Three of HSS students presented at the Indiana College English Association (ICEA) annual conference, October 7, at Anderson University, in Anderson, Indiana. The students and their presentations were: Zack Bishop (“Road Not Maintained”); Hillary Cameron (“Judged, Beaten, and Loved”), and Christina Persson (“Human Recreation and its Effect on the Environment”). Zack and Christina’s presentations grew out of work supported by the Summer Research Scholars program; Hillary’s presentation is part of her current work on her honors thesis.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Spiritus Loci” (spirit of place). The conference drew presenters and attendees from four states, and featured Scott Russell Sanders, IU Bloomington Professor Emeritus, as the keynote speaker.
In addition, this year Jean Harper, Associate Professor of English, was the recipient of the Teacher/Scholar of the Year award for 2011 by ICEA. This competitive award is given annually, and recipients are selected by the Board of Directors of ICEA.
The Indiana College English Association is a professional organization equally dedicated to scholarship and to teaching. One of twenty regional affiliates of the College English Association, the ICEA welcomes faculty, students, independent scholars and creative writers who are interested in contributing to scholarship, teaching, and literary culture.