English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

New members of Sigma Tau Delta

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Congratulations to our newest Sigma Tau Delta members! The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 15 (7:00 p.m.) in Michigan Rooms A & B (UCEN). Jessica M Balazovich Erin Bendall Natalie Ann Blythe Herbert W. Bursch Faustine Cavanaugh Emma Davis Kloude Faraj Troy Robert Hassell Miyako Tian Jones Joshua R. LaBar Anne Lange

New “On Language” columnist

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The New York Times announced last week that linguist Ben Zimmer will be the new “On Language” columnist. You can also read Zimmer’s work at Language Log, Visual Thesaurus and vocabulary.com. Here’s a link to an interview with him on NPR.

Conference on College Composition and Communication

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Janelle Wiess presented her paper, “Am I Overcompensating for Something?: Revisiting Reactions to Feminist Pedagogy”,  at the “4 Cs” conference in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. Also of interest, an article in Inside Higher Ed reporting on a 4Cs panel about online writing instruction. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/03/19/writing For more about the 4Cs, visit their website at: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/

Advising appointments

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The English department faculty are scheduling advising appointments in preparation for Spring/Summer/Fall registration. Please email faculty members directly to make an appointment.

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2010 ADDY Awards

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Congratulations to Jan Worth-Nelson and Janet Lorch (Communications) for receiving an ADDY Award for the Higher Learning Commission Self-Study report.  You can take a look at the report at: http://www.umflint.edu/hlc/Report/UMF%20Self-study%202009.pdf For a list of other UM-Flint students and faculty who received ADDY awards, visit: http://www.umflint.edu/news/articles/212/1/UM-Flint-Shines-at-ADDY-Awards/Page1.html

Blog recommendation

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Check out Study Hacks for useful tips and strategies. Here’s a description from the blog. Study Hacks explores strategies for building a life that is both remarkably accomplished and remarkably enjoyable. Its primary audience is students, but at least half the content is non-student specific, and the site enjoys readers of all ages.