Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Last year in honor of the retirement of our colleague and friend Arnie Johnston, the English Department established an award to celebrate excellence in student playwriting: The Arnie Johnston Undergraduate Playwriting Awards. Two “Arnie’s” are given each year: One to a promising WMU undergraduate to partially fund his or her participation in having a play developed through the New Play Project; and one to a playwright from our five state region (MI, IL, IN, OH, and WI), so the winning playwright can attend a reading of his or her play at the New Play Project and focus attention on the substantial new play work being done at Western. This year’s WMU winner is Kristina House, and the regional winner is Patrick McLean from De Paul University.
Now in its seventh summer, Western Michigan University’s New Play Project has developed and presented over ninety plays to audiences in the York Arena Theatre. Each summer fifteen student-plays are selected for a developmental rehearsal process with a company of actors and directors from the Theatre Department that culminates in a series of script-in-hand productions.
Please join us to celebrate these talented students, see some terrific theatre, and honor and support the playwriting legacy of Arnie Johnston. If you have questions about the evening or the “Arnie” Award please feel free to contact Dr. Steve Feffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
AAC&U has announced a new project – General Education for a Global Century – funded with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The project seeks to build the capacity of colleges and universities to prepare today’s college students to grapple with big global challenges and thrive in a globalized economy as socially responsible and engaged citizens and workers.
Part of AAC&U’s ongoing initiative, Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility, this curriculum and faculty development project will build upon innovative efforts to reframe general education courses and programs. Participants will create coherent curricular designs that address complex, global issues across divisions and disciplines.
Teams from thirty colleges and universities will be selected through a nationwide, competitive application process to lead a high-profile, national effort to
articulate essential global learning outcomes for all students;
refine and disseminate models of global general education curricula that can be adapted across all institutional types;
provide faculty development opportunities to assist college faculty in designing and teaching interdisciplinary, integrative courses that focus on real-world global issues; and
develop rubrics to assess global learning outcomes.
The Call for Participation is available online. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2010.
For additional information, please e-mail Chad Anderson or call 202-387-3760. We look forward to reading your applications.
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Association of American Colleges & Universities
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Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The readings are Thursday, June 17th at 7 PM and free and open to the public in the York Arena Theatre in the Gilmore Complex.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Faculty, Dev. English ~ Anticipated - Multiple Positions (Grant-funded), #40705
Lone Star College-Montgomery (Houston, TX)
Distinguished by excellence in teaching, innovation, and responsiveness to community needs, the Lone Star College System (LSCS) is one of the fastest growing community college systems in the great state of Texas. We are the largest institution of higher education in the greater Houston area and second largest community college in the state, serving over 62,000 credit students each semester.
Lone Star College System is currently seeking applicants for a Developmental English Faculty. This grant-funded temporary position is located at our Montgomery campus. If possible, please distribute to any colleagues, students or alumni that you feel may be interested in this opportunity.
Teaches full range of developmental English courses. Engages in scholarly activity within English or college English education. Provides learning activities and support that lead to the achievement of course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the Lone Star College System and the community. Responsibilities include learning facilitation, personal and professional development, and institutional and community service. Primary functions are to plan, develop, and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.
Bachelor's Degree with a major or minor in English or in a related field such as education, reading, writing, linguistics, or language arts; or Master's Degree in English or in a related field such as education, reading, writing, linguistics, or language arts; or Bachelor's degree with related teaching or training experience in one or more of the above mentioned fields.
To apply for any position within the Lone Star College system, simply visit http://jobs.lonestar.edu , review the job details, and if interested, submit your online application to be considered for these positions.
Application Process: For the complete job descriptions, submission requirements, and access to our on-line application, please visit our Web site at www.lonestar.edu click on Employment, Job Seekers, Search & Apply Now, and then Search Postings. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. AA/EEO. There is no contact with applicants unless they are selected for interview. In that event, you will be contacted by a hiring manager or search committee member to schedule an interview. APPLY ON-LINE ONLY. Do not fax, email or mail any documents outside the electronic application process.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
On Saturday, June 12, 2010, Gwen Tarbox, doctoral candidate Jeanne LaHaie, and WMU alums Dr. Gabrielle Halko (Assistant Professor, West Chester University) and Meghann Meeusen (doctoral candidate, PhD in Children's Literature program at Illinois State University) presented papers at the Children's Literature Association Conference, hosted this year by Eastern Michigan University. Their panel, "Mommy Dearest, Derailed, or Dangerous: The Maternal Figure in Contemporary Children's and Adolescent Literature," generated lots of lively discussion.
Also presenting at the conference were former visiting Assistant Professors Dr. Lance Weldy (now at Francis Marion University) and Dr. Tammy Mielke (now at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte), as well as WMU English Education alum, Dr. Thomas Crisp (now an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida).
Thursday, June 3, 2010
'Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire' Conference
15-18 February 2011, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia
Few subjects are as simultaneously commonplace and controversial as the erotic. While sex, gender, identity and desire have been traditional mainstays of artistic, academic and public discourses, the erotic often continues to provoke fears, anxieties and resistances. 'Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire' is a four day interdisciplinary conference presented by the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Judith Halberstam, Professor Alan McKee and Associate Professor Kelly Dennis. The conference will draw together contemporary research and historical thinking on the erotic and associated discourses across the fields of the visual and sonic arts, film, television and media studies, literature, cultural sociology, cultural history, communications and journalism. We invite scholars and graduates from a range of disciplines to examine, explore, theorise, and historicise erotic moving images, sounds, visual arts, performances, texts, taboos and practices.
The deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is 3rd September 2010.
More details can be found on our website at http://www.griffith.edu.au/arts-languages-criminology/centre-cultural-research/news-events/erotic-screen
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This article from the Grand Rapids Press features an interview with WMU English Department alum, Dr. Adam Schuitema, who mentions the work of Bonnie Jo Campbell, as well as the experience of teaching undergraduate creative writing workshops. Adam's upcoming local appearances include: