Join us on 9/17/08

engl 6006 guest speaker series 17 September 2008 “Flexible Like Water”: The Bruce Lee School of Linguistic Inquiry Dr. Shannon T. Bischoff Department of English UPR-Mayagüez CHARDÓN 318 @ 6:30 p.m. ABSTRACT: In the summers of 1927 through 1929 Gladys Reichard, at the request of Franz Boas, recorded some forty narratives of Tom Miyal and Dorothy Nicodemus, the last speakers of the Coeur d’Alene language, and edited the materials with several Coeur d’Alene community members. Unfortunately, the narratives were never fully analyzed, published, or made accessible at the time. This talk discusses recent efforts to make these materials available to … Read more…

English Department Assessment Fall 2008

Attachments: PDF version of message (nicely formatted and printable) Loop closing blank form Loop form instructions  To: All Faculty (TAs, temps, and permanent) Aug. 13, 2008 Earn CEP credits for all projects—small, medium, or large! Your project might be 1 hour, 1 week, 1 month, 1 semester. 3 credits for each project; max. 6 credits per semester Much has been done: UG General Ed (3201-2, 3103-4) 32 faculty and TAs participated Sp08 BA (Batra, Bischoff, Dayton, Pratt) WE NEED YOU NOW! “Loops” by faculty teaching UG Lit and Lx are now required as the UG BA program comes up for … Read more…

CGS recognizes MAEE graduate Aleida Ferrer!!!!

MAEE graduate Aleida Ferrer was recognized in a recent publication by the Council of Graduate Schools (Washington, DC). Her thesis project (“The Design and Creation of a Bilingual Phonemic Awareness Test for Puerto Rico”) was the only one from Puerto Rico listed in the CGS publication Making a Difference: A Selection of Graduate Degree Holders and their Contributions to the Public Good. Congratulations to Ms. Ferrer, to the Chair of her committee, Dr. Elizabeth Dayton, and to her committee members, Drs. Eileen Blau and Billy Woodall.

Assessment Loop Summary

As of close of business today, April 18, the English Dept has done a fabulous job! Some other faculty are still working on projects. Below is the list of people who have completed all required paperwork & thus their papers are ready to go forward to the Assoc Dean, Mario Nunez.   Faculty who completed loops or workshop: Liz Dayton Shannon Bischoff Ellen Pratt Mary Sefranek Rosa Roman Larry Chott Ray Knight Betsy Morales Gayle Griggs Cathy Mazak   TAs who completed Loops or did extra work: Wilfredo Mercado Filimon Orozco Karrieann Soto Monica Ng Stephanie Sanchez Maria Quintero Jessica … Read more…

Article of interest…

“…The bleaker it looks for English departments, the more desperate they become to attract attention. In other words, the profession’s intellectual agenda is being set by teenagers.” From “Professing Literature in 2008? by William Deresiewicz, http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080324/deresiewicz — Thought some might find it interesting.

Casa Abierta

On March 14, 2008, the institution opened its doors to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders of Puerto Rico’s private and public schools. Over 2000 students from around the island were welcomed into Coliseo Mangual to learn about the diversity of our faculties and departments. Representation from the Department of English was immense and faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students collaborated in making this all-day event an overwhelming success! Amongst the English faculty members were Roberto López, Iris Toro, Myrna Rivera, Carmen Maldonado, Betsy Morales, Stephanie Cardona, Raymond Knight, Waleska Morciglio, Gayle Griggs, Rosita Rivera, Sandra Ríos, Mary Leonard, Jocelyn … Read more…

Honor Roll Ceremony

This past Thursday, March 27, 2008, exemplary students from Arts & Sciences received special recognition for their academic excellence. Please help us to congratulate the following students from the Department of English who, through their hard work, are on the Honor Roll! Isabel Abón, Emily Aguiló, Adriana Caraballo, Christopher Hernández, Marshley Márquez, Angel Matos, Leslie Mendoza, Juan Ñeco, Yolanda Padilla, Ileana Pagán, Lorianne Ramírez, Gabriel Romaguera, Katherine Rosa, Astrid Sambolín, Julio Vega, and Roxana Velázquez.

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