Mimi Fenton, associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, has been named recipient of an Outstanding Teacher Award for 2006 by the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English.
Western Carolina University presented its top faculty and staff awards for teaching, research and service for the 2005-06 academic year Friday, April 21, at its annual spring General Faculty Meeting and Awards Convocation.
Wayne Robbins, English instructor at Western and SMART program director, is rolling out new activities and rewards to strengthen a different kind of bond – the bond between the tribe's young members and their own heritage. The recent Cherokee Preservation Foundation's decision to continue supporting the program with a more than $50,000 grant to WCU's English department means Robbins will be able to advance those efforts into the 2006-07 school year.
In sort of the higher education equivalent of the sequel to a big Hollywood blockbuster, a screenwriter whose credits include “Hill Street Blues,” “Diagnosis Murder” and “Stargate SG-1” returns for a second semester to teach screenwriting classes at Western Carolina University.
It will be “Diagnosis: Mystery” when a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Diagnosis: Murder” visits Western Carolina University on Monday, Jan. 10, to launch a semester of classes and lectures on writing for television and motion pictures.
A Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Hill Street Blues,” “Diagnosis Murder” and “Stargate SG-1” will teach two screenwriting classes during the spring semester at Western Carolina University.
The nation's newly appointed poet laureate, Ted Kooser of Nebraska, will bring his straightforward style of Great Plains-flavored verse to Western Carolina University for a public reading Sunday, Nov. 7.
Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University, is among a group of poets from across the nation who recently served on the National Endowment for the Arts panel that selected recipients of the agency's creative writing fellowships in poetry.
While the 1,600 or so students who comprise Western Carolina University's freshman class have yet to receive their first grades as college students, the professor who wrote their first required reading assignment is earning high marks for his latest project.