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WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award

Washington State University’s Writing Programs has received a 2007 Award for Innovation from the Conference on Basic Writing, a national collegiate organization aimed at aiding educators to teach effective written communications. It is the latest accolade for Writing Programs, which has been among the top “Academic Programs to Watch For” in all six years of […]

Pulitzer Prize winner visits WSU

The WSU Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts will present Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler on Wed., March 7, as part of the Spring 2007 Visiting Writer Series. The reading will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m and is free. Additional support is provided by the Museum […]

Speaker to address English language, brain research

VANCOUVER – In a free forum for educators, parents and the public, Janet Zadina of Tulane University will present “Education Speaker Presents Brain Research in English Language Learners,” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Student Services building, Room 110, at Washington State University Vancouver. This lively presentation, peppered with humor, music, and audience […]

New English offering provides more choice

Degree tracks at Washington State University are giving undergraduates new options. Beginning with the fall semester 2006, students will be able to choose rhetoric and professional writing, a new emphasis in English. According to Victor Villanueva, former chair and professor of English, the rhetoric and professional writing track should appeal to any student who is […]

Author to read from award-winning book

WSU Department of English will kick off the fall literary reading series with Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrom. Lunstrum will read from her book, “This Life She’s Chosen,” a collection of short fiction published by Chronicle Books in 2005. “This Life She’s Chosen” is Lundstrom’s first book and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great […]

Baseball-Hall-of-Fame poet Linda Kittell to give reading

The Washington State University Department of English will get its spring reading series underway March 1 with a reading by faculty member Linda Kittell.The 7:30 p.m. event will be in the Museum of Art/WSU, co-sponsor of the event. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.Kittell, a WSU faculty member […]

Habegger to speak Oct. 15

The Washington State University Dept. of English continues its fall 2002 Visiting Writer Series with Dr. Al Habegger. Dr. Habegger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas, and also an independant scholar, fiction writer, and lecturer. A former Fullbright fellow, he is the author of several acclaimed biographies, most recently, The Father: A life […]

Kuo wins American Book Award

Washington State University’s first writer-in-residence, Alex Kuo, who is also interim chair of the comparative American cultures program and a faculty member of the English department, will receive an American Book Award on May 3 in New York City for his most recent work “Lipstick and Other Stories.” He discovered a love for writing in […]