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Madison Simmons Starts a Program for Free Yoga Classes with the City of Pensacola Following Her ENC 3213 Course.

Majoring in English provides excellent opportunities to experience High Impact learning Practices (HIPS) and develop marketable skills. In Fall 2018, English major Madison Simmons took ENC 3213 - Technical and Professional Writing with Pamela Meyers. For the culminating project for the class, Madison wrote a proposal on implementing a free outdoor yoga class. She met with the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation department, and in conjunction with Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center, they started free outdoor yoga classes downtown. The events were and continue to be well attended and demonstrate many of the practical and beneficial applications of study in English!

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 Grammar," 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 to 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 Grammar, Revision, and Reflection" with Hannah Trevino, Kara Griffith, and Dr. Bre Garrett.