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Awards & Appointments

graduationThe English Department graduation ceremony held December 14 in Mendenhall recognized the Outstanding Senior Francisco Avalos and the Outstanding Graduate Student Benjamin Worthington.  Nominees for the Outstanding Senior included Laura Anthony and for Outstanding Graduate Student, Lauren Furlough, Elizabeth Vick, and Dawn Wilson.  Annette Avalos accepted the award for her son, and Roberta Martin spoke on behalf of both recipients.

Congratulations to Mike Hamer who received a Regional Artist grant from the NC Arts Council, administered by the Arts Council of Rocky Mount.  The grant of $750 has to do with learning the web marketing of music.

OpenCongratulations to Michael Aceto who has been selected to be a board member of The Open Applied Linguistics Journal.  According to the website: "The Open Applied Linguistics Journal, a peer reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in all areas in the field.  The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide."  This Open Access online journal publishes original research articles, reviews, and short articles in all areas of Applied Linguistics.

Effective at the close of the 2007 annual conference of the NC Literary and Historical Association in November, Margaret Bauer became President of the NC Lit & Hist Assoc.  For more information, please see: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/affiliates/lit-hist/lit-hist.htm

Congratulations to Liza Wieland who won the 2007 Indiana Review fiction prize for her story “Nightingale.” She will receive a $1,000 cash prize along with publication.  According to the IR website: "Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. For over three decades we have sought to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic."  The 2007 competition was judged by Lan Samantha Chang.

Congratulations to James Matthew Wilson  whose essay "Representing the Limits of Judgment" won the Lionel Basney Award for the best article in Christianity & Literature in 2007.  According to the website: "Christianity & Literature is devoted to the scholarly exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice.  The journal presupposes no particular theological orientation but respects an orthodox understanding of Christianity as a historically defined faith.  Contributions appropriate for submission should demonstrate a keen awareness of the author's own critical assumptions in addressing significant issues of literary history, interpretation, and theory."  The award is named after Lionel Basney, poet and professor of Calvin College.  Basney died in a swimming accident off the coast of Carolina Beach in 1999.


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