The beginning of the semester has been filled with many accomplishments. Read more to learn about the department’s achievements!
Rani Deighe Crowe‘s short film, Texting: A Love Story, played at the Broad Humor Film Festival at the beginning of the month. The film also:
Played at the Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival in August, winning the Audience Award for short film
Has been accepted to 74 festivals around the world, including screenings in Israel, South Africa, Japan, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, and the UK
In October, the film will screen at the Indie Hype Film Festival in Sydney, Australia and the Portland Comedy Film Festival in Portland, Oregon.
In other news…
Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones accepted an invitation to serve as a three year term board member for the Indiana Teachers of Writing (ITW). She also:
Presented at the conference “#blacklivesmatter: And So Do Authentic Writing Prompts” at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference with Michael Baumann, a Ph. D. in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville.
Spoke with Dr. Sheron Fraser-Burgess at the Indiana Association of Black School Educators (IABSE) Annual Fall Meeting on the topic of “How and why we should create more clubs like the Alliance of Black and Latino Teachers (ABLT) club.”
Released her new book “Memory Workshop” with co-author Barbara Shoup
Dr. Adam Beach‘s essay, “Aubin’s The Noble Slaves, Montagu’s Spanish Lady, and English Feminist Writing about Sexual Slavery in the Ottoman World” was accepted for publication in Eighteenth-Century Fiction.
In our final post about the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Awards, we spoke to Dr. Darolyn Jones about her Excellence in Teaching Award. Students nominate professors for the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the faculty members with the most votes are invited to submit course enhancement proposals. A committee composed of faculty and students selects the winners.
Dr. Jones earned the award for her work on leading the first issue of “Rethinking Children’s Literature: Read for Change.” The free app is available on both Apple tablets and Android tablets.
Learn more about Dr. Jones’ award below by reading the interview conducted by English department intern Daniel Brount. To read about the other award winners, read the posts on Dr. Susanna Benko and Dr. Matt Mullins.