Kuyper Faculty & Students at MCEA
November 12, 2012
Dr. Lisa Garvelink, English professor, and English Professional Studies students Hannah Elmore and Becca Eekhoff recently participated in the Michigan College English Association conference. Held annually, MCEA is dedicated to “providing opportunities for the discussion of the preparation and professional improvement of English college professors.
Dr. Garvelink was one of the presenters at the conference. Her presentation on multi-genre projects described how it helps students analyze a novel through means other than discussion questions or a paper. Rather, multi-genre projects are creative, research-based responses to literature. Assisting Dr. Garvelink in the presentation were Kuyper students Hannah Elmore and Becca Eekhoff who presented on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and on Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, respectively.
“I am thankful for the experience,” said Eekhoff. “It was rewarding to present my project at this level while also being able to interact with other English lovers on a professional level.”