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First Publication for English MA graduate student Cameron Green!
Congratulations to 2016 Bill Hallberg Award Winner and English MA student, Cameron Green, on his first publication! His story “The Color of a Bolivar” will be published in the next edition of WILDNESS Journal in January! WILDNESS is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully

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Congratulations to Mark Johnson!
Congratulations to Mark Johnson, who has recently been elected to the Nominating Committee of the International TESOL Association. The Nominating Committee works closely with TESOL’s Board of Directors and Executive Director to identify candidates for leadership positions within the Association in order ensure balanced representation of TESOL members. His service on the Nominating Committee begins in January 2017.

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Ethnic Studies Film Series: Ida (2013)
Join us for the final screening of the Fall 2016 Ethnic Studies Film Series! Film Title: Ida (Dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013) Time: 6pm, Tuesday, 11/29/2016 Place: Sci-Tech C209 Guest introduction: Dr. Susanne Jones and Susan Pearce Synopsis: Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back

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Student Spotlight: Zachary Lundgren
Have you met English PhD candidate, Zachary Lundgren yet? Get to know him in the latest student spotlight! My name is Zach Lundgren and I’m from all over. I was born in northern California, grew up in Virginia, and received my Bachelor’s in Colorado and my Master’s in Florida. This is my second year in the doctoral program at ECU.

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Congratulations to Andrea Kitta!
Congratulations to Andrea Kitta, who recently published an article “The significance of folklore for vaccine policy: discarding the deficit model,” in the journal Critical Public Health. Co-written with medical humanities scholar Daniel Goldberg, the paper addresses the relevance of medical folklore for vaccine policy intended to increase vaccination uptake. The authors make two primary claims: First, that dominant approaches to increasing

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