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Lynn DiPier Publishes Award-Winning Poem

Lynn DiPier, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, published the poem "Reconstructing My Sister in West Virginia" in the 2007 anthology IN OTHER WORDS and received the Editor's Choice Award, a $250 prize.

December 14, 2007

Curtis Bauer to Publish Poem

Curtis Bauer, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the poem "Matins" in the literary magazine Ninth Letter, a collaborative project of the Department of English and the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois (see also www.ninthletter.com).

November 5, 2007

Andrew Howard to Publish Poems

Andrew Howard, an M.A. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish two poems: "Molting" will appear in Kaleidotrope, and "Humming" will appear in Clapboard House. In addition, Mr. Howard's short story, "The Pull, The Weight," made the shortlist (of 383 entries) in the 2007 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (see www.carvezine.com/contest.htm).

November 5, 2007

Gillian Andersen Wins $6175 Grant for Texas Boys Ranch

Gillian Andersen, a Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, obtained $6175 in funding for a therapy project at Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock from the Abel-Hanger Foundation. The funding proposal grew out of Dr. Angela Eaton's summer grant-writing course.

October 25, 2007

Student Ruben Quesada to Publish Poems

Ruben Quesada, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have four prose poems--"To William," "Four Rooms," "Santa Marta Hospital," and "Juana, Employee No. 357172"--anthologized in a collection to be published in January, 2008 titled Bear Flag Republic, and edited by Gary Young and Christopher Buckley.

October 16, 2007

Student Debra Burleson Wins $49000 Grant

Debra Burleson, an M.A. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, wrote a grant as the final course project in Dr. Angela Eaton's ENGL 5377, Grants and Proposals (Summer 2007), for Compassion Ministries that has been awarded $49,000 (the full request) by the Rapoport Foundation.

October 16, 2007

Brent Newsom to Publish Poem

Brent Newsom, a new Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish "Mason Buxton, Home from Work," in the prestigious Southern Review. The poem--his first major publication--will appear in the journal's Spring 2008 issue.

October 9, 2007

Jordan Cofer Wins O'Connor Award

Jordan Cofer, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2007 Sarah Gordon award for research on Flannery O'Connor. Jordan's essay "The All-Demanding Eyes: Following the Old Testament and New Testament Allusions in Flannery O'Connor's 'Parker's Back'," was the winning submission for this year and will appear in the Flannery O'Connor Review.

October 3, 2007

Student Ruben Quesada to Publish Poems

Ruben Quesada, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish three poems ("Leaving for College After Summer Vacation," "The Cell," and "For Fifteen Minutes") in OCHO, Issue #15, guest edited by Francisco Aragon, Director of Letras Latinas, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame.

September 27, 2007

Quan Manh Ha Publishes Article

Quan Manh Ha, a Ph.D. student in the Department of English, has published the article "An Early Voice of Vietnamese Diaspora in Vietnamese-American Literature" in the 2007 issue of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies.

August 30, 2007

Ryan Hoover, Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication, Awarded Scholarship

Ryan Hoover, a Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, was awarded a $1250 scholarship from the Helen Hodges Educational Charitable Trust.

August 24, 2007

Carol Erwin, Ph.D. Student in Literature, to Publish Journal Article

Carol Erwin, a Ph.D. student in Literature in the Department of English, will publish in the journal Atlantikos her article "Survival, Captivity, and Community: A Comparative Analysis of Performance in Mary Carleton, Moll Flanders, and Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative."

August 23, 2007

Matthew Purdy, Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing, Publishes Two Short Stories

Matthew Purdy, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has two short stories accepted for publication: "Flight" will appear in the web journal Toasted Cheese (www.toasted-cheese.com) and "Sunny Days Are Fine" will appear in Quick Fiction.

August 23, 2007

Creative Writing Student Wins TACWT Nonfiction Award

Carrie Jerrell, a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the award for nonfiction in the 2007 TACWT (Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers) student writing competition for "Self Portrait in Three Hairstyles."

July 2, 2007

Todd Rasberry Publishes Ethics Case

Todd Rasberry, Development Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences and a graduate student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has learned that an ethics case he wrote will be re-printed in a technical writing textbook and one of his book reviews will appear in the Journal of Business Communication.

June 19, 2007

English Ph.D. Student Publishes Article

Quan Manh Ha, a Ph.D. student in English, has published the article "Vietnamese-American Short Stories Written in English" in Short Story 13.2 (2007).

April 27, 2007

Kristen Jones Receives President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award

Kristen Jones, M.A. student in English, is a recipient of the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award for exceptional contributions to university activities and programs that advance the academic and professional climate of diversity and equity, including two years as a tutor in the ESL/Literacy Service-Learning Initiative.

March 29, 2007

Crystal Ramirez Selected to Receive Student Academic Citizenship Award

Crystal Ramirez, a 2006 graduate from the A&S College, was selected by the Tech Parents Association to receive a 2006 Student Academic Citizenship Award. Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald of the Department of English nominated Ms. Ramirez.

March 19, 2007

Greta Gorsuch and Julie Sokolowski to Publish Article

Dr. Greta Gorsuch, Associate Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, and Julie Sokolowski (M.A. in English, M.A. in Applied Linguistics--both from Texas Tech University), are publishing an article on "International Teaching Assistants and Summative and Formative Student Evaluation" in the next issue of Journal of Faculty Development.

 

Graduate Student in Creative Writing To Publish Essay

Lesley Shelton, M.A. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "Pixie to Punk" in the literary journal The Smoking Poet. This was the first essay she wrote in Dr. Jill Patterson's graduate seminar for memoir writing this semester.

February 26, 2007

Ph.D. Student in English to Publish Essay

Jordan Cofer, a Ph.D. student in English, will publish "From Dishonor to Glory: Flannery O'Connor's Pauline Allusions in 'Judgment Day'" in the upcoming issue of Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning.

January 17, 2007

Ph.D. Student in English Receives Outstanding Presentation Award

Quan Manh Ha, a Ph.D. student in English, was awarded the prize for outstanding presentation at the Southeastern Conference Association for Asian Studies in Nashville for his paper, "An Early Voice of the Vietnamese Diaspora in Vietnamese-American Literature."

January 17, 2007