English Department News at UIUC
Published Date:December 7, 2007
Congratulations to Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award winner:
1st place - Mary Lucille Hays of White Heath for her poem Tippet Hill
The Illinois Center for the Book announced the winners of the third annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition. Thanks to the financial generosity and support of the James Jones Literary Society, the 2007 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition had two divisions again this year - The James Jones Short Story Award and the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.
Published Date: December 7, 2007
Published Date:November 29, 2007
Ian Clausen, a senior majoring in English and religious studies, is the first University of Illinois student in more than 10 years to be awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Clausen, a Wheaton, Ill., native, will begin studying in fall 2008 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to earn advanced degrees in theology and ethics and heresiology and ethics. He is one of roughly 40 American college students chosen for the highly selective, all-expenses-paid scholarship.
The Marshall Scholarship Program started in 1953 as a way for the British government to show appreciation for American efforts--the Marshall Plan in particular--to rebuild the UK and Europe after World War II.
Published Date: November 29, 2007
Published Date:November 28, 2007
The Undergraduate Teaching Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2007 English Department teaching awards on Wednesday, November 7. Award winners from English are: David Roark, Tara Lyons, John Rubins, Andrew Moss, and Tony Pollock. Dennis Dullea received special commendation for teaching 100 courses.
Please join us and the committee in congratulating our winners and in thanking all those finalists who submitted portfolios for this competition. We greatly appreciate the excellent work they are all doing on the English Department's behalf.
Published Date: November 28, 2007
Published Date:November 8, 2007
The World Series may be over, but the echo of baseball's deep past is very much in the air in LeAnne Howe's new novel, "Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story" (Aunt Lute Books).
Published Date: November 8, 2007
Published Date:November 5, 2007
Published Date: November 5, 2007