English Division Blog (11.06.16)

Coming Events

Writers Project

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Bill Weber, and Amy Vedder, both faculty at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will give a presentation on their work in international conservation. Weber and Vedder will be talking about their book In the Kingdom of Gorillas: The Quest to Save Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas and their work to save the gorillas’ native habitat. Recently, they have been working in Canada with the First Nations on cultural and conservation issues. The talk will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Dearlove 211, Miller Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

Faculty Accomplishments


Peter Marino, retired Professor of English and currently Adjunct Professor of English, has written an introduction to The Scythe Prize, a volume of new works of fiction and creative non-fiction by collegiate writers.


Student Accomplishments

Teresa Costigan, a major in creative writing, has won the 2016 Norman Mailer Student Writing Award for Creative Nonfiction. The award carries a prize of $2,500 and publication of her submission, "Resting on Vincent, " as well as attendance at an awards ceremony in New York City, where Costigan’s work will be read. Congratulations to both Costigan and to Courtney Reid, Professor of English, for whom Costigan wrote her essay in English 216: Creative Nonfiction.


Center for Reading and Writing: News from Our Graduates

Former tutor Maria Crumley, who has transferred to Russell Sage Colleges to major in nutrition, writes that she has been asked to be part of a team writing nutrition articles for the Russell Sage athletes—“I got in touch with one of the nutrition professors to help with his sports nutrition research, and he thought I might be interested in being a part of the team for putting that together.” After seeing a sample of Crumley’s work from SUNY Adirondack, he asked her to be part of that team.


Faculty Websites

Dr. Lâle Davidson
Dr. Khristeena Lute
Peter Marino 
Dr. Kathleen McCoy
Joe Portes
Ellen Ricks
Charlotte Smith
Bill Weiss

Other Websites of interest
Library Blog
CRW Tutors’ Blog
Joyce Miller

The English Division blog is maintained by Jane Arnold, Professor of English/Reading Specialist, arnoldj@sunyacc.edu.