PWE News and Events
PWE Capstone Poster Winners Announced
The biannual PWE Poster Exhibit features a showcase of internship work by undergraduate PWE capstone students. The exhibit is open to the public, and attendees as well as selected judges vote for students based on their poster and presentation. The winners of the Fall 2016 competition are as follows:
- First Place: Abigail Humphreys, The Daily Athenaeum
- Second Place: Krislin Nuzum, WVU Office of Accessibility
- Third Place: Matt Jarrett, Digital Publishing Institute
For more information about the contestants, visit the English Department blog.
Ball Awarded Digital Humanities Grant
Dr. Cheryl Ball, Associate Professor of English at WVU and a member of the PWE faculty, was awarded a grant of $220,000 from the National Endowment of the Humanities’ Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, to develop digital publishing workshops for editors and authors. The institutes will introduce participants to the publication of multimedia-rich work and scholarship.
The workshops, called Kairos Camp, are hosted through the Digital Publishing Institute of West Virginia University Libraries.
English Graduate Students Present at Conference
In October, two PWE graduate students and two MFA graduate students presented at the 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference at Bowling Green State in Bowling Green, OH.
Meredith Jeffers (MFA), Megan Fahey (MFA), Abigail Palbus (MA in PWE), and Marjorie McAtee (MA in PWE) showcased the final projects of English 606: Digital Humanities, a course in the PWE curriculum. Their panel, “Comics, Cat Memes, Wrestling, & Reality TV: Methods-Driven Digital Research Across English Graduate Programs,” was moderated by Dr. Brian Ballentine, Associate Professor of English at WVU and the Coordinator of the PWE program.
2016 PWE Graduate Class Boasts 100% Job Placement
The most recent alumni of the PWE graduate program have all secured employment positions. Kassi Roberts, Rachael Kelley, Alex Reis, and Celeste Lantz graduated in May 2016 with MAs in PWE and are now spread out across the east coast, the south, and the local Morgantown area.
Lydia Welker Receives Rebecca Mason Perry Award
PWE student Lydia Welker was one of three recipients of the 2016 Rebecca Mason Perry Award, given annually to outstanding first-year graduate students in the MA, MFA, and PWE programs. Established in 1983, the award is given in honor of the late Rebecca Mason Perry, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University.