Friday, February 10, 2012

8 students to present in New Orleans

Eight WMU students have been accepted to present their original scholarly and creative work at the 2012 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, which will be held February 29 through March 3 in New Orleans. Their work was selected from over 1,200 submissions of which approximately 400 were selected for presentation.

The students who will present this year in New Orleans and the titles of their works are:
  • Christopher Hart, "Latitude and Longitude"
  • Ian Hollenbaugh, “'That Going Shall Be Used with Feet': Rendering King Lear in Old English Meter"
  • Christopher Miller, "Bellum Invictum" (original fiction)
  • Benjamin Moran, "The Freedom of ‘Not Knowing:’ A.R. Ammons’s 'Corsons Inlet' as an Epistemological Meditation"
  • Kathryn O’Brien, "The Candelabra" (original drama)
  • Emily Scott, "Bones" and "Blue House on Bass Lake" (original poetry)
  • August Smith, "Will the Real T Cooper Please Stand Up?"
  • Jacob Swanson, "Anne's Redemption in Austen's Persuasion"
These eight students bring the total number of WMU student presenters at the annual convention to 50 since the Alpha Nu Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was chartered at WMU in December 2005. Its active presence at the annual convention, signature campus events such as the twice-yearly English Studies Conference, and rapid growth to nearly 400 active and alumni members today have led to the international organization's recognition of Alpha Nu Pi as one of the most "active, vital chapters in the country."

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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