The view from here

It’s the last day of finals week, Spring 2012, and even though apparently every coffee shop on campus is closed, this is the view at the front of the Eddy Building.

Congratulations to those of you graduating and/or those of you finished with your finals!

And to those of you still grading, or prepping for summer classes that start on Monday, thank you, and may the process be as painless as possible.

To the rest, have a wonderful weekend!


First Annual gtPathways-WAC Competition Winners

Sue Doe is pleased to report the winners of the First Annual gtPathways-WAC Competition, cooperatively administered by the University Writing Program and TILT. Funded by TILT and the College of Liberal Arts, competition winners become Writing Research Fellows for 2012-13 and undertake funded projects that directly support the gtPathways Writing Integration Initiative.

  • “Using the Classroom Dossier to Challenge Student Assumptions about the Middle East” –Gamze Cavdar, Political Science — POLS241 Comparative Government and Politics
  • “Inkshedding to Improve Classroom Climate and Increase Content Retention in the Economics Classroom” Mairi-Jane Fox, Economics 211 — Gender & The Economy
  • “Live Concert Blogging for Musical Comprehension and Appreciation in the Introductory Music Appreciation Class” Michelle Stanley — MU100 Music Appreciation
  • “Capturing Evidence of Increased Engagement through Write-to-Engage Processes in the Introductory Art Classroom” Natalie Barnes, Art 100 — Introduction to the Visual Arts Course
  • “Large-scale Assessment of Writing Integration in the General Psychology Classroom” Karla Gingerich PSY100 — Introduction to Psychology

Conference Grant: Stephanie Becker

Stephanie Becker received funding from the Graduate Student Professional Development in Composition and Writing Theory and Pedagogy travel fund to attend the Pop Culture Association/American Culture  Association conference in Boston, where she presented her research,  “Riot Grrrls Reinvented: Zine-making as a strategy for queer, feminist,  anti-consumerist re-appropriation for at-risk teenage girls.”

Workshop for CO300 Instructors

CO 300 Workshop: Making the Most of the New Textbooks
When: Mon., May 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Eddy 2
Presented by the upper-division composition spring team: Kate Kiefer, Beth Lechleitner, Christina Sutton, and Laura Thomas

Join us for a half-day workshop focused on integrating one of the new textbook selections into your CO300 course. The workshop is for current and prospective CO300 instructors who plan to adopt one of the new recommended texts. It includes a discussion of strategies for designing syllabi and assignments as well as hands-on time to collaborate with fellow instructors. RSVP to by May 16 please.

Check your email for more details.

Summer and Fall 2012 Internships Available

Summer and Fall 2012 Internships Available! 

If you are interested in completing an internship during your time as an English student here at CSU, there are currently both Summer and Fall 2012 internships available for qualified applicants. Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that the Fall 2012 list is likely to grow with more opportunities, so stay tuned!


  • Writing Buddies Coordinator Internship, Lafayette Public Library (Lafayette, CO)
  • Planning and Public Involvement Internship ($1000 stipend), Northern Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (Ft. Collins)
  • Publishing Intern, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Office Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Editorial Intern (2 semester commitment), Ruminate literary magazine (Ft. Collins)
  • Marketing Internship (2 available, both paid), Interweave Press (Loveland, CO)
  • Intern, Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO)
  • International Development Intern, Trees, Water, People (Ft. Collins)
  • National Development Intern, Trees, Water, People (Ft. Collins)


  • Publishing Intern, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Office Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Editorial Intern, Ruminate Literary Magazine (Ft. Collins)
  • Writing Consultant Intern, CSU Writing Center
  • Teaching Assistant (graduate students only), CSU English Department
  • AmeriCorps Internship (2 semester commitment), CSU Community Literacy Center
  • Intern, Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO)

Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at for more information on these internships and how to apply.

Publication: CLC

The CLC is proud to announce the publication of our Spring 2012 SpeakOut Journal (“Larimer County Ink”).  Kudos to Stephanie Train for another well-edited issue.  Special thanks to the SpeakOut volunteers and facilitators: Morgan Dorn, Brianna Rivers, Ashlee Marshall, Mandy Hanks, Jennifer Lawson, Brittany Belmarez, Natalie Thornton, Steph Becker, Tifarah O’Neill, Katie Loewen, Elliott Johnston, and Talisha Haltiwanger.

The CLC recognizes the amazing contributions of the 2011-12 Americorps interns: Natalie Thornton, Stephanie Becker, Brittany Belmarez, and Tina Shane.  Each completed significant community literacy work with a local community partner and developed a research project.  Great work everyone!