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FRIDAY: Humanities Cherry Blossom Conference

Dear colleagues,

This coming Friday, April 13, the Theater Arts Arena in Rockville will host the third annual Humanities Students’ Cherry Blossom Conference. You can find a preliminary draft of the schedule for this year’s conference here. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Theater Arts Arena, Rockville campus.

We hope that no matter your discipline, you will make time in your day to support the great work our students are doing in Montgomery College Humanities courses. No matter your field, we think you and your students will find the student presentations engaging and relevant. Perhaps one of your students is even presenting!

Please attend all or part of the conference as you are able, and encourage your students to do the same. Our presenters are eager, and they would love to have your support. The conference will be divided into panels, and we will have some project and poetry selections this year as well. Lunch will be served from 12:10-12:50.

We hope to see you and your students there! Please do let me know if you have questions.


Rebecca Eggenschwiler
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Confluence Conference Starts Friday Sept. 30

“Confluence: Translation in the Capital Area” opens Friday evening, Sept. 30, and runs all day with presentations and workshops on Oct. 1 on the MC-Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

A celebration of international translation day, the conference covers topics from literary translation to ethics in business translation.

Friday starts with an Open Mic session on the topic “Translatable,” 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cafritz Arts Center, room 101, on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

Registration is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register online.

Saturday morning starts at 9 a.m. in the “Lingua Franca” room (HC 201).

Find a full listing of events here.

CFP: TYCA Conference

Call for Proposals

Making Connections: Creative Collaboration for Critical Literacy

Submit by May 1; Conference Oct. 13-15, 2016.

Connect with us in Connecticut as we celebrate our 51st year by renewing our commitment to pedagogy and scholarship as English educators. We are interested in hearing how you address the theme of Making Connections: Creative Collaboration for Critical Literacy

If you have an idea or approach that works in your classroom, or if you want to share your thoughts as a seasoned professional about what it means to teach English in a two-year college, we encourage you to submit a proposal. We suggest your collaboration with teaching colleagues, both within and outside of your college community.

Traditional proposals will be accepted, but non-traditional proposals and poster session proposals are also welcomed. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: “the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year college throughout the northeast region.”

Continue reading “CFP: TYCA Conference”

CEA-MAG Conference at MCR This Saturday

Montgomery College Faculty and StaffCollege English Association Mid Atlantic Group Conference will be hosted by Montgomery College, this Saturday, March, 5. Rockville campus, Theatre Arts Arena.

Contact or for more information.

DEAM Conference Coming to MCG

Montgomery College Germantown campus will host the DEAM spring conference May 6, 2016. DEAM is the Developmental Education Association of Maryland.

“Keeping Students First” will be the theme of the conference, and Thomas Anthony Penny a former Marine and a leadership and professional development facilitator, will be the keynote speaker.

MC faculty are encouraged to attend and to present.

The conference: May 6, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact Angie Lawyer (Gemantown campus), for more information and for an application.


Students: Submit Your Best Work

The Humanities Advocacy Group and the Humanities Area disciplines of Montgomery College are excited to be hosting a Humanities Student Conference on Friday, April 8, 2016 in the TA Arena on Rockville’s campus. We’re looking for students to submit essays and projects related to any Humanities discipline. Essays can be up to seven pages and may be analytical, research-based, or reflective. This is a great opportunity for students to become part of the academic community, and the experience will enhance resumes or applications. We hope the conference will be a chance to demonstrate interest, engagement, and vitality around Humanities disciplines at the college. Original creative works and panel presentations will also be considered. Students’ work will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of research, of the written work, and of the creative piece, project, or poster.

To learn how to submit: Continue reading “Students: Submit Your Best Work”

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