Achievements, July 14, 2017
A book written by Jonis Agee, Adele Hall Professor of English, has been named a finalist for the 2017 High Plains Book Awards. Agee’s book, “The Bones of Paradise,” is one of three finalists in the Fiction category.
A collection of essays edited by Kwame Dawes, professor of English, won a gold medal in the “Writing/Publishing” category of the 2017 Independent Publisher Awards. The collection, “When the Rewards Can Be So Great: Essays on Writing and the Writing Life,” features an essay from Dawes and more than a dozen other writers.
David DiLillo, professor of psychology, was recently highlighted by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies as an exceptional mentor. The association's "Spotlight on a Mentor" program honors excellence in mentorship by highlighting exceptional mentors who are nominated by their students and trainees.
Gabriel Houck, lecturer in English, has won the 2017 Orison Fiction Prize for his story collection “You or a Loved One.” Orison Books will publish Houck’s collection and recognize him with a $1,500 honorarium.