Faculty in the News
Laura Arguea Receives 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
Spanish Instructor Laura Arguea Received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award at UWF's Honors Convocation in April.
Mamie Hixon Honored by Pensacola Chapter of UNCF
(from PNJ) People on the Move: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
United Negro College Fund
Lewis Bear Jr., chairman of the University of West Florida Board of Trustees and president/CEO of the Lewis Bear Company, and Mamie Webb Hixon, assistant professor of English and director of the UWF Writing Lab, were honored by The Greater Pensacola Chapter of the United Negro College Fund during its Inaugural Chairman’s Luncheon.
Both Bear and Hixon received the Champion Award, recognizing their dedication to education, students and the community. The luncheon served as a fundraising event to support scholarships for Pensacola area students who otherwise would not have the financial resources to attend college.
The UNCF Greater Pensacola Chapter was established to create a college-ready culture in Northwest Florida that provides students with support to succeed in college. UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization that supports students through scholarships and other programs.
Angela Calcaterra Receives Best Dissertation Award
Dr. Calcaterra was awarded the William Dougald MacMillan prize for the best dissertation in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill for 2012.
Bre Garrett Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal Computers and Composition
Bre Garrett and co-authors published an article, "Re-inventing Digital Delivery for Multimodal Composing: A Theory and Heuristic for Composition Pedagogy," in the peer-reviewed journalComputers and Composition.
Students Create Modular Critical Methods Syllabus
A collaborative effort among a group of four English graduate students at The University of West Florida, this modular syllabus serves as a reference for instructors who are new to teaching Critical Methods or are simply interested in enhancing their pedagogical practices in order to foster a more effective learning community. Below we have included a link to our interactive Wiki page complete with findings from our field research as well as a downloadable version of the template itself. We encourage instructors or graduate students from any institution who may be interested in this project to request an invitation. For access to the Wiki, please contact Dr. David M. Earle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen Josephs' New Book Released
Beyond DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs delivers a masterful consideration of the ritual of the corrida and contemplates the essential tragedy of the corrida's high priests: the toreros. In this informed and heartfelt meditation, Josephs goes well beyond standard literary criticism as he ponders such eternal themes as sacrifice, heroism and hero-worship, and the core cultural, spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of the traditional bullfight.New Street Communications website
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Successful Launching of First Study Abroad Program
Spanish Instructor Laura Arguea offered students the opportunity to immerse into a lifetime Spanish language and culture experience in Salamance this summer. More information
UWF in Spain Program Description
Summer 2014 Tentative Itinerary
Wins 2013 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Receives Distinguished Teaching Award