News & Notes

Recent Faculty News

Dr. Zanice Bond was a panelist at the Furious Flower Poetry Center Conference at James Madison University, September 24-27.

Dr. Rhonda Collier was invited to present a lecture on hip-hop at the event “V Artifacts of Black Culture in Ceará,” held at the Regional University of Cariri, Crato-Ceará, Brazil, September 3-6.

Dr. Benjamin Fishkin’s edited book War of Ideas: American Thought in the Modern World was published by Linus Learning.

Dr. William Ndi’s book Worth Their Weight in Thorns was published by Linus Learning.  His book La Puissance Manifestee dans La Faiblesse: Ouvrage originel d’Elizabeth Stirredge was published by Langaa RPCIG.

Dr. Zanice Bond was selected to participate in the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Faculty Seminar, "In Search of Home: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Shared Experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant Populations in Colonized Spaces," held in New Mexico and co-hosted by the University of New Mexico July 6-July 14.

Dr. Rhonda Collier was selected to participate in the 2014 NEH Summer Institute "Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence," held at Oregon State University June 22-July 12.

Dr. Richard Evans was selected to participate in the 2014 NEH Summer Institute "Exploring the Margins: Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities," held at Grambling State University May 26-June 13.

Tuskegee University was awarded a $100,000 Humanities Initiatives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to re-examine the contributions and influence of Booker T. Washington. Dr. Loretta Burns, professor and head of the Department of English, is the project director. Mr. Dana Chandler, university archivist, and Dr. Lisa Hill, associate professor and head of the Department of History and Political Science, are co-directors. Additional faculty from the Departments of English and History and Political Science, selected students, and several visiting scholars will also be involved in grant activities.

Recent Student News

The following English majors are listed on the 2014-2015 Honor Roll:

  • Eric Bordenave
  • Miriam Hammond
  • Jade Johnson
  • Sarah Jordan
  • Amina Lynch
  • Kala Parker
  • Samuel Shannon
  • Megan Williams

Miriam Hammond was recognized as an Eminent Scholar at the 2014 Scholarship Convocation.

Amina Lynch and Carlie Ward received the Alvin Blount Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Upcoming Events

Pianist John Davis will give a lecture/recital on the history and musical artistry of Blind Tom on February 26, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the University Chapel.  This program is in honor of Albert Murray.

The 20th annual Ralph Ellison Lecture will be held on April 15, 2015, in the Kellogg Conference Center.  Further details will be announced at a later date.