Publication: Katie Naughton

Katie Naughton’s poem “Tuesday” was featured as Lambda Literary’s “Poetry Spotlight” the week of January 14.


Workshops: Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell recently performed full day author visits, running writing and teaching workshops with both faculty and students at elementary and middle schools in Littleton and Broomfield. He also recently ran several writing and craft workshops with older teens in Fort Morgan as part of the Blue Horizon’s Writing Program.

Graduate Student Professional Development Award Winners

Nine graduate students earned awards from the 2013-14 Composition Sponsored Graduate Student Professional Development Fund and will be traveling to various professional conferences as a result of this funding. This award was made possible by proceeds garnered from two sources:  the sale of textbooks (e.g., Ethics in Higher Education and Readings in Rhetoric for Advance Writers), which have been collaboratively developed by members of the CSU Composition Program; and from royalties associated with Mike Palmquist’s Joining the Conversation, which Mike donated to the CSU Composition Program and the English Department. Successful applicants demonstrated connections to composition theory and pedagogy as well as concrete plans for sharing their professional development outcomes with audiences inside the department. The nine students are as follows:

  • Kristin George Bagdonov
  • Tara Brandenburg
  • Shannon Dale
  • Vani Kannan
  • Moriah Kent
  • Emily LaPadura
  • Whitney Orth
  • Shelly Reed
  • Kristina Yelnik

Publication: Kathryn Hulings

Kathryn Hulings, MA Creative Nonfiction 2012 and current CSU instructor, was a top ten finalist in the Boulder Writers’ Workshop 2013 Comedy Writing Contest for her essay, “My Bra.”  She read her work at the Member Showcase on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Boulder.  “My Bra” will also be published in an upcoming issue of the Flatirons Literary Review.  Check out the following link for details:

Workshops and Publication: Mike Palmquist and Sue Doe

Mike Palmquist presented workshops on writing across the curriculum last week at Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Michigan.  Sue Doe and Mike are the authors of “An Evolving Discourse: The Shifting Uses of Position Statements on Contingent Faculty,” which appeared this past month in a joint issue of the ADE Bulletin and ADFL Bulletin. The article is available at

Grant: Tobi Jacobi and Ed Lessor

Tobi Jacobi, Ed Lessor, and Laura Rogers (Rhetoric/Composition scholar at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) were awarded a 2014 CCCC Research Initiative grant in support of their archival project, “(Re)Writing Lila: Literacy Narratives of Reform from the New York State Training School for Girls, 1920-1970.”