Archive for the 'Faculty Successes' Category

Meeting the Youngblood

Dr. Alison Youngblood is a new professor here at WKU’s English Department. You could say she’s the young blood!! Dr. Youngblood is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She has undergraduate degrees from economics and international affairs from Florida State University, and her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in ESL education from the University of Central Florida. Watch the video to find
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Dr. Otto Helps Revolutionize Teacher Ed with the CEPT Program for PCAL and the School of Teacher Education

Our own Dr. Peggy Otto was featured in the Spring 2014 WKU Arts & Letters Magazine for helping to innovate a new and unique program for secondary teacher education called Clinical Experiences in the Practice of Teaching (CEPT). Learn more about the partnership between Potter College of Arts and Letters and the School of Teacher Education to form the CEPT program
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Don’t Forget–Jane Olmsted!

Dr. Jane Olmsted, head of the WKU Diversity & Community Studies department, will read her prize-winning creative non-fiction for the Creative Writing Reading Series. The event begins at 7:00 pm tonight in Cherry Hall 125. Want to hear a fantastic piece of non-fiction? Need to fulfill a class requirement? Could you possibly get extra credit out of this? Come hear Dr.
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Caption This Picture! Get the Skinny Next Monday.

Here is a great shot from Dr. Eli Winkler’s travels.  Create a caption in the comments. Have some fun with this and on Monday of next week we will follow up with the truth?  

Tom Hunley Speaks: An Email Interview and A Psalm

The English Majors’ Weblog wanted to cast out a line to Dr. Tom Hunley before his poetry reading tonight at the Warren County Public Library. Here are his rapid fire and altogether too wise responses.  He also was very kind in allowing us to reprint his poem, “Psalm on a Theme by Dean Young and a Somewhat Similar Theme by
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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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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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Dr. Hovet Co-edits Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier

Dr. Ted Hovet, Professor of Film Studies and English at Western Kentucky University, recently co-edited the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 (3) for the fall 2013 issue with Lisa Patti, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. They were very involved in the process of creating the Dossier, from crafting a call
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Dr. Hunley on WKU Radio to Promote Scotch Tape World

Dr. Tom Hunley, Associate Professor of English at WKU, has been busy promoting his new chapbook of poetry, Scotch Tape World, which was just published by Accents Publishing on September 1st. He was interviewed by Kevin Willis for WKU Radio yesterday – click this link to hear or read the interview, find out what a chapbook is (if you don’t
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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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