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Sarah Ghoshal publishes multiple poems and is Semi-Finalist for Annual Poetry Award

Sarah's poems "For Chris," "The Sharp Edges of Trees," and "Garage Sale" will be published in Tic Toc, an anthology by Kind of a Hurricane Press and another poem "He Told Me" is published in Shampoo Magazine. Also, Sarah's poem "A MOSQUITO" has been selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Kind of a Hurricane Press Annual Poetry Award and her Conference Proposal, "Making Parallels Between the Corporate World and the Teaching of Academic Writing" has been accepted for NJWA 2014.

Questions about Your Fall 2014 Placement Assessment?

The Fall 2014 Placement Assignment looks at Mullainathan and Shafir's _Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Click the headline to connect to the assignment and feel free to email us with any questions you have about the assessment at

Catherine Keohane presents at MLA and East/Central-American Society for 18th Century Studies

Catherine Keohane presented her paper "Contingent Faculty: Changing Labels but Continued Divisions?" at MLA and her paper "Redefining the Self in Scott’s Millenium Hall" at the East/Central-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Ann Evans publishes an essay, a story, and her memoir is forthcoming from SheWrites Press

Ann Evans' story "Looking for Blood" was published by Words & Images and her essay "The Writer as a Small Business" was published by Ozone Park Journal. Her yet to be titled memoir will be published by SheWrites Press in the fall.

Carrie Lee O'Dell serves as Production Dramaturg for HiveMind Theater

Carrie Lee O'Dell is serving as Production Dramaturg for HiveMind Theater's production of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," opening in March. Carrie will be maintaining a dramaturgy blog for the show that can be found by clicking on the link.

"Using an Unlimited Rewrite Option" by Shil Sen

Shil Sen has posted a detailed account of his "unlimited rewrite" strategy for First-Year Writing on the FYW Blog that goes into depth regarding the policy and its advantages and disadvantages for both students and teachers. Click on the above link or the "FYW Blog" link in the left-nav menu under "For Faculty."