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LU faculty members earn honors, present papers at state event

Several Lamar University faculty members won awards, presented papers and played leadership roles in a recent statewide meeting of college English teachers.

Lamar’s Department of English and Modern Languages was well represented at the annual joint meeting of the Conference of College Teachers of English and the Texas College English Association March 3-5 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Professor Dale Priest earned special honors in being selected to speak at the association’s breakfast and to select his topic: “What’s in a Name? The Shakespeare Authorship Debate Revisited.” Known as a Shakespeare scholar, Priest has been a member of the conference for more than 30 years.

Emma Hawkins, professor of English and a conference board member, won the award for best paper for “Rick Riordan – Classical Gods in America.”

Regents’ professor Pamela Saur serves as association president and spoke at the conference “State-of-the-Profession” breakfast. Saur also presented a paper titled “Distortion of Time in Franz Kafka’s Novel ‘The Trial.’”

Sara Pace Hillin, assistant professor, presented a paper on “Randall Popken’s Legacy: Mentoring of Future Writing Program Faculty,” and professor Jerry Bradley, a conference executive board member, read original poetry titled “The Need for O.”

The two organizations present a number of awards each year for papers presented at the meeting, Saur said. Many Lamar faculty members have received the awards, she said, some several times.