Congratulations to retired professor and former editor of Pembroke Magazine, Shelby Stephenson, who has now been named North Carolina's poet laureate. He will be installed at a ceremony on February 3rd at 4:30 pm at the State Capitol. For more information, follow the link.
¡Felicitaciones! Congratulations to the newest members of Sigma Delta Pi - Hispanic Honor Society!
- Karla Amaro-Roque
- Whitney Davis
- Amber Gardner
- Cristóbal Herrera
- Cristy Hurtado
- Jocelyn Rodríguez
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society’s (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica) purposes are: 1) To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples; 2) To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; 3) To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; 4) To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech; 5) To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.
For more information, visit the national web site at www.sigmadeltapi.org.
¡A escribir! The Spanish Language Program has recently developed and launched a Spanish Writing Center. Students from any Spanish course are able to receive assistance with their writing assignments.The Spanish Faculty members will help students to brainstorm topic ideas, to develop thesis papers, to organize essays, to learn how to identify grammar error patterns, and to locate sentence and/or punctuation mistakes.
Breast Cancer Awareness: The Foreign Languages Program's Faculty and Students support breast cancer survivors and those affected by the disease.
Recently published! Dr. Teagan Decker, Associate Professor and Director of the University Writing Center, co-edited the recently published, Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Theory and Practice in Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom (September 2014)
Congratulations to retired professor and former editor of Pembroke Magazine, Shelby Stephenson, who was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame on October 12th. He has also recently published new poems in Still: The Journal. You can read more about Shelby's most recent achievements here: http://www.ncwriters.org/.
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! 欢迎! Bienvenue! Acceptus! Please join in welcoming several new faculty members to the the Department of English, Theatre, & Foreign Languages: Jonathan Drahos (Theatre), Autumn Lauzon (English), Abigail Mann (English), Lindsey Norcross (English), Emily Tobey (Spanish), and Amy Williams (English).
Q & A with Pembroke Magazine editor Jessica Pitchford: The newest edition of Pembroke Magazine, UNC Pembroke’s enduring literary magazine, was published early this summer. Number 46 is Dr. Jessica Pitchford’s second as editor, and she is excited about it. Read the article from UNCP's News & Events.
The Aurochs: Students working long hours on literary magazine. Tucked away in a small office in the University Center Annex, UNCP students Leona Howell and Chelsey Parsons put in long nights this spring to produce the 14th annual edition of The Aurochs, UNC Pembroke’s award-winning student literary magazine. Read the article from UNCP's News & Events.
English Education Internship Award
Established in Fall 2012 to honor the retirement of Dr. Virginia P. Jones, the English Education Internship Award provides scholarship assistance to senior English Education majors during their internship semester. Funds for this year's award were donated by colleagues and friends to honor Dr. Dennis Sigmon for his past service as Coordinator of Undergraduate English Education and his ongoing commitment to preparing our majors for careers in teaching. Four students chosen by the English Education Committee received awards for the spring 2014 semester: Arielle Beal, Paulette DeGrood, Karen Henderson, and Kelly Yarn.
Dr. Mark Canada, Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, spent part of his summer with Thomas Wolfe--or, at least, his writing and legacy. In May, Canada, whose article "Thomas Wolfe, 'Return,' and the Asheville Citizen" just appeared in the most recent issue of The Thomas Wolfe Review, collaborated with Dr. Joseph Flora, professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, on a dramatic performance called "Thomas Wolfe Comes Calling: A Visit with Vardis Fisher" at the annual meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Canada also is collaborating with UNCP graduate student Nami Montgomery on a book called Thomas Wolfe Remembered, which will feature reminiscences of the North Carolina novelist by relatives, colleagues, and other acquaintances. In July, Dr. Canada taught a graduate class (featured below) that focused on Wolfe and featured field trips to the author's hometown of Asheville, NC, and his alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill. As the new vice president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Dr. Canada is helping to plan the society's next meeting, scheduled to take place in May 2014 in Chapel Hill. He hopes that some of the students in his Wolfe class will present work they began in the class at the conference.