Bethany Bradshaw awarded Fulbright scholarship

0 Commentsby   |  09.24.13  |  Alumni Spotlight



Bethany Bradshaw (’11) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program 
scholarship for an English teaching assistantship position in Turkey.

Bradshaw learned this summer that she would be teaching English at a 
university near the western coast of Turkey. Bradshaw is one of 1,700 U.S. 
citizens who will work abroad during the 2013-14 academic year.

“It’s just great because I had thought about teaching overseas anyway, and 
to have it funded from such a reputable institution–I feel really good 
about that,” Bradshaw told the Henderson (Texas) Daily New. “It’s 
definitely a great way to make connections, and Fulbright has a really big 
alumni network that can hopefully benefit me in the future.” Bradshaw 
alsoeager to be immersed in Turkish culture and learn more about 
Eastern Europe.

Bradshaw graduated from ACU with a B.A. in English. Earlier this year, she 
graduated with a master’s degree in American and British literature from 
North Carolina State University.

According to the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign 
Scholarship Board, recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis 
of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated 
leadership potential.

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!

Opening Chapel and Pizza Lunch!!!

0 Commentsby   |  08.28.13  |  Announcement

Hello all Language/Literature majors!!  Thursday, Aug. 29th, is our opening departmental chapel with FREE PIZZA lunch thereafter in the Core classroom.  Make sure to tell all your departmental friends and come to the feast!

Dr. Beatriz Walker’s Story Published in Popular Bilingual Anthology

0 Commentsby   |  07.01.13  |  Faculty Publications

Screen shot 2013-07-01 at 2.28.56 PMDr. Beatriz Walker of the Department of Language and Literature has published her immigrant story in the bilingual Anthology “Dejame que te cuente” Volume II, edited by Dr. Ana Gonzalez of Texas Lutheran University. The Anthology is a collection of stories of immigrants from the Spanish Speaking world all of whom are now educators in the United States. This Anthology was presented at the Millennium Hotel on June 16, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio among a large group of educators meeting for the annual ETS/AP Reading week. “Dejame que te Cuente /Let me tell you” is available through


Congrats to major David Gasvoda!

0 Commentsby   |  04.24.13  |  Student Spotlight

Congratulations to English major David Gasvoda. He is one of two undergraduate students representing ACU on April 26, at the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas Capitol.  David will deliver his paper, “Cormac McCarthy’s Projection of Nature In Blood Meridian.”  Huzzah!

Helpful links and resources for your career search

0 Commentsby   |  04.24.13  |  Career Planning & Information

Some of you got to hear the presentation by Wesley Johnson, our recent guest speaker from Transition Consulting in Dallas.  Here are some resources he recommends as you begin your career search.


College Career Search Sites and Advice

Salary / Occupational Research

BEST Job Web Sites

English Majors Career Advice

MUST Read – Reality Checks

Do You Make This Mistake When Selling Your English Degree to Employers?

The Disposable Academic

A Terrible Time for New Ph.D.s

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




English Major Heather Kregel wins award

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.13  |  Student Spotlight

Please pass on your congratulations to Heather Kregel, whose presentation “Physicians in the Literature of Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson: Portraying the Icons of Changing Times” won the outstanding oral presentation in the arts and humanities at the Undergraduate Research Festival.  It will be a nice feather in her cap before she starts further work at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in the fall.  Thanks for being a great representative of the Language and Literature Department at the Festival.

Internship Opportunities

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.13  |  Advising Information

Those of you interested in careers in publishing might be interested in this:

Internships: Just so you know, Folio has a fantastic internship
program for both local and remote interns. Each intern is assigned
to one agent, based on common areas of interest, but meets all of our
agents during Intern Academy, a weekly seminar which teaches
publishing through an agent’s perspective, covering topics such as
editing, contract negotiation, and foreign rights, as well as
teaching interns how to hone their pitching skills by presenting
their own book ideas. Many of our interns have gone on to find
full-time jobs in publishing, including positions that open up at

For more information, go to

5th Annual Culp Professor Reading a Big Hit (no pun…)

0 Commentsby   |  03.25.13  |  Events and Readings

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