* WHAT :* The WVU Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an open house to showcase its distinguished faculty and academic programs.

  • WHEN :* 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday (April 18).
  • WHERE :* Colson Hall, Room 130.


A tribute to Gail Galloway Adams, associate professor of English, who plans to retire from her position in the department at the end of the current semester. Adams is the author ofThe Purchase of Order,which won the Flannery OConner Award for Short Fiction.

A video presentation by English professor Laura Brady titledTake 5,featuring students sharing how WVU s writing program has impacted their lives.

Sandy Baldwin, director of WVU s Center for Literary Computing, will discuss the Codework Project, an exploration of similarities between creative writing and software engineering. The project is being funded through a grant of $119,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Kirk Hazen, associate professor of linguistics and director of the West Virginia Dialect Project, will discuss his research. The project is being funded through a $250,000 NSF grant.

Recently published works by WVU English faculty.

Building tours of the recently renovated Colson Hall will be available.