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, 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.
16 English undergraduates enjoyed a lunch with R.L. Stine, author of the famous Goosebumps children’s horror series, in NYC last week.
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."