Quincy University Associate Professor of Education, Cindy Lovell, PhD, recently delivered a keynote on the relevance of Mark Twain in the 21st century for a National Endowment of the Arts "Big Read" event in Enterprise, Oregon. Lovell also facilitated a teacher workshop for Oregon educators on how to teach Twain to a modern audience focusing on the controversies of his work and their historical significance.
In addition, Lovell was recently presented with the Hannibal Chamber of Commerce Civic Contributor of 2010 Award for her leadership at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum during "The Year of Mark Twain." Lovell, who serves as executive director of the museum, accepted the award on behalf of staff. Chamber director Terry Sampson noted the museum's programs, presentations, young author workshops, and teacher and writer workshops, which are held in collaboration with QU’s School of Education.
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