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2014 Exquisite Corpse

On Friday, November 7th, the Omicron Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta held an exquisite corpse story-writing event in the College Union. The West Liberty University campus community was invited to stop by and add a line to the story. The catch was that the person adding the line could not read any part of […]

Professor and Alum Discuss Graphic Narratives

Interim chair Dr. Jeremy Larance joined WLU Humanities graduate Dr. Matthew Smith on the October 24th edition of WLU-TV 14′s show Your Town. Their segment starts at about 9:25, and they discuss comics, WLU’s unique Graphic Narrative degree program and this year’s WVACET conference. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ndvatgw

Student Presents Work

Anna Cipoletti, English major and philosophy minor, recently presented her work at the 22nd Annual West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium held at Concord University. Her paper, entitled “E. M. Forster’s Maurice and Genre Creation” explores Forster’s novel in relation to the bildungsroman literary genre.

Philosophy Class Examines Existential Literature and Film

The philosophical tradition of existentialism is often associated with loneliness or despair, yet many existential philosophers examine the human condition in order to reveal the possibility of a more authentic existence. In the fall semester, the students of Philosophy 406 examined some well-known existential philosophers, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre. This spring, the students […]

English Majors Receive Honors

Several of our English majors received honors at this year’s Honors Convocation. Ashley Zago, Francesca Miller, and Betsy Francis all received Academic Excellence Awards. Miss Miller also received the Jack Hattman English Liberal Arts Major of the Year Award, and Miss Francis was honored with the English Education Major of the Year Award. Having graduated, […]

Professor Continues Environmental Work

Dr. Dave Thomas, Professor of English, continued his work to improve our environment this year. In addition to writing a grant proposal for the Coca Cola/Keep America Environmental Program, Dr. Thomas was named to the President’s Council of Sustainability. He was also the chairperson of the Green Initiatives Committee, which sponsored the WLU Environmental Education program on […]

Philosophy Professor Presents at Conferences

Dr. Aaron Harper, Associate Professor of Philsophy and Religion, has presented his work at several conferences over the past academic year. This past December, he presented “Playing with Nietzsche: Play, Nihilism, and Value Creation” at a conference offered by both the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical […]

Adjunct Instructor Presents Papers

Adjunct instructor Diane Reynolds has been busy presenting at several conferences. In June 2012 she presented “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Thomas Kelly: Monastic Parallels” at the Friends Association of Higher Education Conference in Wilmington, Ohio. Her work on Bonhoeffer and Kelly was also published in Quaker Higher Education last fall in an article titled “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Kelly […]

Department of Humanities Alum Receives Award

Alum Jacqueline (Bartels) Yahn recently received the 2013 Innovative Secondary Technology Teacher of the Year Award in the Lancaster (Ohio) City Schools System. In addition to teaching English classes in Lancaster, she is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Ohio University.

Recent Graduate Takes “Absolute Dream Job”

Betsy Francis, who graduated with an English Education degree this May, applied for and received a teaching position at Wheeling Central Catholic High School. An honor student and member of Sigma Tau Delta, Miss Francis impressed the hiring committee so much that she has been offered the opportunity to take over several of the school’s […]