Archive for the 'Student Successes' Category

Student Success Stories: Lindsey Westerfield (2009)

Lindsey Westerfield (Honors College 2007, MA in 2009 – both in English) is currently Director of the Russell County Public Library, and was recently elected to the Vice President of the Russell Country Chamber of Commerce. This means she will become the president next year. Favorite book/author? Too many to name! The best books are the ones that make you really
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How Beautiful the Feet: An Original Poetry Citation

On March 28th, 2014 in Helm 100 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. there will be an original poetry citation and display featuring Western Kentucky’s very own, Jessica Brumley. Jessica Brumley, a junior studying English Literature and Secondary Education here at WKU, is also a student in the Chinese Flagship Program. She combined her interests of writing and the Chinese
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Get Your Free Copy of The 2014 Ashen Egg NOW in the English Office

Stop by the English office to get your free copy of The Ashen Egg Vol. 2 (2014) today! The second volume of The Ashen Egg is available FREE in the English office now. This yearly publication is edited by Dr. Alison Langdon, with the help of the editorial board, which consists of Drs. Lou-Ann Crouther, Jane Fife, Walker Rutledge, and Judith
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Successful Interns: Chantel Bowman

As some of our readers may know, this semester contains the most interns the English department has ever had. It is a growing community among the English majors and we want to keep it going. For those of you looking into an internship for the future, here is just one example of the many great things you could be doing during
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Six WKU English Students Accepted to Present at 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Convention

The WKU department of English is proud to announce that six English students have been invited to present at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, Georgia at the end of February. Please join us in congratulating them! Their names and topics are listed below:  Madelyn Gates: “While Looking at My Brother’s Baseball Card”   David Haydon: “Edenic
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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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On Graduation Day: Some Words for Our Fall 2013 Graduates

We’re so happy to congratulate many of you on your graduation day today! From those of us you leave behind – faculty, staff, students, friends – we all wish you the best, and hope you will never become strangers to Cherry Hall. Below you’ll find some inspiring words from some very familiar sources (I wish I could take credit for
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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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Professional Writing Student Presents at her First Conference

Ann Reagan, a Professional Writing student, recently presented at the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communications (CPTSC) conference with Drs. Jones and Rice. Ann was contacted by Dr. Jones about the conference, and was extremely honored that they chose her to present with them. CPTSC was Ann’s first conference in which she presented. The conference was held on
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17th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing This Sunday

The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is a contest hosted annually by WKU and is open to students in an English major or minor as well as those in creative writing classes. This event is free and open to the public and includes a reading by Silas House, followed by a reception and book signing. Join us! For more
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