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Student Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments Westminster English majors discuss selections for Ellipsis.

 

Amy David, Taylor Hoffman, Sara Mortenson, Paul Christian, Heather Castle, and Paul Hudder have started a new literary magazine, Pure Coincidence.

Christian Felt has received a fellowship to pursue an M.A. in Comparative Literature at Purdue University.

Paul Hudder will spend the next two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland.

A section of Christian Felt's novella, Eraser Ghosts, was published in the 2012 issue of Ellipsis.

Paul Christian's long poem, "I Kiss the Flaming Lips" was published in the inaugural issue of the online zine, Horseghost.

Anne Terashima and Sarah Mattie Matheson shared the 2012 Outstanding Student Award in English.

Lauren Allen and Katie Watkins presented their independent research at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference.

Lauren Johnson received a summer research grant from the Office of the Provost.

Helen Makhdoumian, Cyndi Lloyd, Monica Walker, Lauren Johnson and Thomas Johnson, Megan Singer, Sheena Nyann, Sarah Tumpowski, Nichole Walker, Jordyn Page, Emilie Martinson, Sam Webster, Zach Moon-Collins, Joanna Pham, Paul Christian, Anne Terashima, James Madsen, and Christian Felt presented their work at the 2012 Undergraduate Research Fair.

Amy Firestone and Jordan Jackson shared the 2011 Outstanding Student Award in  English.

Anne Terashima spent the 2010-2011 school year studying in the U.K. 

Josh Garrison spent Fall 2011 studying at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. 

Zach Moon-Collins spent Spring 2011 studying in Spain. 

Cassidy Jones was awarded a Fulbright English  Teaching Assistantship. She will be teaching  English for a year in Turkey as well as continuing her research on oral traditions about  environmental stewardship. Cassidy was also  selected as the student commencement speaker  for the class of 2011.

Melanie Long and professor Peter Goldman  received a Gore Student-Faculty Undergraduate  Research Travel Grant to attend the 5th Annual  Generative Anthropology  Summer Conference  held at High Point  University, May 2011. Melanie gave a paper at the conference entitled “Merchantry, Usury, Villainy: Capitalism’s Threat to Community and Spiritual Integrity in The  Merchant of Venice.”

Erika Rodriguez won the 2011 Giovale Library  Undergraduate Research Award for her essay,  “Probando the Latino Identity in the Translation  of Como Agua para Chocolate.” Erika was also  chosen by poet Henri Cole as a co-winner of the  Academy of American Poets prize for student contributors to Ellipis: Literature and Art.

Sheena Nyann presented her paper, "Who is Really Helping the Help?: Reinforcing Oppressive Ideologies in Popular Fiction" at the California McNair Scholars Conference at the University of California at Berkeley, July 2011. 

Lauren Allen, Tavish Bell, and Emily Nelson presented at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring  Conference which was hosted this year by Westminster College, April 2011.

Melanie Long, Alicia Oberle, and Guilherme Santos presented their research at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, April 2011.

Christian Felt, Amy Firestone, Caroline Hill, Cassidy Jones, Melanie Long, Michael D. Whitworth, Rob Vorwald, and Susannah Zohar presented their research at the Westminster College Undergraduate Research Fair, April 2011.

Erika Rodriguez presented “Probando (Tasting/Testing/Proving) the Latino Identity in the Translation of Como Agua Para Chocolate” at the National Undergraduate Research Conference, in Ithaca, New York, March 2011. 

Michael Bell earned the 2010 Outstanding Student Award in  English.

Eleanor Scholz, Jordan Loveridge, and Michael Bell delivered papers at the 4th Annual Generative Anthropology Conference which was hosted by Westminster College in June 2010.

Meghan Hekker presented “Visualizing England’s Savior Saint: Medieval Church Politics and the Becket Miracle Windows” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 2010. In April, Meghan presented “‘Rosted Flesh and Wastel-Breed Do Not a Prioress Make’: The Prioress‘s Revealing Relationship with Food and Manners in Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales” at the Western Regional Honors Conference at the University of Wyoming, April 2010. She also delivered “Henry becoming Arthur becoming Henry: Correlations between King Henry II of England and Twelfth-Century Arthurian Literature” at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research at Southern Utah University, February 2010. Her paper, “Self-Made Sorcerer: The Modernization of Merlyn in Jack Whyte’s The Camulod Chronicles” was accepted for publication in The Honors Review, an undergraduate research journal published by the Augsburg College Honors Program.

Erika Rodriguez, Amanda Theobald, Alicia Oberle, Lauren McCrady, Lauren Allen, and Jordan Loveridge presented their research at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, April 2010.

Three English majors studied abroad during Spring 2010: Jordan Jackson at the University of Amsterdam, Caroline Hill at the University of Glasgow, and Shoshana Zohar at the University of Haifa.

Emily Alaniz, Amy Firestone, Jordan Loveridge, Paula Porter, Kelly Shields, Amanda Theobald, and William Weyher presented their work at the Westminster College Undergraduate Research Fair, April 2010.

Jordan Loveridge and Erika Rodriguez presented their research at the joint meeting of the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference and the Colorado-Wyoming Tutors Conference at the University of Denver, February 2010.

Emily Schmuhl earned the 2009 Outstanding Student Award in English.

Jordan Loveridge and Kendall Van Horssen presented papers at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference at Southern Utah University in March 2009.

Alex Langshall and Whitney Strong presented at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association conference in New Orleans, April 2009.

Amanda Theobald presented her work at the Westminster College Undergraduate Research Fair, April 2009.

Paula Porter was awarded an American Heart Association Research Grant for Summer 2009.

Tiffany D. Kinney and Lauren G. Olson shared the 2008 Outstanding Student Award in English.

Stacy Blaylock, Alexander Langshall, Robert Gambles, John Soltis, and Kirsten Gwin presented their research at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, April 2008.

Paula Porter presented her paper “Who Visits the Westminster College Writing Center and Why?” at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference at Boise State University.

Michael Bell was a co-winner of the 2008 Academy of American Poets prize for student contributors to Ellipis: Literature and Art.. Erin Kelleher won honorable mention.

Paula Porter, Stacy Blaylock, Milko T. Markov, and Carl Evans presented their work at the Westminster College Undergraduate Research Fair in April 2008.

Kirsty McLaren and Seth Bryant shared the 2007 Outstanding Student Award in English.

Emily Alaniz was chosen by James Galvin as the winner of the 2007 Academy of American Poets prize for student contributors to Ellipis: Literature and Art.

Seth Bryant presented his research on religiosity and spirituality among the Westminster student body at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Utah, February 2009.

Miles Fuller was one of eight students and the only undergraduate (from thousands of submissions) chosen to win an Intro Award from the Associated Writing Programs. His poem “The Wheels in Your Perfect Bones” was published in Quarterly West.

Tiffany Kinney presented “Invisible Laborers” and Kirsty McLaren presented “The Metaphor of the Pastoral in Heart of Darkness and The Return of the Soldier” at the 2007 National Undergraduate Literature Conference at Weber State University.

Sumiko MacDonald presented her paper “Family Ditchers, Black Widows, and Sex Fiends: Deviance and Debunking Social Norms in the 1950s” at the 2007 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Amanda Webb presented her paper “High-School Peer Consultants: Not Just the Inmates Running the Asylum” at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference at Weber State in March 2007.

Alana Dela Cruz, Lela Larson, Allison Parks, Stephanie Petersen, Miles Fuller, Anna Hansen, and Carl Evans presented their work at the Westminster College Undergraduate Research Fair, April 2007.