Archive for the 'English Department Head' Category

English Alumna Mary Boothe Named PCAL Inductee Into Society of Distinguished Graduates

Mary Boothe has had an impressive undergraduate career here at WKU. Her commitment to sustainability, her research, her service, and her international experience combined to make her a deserving recipient of her most recent honor—becoming a PCAL inductee into the Society of Distinguished Graduates. Mary is heading to law school at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in a few
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Alumni Alert: Fill Out a Questionnaire for a Chance at $25 Gift Card (Hint: Odds Way Better than Lottery!)

May 19, 2014 Dear WKU English department alumni, My name is Rob Hale, and I am the new Head of English at WKU.  I arrived in Bowling Green last July, and I finally have a chance to catch my breath and introduce myself to you. You may have received a hard copy of this letter in the US Mail, but
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Congratulations to the Three Students Who Received Outstanding English Awards from PCAL

Dean David Lee of Potter College of Arts and Letters and Dr. Rob Hale, English Department Head, congratulated our three Outstanding English Majors at the PCAL Awards Ceremony recently. Be sure to congratulate them , too, when you see them! Outstanding English Major: Anthony Gross Jr. Outstanding Graduate Student in English: Bliss Powers Outstanding EST Student: Cameron Calvert-Carr

Successful Interns: Kaycee Hill

Each semester more and more interns pass through the halls of Cherry Hall. Being an intern is a great opportunity not only to the student, but also to get in some networking for your resume. Remember that internships are always available each semester so even if you didn’t make the April 9th deadline for this upcoming Fall 2014 semester, there’s
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Meet the Folks in the English Office as they Bid Farewell to Meg McDonald

Department Head: Dr. Rob “Rock” (as in Rocky Top) Hale is our Department Head, and has worked for WKU for 5 ½ months. He plans to “relax, work on the house, enjoy my wife and kids, visit my brothers and their families” over winter break. Fun fact about Dr. Hale: “I’ve shaken hands with Prince Charles, ridden in an elevator
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Interview With Dr. Jerod Hollyfield on the Making of His Film “Goodfriends”

Dr. Jerod Hollyfield has been very busy promoting his film “Goodfriends” on the film festival circuit, and was recently interviewed at the Knoxville Film Festival by The Daily Times and You can also visit Dr. Hollyfield’s blog, The Noisy Philistine and be sure to like the “Goodfriends” facebook page to stay up-to-date on the film’s happenings. “Goodfriends” will screen
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Student Success: Ashley Coulter to Join Teach For America

Join us in congratulating undergraduate student Ashley Coulter for her acceptance into the Teach For America (TFA) corps. TFA appealed to Ashley because “I didn’t have to change or present myself in a certain way to be accepted as a TFA corps member. TFA aligned with the person I already am.” And that person is a born leader and educator.
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Serious About Applying to Graduate School Soon? Dr. Hale is Holding a Workshop for You!

Many of you have requested information about applying to graduate school, so our Department Head, Dr. Rob Hale has organized a workshop with Drs. Wes Berry, Tom Hunley, and Jeff Rice.  The workshop will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. and is designed for students who are in the process of applying or are seriously considering applying during
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David Bell’s CEMETERY GIRL Wins Le Prix Polar International de Cognac

Congratulations to Associate Professor David Bell who just received the prestigious Le Prix Polar International de Cognac for CEMETERY GIRL.  The award is given to the best crime novel published by a non-French author, and recent winners include Peter May for THE LEWIS MAN, Jeffrey Archer for PRISONER OF BIRTH, and Karin Slaughter for INDELIBLE. When asked about this latest
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Greetings From the New Department Head

Dear English majors, I’m Dr. Rob Hale, and this past July became the head of the English department. Some of you may have been here when Dr. Schneider was head, and I’m sure most of you remember Dr. McMichael, history professor and assistant dean, who served last year during the interim period. I hope to build on the excellent work
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