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Award-Winning Rand Morrison Offers Advice to Students: Know Deeply, Write Well, Intern

April 26, 2016
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Rand Morrison was teeming with advice when he sat down for his interview conducted by professional writing minor students Emily Berestecky and Trent Lammers on Friday, April 15. Morrison visited Ohio State to receive the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Achievement Award, which he adds to his ten Emmy, two George Foster Peabody, and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards. An alumnus of the English Department—he received his degree in English here in 1971—Morrison stopped by Denney Hall to share his expertise in a wide-ranging conversation with students.

Scott DeWitt Featured in Dispatch for His Ukulele Sessions

April 25, 2016
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Scott DeWitt, Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, April 24th for his work in Strings Attached, a beginner-friendly, no-pressure ukulele group that meets once a month in a warehouse. Scott founded the group in 2012 with his friend, MIkey Thomas.

Video Games Level up to the Classroom

April 20, 2016
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This article originally appeared in The Lantern and was written by Mitch Hooper. Click here to go to the original.

From Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Columbus, two graduate students bring a college class that dives into a nontraditional form of art to Ohio State.

Rachel Hopkin Wins American Folklore Society Award

April 13, 2016
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The Department of English would like to congratulate Rachel Hopkin on winning the Sue Samuelson Foodways Essay Contest, which is awarded via the Foodways section of the American Folklore Society. As a part of the prize, Rachel's winning essay, "The Way of the Croissant," will appear in the foodways journal Digest; she will also receive a free one-year membership to the Foodways Section of AFS. The 2016 committee noted that Hopkin's paper had "good depth and breadth of analysis, while maintaining focus and a writing style that put it ahead of the other submissions."

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