Posted: May 9, 2014 -- letizia

Students of Bryan Fry’s “Honors Writing and Research” (English 298) class earn every bit of their research chops over the course of the semester. The bibliography for their final paper counts for 50 percent of the class grade.

A senior instructor in Washington State University’s Department of English, Fry said he believes the process leading up to the first typed word means everything.

“The more you emphasize research in the class, the better they can write,” he said. “Their research should lead them someplace; I want to see where they started and where they ended up. We allow our research to take us on a journey.”

For helping the next generation of scholars navigate that journey, Fry will receive the 2014 WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award during a reception at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Terrell Library atrium. The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries.

Recipients are chosen based on encouraging students to use the libraries; personal use of the libraries; personal support of or contributions to the libraries’ collections or services; interaction and cooperation with library faculty; and service on library-related committees.

For more about Fry, read the WSU News article at https://news.wsu.edu/2014/05/08/may-15-fry-to-receive-award-from-wsu-lib....