Five UPIKE English majors have been accepted to present their work at the 2017 Kentucky Philological Association Conference hosted by Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in March.
Students presenting are Katie White of Pilgrim, Kayla James of Belfry, Michael C. Mullins of Jenkins, Charles D. Fraley of Elkhorn City, and Jillian D. Bailey of Pikeville. “I’m looking forward to participating in KPA this year,” White said following her acceptance.
“I’m excited to read my own work, but I’m also looking forward to hearing the work of English faculty members from other colleges and universities across Kentucky.”
KPA is an organization of teachers and scholars who study language and literature and who believe in the collegial exchange of information and ideas in the language arts.
James Riley, Ph.D., professor of English and coordinator of the English program, will also be presenting at this year’s KPA Conference and will accompany the students to EKU.
“It is important,” said Riley, “that our English majors experience the study of writing and literature as a profession and these conference presentations provide them with the opportunity to share their work with scholars interested in the study of the language arts from the writer’s perspective.” The English program will host a reading Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Chrisman Auditorium to provide the campus and local community an opportunity to hear the work of these students before their presentations in Richmond. To learn more about the English program at UPIKE click HERE
Pictured, from left, UPIKE English majors Michael Mullins, Kayla James, Katie White, Jillian D. Bailey and Charles D. Fraley.