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2009

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Ph.D Candidate in Technical Communication to Publish Article

Emil Towner, Ph.D. candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, will publish the article "Truly Public Apologies: Third-Party Participation in Rwandan Apologetic Rhetoric" in Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, the peer-reviewed journal of the Eastern Communication Association.

December 21, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Awarded Writing Residency

Jessicca Vidrine, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been awarded a two-week writing residency from The Ragdale Foundation. The residency will occur in Spring 2010 at Ragdale, an artists' community in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago on 50 acres of prairie. Over 200 emerging and established writers, artists, and composers are selected each year for residencies.

December 2, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Short Story

Rachel, Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "After Failing at Suicide" in the winter issue of The Adirondack Review. This short story was a was a finalist for the 2009 Fulton Prize.

December 1, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the poems "Last Photograph of My Parents" and "Mornings Before School, Age Four" in Palabra Magazine (Issue 5).

November 16, 2009

Ph.D. Student in English to Publish Essay

Andrew Husband, Ph.D. student in the Department of English, will publish the essay "The Environment of the Moment: Non-Places in Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane" in the Texas Theatre Journal.

November 13, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Short Story

Rachel Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "Machete Maneuvers" on Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Issue No. 25 (March 2010).

November 13, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Publishes Short Story

Rachel Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has published the short story "When Your Wetsuit Fails" in the online journal Waccamaw http://www.waccamawjournal.com/pages.html?x=221

November 2, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

Joey Franklin, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "Language Lust" in the upcoming issue of The Florida Review.

October 27, 2009

Ryan Hoover and Amy Koerber to Publish Article

Ph.D. candidate Ryan Hoover and Associate Professor Amy Koerber, both specialists in Technical Communication in the Department of English, co-authored the article "Using NVivo to Answer the Challenges of Qualitative Research in Professional Communication: Benefits and Best Practices," which has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

October 14, 2009

Ph.D. Student in English Awarded Scholarship

Leigh Bonds, Ph.D. student in Literary Studies in the Department of English, has been awarded a full-tuition scholarship for a course at Rare Book School.

October 9, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Publishes Short Stories

Brandy Yates, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish two short stories: "Walk to the Door and Look Out the Window" in The Mayo Review and "Clear as Glass" in PoemMemoirStory.

October 9, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication to Publish Article

Emil Towner, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the article "A (patriotic) Apologia: The Transcendence of the Dixie Chicks" in Rhetoric Review.

October 3, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

David Clark, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has four poems accepted for publication: "Statesboro Nocturne" in Crab Orchard Review, "Reveille with Kazoo" in Quarterly West, "Thinking about Houdini the Week before Easter" in The Literary Review, and "Matches" in Cimarron Review.

September 30, 2009

Ph.D. Student in English to Publish Article

Andrew Husband, Ph.D. student in American Literature in the Department of English, will publish "Postcolonial 'Greenery': Surreal Garden Imagery in Nuruddin Farah's Maps" in the journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE).

September 24, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Article

Jessicca Daigle Vidrine, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the article "Notions on Marriage: Bisexual Desires and Spinsterhood as Artistic and Intellectual Genius in Louisa May Alcott's Diana and Persis and 'Happy Women'" in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

September 11, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Wins STAGE Scholarship

Brett Oppegaard, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, is the recipient of a STAGE (Step Towards Assisting Graduate Education) scholarship, which is funded by the TTU Student Government Association. The award is $1000 and includes a waiver of out-of-state-tuition.

August 31, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Wins Helen Hodges Scholarship

Debra Burleson, Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, is a recipient of a $1250 scholarship from the Helen Hodges Educational Charitable Trust.

August 31, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins $25K Rotary Scholarship

Jake Ricafrente, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of a 2010-11 $25K Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship.

August 27, 2009

Two Creative Writing Students Win TACWT Awards

Two Ph.D. students in Creative Writing from the Department of English are recipients of the 2009 TACWT (Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers) awards for graduate poetry and graduate nonfiction writing: Jessicca Vidrine (poetry: "Shadows of Winter in the Laundry," nominated by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov-Wenthe) and Sara Richardson (nonfiction: "Getting into the Business," nominated by Dr. Jill Patterson).

August 25, 2009

MATC Graduates Wins $5500 for South Plains Food Bank

Sharba Chowdhury, a Spring 2009 graduate with the M.A. in Technical Communication from the Department of English, has won a $5500 grant for the South Plains Food Bank from Share Our Strength (a national organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger). Sharba's grant is the first time that SPFB has been awarded funds from Share Our Strength.

August 19, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Article

Robert Schafer, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published the article "Introducing Heuristics of Cultural Dimensions into the Service-Level Technical Communication Classroom" in Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 39.3 (2009): 305-319.

August 7, 2009

Brian Yost Named Runner-Up for Outstanding Thesis Award

Brian Yost, M.A. recipient in English (May 2009), was named the runner-up in Texas Tech University's 2009 Outstanding Thesis Award in the Humanities/Fine Arts category. The award carries a prize of $500. Mr. Yost's thesis is titled "Globalization, Commercial Culture, and Contemporary U.S. Fiction."

July 2, 2009

Jordan Cofer Receives TTU Outstanding Dissertation Award

Jordan Cofer, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, is the recipient of Texas Tech University's 2009 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Humanities/Fine Arts category. The award carries a prize of $1,500. The dissertation, "Flannery's Bible: Biblical Recapitulations in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor," will be the Texas Tech nominee to the national competition sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools.

July 2, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication to Publish Article

Ryan Hoover, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the article "The Impact of NSF and NIH Websites on Researcher Ethics" in a 2010 issue of the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 

June 25, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Poetry Prize

Brent Newsom, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Foley Poetry Award, which includes a prize of $1000 and publication in America: The National Catholic Weekly.

June 8, 2009

Online Ph.D. Students Create Science Spectrum Computer Exhibit

The TTU Department of English Technical Communication and Rhetoric Online Ph.D. Program, with support from the College of Outreach and Distance Education, created a computer installation called "iPLAY" for the Science Spectrum. The installation, incorporating XO Laptops from the One Laptop Per Child initiative, fosters play with computers while teaching others about the history of computers. A "making of" video is available at http://media.english.ttu.edu/faculty/rice/5365/sciencespectruminstallation.wmv.

June 3, 2009

Ph.D. Graduate in Technical Communication to Publish Articles

Kevin Garrison, new Ph.D. graduate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from the Department of English, has two articles accepted for publication: "An Empirical Analysis of Using Text-to-Speech Software to Revise First-Year College Students' Essays" in Computers and Composition and "Perpetuating the Technological Ideology: An Ellulian Critique of Feenberg's Democratized Rationalization" in Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society.

May 6, 2009

Nine Ph.D. Candidates Awarded Summer Dissertation Award

Nine Ph.D. candidates in the Department of English were awarded 2009 Summer Dissertation Awards by the Graduate School: specializing in creative writing are Ruben Quesada and Brian Thornton; in literary studies are Jeremy Bailey, Shital Dahal, Stephanie Eckroth, Quan Ha, and Ayanna Jackson; in technical communication and rhetoric are Ryan Hoover and Melonie McMichael.

April 21, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Fulbright

Brent Newsom, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of a 10-month Fulbright Award to the People's Republic of China starting in Spring 2010.

April 21, 2009

Ph.D. Student in English Awarded UTA Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Ayanna D. Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, has received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Arlington. She will begin this position in Fall 2009, following her graduation in August. 

April 21, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Article

Rebecca Johnston, online Ph.D. student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has published the article "Salvation or Destruction: Metaphors of the Internet" in the April 2009 issue (Vol. 14, No. 4-6) of First Monday, one of the first online peer-reviewed journals dedicated to Internet issues.

April 9, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

Brent Newsom, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will have two poems published in New Delta Review: "Floyd Fontenot's Friday Night" and "Needing a Day away from Smyrna, Floyd Fontenot Winds Up in Baton Rouge, on the East Bank of the Mississippi."

March 25, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Poetry Prize

Carrie Jerrell, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Anthony Hecht Prize in Poetry. The award includes $3,000 and publication of the winning manuscript, After the Revival, by Waywiser Press both in the United States and in the United Kingdom later this year.

March 16, 2009

MATC Student Wins $25K for Historic Preservation

Adrian Jackson, student in the online M.A. in Technical Communication program in the Department of English, is the author of a proposal funded for $25,000 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation for a roof replacement for Coastal Bend College's Lott-Canada Facility. The historic building is a Rosenwald School (www.rosenwaldschools.com), designed originally for the education of rural African-Americans in the early 1900s.

March 15, 2009

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Short Story

Jonathan Heinen, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "Boys Take Care of Their Mothers" in the spring 2009 issue of The Florida Review.

February 19, 2009

Ph.D. Student in English to Publish Article

Quan Ha, Ph.D. student in the Department of English, will publish the article "Vietnamese American Non-Fiction and the Vietnamese Government's Sanctioned View of History" in Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.

February 13, 2009