D. Student Receives SCMLA Award

Delores Duboise, a Ph.D. student in the department of English, is the recipient of the 2006 SCMLA award for Historical Literary and/or Cultural Studies Paper. Ms. Duboise will give her paper "Family Stories: A Discourse of Recovered Hybrid Identity" at the meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association in Dallas, October 26-29.

October 10, 2006

Three English Graduate Students Deliver Papers at Texas Medieval Association

Three graduate students from the department of English--Beverly Hoke, Erin Heath, and Carrie Jerrell--delivered presentations at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Texas Medieval Association in Waco on October 6 and 7.

October 4, 2006

Technical Communication Student Writes $88K Grant

Cynthia Davidson, a graduate student in technical communication in the department of English, has been awarded $88,881 in state funding for her major project in Dr. Rich Rice's grant-writing course--a grant application for the Hale County Juvenile Board.

September 27, 2006

English Graduate Teaching in India

August graduate Delilah Clark (B.A. in English) is today living in Rampur Maniharan, near Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and teaching English at Shrimati Ram Rati Gupta Women's Polytechnic. She arrived about two weeks ago and will be there until May. She reports that she is enjoying it immensely: the students are very interested in practicing their English and in teaching her to speak Hindi.

September 1, 2006

Three Creative Writing Students Win TACWT Awards

Three students from the Department of English--Taylor Collier, Jessica Oswalt, and Lindsay Hutton--are recipients of 2006 TACWT Awards (sponsored by the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers).

August 18, 2006

Bryan Hinojosa Hired at Queens College

Bryan Hinojosa, an August 2006 Master's graduate in creative writing in the department of English, will be teaching as an adjunct composition instructor at Queens College in NYC this fall.

August 9, 2006

English Department at Back-to-School Fiesta

Aaron Rudolph (Ph.D. student in creative writing) and Dr. Sam Dragga (Chair) staffed the department of English booth at the Back-to-School Fiesta on Saturday, August 5. Students (chiefly from elementary and middle school) and their parents were invited to add a word or a phrase to a collaborative story about the first day of school.

August 8, 2006

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication To Publish Article

The article "Machine Translation as the Future of International Online Communication" by Nicole St. Germaine-Madison, a Ph.D. student in technical communication and rhetoric in the department of English, has been accepted for publication in the edited collection "Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age" (Idea Group Publishing).

July 31, 2006

Creative Writing Student To Publish Short Story

Matthew Purdy, a Ph.D. student in creative writing in the Department of English, will have his short story "Destiny" published in the Fall 2006 issue of "Mississippi Review."

July 18, 2006

Two Students in English Appointed TEACH Fellows

Marco Dominguez and Ayanna Jackson, both Ph.D. students in the Department of English, have been appointed as TEACH Program Fellows for the 2006-2007 academic year. The two-semester program offers a $500 stipend per semester. A total of 18 candidates were chosen this year in a highly competitive review of a record number of applications.

June 29, 2006

Ph.D. Students Publish in Technical Communication Journal

Two Ph.D. students in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program of the Department of English have published refereed articles in the May 2006 issue of Technical Communication, the journal of the Society for Technical Communication.

May 23, 2006

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poem

A poem by Lynn DiPier, "The Red House in 1953," has been accepted for publication in the Fall 2006 issue of "Water~Stone Review." Ms. DiPier is a Ph.D. student in the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English.

May 13, 2006

Linguistics Student Receives Honors College Academic Excellence Award

Linguistics minor Nathan Jahnke is the recipient of the 2006 Honors College Academic Excellence Award for his work with Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald of the Department of English this semester in the ESL/Literacy Service Learning Project.

May 5, 2006

Elizabeth Myers Wins TEACH Contest

Elizabeth Myers, a Ph.D. student in the Department of English, was selected as the 1st-place winner of the TEACH Program contest sponsored by Thomson Publishers. Elizabeth will receive a check for $300, and Dr. Ann Daghistany Ransdell will receive a $50 award to recognize her participation as Elizabeth's TEACH mentor.

May 5, 2006

Classics MA Graduate Receives Fulbright Award

Bee English, who graduated with an MA in Classics from TTU's Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, is one of six Fulbright Scholarship recipients nationwide. She will spend two months this summer in Italy studying Roman history, Latin literature, classical art and archaeology.

April 12, 2006

Two MATC Students Publish Articles

Two graduate students in the M.A. in Technical Communication program of the Department of English have published articles in the April 2006 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication: Jennifer C. Geffken, "Twelve Tips for Success in Distance Learning" (pp. 11-13), and Robert D. Waller, "Fair Use" (p. 40).

April 4, 2006

English Major Publishes Article on XML

Stacy Bridges, a major in English specializing in technical communication, published his article "Getting to Know Your Xs" (a review of XML programming) in the IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter.

March 16, 200

Grant-Writing Intern Develops Winning Proposals

During a grant-writing internship at the Central Plains Center (supervised by Dr. Angela Eaton of the Department of English), graduate student Cynthia Davidson composed two proposals that were funded for a total of $9460.

March 8, 2006

First-Year English Major Publishes Short Fiction

Lit Bits (bite-sized fiction at www.litbits.ca) has published a piece titled "chuck taylors" by Sarah Talbot, a first-year English major.

January 26, 2006

Creative Writing Ph.D. Student Publishes Poem

Marco Dominguez, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have a poem, "The Blue Jay," published in the Winter 2005 issue of the Indiana Review.

January 25, 2006