The 2018 “40 under 40” Honors (http://www.ecu.edu/sadevelopment/40under40/) were announced recently, and at least two of the honorees represent English! (There may be others with English connections as well, but these are the two we know of.) Karen Turnage Boyd (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-turnage-boyd-5667a11b/) earned her BA in English in 2002 and now practices law and directs the new Sullivan County Family Justice
Congratulations to Tom Herron, Corinee Guy, and graduate students Sarah Meador and Rose McMahon on the publication of volume 43.2 of Explorations in Renaissance Culture. This issue was edited by Tom and Jonathan Reid (History). See the issue here: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/23526963. It features a wide range of genres and subject matter, including Milton and Galileo (by a professor in Puerto Rico);
Congratulations to Anna Froula, who recently published an invited chapter in The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military titled “9/11, Gender, and Wars without End.” This chapter explores changes in military policy regarding gender (the lifting of the ban on women in combat) and sexuality (ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) since 9/11 and analyzes the ways in
Dr. Nikki Caswell has won the 2017 International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Book Award. Dr. Caswell wins for her book The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors, which was published by Utah State University Press in 2016. Her co-authors are Drs. Jackie Grutsch McKinney and Rebecca Jackson. Dr. Caswell received the award at IWCA’s annual conference this weekend.
Professor Margaret Bauer has been named one of six recipients of this year’s North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor. Dr. Bauer wins for Literature and received the award from Governor Roy Cooper at a gala in Raleigh this week. The recipients included a scientist who works on air quality, the architect of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African