Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Students enrolled in two different English courses at Missouri University of Science and Technology will learn about Icelandic myth, folklore and literature this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland, as part of the “Heroes of Fire and Ice: A Three-Week Study Abroad” experience. The program, which runs May 29-June 17, will count for six credit hours. “Heroes of Fire and Ice” will examine how Iceland’s culture has been shaped by a landscape of natural extremes.

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New Mass Effect game could make or break franchise, researchers say

Screenshot taken from the official Mass Effect 3 website.

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Looking for something to read? Ask the experts

8314929977_28fd740070_bFaculty from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s English and technical communication department offer their choices for the most interesting, challenging and absorbing books and articles they read this past year. Kickstart a year of reading by checking out the books below that interest you.

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KMST to present original ‘A Christmas Carol’ performance

KMST-Web_Logo-Sig-Freq_Vert_webGather around the radio and rekindle the spirit of the holidays by listening to KMST’s original production broadcast of “A Christmas Carol.” The classic Charles Dickens book has been adapted to a radio play specifically for a prerecorded performance.

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Learn about the trials refugees face at Nov. 16 talk

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Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

Hear the true story of how a Jordanian immigrant founded a soccer team for refugees to help them adjust to life in the United States at a talk hosted by Missouri University of Science and Technology this November.

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Missouri S&T personalizes English class for each student

person-apple-laptop-notebookThis fall, students taking English 1160 at Missouri University of Science and Technology are finding their studies have more practical applications than ever before. Titled “Writing and Research,” the course was redesigned to promote students writing in their respective major disciplines.

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One Book program at Missouri S&T to focus on community and social acceptance

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Cover courtesy of outcastsunited.com.

The national bestseller “Outcasts United” has been selected for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 2015 One Book program. Approximately 1,200 freshman students will be expected to read the book during the summer before they arrive on campus. It will then be taught in all sections of English 1120, a required course for most Missouri S&T students.

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Kate Drowne named associate dean

Kathleen Drowne

Dr. Kathleen Drowne

Dr. Kathleen Drowne, associate professor of English and technical communication at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will become associate dean for academic affairs in Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business effective Jan. 1, 2015. [Read more…]

New book by S&T author explores American novelist Richard Russo

Understanding Richard RussoNovelist Richard Russo is known for chronicling American small towns, particularly those in the hard-hit rural manufacturing towns of the Northeast. A new book by Dr. Kathleen Drowne explores the techniques Russo uses, as well as the significant themes that run throughout his works. [Read more…]

Free poetry reading at S&T to feature acclaimed poets

Acclaimed poets Katy Didden and Terry Kennedy will read from their works at a poetry reading to be held on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus this month. Welcoming remarks will be given by Maxwell C. Weiner Professor, Charlotte Matthews.

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