|Illustration for the original version of The Wire by Baxter "Bubz" Black|
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office will be hiring a graduate assistant for summer 2011 (May 16 to August 12, average 20 hours per week).
Assist with New Student Orientation (June 1-24, must be available 11-3 Monday through Friday during this period):
• Organize files and information for advisers of incoming students with selected majors and pre-majors in Arts and Sciences
• Assist advisers during advising sessions with incoming students
• Provide advising for incoming students with a variety of majors and pre-majors
• Present information about advising and curriculum to groups of parents and incoming students
Assist with record keeping and other tasks in the Advising Office (dates and hours to be arranged):
• Assist with updating DegreeWorks and BANNER records for current students
• Assist with checking students for August graduation
• Help update recruiting materials for the College
• Other organizational and clerical tasks
• Enrolled at WVU in a graduate program 2010-11. Minimum GPA 3.0.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent group presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal interaction skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and with supervision
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records
• Familiarity with Excel, Word, and e-mail, and ability to easily learn other computer applications
• Preference given to applicants with prior advising or undergraduate teaching experience
• Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, your resume, and contact information for two faculty members who are willing to discuss your qualifications for the position.
• Send information to Katherine Karraker, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, at Katherine.Karraker@mail.wvu.edu .
• Applicant reviews will begin on April 18, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Teresa Pershing will receive the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding GTA Award for 2011.
Courtney Novosat will receive the Department of English Exemplary Teaching Award for 2011.
Both awards recognize not only superb teaching but also excellence as a scholar and a community member.
Teresa and Courtney will both be honored at the Department Awards Lunch on April 20th, and Teresa's achievement will also be recognized at the ECAS Brunch on April 16th.*
*News You Can Use: This means that both of them can probably score you some Flying WV cookies if you ask them nicely.
Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills, ability to develop and teach online courses, and willingness to contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of women’s studies. A Master’s or Doctoral degree in a field related to Women’s and Gender Studies, or in Education with a significant Women’s Studies background, is required.
The anticipated teaching assignment will be four courses, or the equivalent, per semester during the academic year. The candidate will also be responsible for developing and teaching an online course. There may be additional opportunities for summer teaching, dependent on program needs.
We will begin reviewing applications April 15, 2011, and will accept applications until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
Applicants should send a letter of application, teaching statement, C.V., and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ann M. Oberhauser, Director, Center for Women’s Studies, 218 Eiesland Hall, WVU, Morgantown, WV 26506-6211, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2011
The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:
* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography
* Life Worlds and Spatiality *Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self
* Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency*Voyeurism, Audience, and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories *Identity *Authenticity and Self
*Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas*Disambiguation and Self
disClosure is a blind refereed journal produced in conjunction with the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. We welcome submissions from all theoretical perspectives and genres (scholarly articles, interviews, reviews, short fiction, poetry, artwork) and from authors and artists (academically affiliated or not) concerned with social theory.
Scholarly Articles, Essays, Poetry, and Fiction: Please submit electronically in Word format to email@example.com. Submissions should be double-spaced with no more than 10,000 words. Manuscripts, notes, and bibliographies should follow Chicago format, where applicable.
Book Reviews: Please submit electronically in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. These should be approximately 1,000 words and should review works published no earlier than 2009.
Art and other graphic materials: Artists should submit digital or camera-ready material. Electronic submissions should be accompanied by a hard copy. Art cannot be returned, so do not send originals. Do not submit material that has been half-toned for publication (e.g., pictures in books or catalogues). All art will be published in B&W, so please submit accordingly.
**Authors are responsible for securing copyright and fair-use notices and must submit them prior to disClosure publication. All material accepted by disclosure for publication becomes property of the journal. disClosure is not responsible for loss or damage resulting from submission.
Inquiries and Submissions:
Eir-Anne Edgar and Tim Vatovec
Art and Other Graphic Materials:
C/O Naomi Norasak/Eir-Anne Edgar/Tim Vatovec
1613 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This 2-day workshop will prepare advanced graduate students for all the phases of the academic job search and the transition into faculty positions.
The following sessions will be offered:
· The faculty job search from application to interview
· Preparing application materials
· How to interview over dinner: an etiquette luncheon
· Faculty responsibilities at different institutions
· Understanding university power structures
· Negotiating job offers
· Preparing your promotion and tenure package
· Achieving work/life balance
Time: May 10-11, 2011, 8:30-3:30
Place: Rhododendron Room, the Mountainlair
How to apply:
Because of limited seating for this event, a brief application is required. See our website for details: http://grad.wvu.edu/graduate_academy/future_faculty
The application deadline is April 1, 2011.
Jenny Douglas, Ph.D.
Program Director for Professional Development
Office of Graduate Education and Life
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This contest is open to all WVU freshmen. Prizes are awarded for first ($100), second ($75), and third place ($50). Creative writing only. Please submit one entry in either fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry (a poetry entry should be 3-5 poems; a prose entry no more than 20 pages).
Jon Scott Nelson First-Year Writing Award
All students enrolled in English 101 (or English 103) during either the Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 semesters are eligible with up to three prizes awarded annually ($75 each). Please submit one essay written in an English 101 (or 103) class.
Jon Scott Nelson Professional Writing and Editing Award
This contest is open to all students enrolled in PWE courses. All essays must have been written for English 301, 302, 303, 304, and/or 305 for the 2010-11 academic year. Up to three prizes will be awarded (up to $75 each). An entry should be no more than 10 pages but may include more than one piece of professional writing. Funding for this contest comes from the James Paul Brawner Expository Writing Fund.
Waitman Barbe Creative Writing Contest
This contest is separated into three divisions (fiction, poetry, and non-fiction) and is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors only. One prize ($75) and one honorable mention ($25) are awarded in each division. Please submit one entry in either fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry (a poetry entry should be 3-5 poems; a prose entry no more than 20 pages). This contest is funded by the James Paul Brawner Endowed Writing Award Fund.
James Paul Brawner Expository Writing Contest
This contest is separated into three divisions—English 102, undergraduate writing (including English 103 and all WVU classes), and graduate writing from any course at WVU. First ($100), second ($75), and third ($25) place awards are normally awarded for each division. Please submit one example of expository writing from any class taken at WVU during 2010-11. Students may not submit more than one entry per division.
Russ MacDonald Graduate Creative Writing Contest
This is the only creative writing contest solely for WVU graduate students. Generally, three prizes are awarded annually ($75 each). Please submit one entry in either fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry (a poetry entry should be 3-5 poems; a prose entry no more than 25 pages). This contest is funded by the James Paul Brawner Endowed Writing Award Fund.
Appalachian Writing Award
This contest is open to all undergraduate students at WVU who grew up in Appalachia, which includes all of West Virgina, and whose work is set in Appalachia. The student will receive a scholarship ($350 value) to the West Virginia Writers' Workshop, which features writers of national reputation and will be held July 21 to July 24 in Morgantown. Submit one story or essay (up to 25 pages) or five poems. This contest is funded by writer Dwight Harshbarger.
Deadline for all contests:
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in 100 Colson Hall
All submissions must have been written for classes at WVU; doctoral dissertations and MA theses not eligible. Students' names should be omitted from the entries. Attach a 3 x 5 card to the entry which lists: name, local address, email address, local telephone number, class rank (fr, soph, etc.), 700 number, title of entry, and name of contest entering (be sure to specify which division within the contest if applicable), and instructor/class for whom the paper was written. Students’ entries will be disqualified if information is missing from notecard. Winners will be notified by April 15 and will be invited to the Department’s annual Awards Luncheon held on Wednesday, April 20. Any WVU student is eligible for these contests; however, the student’s entry must have been written while the student was enrolled at WVU. Students may not submit the same entry for more than one contest or more than one entry per contest. For more information, email Marsha Bissett at Marsha.Bissett@mail.wvu.edu
No entries submitted after the deadline will be accepted.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Annual Graduate Student Colloquium
Friday, March 11, 2011
Dr. Terry Myers Zawacki
(George Mason University)
“Researching the Local/Writing the International:
Developing Culturally Inclusive Writing Pedagogies”
Terry Myers Zawacki directs George Mason University’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program, named as one of the top twenty programs in the U.S. and co-chairs the cross-university Writing Assessment Group charged with overseeing a state-mandated assessment of students’ writing competence across disciplines. Until stepping down this year, she also directed the University Writing Center.
As an associate professor in English, she regularly teaches courses in writing ethnography, advanced writing for the social sciences, first year composition, and graduate courses in composition theory and the teaching of composition. She also developed a peer tutoring in writing in the disciplines course and a writing fellows program, which she continues to oversee. Her publications include Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life, co-authored with Chris Thaiss, along with articles on writing centers and writing fellows, writing in the disciplines (WID), alternative discourses, writing in learning communities, feminism and composition, and writing assessment. Her current research interests focus on WAC/WID programs and writing instruction transnationally, global Englishes, and what WAC programs and writing centers need to learn from second language scholarship and practice to work effectively with multi-lingual writers. The latter was the focus of her keynote address at the 2010 Writing Across the Curriculum conference.
Prof. Zawacki is on the Consultants Board of the International WAC Network and a section editor for the Writing Fellows pages of the WAC Clearinghouse. She also serves on the editorial board of Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing and is on the Publications Review Board for the Digital Books series on the WAC Clearinghouse. In addition, she is the WID specialist for the Diana Hacker series of handbooks published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, among these A Writer’s Reference and The Bedford Handbook.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So, yes, you missed a lot... and this truly is just a portion of what happened. Maybe you better put a big red circle around all the Saturdays in March 2012, just in case, and be sure to visit us next year. You don't want to miss out, do you?
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
For Dennis, the first sign of spring was the receipt, on Monday, of the first piece of seasonally-themed junk mail (Sherwin Williams is having a sale to help you with your "spring painting").
It shouldn't be too long, the Tenants think, before the undergrads start driving around town with the windows down and the subwoofers throbbing (so priketh hem nature in hir corages).