Faculty Affairs announced yesterday that Dr. Wendy Faris is now Professor Emerita Wendy Faris. The honor was made official at an Oct. 7 event at the University Center. The new status acknowledges Dr. Faris's scholarly accompishments and her commitment to UTA.
The Courtyard Poet competitions are under way. At the first event, four poets gave performances, and one was chosen by the audience as the Courtyard Poet. Rod Sachs has several new poets lined up to read their work. Find out about future competitions.
Hermanns Lectures Announced
Dr. Desirée Henderson is Chair of the Hermanns Lectures for 2015, and she has announced the topic for this year's lecture series.
Department Receives New Scholarship - The Roy Mullins Endowed Scholarship
The Roy Mullins Endowed Scholarship is not a permanent endowment in the department, thanks to the generous gift of the MICA Corporation. The funds are to be used to provide an annual scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students in English with a preference given to those who have not been enrolled in an educational program for 18 years or more.
Roy Mullins worked for MICA, a highway construction company located in Fort Worth, for approximately 20 years where he retired in January, 2015. During the course of his tenure there he managed the safety group, as well as oversaw a fleet of hundreds of pieces of equipment. In addition he managed all lawsuits coordinating legal representation and insurance representatives. It was during this time that Roy's desire to complete his degree and work toward a Master's. Roy completed his bachelor's degree in English at UTA in 2009 and is currently working on the MA.
Four Departmental Members Receive Honors
Four English Department members received recognition at the Faculty Awards Ceremony on September 17.
Dr. Desirée Henderson was honored for receiving a University Research Enhancement Award.
Dr. James Warren accepted the COLA Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Jackie Stodnick was honored for being selected for a Faculty Development Leave for Fall 2015 to work on a book.
Bethany Shaffer won the Outstanding Advisor Award in COLA.
February 2016 As part of the department's relationship with the University of Kingston in London, French philosopher Catherine Malabou will visit in February to discuss literature and neuroscience.
Assistant Professor Receives Teaching Award
A departmental committee awarded Dr. Yuejiao Zhang the 2014-2015 Faculty Impact Award. This annual interdepartmental award acknowledges a faculty member (or members) who has made a particular impact in the areas of teaching or service. Dr. Zhang learned about the award at the end of the spring semester. Currently, she is serving as a consultant for a joint project English has with the College of Engineering that involves a special course for freshmen Engineering majors. In that course, English instructors will be helping the students learn about writing.
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