Great Expectations

A blog of the Department of English at BGSU:A place for faculty, students and alumni to connect.

Archive for July, 2008

BG News Covers Blogging

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 24, 2008

Our humble blog received a plug in the ‘old media’ recently; Angie Burdge, writing for the The BG News, covered blogging on campus and interviewed our chair, Dr. Kris Blair.


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Take our Online Alumni Survey

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 21, 2008

If you recently (or not so recently!) graduated with a degree in one of our programs, we want to hear from you. Please take our online survey; it will only require a few minutes of your time and will really help us serve our students better.

Complete the survey no later than September 30th and your name will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to the BGSU Bookstore. Winners will be notified via email no later than October 15. Thanks!

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Congratulations December 2007 and May 2008 Graduates

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 15, 2008

2007 was a bumper year for Department of English majors and minors here at BGSU; 63 students graduated with a degree in one or more of our programs, over twice as many as for 2006. And with 42 students graduating this past May alone, 2008 looks even better.

The Department’s faculty and staff are very proud to recognize the following students who earned a degree in one or more of our undergraduate programs in December 2007 and May 2008.

Bachelor of Arts (English)

Major: Brendan D. Aucoin, Jeff A. Battiste, Edwin J. Beauchamp, Stephanie M. Boyle, Kristen M. Bryson, Ashley A. Cooper, Eric T. Crumrine, Nicholas M. Dever, Meredith Dixon, Betsy K. Eggers, Melissa L. Faybik, Vanessa Garlock, Stephanie R. Gaskill, Alison Gehred, Megan M. Honingford, Anna D. Kauffman, Robbie J. Kowalski, Susan M. Lavalley, Mary E. Leiby, Samantha E. Meyers, Keri M. Ondrus, Erin M. Pluciniczak, Kenneth L. Rogers Jr., Ryan M. Sawyer, Jonathan P. Shiets, Nicholas C. Subtirelu, Christopher E. Taylor, Diana F. Waugh, Kyle A. Whited, Rebekeh K. Wilson.

Minor: Katherine S. Day, Laura E. Doe, Benjamin E. Feeny, Ryan P. Gannon, Courtney L. Phelps, Bradley A. Weaver, Christopher I. Wynn.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)

Major: Adam M. Barber, Jessica E. Behrendeson, Charlotte S. Bohnet, Alexander G. Dausch, Benjamin E. Feeny, Courtney A. Fillion, Ryan P. Gannon, Casey L. Gravelle, Maria K. Hummer, Matthew V. Jurak, James S. Longley, Emily J. McWatters, Ashley N. Murello, Katherine L. O’Hara, Courtney L. Phelps, Elizabeth A. Plotts, Ryan A. Swenar, Christopher I. Wynn, Alexander J. York, Kristen R. Zeiss.

Minor: Stephanie M. Boyle, Kristen M. Bryson, Cynthia F. Kenny, Michael P. Lilley.

Bachelor of Arts (Scientific & Technical Communication)

Major: Andrew N. Flavahan, Quinn L. Haslinger.

MinorCharlotte S. Bohnet, Jonathan P. Shiets.


summa cum laude: Charlotte S. Bohnet, Matthew V. Jurak, Elizabeth A. Plotts, Jeff A. Battiste, Stephanie R. Gaskill, Susan M. Lavalley, Nicholas C. Subtirelu, Kyle A. Whited.

magna cum laude: Ashley A. Cooper, Maria K. Hummer, Cynthia F. Kenny, James S. Longley, Christopher E. Taylor.

cum laude: Stephanie M. Boyle, Melissa L. Faybik, Anna D. Kauffman, Emily J. McWatters, Kathryn A. Tschuor.

Congratulations and happy trails to all of our graduates!

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Early-Bird Registration Reminder . . .

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 14, 2008

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 15, is the deadline for early-bird registration for the Conference on Media, War and Conflict Resolution (to be held September 17-19). Don’t miss out on this date to obtain a significantly reduced rate.

This exciting scholarly event features renowned keynote speakers and involves BGSU faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and conference participants from the U.S. and abroad.

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Podcast on Online Learning and the MA English Plan II degree

Posted by bgsuenglish on July 7, 2008

Department Chair, Dr. Kris Blair recently stopped by the Center for Online and Blended Learning to talk about the new online Master of Arts in English Plan II, faculty reactions to teaching online, and what it takes to get an online degree program up and running. Check out COBL’s eLearning Newsletter #12 and scroll down to Podcast #4 to watch Dr. Blair.

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