Oct 30, 2014
The 2014 copy of Fresh Voices brought with it a new tradition. The Composition Program handed out copies of Fresh Voices and an award certificate to students published in this year's version. Published students and their family/friends were invited to attend the first ever awards ceremony in the University Art Gallery.
Oct 6, 2014
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on these accomplishments!
Sep 1, 2014
Due to the generosity of the CLA’s Circle of Giving donors, Catherine Waitinas received 2014-15 grant funding, including compensation, travel funding, and student funding, for her Walt Whitman Archive Pedagogy Initiative. The Whitman Archive is the premier digital literary archive worldwide. Catherine is working with the archive’s co-founder and co-editor, Dr. Ken Price of the University of Nebraska, to increase the archive’s visibility and use in classrooms nationally and internationally.
Aug 24, 2014
Affordable Colleges Online has ranked Cal Poly the fifth best college in the nation for return on investment (ROI) for their English and humanities programs during the 2013 ROI polls. This year, in 2014, Cal Poly is ranked seventh.
Aug 12, 2014
Please join me in congratulating David Kann, who has had an amazing month in poetry:
Jul 7, 2014
Please join me in congratulating David Kann, whose poetry manuscript Of the Farm has made it to the final round of review in Blast Furnace's First Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition, along with 16 other manuscripts.
Jun 17, 2014
Congratulations to English grad student Nathan Shields for his accomplishment, named Lucia Mar Unified School District's Teacher of the Year!
Read The Tribune's story here.
Jun 16, 2014
Our graduate program continued its own tradition of bestowing awards for outstanding achievement in the program. Sarah Lamont received one of the two awards given this year. Congratulations Sarah.
Jun 16, 2014
The department was pleased to name Kirsten (Kiki) Kensinger as our CLA Outstanding Graduate Student. Kiki’s excellent performance in the graduate program earned her this award, and she recognized Writing Director Brenda Helmbrecht as her faculty mentor. Following graduation, Kiki is planning to apply for doctoral programs in literature.
Jun 16, 2014
Each spring, the College of Liberal Arts recognizes an Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student in each program. This year’s students were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the college on Friday, June 13, and again at our department commencement ceremony the following day. Each student recognized a faculty mentor in the department and was invited to say a few words.