Fairmont State University’s Dr. J Robert Baker, senior level professor of English, was invited to present a lecture to faculty and students at the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, China.
Baker’s presentation entitled “Loneliness, Incomprehensibility, and Rage in Annie Dunne,” focused Sebastian Barry’s 2002 novel. Baker argued that Barry is emblematic of the rich and vigorous writing being done by Irish authors today.
Three Honors history students presented their original research at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference, according to Dr. Robin K. Payne, Assistant Professor of History.
Garrett C. McCurdy, a senior from Marlinton, WV, read his paper, "Evaluating the Benefits of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the National and Social Landscape of the 1930s." A Social Studies Education major, McCurdy is student teaching this spring at Bridgeport High School.
Twelve Honors students and English majors spent spring break in Athens as part of a study tour, according to Dr. Matthew Hokom, who led the trip.
The students spent the first eight weeks of the term, learning about the rich history and cultural importance of Athens in a course taught by Dr. Hokom. They investigated the achievements of classical Greece, as well as modern authors, contemporary politics, and Greek cuisine.
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