English Professor Honored For Editing

MONTICELLO, AR — ACTELA Newsletter, edited by Dr. Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, has won the 2015 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award Honorable Mention, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

            Walter is an associate professor of English who joined the UAM faculty in 2006. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from UAM, a master of arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D., from Texas A&M University.       

            Established in 1992, the NCTE Affiliate Newsletter Award recognizes outstanding newsletters of affiliates of NCTE that have published a minimum of three newsletters from May 2014 through the program deadline on May 1, 2015.

            Newsletter submissions are judged on content (particularly the inclusion of current, pertinent information with a good balance between theory, practice, and professional growth information), quality of writing, a clear and accurately defined purpose for the publication, a format which aids the reader in locating information and is easy to read, and the use of graphics to aid the overall effectiveness of the newsletter.

            The Affiliate Newsletter Award will be presented at the 2015 NCTE Annual Convention in Minneapolis, during the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast on November 22.

            For more information, contact the UAM School of Arts and Humanities at (870) 460-1078.


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