Miscellany – March 4, 2015


The College of Liberal Arts has nominated the following English faculty for 2015 Presidential Excellence Awards: Kitty Ledbetter, for teaching; Rob Tally, for scholarly / creative activity; and Steve Wilson, for service.

Octavio Pimentel’s latest book, Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media, has been accepted for publication by Computers and Composition Digital Press.

Columnist Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman featured Texas State University’s Common Experience and the Common Reading Program in his Metro/State commentary column on Wednesday, February 25th: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/herman-in-coincidence-texas-state-students-read-ph/nkH8H/#4839166c.3593031.735654. He discussed the 50th anniversary of Texas State’s integration, as well as the history of the school. In addition, the piece highlighted Common Reading Program director Twister Marquiss, who is a lecturer in the Department of English.

Komi Begedou will present “Navigating the Intersections of a Christian Organization and a West African Public University” at the Texas State University conference, “Religious Studies, Liberal Arts and the Public University,” taking place this coming April.

Scott Mogull’s article “Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Health Consumerism” has been accepted for publication in Fall 2015 as part of a special issue of Communication Design Quarterly exploring health and medical discourses. CDQis the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design of Communication.

Michael Noll’s story, “The Tank Yard,” was accepted by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine for the June/July issue. In addition, Michael was invited by the journal American Short Fiction to write an essay about a text that portrays poor parenting. His essay, discussing Murray Farish’s story “Inappropriate Behavior,” was published along with essays by other writers at ASF‘s blog series, Bourbon & Milk: http://americanshortfiction.org/2014/12/25/bourbon-milk-truth-flags-secret-knowledge-need-sometimes-stomp-around-raise-voice-carry-television-garage/ [archived].

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