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Faith Green, Graduate Student 2017
Faith Green

Faith Green, Graduate Student Presenting at Regional and Local Conference

Faith Green is presenting a short story, "Seeing through Sand," serving on a panel--"Formal Poetry as a Form of Resistance," and presenting three poems at the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers at Faulkner Community College in Alabama on March, 10, 2017.  Faith is also presenting a different version of the same short story at the Women's Study Conference at UWF on March 24, 2017. 

Terry Griner, Graduate Student
Terry Griner

Terry Griner, Graduate Student Presenting in the United Kingdom

Terry Griner, UWF Graduate Student will be participating in the Roberty Southey and the Bristol Poets Academic Literary conference, April 11-13, 2017 in the United Kingdom.  Terry will be presenting, "The Milkmaid's Science: Ann Yearsley's Intervention in Scientific Culture." The conference is held in the city of Bristol and focuses on the transformation of Bristol’s radical writers, doctors, and experimentalists in the aftermath of changes that transformed the city. 

Kara Griffith, Graduate Student
Kara Griffith

Kara Griffith presents at the Conference on College Composition and Communication

Kara Griffith presented "Regenerative Grammer," a piece within a collaborative work at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon, March 15-18, 2017.  The collaborative work is called "Regenerative Pedagogies for FYC: Multimodality, Rhetorical Grammar, Revision, and Reflection," by Kara Griffith, Hannah Trevino, Karen Manning, and Dr. Bre Garrett.   Kara plans to attend a Ph.D program in Composition and Rhetoric, for now she will continue focus on rhetorical and formal grammar instruction. 


Karen Manning, Graduate Student
Karen Manning

Karen Manning, Graduate Student Presenting in Baltimore and Portland

Karen Manning, UWF graduate student, will speak at the NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-27, 2017.  Karen will present "Mapping the Virgin Mary in Clarissa Pinkola Estés's Untie the Strong Woman" as part of a panel entitled  "The Modern Mary: The Virgin Mary in Cross-Cultural Contemporary Literature." Karen also recently spoke at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), March 15-18. 2017, in Portland, Oregon.  Karen presented as part of a panel entitled "Regenerative Pedagogies for FYC: Multimodality, Rhetorical Grammer, Revision, and Reflection" with Hannah Trevino, Kara Griffith, and Dr. Bre Garrett.


Hannah Trevino
Hannah Trevino

Hannah Trevino Presents at the CCCC and the Women's Studies Conference

Hannah Trevino, UWF Graduate Student presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) on March 17, 2017. Hannah's talk, "Utilizing OneNote: Regenerative Revision and Reinvention" is a part of the "Regenerative Pedagogies for FYC" panel, a collaboration with Dr. Bre Garrett, Kara Griffith, and Karen Manning.

Hannah is also presenting her paper, "Engaging the Idol in Spenser's Faerie Queene" at the Women's Studies Conference on March 24, 2017.


Kyndall Turner
Kyndall Turner

Kyndall Turner receives the Graduate Student Researcher Travel Grant

Kyndall Turner, UWF graduate student was awarded the Graduate Student Researcher Travel Grant, which will fund her trip to the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Louisville, Kentucky to present a paper titled "Rewriting History: William Blake's Prophetic Bard." This paper explores the temporal position of the Bard figure in three poems from William Blake's Songs of Experience: the "Introduction," "Earth's Answer," and "The Voice of the Ancient Bard."

Kyndall is also presenting at the Women's Studies Conference on March 24, 2017. Kyndall is presenting a paper titled " Approaching the 'Womb of Chaos': Anna Laetitia Barbauld's Feminine Poetics of Space." This paper investigates the complex relationship between Christianity, science, mythology, and gender in Barbauld's poem "A Summer Evening's Meditation."


Stephanie LaGassé

Stephanie LaGassé Presents at the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention

Stephanie LaGassé, UWF graduate student is presenting at the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention from March 29-April 1, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. The title of her paper is “And They Are Gone...Ages Long Ago" : Temporal Simultaneity in The Eve of St. Agnes.


Rebecca Namniek
Rebecca Namniek

Rebecca Namniek Wins Leadership Award

English Graduate Student Rebecca Namniek received the UWF Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award at The 27th Annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet.

Laurie Murphy
Laurie Murphy

Laura Murphy Wins Essay Contest

UWF student Laurie Murphy won the 2015 NWFFLA Annual Essay Contest (college level category). The Northwest Florida Foreign Language Association sponsors the contest. Laurie received a check for $50.00.