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Faculty News & Notes - December 2014

  • Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, presented the session “Implementing Extensive Reading” at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ Annual Convention, Nov. 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. Foss also represented the Michigan World Language Association at the ACTFL Assembly of Delegates.
  • Tim Kenyon, lecturer of English, was the featured prose/graphic narrative writer at Millikin University’s 7th annual LitFest, Nov. 7-8 in Decatur, Ill. Kenyon conducted a reading of his work, an undergraduate fiction and screenwriting workshop, and presented a craft lecture titled “The Reckoning of the Chaos.”
  • Carlos Ramet, executive assistant to the president/executive director of public affairs, published a book titled Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense: A Popular Writer Transcends Genres (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014).
  • Ric Roberts, professor of theatre, judged the participating production of the musical “She Loves Me” for the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Nov. 7 at the University of Michigan – Flint. Roberts, who is on the Region III Selection Committee, also serves as an executive board member for the region, which covers all universities and colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. He is in his final year as Region III vicechair and will assume the role of regional chair in April.