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Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Two Awards

 

Michael Palmer, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has received two writing awards. His short story "Miles" won the 2010 NANO Fiction Prize (including a $500 award) and was published in the latest issue of NANO Fiction. His essay "Baptizing the Dead" won the 2011 Georgetown Review essay contest (including a $1000 award) and is forthcoming in that journal.

January 5, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication to Publish Ethics Case

 

Carie Lambert, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the ethics case "Online: From the Outside, Looking In" in the February 2011 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication.

 

M.A. Student in English to Publish Article

 

Justin Schumaker, M.A. student in Film Studies in the Department English, will publish the article "Super-Intertextuality and 21st Century Individualized Social Advocacy in Spider-Man and Kick-Ass" in Film and Television Superheroes in the New Millennium: Politics, Gender and Genre, edited by Richard Gray and Despoina Kaklamanidou (McFarland 2011).

January 18, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication to Publish Two Articles

 

Alec Hosterman, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish two articles:

"Superimposing Reality on Digital Spaces: A Search for Understanding, Explanation, and Questions" in Volume 9 of Analysis and Metaphysics (Addleton Academic Publishers).

"Tweeting 101: Twitter in the College Classroom" in Social Media: Usage and Impact, edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks (Lexington Books).
Goals: Academic Excellence Categories: Student Achievements

 

January 19, 2011

Ph.D. Student in English Publishes Article and Poem

 

Ronja Vieth, Ph.D. student in the Department of English, has published the article "The Mad Trickster--Or How Harriet Jacobs Subverts Madness in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" in Gender and Sexual Identity, ed. Michael Johnson, Jr. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). In addition, she published the poem "Pigeons' Perpetual Parody" in the Taj Mahal Review, 9.12 (2010).

January 28, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing on All Things Considered

 

The short-short story "A Saint and a Criminal" by Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, was selected from 4000 entries to be read on NPR's All Things Considered. The reading and listeners' comments are available at http://www.npr.org/2011/02/06/133542373/a-saint-and-a-criminal.

February 7, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "The Heart Is the Least Like Soap," in NANO Fiction, a literary journal of "flash fiction, prose poems, micro essays, and comics of 300 words or less" published twice a year.

February 16, 2011

Ph.D. Students in Technical Communication to Publish Article

 

The article "The Need for Rules: Determining the Usability of Adding Audio to the MOO," by seven Ph.D. students in Technical Communication in the Department of English (Lora Arduser, Julie Davis, Rob Evans, Christine Hubble, Deanna Mascle, Cheri Mullins, and Chris Ryan), will be published in the March 2011 issue (28.1) of Computers and Composition (print and online).

February 19, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Poetry Award

 

Jessicca Martin, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the winner of the 2010 Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Competition. Jessicca's chapbook manuscript of poems, Always After Our Fall, will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

February 23, 2011

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 forthcoming: "Nightstick" in The Journal, "Plush" in Smartish Pace, "Self-Portrait as the Local Weatherman" in Cellpoems, and "Neighbors" in Fugue.

March 3, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

 

Adam Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has the following poems forthcoming: "The Garden Envies the Lot" and "A Sapling on the Plains" in Tar River Review, "Green Bay" in Redactions Poetry and Poetics, "The Besieged Are Often Saved by Water" in Louisville Review, "The Winds Pick up before the Bullfight" in Sycamore Review, "The Future Timber Baron Writes His New Wife" in Natural Bridge, and "Cook Takes Stock after the Ice Road Fails" in Blackbird.

March 9, 2011

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

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "The First Good Thing" in the Winter 2012 issue of Passages North.

March 10, 2011

RayChel Lowrance Wins Teaching Award

 

RayChel Lowrance, Instructor of First-Year Writing in the Department of English, is a recipient of the 2010-2011 Professing Excellence award, given by TTU Student Housing.

March 14, 2011

M.A. Student in English to Publish Article

 

Nathan Timmons, M.A. student in the Department of English, will publish the article "John, Paul, Jorge, and Ringo: Borges, Beatles, and the Metaphor of Celebrity Crucifixion" in the Fall 2011 issue of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.

March 22, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication Publishes Article

 

Michael Trice, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, has published the article "How We Comment on Web Journalism: A Case Study on Dialogue Found in News Articles" in The Ethics of Emerging Media: Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology, edited by Bruce E. Drushel and Kathleen German (Continuum, 2011), pp. 235-250.

March 28, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in English Wins Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award

 

Stephanie Eckroth, Ph.D. student in Book History in the Department of English, is the recipient of this year's Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award.

The Horn Professors of Texas Tech University established this award in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments. The award includes a prize of $500.

March 29, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins NPR Short Story Contest

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the winner of round six of National Public Radio's Three-Minute Fiction competition for her short story "A Saint And A Criminal.

April 4, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins $35K Colgate University Fellowship

 

David Clark, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the Olive B. O'Connor Creative Writing Fellowship from Colgate University.

April 11, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature Publishes Article

 

Maria O'Connell, Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature in the Department of English, has published the article "ANT, Ants, and Archaeology: A Meditation on Uncertainty" on Archaeolog (a peer reviewed blog for archaeologists at www.archaeolog.org).

April 11, 2011

 

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 "In Their Ears and on Their Tongues" in American Literary Review.

 

April 15, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

 

Landon Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the essay "The Plains We Cross" in the literary journal Natural Bridge.

April 21, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Article

 

 

Rachel Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the critical article "Sentence Fragments, Sound, and Setting in Suttree and The Road" in the Fall 2011 issue of The Cormac McCarthy Journal.

 

April 29, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Conference Scholarship

 

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of a full scholarship (tuition and housing) to the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, a week-long series of workshops and readings.

April 29, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

 

 

 

Henrietta Goodman, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has the following poems forthcoming: "Quiscalus mexicanus" in New England Review, "Dog with Stick of Dynamite" in Mudfish, and "Gretel in the Tunnel" in A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (The University of Akron Press, 2012).

May 10, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Fiction Award

 

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the recipient of the 2011 Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction for the short story "Hand, Mouth, Ring." The award carries a prize of $1000.

May 18, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Book History Wins Fellowship

 

Stephanie Eckroth, Ph.D. candidate in 19th Century Literature and Book History in the Department of English, has been named a 2011-12 Chawton House Library Visiting Fellow.

June 14, 2011

 

MA Student in Creative Writing to Publish Poems

 

 

Micah Heatwole, M.A. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has four poems forthcoming later this year in The Literary Review: "November Renderings," "Hallelujah," "Stop Signs," and "What is Game."

June 22, 2011

 

PhD Student in Creative Writing Wins Fiction Contest

 

 

Landon Houle, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, was named the winner of Permafrost's 2011 Midnight Sun Fiction Contest for the short story "This World Made Magic," which is slated for publication in the fall.

July 1, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature to Publish Article

 

 

Maria O'Connell, Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature in the Department of English, will publish the article "That Boy Ain't Right: Jimmy Blevins, John Grady Cole, and Mythic Masculinity in All the Pretty Horses" in the collection Beyond the Myth, edited by David Rio and forthcoming later this year from the academic press PortalEducation in its series The American Literary West.

July 8, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish Essay

 

 

Joey Franklin, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish "Essaying 'The Thing,' An Imagiste Approach to the Lyric Essay" in The Writer's Chronicle, the official publication of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

August 15, 2011

 

Faculty and Graduate Students in Technical Communication Invent Eye-Tracking Technology

EyeGuide, an eye tracking technology created by Texas Tech faculty and students, is slated to begin shipping its first orders in September.

August 24, 2011

TTU Students Win in TACWT Competition

 

 

 

Four TTU students were award recipients in the 2011 writing competitions of TACWT (Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers):

Undergraduate Poetry
2nd Place: Danny Neylon, nominated by Dr. John Poch

Graduate Poetry
Winner: Adam Houle, nominated by Dr. John Poch

Graduate Fiction
Winner: Jonathan Bohr Heinen, nominated by Dr. Jill Patterson

Undergraduate Nonfiction
3rd Place: Jes Romero, nominated by Dr. Jacqueline Kolosov

August 25, 2011

 

TTU Students Win Editing Scholarships

 

 

 

This year the Society for Technical Communication's Technical Editing Scholarships have both been awarded to Texas Tech students: Todd Hawkins (graduate winner) and Tasha Fowler (undergraduate winner).

August 25, 2011

 

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 "Grand Theft Auto" in the fall issue of The Normal School.

August 31, 2011

 

Student Wins $10K Grant for Local Nonprofit

 

 

 

 

Matt Hardman, a student in Dr. Angela Eaton's Spring 2011 ENGL 5383, Grants and Proposals, won $10,000 for a nonprofit grant he wrote for a class assignment.
The proposal asked for support for the Vesper Concert Series at First United Methodist Church of Lubbock. The CH Foundation has awarded FUMC $10,000 as partial underwriting of the visit of the Vienna Boys Choir to Lubbock. FUMC gives these concerts to the community for free.

September 12, 2011

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Furey, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has four short stories forthcoming: The short story "Jody's Solo" took second place in the American Fiction Prize, winning $500 and publication in Volume 12 of American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. The story "Stealing Scalpels" will appear in Fifth Wednesday Journal, the story "Baby Girl" in the Tidal Basin Review, and the story "The Blood Donation" in New Texas.

September 12, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Publishes Five Poems

 

 

Chloe Honum, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has published the following five poems: "Dusk" and "Leaving the Hospital" in The Southern Review and "Crossing the Three-Rope Bridge," "Danse des Petits Cygnes," and "Thirteen" in Memorious.

October 25, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing to Publish

 

 

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, will publish the short story "This Cody" in The Greensboro Review, the poem "On His Latest Dive, My Husband Catches a Humboldt Squid on Camera" in Willow Springs, and the poem "Wedding Night" in Meridian.

November 1, 2011

 

Ken Baake and PhD Student Publish Article

 

 

Dr. Ken Baake, Associate Professor of Technical Communication in the Department of English, and Ph.D. candidate Charlotte Kaempf have published the article "No Longer 'Bullying the Rhine': Giving Narrative a Place in Flood Management" in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 5.4 (2011): 428-446.

November 7, 2011

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Essay Prize

 

 

Henrietta Goodman, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, is the winner of the 2012 Georgetown Review magazine competition for the essay "Stupid White Girl Digging a Hole." The award carries a $1000 prize.

 

Ph.D. Student in Technical Communication to Publish Article

 

 

Virginia Tucker, Ph.D. student in Technical Communication in the Department of English, will publish the article "How is a Forum Community Like a Classroom? A Rhetorical Analysis of Error Response in an Online Discourse Community" in Computers & Composition Online.

December 1, 2011

 

Ph.D. Student in Creative Writing Wins Fiction Prize

 

 

 

Lauri Anderson, Ph.D. student in Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been awarded The Greensboro Review's Robert Watson Literary Prize for the short story "This Cody." Winners of the fiction and poetry prizes each receive a $1000 cash award and publication in The Greensboro Review.

December 16, 2011