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Jane Satterfield recently conducted a master class in nonfiction for students at Goucher College and was a solo guest in the Writers-on-the-Shore reading series sponsored by Salisbury University's English Department. She read at the Virginia Festival for the Book as part of its "Haunted by History" panel, and also in Brooklyn’s Lunar Walk Poetry Series. Poetry Daily recently featured her elegy for poet Larry Levis, “Last Dinner at Louie’s with Levis,” as its poem of the day; the poem appeared earlier this year in Antioch Review's print issue, as well as on that journal's blog. In February, she took part in the contributors' reading for Women Write Resistance: Poets Against Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) held during the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference in Seattle.

Lucas Southworth was a featured presenter at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle, reading from his award-winning collection of short stories, Everyone Here Has a Gun. He also published four sections of his novel-in-progress at TriQuarterly and read at the TriQuarterly offsite reading at the AWP Conference in Seattle.

Allen Brizee and Joe Langmead, from Loyola's Sellinger School of Business and Management, have published their article, "Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Fostering Professional Communication Skills in a Graduate Accounting Certificate Program." The article appears in Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing 11.1 (2014).

Allen Brizee has published his article, "Toward Participatory Civic Engagement: Findings and Implications of a Three-Year Community-Based Research Study." The article appears in Computers and Composition: An International Journal 32 (2014): 22-40.

Ron Tanner has won the 2014 Nachbahr Award. ‚ÄčThe selection committee was impressed with the quantity, quality, and variety of Ron's work. Author of more than 40 short stories - often in highly selective literary journals - Ron has also published essays, op-ed pieces, reviews, scholarly articles, a genre bending illustrated novel, and a memoir about the trials and tribulations of restoring a Victorian brownstone in Baltimore to life after its ignoble decline as a fraternity house. No stranger to accolades, he has won a Pushcart Prize, a Faulkner Society Gold Medal, and the Towson Prize in literature for the best book by a Maryland writer. See Ron's department web page to learn more about his accomplishments.

An annual award given by Loyola's Center for the Humanities, the Nachbahr recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship or creative work by a faculty member in the Humanities. It is named in honor of Bernard Nachbahr, a long-time and much beloved philosophy professor at Loyola and the first director of the Center.

Lisa Zimmerelli published an essay titled "The Itinerant Book: Julia A. J. Foote’s A Brand Plucked from the Fire as a Religious Activist Text," in Rhetoric Review 33.2 (Spring 2014): 132-147.

Ned Balbo has contributed poems to the anthologies St. Peter’s B-List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press) and Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press). New poems are also out in American Arts Quarterly, Poemeleon, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. His commentary on the poetic turns in Andrew Hudgins’ “Mary Magdalene’s Left Foot” appears at Voltage Poetry (3 March 2014), and he has published a full-length essay, “A Jester’s Truth: Faith, Humor, and Vision in the Poetry of Andrew Hudgins,” in the current Birmingham Poetry Review. He has also written the introduction for Kirun Kapur’s debut volume, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist, which was Ned’s selection for the current Antivenom poetry book award (Elixir Press). New translations or variations on the work of French and German language poets are out or forthcoming in Bluestem, Rotary Dial, and Sewanee Theological Review, and his poem “Fire Victim” was featured at the Poetry Foundation: Poem of the Day website on 30 July 2013.

Terre Ryan has been appointed to a three-year term as a Research Associate in the Division of Medicine and Science at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). Terre’s appointment, which provides a formal scholarly affiliation with the Institution, follows her summer 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NMAH, where she conducted research on twentieth-century American wartime food gardening movements and the White House kitchen garden.

Lucas Southworth 
published his Grace Paley Award-winning collection of short stories Everyone Here Has a Gun (Massachusetts Press, 2013) and will read from the book as a Featured Reader at the AWP conference in February 2014. A story from the book, “There Isn’t Any Ghost,” was recently published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, and he has a short essay about the genesis of that story on the HFR blog. He also has excerpts of his novel-in-progress, This is What They Know, at the Black Warrior Review website and at the Rapphannock Review, and a non-fiction piece on flatness in fairy tales at The Volta.

Jane Satterfield was awarded the 49th Parallel Poetry Prize from the Bellingham Review for her poem “Elegy with Trench Art and Asanas." The contest was judged by poet and critic Kevin Clark. “The Body Impolitic,” a poem from Satterfield's most recent book Her Familiars (Elixir, 2013), appears in the anthology Women Write Resistance: Poets Against Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Satterfield’s essay on food, family, and friendship, “A Place at the Table,” was published in Baltimore Fishbowl in September, and her remarks on poetry's transformative dimension appeared on the blog Les Femmes Folles: Women in Art in August.

Ron Tanner's book, From Animal House to Our House: a Love Story, has been published in paperback by Academy Chicago Publishers (2013).

Lisa Zimmerelli has won the Rhetoric Society of America's 2013 Charles Kneupper Award for her article, "'The Stereoscopic View of Truth': The Feminist Theological Rhetoric of Frances Willard’s Woman in the Pulpit," which was published in Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42 (4). The Charles Kneupper Award is given annually to recognize the essay published in that year's volume of Rhetoric Society Quarterly that the editorial board and the editor consider the most significant contribution to scholarship in rhetoric.

Jane Satterfield published her third book of poetry, Her Familiars (Elixir, 2013). Contents include: "The War Years," which received first prize in Mslexia's 2011 Women's Poetry Competition, and the title poem "Her Familiars," a finalist for the most recent Florida Review Editors' Award in poetry (and forthcoming in that journal). Another poem from the book, "Soldierization," was the online poetry anthology Verse Daily's featured poem.

Ned Balbo is co-winner of the 2013 Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, an award named in honor of the distinguished American poet and translator, who also served as judge. The winning entry, a translation of Baudelaire's "Le mort joyeux," will appear this fall in Evansville Review. Ned's versions of poems by Apollinaire, Baudelaire, Rilke, Rimbaud, Trakl, and Valéry are out or forthcoming in Able Muse, Antiphon, Birmingham Poetry Review, Lavender Review, String Poet, Unsplendid, and elsewhere.

Andrea Leary received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Service-Learning as part of the Baltimore and DC Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference. She was nominated to receive this award for her "exemplary service to [her] school and community, [her] passion and drive for civic engagement, and [her] ability to lead and excite others." The selection committee noted that Dr. Leary was selected from a "very competitive pool of applicants."

Terre Ryan received a 2013 Smithsonian Summer Research Fellowship to work on her project on Victory Gardens.

The Maryland Arts Council awarded Ron Tanner a 2013 grant for his novel-in-progress, Missile Paradise. Ron was also a finalist in both the Lamar York Fiction and Nonfiction competitions. His story, "Winnemucca," will be published in the Chattahoochee Review. The story is a chapter from Drummer Girl, his novel-in-progress.

Ron Tanner has published the following essays and articles in spring 2013: "House Love," in Style magazine; "Breaking and Entering," in Baltimore Fishbowl; "How to Sell a Book in America," in Poets and Writers magazine; and "Preserving America," in the Alliance Review.

Lisa Zimmerelli, had a co-authored essay published in the Spring Issue of Conversations about collaboration across multiple Jesuit Universities. Laurie A. Britt-Smith, Lisa Zimmerelli, Cinthia Gannett, and and John Kerrigan. "Spread Out, But Close. Conversations and Collaborations: Eloquentia Perfecta on 21st Century Jesuit Campuses." Conversations 43 (Spring 2013): 20-21.

Allen Brizee has published the co-authored article “From Class to Community: EP 2.0 and the New
Media Legacy of Jesuit Education,” with Jenn Fishman (Marquette University) in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education 43 (Spring 2013): 31-32.

Terre Ryan’s essay “Scatology” appeared in issue 12.5 of DIAGRAM.

Ron Tanner published the essay “The Running Boy” in the latest issue of Defunct, a literary magazine.

Allen Brizees co-authored article, “Writing Centers and Students with Disabilities: the User-Centered Approach, Participatory Design, and Empirical Research as Collaborative Methodologies” has been published in Computers and Composition: An International Journal 29.4 (2012): 341-366.

Cindy Moores recent publications include two book chapters, on graduate-student mentoring and writing-program assessment, respectively, published in 2012: “Mentoring for Change” in Rewriting Success in Rhetoric and Composition Careers, Parlor Press, and “Changing the Language of Assessment: Lessons from Feminism” in Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White, Hampton Press.

Lisa Zimmerelli
has published “’The Stereoscopic View of Truth’: Frances Willard’s Woman in the Pulpit as a Feminist Rhetoric of Theology" in Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42.4.

Ned Balbo has been awarded the 2012 Poets’ Prize for his book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press, 2010).

Peggy O’Neill recently had two book chapters published: “How Does Writing Assessment Frame College Writing Programs?” in Writing Assessment in the 21st Century (Hampton, 2012) and “Politics of Research and Assessment in Writing” in International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures (Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse, 2012).

Allen Brizees
co-authored book chapter, "The Engaged Dissertation: Three Points of View" was recently published in the edited collection, Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education (Graduate School Press, Syracuse University, 2012).

Terre Ryan
was awarded a 2012 summer research fellowship at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks for her project, "Setting Liberty’s Table." Dr. Ryan's work examines the twentieth century's victory gardening movements and contemporary discourses about public health, energy, food production and security, and sustainability. For more information about Dumbarton Oaks and the fellowship program, visit http://www.doaks.org/.

Tim Houghton's fifth collection of poems, The Height in Between, has just been published (Orchises Press 2012). He worked on poems for that book at the MacDowell Colony and Hawthornden Castle International Retreat.

Terre Ryan's This Ecstatic Nation, a work of nonfiction, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in September 2011.

Jane Satterfield was awarded 1st prize in the 2011 Mslexia Poetry Competition judged by UK poet Jo Shapcott.  Her winning poem, “The War Years,” was published in Mslexia 51 (2011).  For more information, see: http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/pcomp_past.php.

Andrea Leary won the 2011 Loyola University Maryland Faculty Award for Excellence in Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship. Andrea also won the 2011 "Light the Fire" Meritorious Service Award for her service-learning work with the Arc Maryland in her Art of the Argument course.

Peggy O'Neill's most recent text is a co-authored volume, Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning (2010), from Utah State University Press. 

Ron Tanner
won a 2009 Gertrude Press chapbook contest for his story "Wheels."

Cindy Moore and Peggy O'Neill published A Guide to College Writing Assessment with Utah State University Press in March 2009.
 
Brian Murray's The Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Dickens (2009) is available from Continuum Press.

Jane Satterfield's book Daughters of Empire is available from Demeter Press (2009). 

Peggy O'Neill's co-edited collection, Assessing Writing: A Critical Sourcebook, was published by Bedford St. Martin’s and NCTE (2008). The text includes articles on the history, theory, and practice of writing assessment.