English major Lavelle Ridley will be working on a special research project during Summer 2013. His proposal, “The Reconstructive Imagination of the Later Poetry of Herbert Woodward Martin, 1980-2008,” has been chosen for funding by The Office of Undergraduate Research. His faculty sponsor is Dr. Carmen Phelps. Lavelle will take advantage of the extensive collection [...]
Sam Fetters has a consistent academic record of achieving the highest standards, evident in his GPA of 3.95 in his English major. His English Honors thesis on the Cleveland poet d.a. levy was innovative and ambitious and continues to attract attention from Levy’s readers and friends, many of whom have contacted Sam with questions and [...]
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Composition Program are delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest. There were 132 participants from all college ranks and departments. $500 Bradley Sommer $400 Zachary Dietrich $300 Zachary Feit $200 Anthony Mecurio $100 Audrey Miklovic $75 winners: Jeanette Beerbower; Devin Brown; [...]
This is Jana Lintz and her defense committee only moments after she successfully defended her Honors thesis, “A Positive Look at the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: How This Effect Affects Language” (left-to-right, Profs. Melinda Reichelt and Mel Gregory, Lintz, Visiting Prof. Heather Blakemore).
English major Erica Olschansky has been awarded the 2012 Dean’s Essay Prize for her Honors paper titled “’I Can’t Be Sure If He’s Faking’: Holocaust Testimony and the Unreliable Narrator in Art Spiegelman’s Maus.” Dr. Ben Stroud directed the thesis. Erica will be recognized at the LLSS Honors Ceremony on May 4th. [From Sara Lundquist, [...]
. Graduating English major Nick Bruno has been accepted to the two year MA in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University. For his fellowship (full tuition waiver and stipend), he will be associate editor of international magazine Poetry East, working with Professor Richard Jones on design, content selection, and distribution, among a host of other responsibilities. [...]
The winners of the annual Shapiro Writing Contest are named in several categories (all undergraduate): Professional-Technical Writing, Composition I (Non-Research), Composition I (Research), Composition II, Undergraduate ESL, Poetry, Prose, 2000-Level, 3/4000-Level Writing, 3/4000-Level Literature, and Honors Thesis. For the full list of winners, click the link “read the rest of this entry”.
. Sam Johnston arrived at the University of Toledo from Illinois Central Community College, and in his two years at UT has squeezed in a remarkable level of accomplishment both inside and outside the classroom, maintaining a remarkably high academic standard while tutoring, volunteering, and putting himself through college. His teachers in Linguistics regard him [...]
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Composition Program are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest: Prize Name Academic Rank Academic Major $500 Neil Duris Sophomore Humanities $400 Zachary Dehm Junior Philosophy/Religious Studies $300 Abigail Parsons Senior Nursing $200 Megan Roberts Freshman Education $100 Patrick Cook Senior [...]
The 2012 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest, sponsored by University of Toledo’s Composition Program has been announced. Open to all undergraduate students, willing to invest one to two hours revising a short essay to compete for one of 15 cash awards from $75 to $500. A minimum of three prizes will go to freshmen writers and [...]