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English and TESOL Missionary Opportunities

0 Commentsby   |  01.12.15  |  Advising Information


Send International is in need of English and TESOL Missionaries!

Almost all of the available fields are in need of short-term and long-term missionaries who can teach English. Some of the countries in need of missionaries include Croatia, China, Thailand and Ukraine. This would be a great opportunity to put your language skills to use in a global setting. A few opportunities are formal TESOL jobs, and the missionary would earn a salary (minimal) from that country. Thailand is especially in need of English teachers. Click HERE to learn about all of the opportunities available through Send International.


0 Commentsby   |  10.24.14  |  Advising Information

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Sigma Delta Pi Inducts New Members, Honors Graduating Members

0 Commentsby   |  04.11.14  |  Advising Information

Six new members were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi at their meeting on Thursday, April 10. As they welcome these new members, they are preparing to say good-bye to seven members who will be graduating in May. Each soon-to-be graduate received his or her honor cords from Dr. Beatriz Walker, faculty sponsor. Jonathan Storment spoke to the group, a treat for all in attendance. Felicitaciones to the new members and buena suerte to the future graduates!


0 Commentsby   |  03.27.14  |  Advising Information

CCTE recognizes ACU Language and Literature


Posted March 26, 2014

Four ACU Department of Language and Literature faculty members were recognized at the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) on March 1-3.

Sherry Rankin, instructor of English, won the award for best pedagogy paper in CCTE’s Literature, Film, and Popular Culture section. Her paper on using Tolkien in the British literature survey course will be published in CCTE Studies, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Erin Daugherty, M.A. student, garnered an Honorable Mention from CCTE’s Creative Writing section for her poem “Yellow Stripes Between.”

Sarah Eason, M.A. student, won the Best Paper in Shakespeare Award for her presentation, “‘Where two raging fires meet together’: Constructed Gender Performances of Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.”

Dr. Chris Willerton, professor of English, won the Frances Hernandez Teacher-Scholar Award. He was recognized for being an excellent undergraduate instructor and a mentor for many of his colleagues. Dr. Nancy Jordan, ACU professor of English, is a previous recipient of the Hernandez Teacher-Scholar award.

“The fact that we have won two Hernandez awards speaks well of our department,” says Dr. Cole Bennett, chair of the Department of Language and Literature. “While I am quite pleased to be associated with colleagues who win such awards, I am not surprised. The quality of teaching and scholarship in which our department is engaged is unparalleled.”

News Release: Mikee Delony will be next Culp Professor

0 Commentsby   |  03.23.14  |  Advising Information

Delony named Culp Distinguished Professor

Posted March 21, 2014

Dr. Mikee Delony, associate professor of English at ACU, has been named the James W. Culp Distinguished Professor for 2014-17. Named after the former chair of ACU’s English department, the endowed professorship recognizes Delony as a Christian scholar, role model and mentor.

Dr. Delony says she didn’t start out to be an English teacher – or any kind of teacher. In fact, she went straight from high school to the workforce, and it was years before she began to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

When she started college, Delony intended to earn her B.A. and stop there. But as she discovered how much she loved learning about English literature, she realized she had a gift for teaching it.

“A friend once told me that when you find your gift, it gives you energy,” she said. “That’s what teaching does for me. There’s just so much to talk about and discuss – there’s always a conversation to be had. Teaching is the most wonderful, energizing thing I’ve ever done.”

In 1986, friends and former students established the endowed professorship to honor Dr. James Culp (’49), while honoring a distinguished language and literature faculty member. Culp specified that the income from the endowment be used for research and academic support to allow the recipient to engage in reflection and study of his or her field.

Culp was the first to hold the professorship, from 1986 until his retirement in 1992. Since then, recipients have included Dr. Darryl Tippens, Dr. Gay Barton, Dr. Steve Weathers, Al Haley and Dr. Chris Willerton.

Opportunities for Majors

0 Commentsby   |  12.09.13  |  Advising Information

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Are responsible and hard working
  • Have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students
  • Have regular access to a reliable car

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:

Course offered Spring 2014 by Dr. Paul Varner

0 Commentsby   |  10.15.13  |  Advising Information


Dr. Paul Varner is teaching

ENGL 446: Literature of the Beat Movement

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Class begins Spring 2014

For more information click HERE.

Course offered for Spring semester 2014 by Dr. Deb Williams

0 Commentsby   |  10.15.13  |  Advising Information

Dr. Deb Williams is teaching-

ENGL 329/529: Rhetoric As Written Discourse


Classes start Spring 2014

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TACWT Contest Winners Announced

0 Commentsby   |  09.04.13  |  Advising Information, Creative Writing


The Annual Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Contest Announce Winners

In the category of Undergraduate Poetry, Lexi French placed 2nd for

“Stinky, Stinky, WaWa” and other poems.

In the category of Undergraduate Non-Fiction, Emma Sparks placed 2nd for her essay

“The Ecology of Strangers”.

Congratulations to both of you!

Fall 2013 Upper Level Spanish–it’s not too late to sign up!

0 Commentsby   |  04.15.13  |  Advising Information


FLSP- 353 – Latin America: Civilization and Culture

Fall Semester 2013 – TR 1:30-2:50

Dr. Beatriz Walker


This course is designed to teach students some basic elements of the history, geography, culture and idiosyncrasies of the Latin American continent and its peoples. Spanish will be the language used in class, in all assignments, and exams.  The course features: lectures, essay discussions, documentaries, films and interaction with Latin Americans