Gregory Atkins, doctoral student, history, presented “Creating the Western Resort City: Boosters and Their Use of Religion in Colorado Springs, 1871-1909” at the Western History Association Conference in Portland, Ore.
Laurie Mercier, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, organized a series of public events to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the 1965 Voting Rights and Immigration acts, “Race, Immigration, and Citizenship,” featuring discussions with actors, filmmakers, and playwrights.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored “How Fresh and New Is the Case Coates Makes?” in African American Review. Lewis’s edited book Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in May.
Wendy Dasler Johnson, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment (Southern Illinois University Press), which was nominated for four awards: Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award, the Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics Gary A. Olson Award, the Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, and the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award.