Kamal Belmihoub, master’s student in English — Concentration in ESL, presented on “Berber Linguistic Human Rights in Algeria” at an international conference at Central Michigan University on November 11, 2011. He primarily focused on the struggle of Kabyles’ (the largest Berber ethnic group in Algeria) to gain linguistic and cultural rights starting from the 1980′s [...]

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Members of the English Department and alumni were presenters at the 2010 conference of Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, November 12-13 in Columbus.  Josh Paiz, master’s student in the English as a Second Language program, presented “Emergent Technologies and Fostering Sociolinguistic Competence,” in which he commented on recent research into sociolinguistic [...]

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Josh Paiz , a student and graduate teaching assistant in the MA in English with Concentration in ESL,  has been extremely busy this semester with professional activities.  He presented “Effects of Idea Generation in the L1 for an L2 Writing Task” at the 3rd Annual University of Toledo Graduate Student Symposium/1st Annual Midwest Graduate Research [...]

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cfitzgerald on March 25th, 2010

First year MA-Literature student and composition Teaching Assistant Tricia Salata has been accepted to the NYU Summer Publishing Institute.  The Institute, which runs from June 6 to July 16, 2010, is designed for recent graduates and young professionals who wish to break into publishing.  According to the program’s web site, the 32-year-old institute “immerses students [...]

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aedgington on March 18th, 2009

The Little Brown Handbook will continue to be used as the common handbook for the Composition program. A new edition of the handbook, with updated information on MLA and APA documentation, will be available for the fall semester. The ISBN number for this handbook is 978-0-205-66588-4. Please update this information as you order texts for [...]

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aedgington on March 16th, 2009

The Composition Colloquium, initiated with a PAE grant by Barbara Schneider in 2001 and sustained ever since with a variety of internal grants, is once again in full swing. The Colloquium was designed as a means of engaging the writing faculty in the scholarship of the field and has evolved as a means of collaboratively [...]

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