Archive for the 'Travel' Category

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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Dr. Berry Featured on Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue! Bible

Dr. Wes Berry is your go-to guy for Kentucky Barbeque. He spent 3 years traveling to barbeque joints and festivals in Kentucky (and gained 25 pounds along the way) all to bring us KY BBQ, which was published in February of this year by The University Press of Kentucky. He’s been busy promoting his book, too! Steven Raichlen, American culinary
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Dr. Bell’s Been Traveling, and He May NEVER COME BACK

Dr. David Bell has been very busy promoting his latest novel, NEVER COME BACK. If you didn’t have a chance to attend the NEVER COME BACK book launch on October 1st, stay tuned for a video of Dr. Bell’s reading coming soon! Here are some pictures from along the way and information about upcoming events, which are all open to
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Student Success: Amanda Mitchell at the Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

I spoke with fellow English major, Amanda Mitchell, today about her recent experience at the 29th annual Medieval Association of the Midwest conference, which was held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, from September 26th through 28th. Amanda’s portion of the project was funded by the FUSE grant she was awarded this year. She and Dr. Alison Langdon
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Congratulations to Brandon Petty For His Teaching Fellowship at Naropa!

Brandon Petty has just received a teaching fellowship to study creative writing at Naropa! Brandon also received an Academic Coaching scholarship to apply toward the fellowship. He will be studying in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics & Writing at Naropa and will be studying poetry. About his fellowship, Brandon said, “I’m quite aware of the struggles one faces
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Study Away Opporunity for 2014: The Sundance Film Festival

Join Dr. Ted Hovet and Ms. Dawn Hall next winter on an incredible study away opportunity! Read the information below (provided by Ms. Hall) or download the WKU Winter Term 2014 Sundance Interest Flyer. WKU Winter Term 2014 (January 6-24) Film Festival Experience: Sundance Film the way it’s supposed to be-engaged, active, & independent! Counts as a Film 399/ENG 399/POP
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Creative Writing Minor Ben Hussung Receives Scholarship to Study at the University of Cambridge

I’m excited (and somewhat jealous) to announced that Ben Hussung, a creative writing minor, has received a study abroad scholarship from the Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union and will be spending his summer studying literature at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. You can read more about Ben’s trip, financial assistance, and travel plans here.  Congratulations, Ben!

Undergrad Becky Thieman Published, Travels to PA for Launch Party

Becky Thieman, a WKU junior majoring in psychology and creative writing, has recently been published in the prestigious student journal, The Susquehanna Review. From uncovering emotions to seeing her name in print, writing has opened doors for Thieman she never thought possible. Her nonfiction essay “Look Beneath the Floorboards for the Secrets I Have Hid” centers around family, emotions, and
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English Majors Explore Havana, Cuba

Last month, a group of WKU students and faculty left the icy roads and fields of Kentucky to study in Havana, Cuba, for two weeks. The trip was a credited course taught by Professor Walker Rutledge, a long-standing and highly respected professor at WKU. The English department was wonderfully represented, with over six English majors packing their bags and heading to
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