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Lina Ferreira Wins Prestigious Rona Jaffe Foundation Award

September 6, 2016
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The English Department is proud to recognize Lina Ferreira on being one of six writers to receive a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for her creative nonfiction work. Lina will receive $30,000 for the award, which will be presented to her on September 15th in New York City.

Robyn Warhol Wins NAVSA Best Book of the Year Award

July 14, 2016
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The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) awarded its 2015 Best Book of the Year prize to Robyn Warhol, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, co-author with Helena Michie, professor, English, Rice University, of Love Among the Archives: Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor. Warhol will be honored with a special session devoted to the book at NAVSA’s annual conference in November.

“Journaling with Jenny” Promotes Health, Wellness in All

May 20, 2016
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Jenny Patton, senior lecturer in the English department, worked with many a successful student in her first- and second-year writing courses. But that success came at a cost. “Many were dealing with overloaded course schedules, work responsibilities, student loan debt worries, unemployed or sick parents, and uncertainty about the future. Several students missed classes; the overachievers came with hacking coughs,” Patton said of her overworked students. “While I referred students to the counseling center and other OSU resources, I felt there was more I could do.”

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