Grace Chaillier (Center for Native American Studies) recently presented a creative nonfiction story at the sixth annual Native American Symposium Nov. 10-12 in Durant, Okla. Her original work titled "The Gathering" will be a part of her MFA thesis.
Jill Leonard (Biology) presented a seminar at the University of Maine titled "Superior's Coaster Brook Trout: History, Status and Rehabilitation."
April Lindala (Center for Native American Studies) presented excerpts from her creative works at the sixth annual Native American Symposium held Nov. 10-12 in Durant, Okla. Her presentation titled "Searching for Spirit" included pieces from her master's thesis as well as more recent works.
Kia Jane Richmond (English) served as chair and responder for a panel discussion titled "Seeking Common Ground: Integrating Personal and Professional Spaces to Develop a Teaching Self" at the 2005 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention held Nov. 19-21 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Richmond also was a participant in the annual Conference on English Education's day-long workshop on "English Education and Popular Culture:Integrating New Medias and Literacies into Old Methods Courses." In addition to being the Michigan coordinator for an NCTE competition for 8th grade writers (Promising Young Writers), Kia was appointed by the presidential team of NCTE to be national chair for the Promising Young Writers advisory committee.
Jaspal Singh (English) co-chaired a panel on "Multicultural Literature in the Classroom: Politics and Pedagogy" at the 47th annual Midwest Modern Language Association convention Nov. 10-13 in Milwaukee. She also gave a presentation titled "Memory and Trauma in Postcolonial Writing."