UAM Students And Faculty To Present At ACTELA Conference In Little Rock

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kay Walter, associate professor of English, and 13 students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will make research presentations to the 2015 Arkansas Curriculum Conference of the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA) in Little Rock this week.

            UAM students scheduled to attend the conference are Hunter Bennett of Star City, Sha’Ron Dilworth, Jr., of Little Rock, Amber Drennan of Star City, Abby Gavin of Rison, Krista Goyne of Crossett, Tabatha Jenkins of Monticello, Kayla Luff of New Edinburg, Merrell Miles of Warren, Corrie Pahal of Crossett, Callie Parker of Woodlawn, Hali Phillips of Cleveland, Miss., Mark Sullivan of Lonoke, and Kelley Taylor of Woodlawn.

            Walter’s research, titled “Annotated Bibliography: The Tool Most Predictive of Research Success,” will address a strategy for encouraging student success in major research projects in high school classrooms. The student researchers will present their projects at a roundtable session where they will discuss the results of research focused on successfully introducing students to the study of British Renaissance drama through William Shakespeare’s comedy and history plays and Christopher Marlowe’s tragedies.

           “The large number of students wanting to attend the conference is a reflection of the enthusiasm for the study of literature they receive from Dr. Walter,” said Mark Spencer, dean of UAM’s School of Arts and Humanities. “I am delighted that we are able to help the students attend the conference and make their presentations. They will represent UAM well.”

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

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These students are among those joining Dr. Kay Walter to present research to the 2015 Arkansas Curriculum Conference of the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts. Pictured from left are Amber Drennan, a sophomore English major from Star City, Callie Parker, a junior English major from Woodlawn, Hunter Bennett, a senior history and English major from Star City, Dr. Kay Walter, Tabatha Jenkins, a sophomore English major from Monticello, Kelley Taylor, a junior English major from Woodlawn, Mark Sullivan, a senior vocal music major from Lonoke, and Hali Phillips, a senior English major from Cleveland, Miss.

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