A two-time alumnae, English professor Ashley Cowden loves giving her students a hands-on learning experience and watching their growth through the process.
Starting April 11, renowned writers will be in town and on campus to engage book lovers with four days of readings, discussions and a book fair as part of the 5th Annual Clemson Literary Festival. Among the 18 exciting on- and off-campus events — all free to the public — is an appearance of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Ford.
Clemson senior Will Hall uses the radio to create a difference in others’ lives by educating them on important topics, whether they are local or global. He hopes that this education will positively increase listeners’ understanding of the world around them.
In 2004, Kudera spent seven weeks in Seoul, South Korea, teaching and tutoring students in conversational English. Relieved of the time-consuming duty of grading papers, he found time to write. The result was Fight for Your Long Day, a novel about a day in the life of an adjunct English instructor. Media Relations staff writer Angela Nixon interviewed Kudera on his writing, the book and the impact it has had.
When we have the opportunity to hear scientists speak directly about such critical issues, we’re sometimes left even more confused. At Clemson, professor Steve Katz is finding ways to help students of science gain a better understanding of scientific communication, both within their own fields and with the public.
Working together has allowed Tharon and Wendy Howard various opportunities for travel and new experiences.
This year’s Clemson Literary Festival brings together literary talent from across the nation in a slew of fun-filled events, including roundtable discussions with published authors, a book fair with author book signings; faculty readings; undergraduate creative writing readings; an open mic night; pub crawl readings; poet Mark Halliday; and topping it all off, a Quidditch tournament.
Lecturer Lydia Ferguson’s class objective is to get her students to step up their game as soon-to-be professionals and potential volunteer/community activists. An interesting goal for business and technical writing classes, but effective nonetheless.
While it might be strange and at the same time exciting for Hattie Duplechain to be heading off to Nepal at the end of the summer, to those who know her it’s completely natural.
The Colony exposes the conventional assumption that any kind of disability is an unwanted flaw that should be removed or at least hidden. But this is oftentimes false. Having been born with birth defects, Professor Jillian Weise recalls the shock she felt when others would automatically apply these preconceived notions to her.
But the class certainly isn’t all witchcraft and wizardry. As professor Michele Martin put it, the course is “the academic study of children’s literature by way of Harry Potter.”