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  • Assistant Professor Wendy Bilen’s Workshop Accepted at the Festival of Faith and Writing

    February 19, 2018

    Assistant Professor Wendy Bilen’s workshop, “The Clever Researcher: Finding and Integrating Source Material without Looking or Sounding like an Academic” has been accepted by the Festival of Faith and Writing. The event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2018, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Additionally, the Laurel Review has accepted Ms. Bilen’s essay, “Seen (Los Veo)”, for publication in an upcoming issue.

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    Dr. Bill Beverly Joins Politics & Prose Bookstore’s Tribute to Denis Johnson

    February 6, 2018

    Associate professor of English Bill Beverly joined Maud Casey and Amber Sparks in Politics & Prose Bookstore’s Tribute to Denis Johnson panel program on January 20. Johnson, who died in May 2017, was the author of books including Jesus’ Son and the National Book Award-winning Tree of Smoke; his posthumous story collection The Largesse of the Sea Maiden was published in January.

    Dr. Beverly visited Eastern Senior High School in Washington on January 31 to discuss creative writing and his novel Dodgers with the school’s book club and students from several English classes. The visit was sponsored by PEN/Faulkner.

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    Dr. E. Wairimu Mwangi Co-Authors Published Article in the Journal of Progressive Human Services

    January 29, 2018

    Dr. E. Wairimu Mwangi, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored an article titled, “Intersectionality and Black Women’s Health: Making Room for Rurality” and was accepted for publication in the Journal of Progressive Human Services. The article addresses race, gender, and rurality as it pertains to appropriately assessing black women’s health. The article was published December 20, 2017.

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    Assistant Professor Vernon Scott Appointed Commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice

    January 19, 2018

    Vernon Scott, an assistant professor of criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, was confirmed and appointed by the County Executive and County Council to serve as a commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice.

    The thirty-six member Commission on Juvenile Justice is tasked with:

    • Evaluating State and County-funded programs and services that serve juveniles and families involved in the juvenile justice system, to address capacity, utilization, and effectiveness;
    • Informing and advising the Juvenile Court, County Council members, the County Executive, and State legislators on the needs and requirements of juveniles and the juvenile justice system;
    • Studying and submitting recommendations, procedures, programs, or legislation concerning prevention of, and programs addressing, juvenile delinquency and child abuse or neglect;
    • Making periodic visits to juvenile facilities serving Montgomery County juveniles; and
    • Promoting understanding and knowledge in the community regarding juvenile needs and the effectiveness of programs

    Professor Scott looks forward to serving his community and being an advocate for our  youth within the justice system.

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    Dr. Cynthia Greer Nominated for 2017 Pushcart Prize

    December 20, 2017

    Associate Professor Cynthia Greer’s essay, “Runaway”, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The essay was published in the Little Patuxent Review and the editors agreed that “Runaway” was a, “stand out piece of creative nonfiction” published in the 2017 winter edition.

    The Pushcart Prize was founded in 1976 and receives up to six nominations from little magazine and small book press editors throughout the world. The nominations include a combination of poetry, short stories, essay, memoirs or stand alone excerpts from novels.

    Please click here to review all the 2017 Pushcart Prize nominations submitted by the Little Patuxent Review.

     

     

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