Sigma Tau Delta: Arkansas Tech English and Creative writing majors maintain an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society. Dr. Paola Gemme is the faculty advisor. Click on the STD seal to the right for further information.
Nebo: Creative writing and English majors publish two issues of an award-winning literary
journal each year. Dr. Michael Karl Ritchie is the faculty advisor. Click on the logo to the right for further information. You
can also read about former Nebo Editor Nick Morris's new book, Tapeworm.
Sigma Delta Pi: Arkansas Tech Spanish majors maintain the active Psi Omicron chapter of La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica, the national Spanish honor society. In 2012 and 2013, Tech's Psi Omicron chapter was selected as one of a dozen honor chapters selected from 600 national chapters. Being selected in two consecutive years is a remarkable achievement. Dr. Alejandra K. Carballo is the faculty advisor. Click on the SDP seal to the right for further information
Student and Alumni News
In this space we will post news from our current students and alumni. If you have information that you would like posted here, please send news and any photos to Dr. Carl Brucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Hobby Johnson's New Novel
Brooke Hobby Johnson, a 2010 Creative Writing graduate and former Editor of Nebo published her young-adult steampunk novel The Brass Giant with Harper's in May 2015.Visit Brooke's author page at http://brooke-johnson.com.
Jeannie Stone (MLA) has been appointed by Governor Beebe to the Arkansas Arts Advisory Commission. Ms. Stone is currently a graduate assistant in English.
Khaleel Al-Maliki (MA-ENGL/TESL 2011) is a Senior Lecturer of English Language and Literature at Imam
University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also serves as an advisor and translator for
the Vice President for Knowledge Exchange and International Communication and the
Institute for Academic Research & Consultant Services. During the past year his consulting
duties have taken him to Londaon. Washington, Dallas, NMew York, Paris, Dubai, and
Mexico City for the G20 meeting (pictured at left).
Craig Mason (MA ENGL/TESL 2012) has accepted a teaching position at Hafr Al Batin Community College
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At right he is pictured with two other graduate of
our MA in English with TESL option program, Alaa Alshaks (2012) and Jalal Albaqshi
Four recent Taiwanese graduates of our MA in English/TESL program have pursued doctoral degrees. Three studyied Bilingual Education at Texas A & M–Kingsville. Dr. Ying-Ling Chen (pictured at left) has completed her degree. Sing Hsu and Liang Lin are working on theirs. Ying-Ling writes: "I was glad that I studied at Arkansas Tech University. It was the most exciting journey that I have ever had...I grew a lot culturally and academically...The positive atmosphere makes students pleased and grateful."
Min Wang, who earned her masters at Tech in 2012, is in her first year of doctoral studies
at the University Alabama.
At the same meeting James Ritchie (ENGL and CRWR '13, Nebo Editor 2012) received the magazine poetry First Place award for "Matter of Taste"
Paul Crenshaw (CRWR 01, Nebo Editor 2000-2001) completed his MFA at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro and is currently an Assistant Professor at Elon University. His essay "Storm Country," about the experience of living in Tornado Alley in Arkansas, was included in 2005 Best American Essays and has subsequently been widely anthologized. Paul has published other fiction and non-fiction in North American Review, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, Southwest Review, Connecticut Review, among others.
Paul has received the Thomas a Carter Prize for the essay and been nominated 3 times for Pushcart Prizes. He co-authored a textbook titled Text, Mind and World: An Introduction to Literary Criticism.
Dave Buhajla (B.F.A. '07, M.A. '08), an adjunct instructor at Tech and technical writer at Acxiom,
has published two stories and five poems in 2010. Read Dave's work by clicking here.