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Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English, gave presentations at ACCA’s Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium.

Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.

First-year seminar explores connection between exercise and the brain

First-year seminar explores connection between exercise and the brain

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All first-year students take an interdisciplinary gateway seminar (ENG125 or IDS125), in addition to participating in a First-Year Experience (FYE) course. The topic of the seminar is based on a contemporary issue, and students explore that topic from the perspective of more than one discipline.



Bohrer gives presentation at British Studies conference

Bohrer gives presentation at British Studies conference

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Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English, was part of a three-person panel, Voices Beyond the Pale: Women’s Discursive Tactics in 19th-Century, at the 56th annual Midwest Conference on British Studies Oct. 9 at Baldwin Wallace College. Her panel presentation was titled “Nature, Natural History and Provincial Voices in ‘Mary Barton.’”



Guruianu publishes new book of poetry

Guruianu publishes new book of poetry

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Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English, released his newest collection of poetry, titled “Anamnesis,” from Finishing Line Press in September. Available online, you can also read selections from “Anamnesis” at his website www.andreiguruianu.com.



Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


Behind the scenes: Students key to staging events

Jared Grebner '11Jared Grebner ’11 (left) had been working with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for weeks as the College’s advance contact for a performance in February. He had arranged for hotel rooms, a rehearsal schedule and catered meal. Everything was going smoothly until disaster struck: the orchestra ran out of spaghetti during the pre-show dinner. “I had to run over to Kaufman and find more pasta,” says Grebner.

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

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Fran Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English and director of integrative programs—attended the 42nd annual Comic-Con International in San Diego July 22-25.


Alum Lands Fulbright

 

Parker Gadbois ’09 has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Yilan, Taiwan, about an hour south of Taipei. He begins his assignment on August 1.

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