Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

September Activities

Dr. Kaye Adkins attended the annual conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Adkins serves as the treasurer for CPTSC and participated in an Executive Committee meeting, the annual business meeting, and other activities of the organization in addition to attending conference sessions. She also participated in a pre-conference workshop offered by the Academic Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication.

Ms. Claudine Evans participated in the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) meeting held in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, September 6th of 2014.

Dr. Elizabeth Latosi-Sawin delivered a paper at the international Under Western Skies Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The title of her paper is "Real, Imagined, and Stories Wolves in Literature and Life."

The following teachers and administrators completed all requirements for the Invitational Summer Institute and received certification as PLWP Teacher Consultants:

Cara Simmons, 9th grade English-Language Arts, Winnetonka KC
Laura Janovec, 6th grade English/Language Arts, Cameron
Regan McKinley, 6th grade English/Language Arts, Cameron
Tina Baker, 5th grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies, Cameron
Jody Yuillle, 7-12th grade Family and Consumer Science, Breckenridge
Linda Gaines, 7-12 English/Language Arts, Breckenridge
Robin Rozell-Estenbaum, Special Education, Breckenridge
Dana Barnes, K-5 Reading, Plattsburg
Mitch Barnes, High School  Principal, Braymer
Terrance Sanders, 7-8th grade English/Language Arts, Braymer
Carol Brown, 6-7th English/Language Arts and Social Studies, Lathrop
Deb Ballin, 3-6th grade Gifted Education, SJSD
Amy Sheeley, 2nd grade, SJSD

On September 25, i3CRWP Project Manager Jane Frick (MWSU, retired) and Lead Facilitators Tom Pankiewicz (MWSU, retired) and Kathy Miller (Weston) facilitated a baseline writing scoring session with teachers and staff in the Braymer School District.

On September 26-27, PLWP Director Susan Martens co-facilitated the Missouri Writing Projects Network Leadership Retreat in Boonville.  PLWP attendees included Jody Yuille (Breckenridge), Amy Miller (MWSU), and Michele Irby (Orrick). 



EML Helps Paint Parkway Pink

Before the walk when all had energy
A dozen or so faculty and family members gathered on Saturday, October 4 to participate in the 6th Annual Paint the Parkway Pink fundraiser for breast cancer research. The departmental effort was to honor our colleague Dr. Trish Donaher who has been battling breast cancer for the past couple of years.

Ana, Rainbow, and Betty: the vanguard
The EMLers started the 3.5 mile walk at the St. Joseph Recreation Center and concluded at Hyde Park.  The day was cool and clear, and we hadn't many excuses for the slow pace we kept. Most of us claimed a desire to enjoy nature and each others' company, and that charlie horse had nothing to do with it, thank-you-very-much.

Note Meredith's Pink Feather
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, please follow this link to the American Cancer Society.
"Have you noticed that this is all uphill?"

Tom, Miguel, and Meredith: the rear guard

Some of the EML Striders at Hyde Park

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banned Books Reading 2014

People gathered on September 24th under the protective cover of the night to read aloud books that have been challenged or banned in these United States. Here were the perps:

Ms. Long

Readers & Books
Ms. Madeline Marx, MWSU student chapter of the International Reading Association (IRA)
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Dr. Kay Siebler, Professor of English and Director of Composition, MWSU
Mr. Zephaniah Siebler, Fifth-Grader, Humboldt Elementary School
The Odd Squad by Michael Fry
Dr. Willenbrink
Dr. Bob Willenbrink, Founding Dean of the School of Fine Arts, MWSU
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Ms. Kappy Hodges, St. Joseph School District Board of Education
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Ms. Christina Watkins, Reporter and Weekend Anchor, KQ2 News  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Ms. Amy Miller, Prairie Lands Writing Project, MWSU 
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros   

Ms. Watkins
Ms. Dlo DuVall, Librarian, Bode Middle School, SJSD
Speak by Laurie Anderson

Ms. Hanna Long, MWSU student chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (SNCTE)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Ms. Marx

Monday, September 22, 2014

Attend a Reading of Banned and Challenged Books

Remember just last week when you promised yourself that you would do edgier things now that you’re away at college?
18th Annual
Banned Books Reading

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7-8 PM

Spratt (Enright) 214/216