Program of the Month Q&A: English Student Arria Copeland
English was always senior Arria Copeland’s favorite subject. That passion led the Buffalo native to the English program at Medaille. Her mother recommended the College, and Copeland found the small size and personal feel to be appealing. Here, she discusses what she loves about the program, and the Medaille experience.
Describe your experience in the English program. What stands out?
I have had an exciting experience in the English program so far. It has helped open me out of my shell. My favorite experience was creating a personal blog as part of Dr. Mary Louise Hill’s ENG 300 Fiction Writing Workshop class. It expanded my network of connections, and I might continue it even after the class is over.
What types of things have you learned by helping to produce Medaille’s yearly campus literary magazine, Prelude?
Being a part of Prelude has given me insight into how books and magazines are made and printed. It’s really helpful to bounce ideas off of classmates and English faculty.
What is the best advice you have received from an English faculty member?
Dr. Terri Borchers told me, “You can always ask for help.” That stuck with me, and it helps that our English faculty are so approachable. In addition, in one of my workshop classes, I was told, “When you have an idea, jot it down, and that way when you know where that thought takes you, you can go with it.” That helps me not to lose any creative ideas during the writing process.
What would you like to do with your degree after you graduate?
After I graduate, I want to gain work experience. I hope to work in the editorial field or in the library field.
What advice would you give to current high school students or those trying to decide on a major/degree?
Study something you feel passionate about; don’t just pursue money. If you are not passionate about a field or an area of study, then it won’t be fun or enjoyable, and that’s my definition of having a dead-end career.
Literacy Education Program Director Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg recently collaborated to publish an article entitled “'When Your Lesson is Bombing': The Mediation of Perplexity in the Development of a Reflective Stance Toward Teaching” in the Teaching and Teacher Education journal.
Dr. Villaseñor Presents at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesDr. Alice Villaseñor recently presented her work at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
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Medaille Professor Receives American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist AwardDr. Keith Klostermann has been selected to receive an American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist award in Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Medaille Professor and PsyD Student Collaborate With Local Psychologist for an Article in Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences JournalAssistant Professor in the marriage and family therapy program Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC and current PsyD student Emma Papagni collaborated with local psychologist Theresa Mignone, Ph.D., to author “Ethical Decision Making in Marriage and Family Therapy: A Model for Supervisees.”
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