Dr. Ward's Students Win Creative Writing Awards
UAA students Chad W. Keen and Janelle LaPlante are the short story winners of the 2015 College Language Association (CLA) Margaret Walker Alexander Creative Writing Contest. Keen received a $500 prize for his first-place-winning short story submission, “Family Curse,” and LaPlante received an honorable mention and a $75 prize for her short story “The Name Tag.” Both students were sponsored by Jervette R. Ward, Ph.D., who is a lifetime member of CLA. The contest is only open t
"We Are Queens" Interview on Black Women's Hair
Dr. Jervette R. Ward was interviewed for the article, "We Are Queens," which was featured in the Anchorage Press weekly newspaper. Journalist and University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) student, Zakiya McCummings, wrote the article, and UAA student and artist, Danielle "DEL!" Steffensen designed the cover.
Vote for Ward's student in the Norton Anthology Student Recitation Contest
Carly Campbell, a student in Dr. Jervette Ward’s English 307 American Literature II course, is a finalist in the Norton Anthology Student Recitation Contest. Carly needs your help to win the final round! Please VOTE for her video recitation on the contest page. Voting closes Tuesday, May 5. If Carly wins, she will receive a $200 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and her name will be featured on the acknowledgments page of a Norton Anthology. This year is the second in a row we
There's No "Blachelor": Portrayals of Black Men in Reality TV
Pictured from left to right: (First Row) Dr. Alison Ligon, Dr. Manya Whitaker, Dr. Jervette R. Ward, (Back Row) Dr. Andre Thorn and Dr. John Tilghman During the College Language Association (CLA) 2015 Convention in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Jervette R. Ward led two panels on Black Men in Reality TV. The panels were a continuation of the theme from last year's panels on Black Women in Reality TV. The panel title, "There's No 'Blachelor': Portrayals of Black Men in Reality TV," is a r