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KWLA podcast, Advocacy, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, Ted Zarrow, Teacher of Latin (MA) and ACTFL Teacher of the Year 2016, and Ben Hawkins, teacher of French (KY) and Chair of the KWLA Awards Committee, the importance of advocacy in our profession. Topics include: the meaning of advocacy, strategies for advocating, the role of teachers-of-the-year (T-O-Y), and KY process for nominations for T-O-Y. If you have an idea to share for...

Published February 22, 2018
 
February 5, 2018

By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is dedicated to the study and teaching of writing practices, public rhetoric and digital media. The department serves over 5,000 UK undergraduates each year, and the writing, rhetoric, and digital studies major offers UK students three tracks:

  • professional writing and editing (for those who want...
Published February 6, 2018

UK @ the Half: Arny Stromberg, Department of Statistics

Published November 15, 2017

 

Summary of this year’s program and events by Dr. Phil Harling, Dr. Julie Bursten, and Dr. Tiffany Barnes (“Year Of” Faculty Committee Chairs)

For more information visit: commonfuture.as.uky.edu

Published October 17, 2017

KWLA podcast, Curriculum, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing curricular choices with Rachel Weinrich, Goal Clarity Coach supporting World Languages for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY). Topics include: influences on curricular choices, breakdown of the JCPS K-12 World Language curriculum, and overview of the K-5 Fayette County World Language curriculum. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (laura....

Published October 12, 2017

 

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.  Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry...

Published September 29, 2017

 

Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the Mojave Desert, in Tecopa, California and across the state line in Pahrump, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, Claire earned her MFA from the Ohio State University, where she was a Presidential Fellow. Her stories and essays have appeared in Granta, Tin House, Freeman’s, The Paris Review, Story Quaterly, New American Stories, Best of the West, The New Republic, The New York Times, and many others. A recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’...

Published September 29, 2017

 

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She...

Published September 29, 2017

 

Q&A with ENS program director Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris. For more information about ENS: click HERE!

A transcribed version of the podcast is below:

 

 

What is the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS) major?

The ENS major is one of the first of its kind at UK. It is an interdisciplinary major that allows students who are interested in the environment and its complexity and solving some of the pressing issues related to the environment to look at it from multiple...

Published September 27, 2017
This Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Comprehensible Input, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing the role of language input and instructional strategies with Jillian Lykens, German teacher in Colorado Springs and Grant Boulanger, Spanish Teacher and 2017 ACTFL Teacher-of-the-Year Finalist. Topics include: world language approaches, proficiency-based instruction, comprehensible input (CI), CI strategies, and comparisons of CI and proficiency-based instruction. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse...
Published September 15, 2017

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