Presentation: Elise Yenne

Elise Yenne (Community Literacy Center intern) won 1st place for her service-learning poster presentation for the 2014 CSU CURC competition.  She highlighted her work as an intern and writing workshop facilitator with the Larimer County Detention Center men’s writing group.


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

Award and New Job: Kimberly Fields

In Spring 2012, Kimberly Fields (M.A., 2005), was awarded the distinction of Master Distance Educator by the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium. At the time, Kimberly was an English instructor at Laramie County Community College, and an advocate for Universal Design for Learning, which she continues to do in her new position as eLearning Coordinator for the State of Wyoming. She has presented on UDL at the Instructional Technology Council eLearning Conference and as a part of the ITC Webinar series. In July, she participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education summer program in UDL. Congratulations, Kimberly!