Two weeks ago today, faculty, staff, students, families, and friends all gathered in the Longaberger Alumni House to celebrate another successful year of English at Ohio State. They were greeted with a smile, name tag, and drink ticket from our wonderful advising staff, then enjoyed a buffet and some small talk. While I was running around playing waiter, attendees checked out research projects from this year’s Denman Undergraduate Research Forum participants. At 5 p.m., the doors opened and everyone took their seats in the Alumni House’s gorgeous presentation room. There they found Chair Debra Moddelmog and Academic Program Coordinator Mike Bierschenk, who took guests through a presentation honoring those who received awards this past year. Awards were handed out; pictures were taken. Everyone had a good time.
Any attempt at highlighting winners would inevitably send the message that some awardees are less deserving than others. This is simply not the case—everyone honored at the ceremony contributes to the department in a unique and essential way. So instead, those who missed the ceremony can click here [pptx] see a copy of the presentation shown during the ceremony and here [pdf] to see a copy of the pamphlet that was handed out. Also, you can find an album of the event below:
Congratulations to the entire department for an excellent year.
By Kory Smith