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Creative Writing Student To Pen Steinbeck Story for World War II Magazine

0 Commentsby   |  03.30.16  |  Advising Information

AdaIMG_20150802_130821467m Nettina has signed a contract to publish a multi-discipline feature entitled “Steinbeck’s Blueprint For Resistance” (tentative) with World War II magazine, a national publication that prints six times each year and is sold on major bookstore newsstands across the country. Nettina, a first-year graduate student focusing on creative writing, will detail the origins of Steinbeck’s 1942 novella, The Moon Is Down, in the 3,000 word feature, which will draw attention to the author’s connections with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and other World War II propaganda organizations. Taking a critical look at the events that inspired the novel’s genesis, as well as its effect on the people under Nazi occupation in Europe, Nettina’s story will detail the vividly explore the backstory of a timeless work of American literature.

Nettina is no stranger to military history, having published a feature article in World War II magazine’s sister publication, Military History, last November. He has another feature debuting in August’s Military History, and wrote a 3,500 word article on the Spanish civil war in the January 2016 of Naval History magazine. His upcoming feature in World War II, however, will be the first time he has transitioned his coursework at ACU into a feature publication.

The paper is the product of close work with Professor Al Haley, ACU’s Writer-in-Residence, who encouraged Adam to submit a proposal to the magazine when brainstorming topics for the final paper in one of Dr. Haley’s graduate classes. The class, called “Books We Read Too Young,” examines canonical works of literature that students would like to reexamine after  an extended absence. Aside from reading and discussing The Moon Is Down, students have also examined To Kill a Mockingbird, The Golden Compass, Slaughterhouse Five, and other novels.

More information on the magazine, World War II can be found  HERE.


Multimedia Publication Opportunity!

0 Commentsby   |  09.20.15  |  Advising Information

Want the chance to have your work published, but have been held back because you do more than just write? Here’s your opportunity to get your work out there.

Mary Baldwin College’s online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for their first annual publication of the year. They accept all areas of work, including digital files (e.g. video-recorded spoken word). They are looking for works of fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography and poetry.

They are accepting submissions until Nov. 20th.

For more information, feel free to visit their website as well as their Submission Guidelines. You can also go to their Facebook page for updates on the magazine and other content.

New Internship Opportunity!

0 Commentsby   |  06.16.15  |  Advising Information



Click HERE to learn more about this opportunity!

Student Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  04.27.15  |  Advising Information


Still in need of an internship?

New opportunities available HERE!

Attention Spanish Majors!

0 Commentsby   |  04.22.15  |  Advising Information


Jobs for Spanish Majors – Teaching at Independent College-Prep Schools


Southern Teachers Agency, the nation’s most experienced educational placement service, has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.  Today, we serve nearly 600 of the South and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top private and independent schools.


STA currently has 97 faculty positions listed for Spanish teachers.  Click to see a geographic list of current job openings for Spanish teachers.


Hiring Expectations at independent schools

  • Schools focus on prospective teachers’ academic credentials and their skills in communicating and building relationships with teenagers.  Many teacher candidates have enjoyed working with kids as camp counselors and recreation league coaches.
  • Certainly, a degree in secondary/language education and some undergraduate student-teaching experience can be advantageous, but they aren’t hiring prerequisites.  Schools hire Spanish majors to teach Spanish courses, and they provide new faculty members with ongoing support and professional development.
  • Generally, students should have GPAs of 3.0 or higher to be strong candidates for these teaching positions.


STA Application process 

Click here to apply online.  Start the process as soon as possible!  There is no fee. STA’s services are free to candidates.

Once you’re accepted as an STA candidate, a Placement Counselor will contact you and begin working with you to find the right professional fit for your skills and interests as a teacher, a coach, a co-curricular program leader, and an enthusiastic new member of an outstanding school community.


            Apply today!


Congratulations Dr. Cole Bennett!

0 Commentsby   |  04.20.15  |  Advising Information

Congratulations to Dr. Cole Bennett on winning the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Colleague Service Award!

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The Colleague Service Award is given to a faculty member who encourages, mentors, and supports faculty colleagues in pursuing the mission of Abilene Christian University. Past recipients of this award are: Tracy Shilcutt, Kim Pamplin, Deb Williams, and Neal Coates.

This year’s recipient shows a great disposition toward everyone and a willingness to help and assist in the varied needs of the department. By maintaining a sense of humor and academic integrity this person creates a relaxed and productive working environment. He personifies the three words used in selecting the winner of this award: encourager, mentor, and supporter of his colleagues. In spite of all the responsibilities as department chair and merging two departments, he takes care of each one of the faculty personally, regularly stopping by offices to check up and to see if anything is needed. As the director of a student-focused support center, he is in a unique position to extend the notion of colleague to the student body: both graduate and undergraduate. In doing so, he brings insights into campus-wide conversations that demonstrate a distinctive understanding of teaching and learning. I am proud to present this year’s Colleague Service Award to Dr. Cole Bennett.

Student Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  04.10.15  |  Advising Information


New internship opportunity, majors!

Click on the link to find out more about this Technical Writing Internship!


0 Commentsby   |  03.30.15  |  Advising Information


Three Sigma Delta Pi members presented essays in Spanish at the XVI Annual Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Texas Tech University on Friday.
If you see Emily Kruse, Anai Reyes and Maddie Pickle, please congratulate them on a job well done.

They worked with the issue of identity in three great novels by: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel and Sandra Cisneros.

Language and Literature Presents…

0 Commentsby   |  03.30.15  |  Advising Information





Poet Sarah Cortez comes to ACU

Writer Sarah Cortez visited classrooms and gave a public reading of her poetry and prose this past week. She shared from both her childhood and from her experience as a police officer for one of Houston’s surrounding districts. IMG_3174

Our own Dr. Beatriz Walker took Sarah’s works and translated them for her students to read as Cortez listened to her poems in both English and Spanish.

Professor Al Haley showed Sarah around Abilene and hosted a public reading in Hart Auditorium. IMG_3179

Law enforcement from around Abilene received an invitation to her reading where Cortez invited the audience on a  ride-along through the streets of Houston. Brutally honest and beautifully presented, Sarah Cortez’s poetry and prose were magnificent to hear and experience.

If you were able to be at any of Sarah Cortez’s appearances, thank you! Your attendance only furthers the likelihood of great writers coming to ACU to share their work and life experiences!



Internship Opportunity

0 Commentsby   |  03.16.15  |  Advising Information



The Shakespeare Standard is currently in need of your writing and grammatical prowess.

Do you fit the bill?

Find more information HERE.