Browse the links below for recent WCU news of interest to current and prospective English students and their families.
Dr. Elizabeth Heffelfinger is the recipient of a Scholarly Development Assignment Award for fall 2014.
Dr. Annette Debo is a finalist for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ron Rash delivered the annual Thomas Wolfe lecture at UNC-Chapel Hill on October 2, 2013 and was the recipient of the Thomas Wolfe prize recognizing him for his significant work as a contemporary writer. In October he also had readings at high schools, universities, and literary festivals in Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Rash received a 2013 Governor's Award in the Humanities from the Humanities Council of South Carolina which honors excellence in defining South Carolina's cultural life to the nation or world.
Rash's short story collection, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," won the Mountain Fiction and Poetry Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Banff, Alberta, in Canada in mid October.
Dr. Marsha Lee Baker and five other founding members of the Carolinas Writing Program Administrators were recognized at the tenth anniversary conference of the Council of Writing Programs Administrators in Little Switzerland, NC, September 2013.
Dr. Brian Gastle is appointed WCU Provost Fellow for academic year 2013-14.
The annual TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference will be hosted by WCU's graduate TESOL faculty and students on February 15, 2014 at Biltmore Park.
The research, creative work and service of WCU’s undergraduate students will be on display during the 16th annual Undergraduate Expo, which will be hosted by WCU’s Honors College on Monday and Tuesday, March 24-25, 2014.
Literary critics loving new book by WCU’s Ron Rash
As filming begins on a motion picture based on one of his earlier novels, Ron Rash is collecting his usual basketful of rosy reviews for his latest short story collection.