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English Department hosts the College English Association of Ohio Conference

On May 4, 2012, ONU’s English Department hosted the College English Association of Ohio Conference in the McIntosh Center.

Forty-eight people attended the conference from across the state. A number of ONU faculty and students presented papers. 

Dr. Eva McManus, professor of English, presented a paper "'My youthful travels therein made me happy':  Students Meet Shakespeare Across Borders of Time and Place."   

Dr. John Paul Kanwit, assistant professor of English, assessed the new national Common Core Standards for grade school teachers in the English language arts. 

Dr. Margot Cullen, associate professor of English, presented a paper titled, "Convergent Texuality: Teaching a Sequence of Print Fiction, Screenplays, and Video/Film." 

Dr. Scott Rogers, assistant professor of English, and students Patricia Bosak, a senior in creative writing from Toledo, Ohio, and Chelsey Moore, a senior in creative writing from Bellefontaine, Ohio, presented "Exploring the Everyday as a Site for Social and Civic Engagement: A Student/Teacher Collaboration." Rogers also presented a paper, "Floods and Forging Ahead:  Why It's Important to Have a Plan B" in the session titled "Changing Landscapes, Changing Pedagogy: Traveling with Students and Teaching Outside the U.S."  

Keynote speaker was Professor Susan Oldrieve of Baldwin-Wallace College who spoke on "Experiential Learning from Local Plays to International Service Projects."  Dr. Catherine Albrecht, dean of ONU’s  College of Arts and Sciences, welcomed participants for lunch at The Inn at ONU.  During the lunch meeting, Dr. John Paul Kanwit was promoted to the position of president of the College English Association of Ohio for the 2012-2013 school year.