Department of English and Technical Communication

A crime to remember

Posted by on February 13, 2020

With painstaking accuracy, Dr. Trent Brown tells a compelling story of true crime that reveals the consequences of socioeconomic injustice in the South in his new book, Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case. The book is published by LSU Press and will be released February 19.

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Missouri S&T to host Graduate Student Recruitment Day

Posted by on February 11, 2020

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB) at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its first Graduate Student Recruitment Day on Saturday, March 7. The informational event is open to college graduates, graduating college seniors and undergraduates interested in attending graduate school.

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Missouri S&T physics professor publishes poetry book

Posted by on April 1, 2019

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Dr. Agnes Vojta, a teaching professor of physics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is celebrating the release of her first book of poems, “Porous Land.”

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Software access to help Missouri S&T students manage digital content

Posted by on February 8, 2019

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This school year, students enrolled in technical communication courses at Missouri S&T gained access to a new tool to help them learn how to create, manage and publish digital content, thanks to software licenses from Vasont Systems.

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Fine Linen Theatre grows into Rolla fixture — with plenty of help from Missouri S&T community members

Posted by on October 16, 2018

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Sixteen years ago, Dr. Keith Nisbett and his wife, Kim, didn’t set out to create an entrenched artistic home for amateur actors across south-central Missouri. As homeschool parents, they simply wanted to provide eldest daughter Amy, then a teenager, with the opportunity to perform on stage.That first show — From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, an adaptation of a popular children’s book — quickly became a full-fledged production. And as the nonprofit theater has laid down roots in Rolla, it’s evolved from a Nisbett family affair into a full-fledged community theater, with a healthy dose of participation by Missouri S&T students, staff, other faculty members and the community.

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Multi-dimensional American folklore scholar named S&T’s visiting humanities professor

Posted by on May 8, 2018

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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Folklore at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) at Harrisburg, has been been named the Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at Missouri S&T for the upcoming academic year. The visiting professorship was established in 1999 by an estate gift.

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Missouri S&T student says theater leads to success

Posted by on September 14, 2017

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Missouri University of Science and Technology junior Hannah Ramsey seems to always be on the move. Whether it is acting in or directing the next student production of the Miner League Theater Players, working as a student writer in the Missouri S&T marketing and communications department, serving as president of the College of Arts, Sciences and Business Undergraduate Student Leadership Council or balancing time with her family while studying for a full course load of classes, she is always doing something.

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Filling the science communication gap

Posted by on July 14, 2017

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Science communication can be hard to define, and even harder to teach. But an academic book co-edited by a technical communication professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to make the subject easier for instructors, and their students, to teach and learn. Dr. Kathyrn Northcut, professor and co-director of technical communication programs at […]

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Missouri S&T students to study in Iceland

Posted by on May 10, 2017

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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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Attend a poetry reading by Charlotte Matthews

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Poet Charlotte Matthews will offer a free reading of selections from her new book Whistle What Can’t Be Said this April on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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