Friday, May 3, the graduation line up will begin at 11 a.m. at the Carter Carillon on upper campus. Saturday, May 4 the HSS College will begin lining up in the tunnel at the Centrum at noon. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
The annual HSS Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 2 in the Hunter Conference Center Great Hall at 6 p.m. Congratulations to our outstanding students and scholarship winners!
Come join us for the English Department End of the Year Potluck Picnic. Congratulate our graduates and celebrate surviving the year! All English majors, minors, faculty, lecturers, staff and their families are welcome. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 30 from 5-7 p.m. at East Canyon Park (enter from Center Street). A-F salads, G-M main dish, N-R dessert, S-T drinks, English Dept. cups/utensils/napkins. Please RSVP to Kristi in the Dept. Office ... but if you forget to RSVP, please come anyway!
The 2013 Kolob Canyon Review will be released Thursday, April 18. There will be a reception and reading of the new volume at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Sterling Church Auditorium.
Modern Age published three sonnets by Dr. Bryce Christensen ("Purchase," "Clausius in Bonn," and "Sun Dial") in its Fall/Winter 2012 issue.
Dr. Danielle Dubrasky's 2nd poetry manuscript, Ruin and Light, was recognized in the Elixer Press 13th Annual Poetry Awards as a semi-finalist. There were around 500 submissions nationwide and 14% were selected a semi-finalists. This manuscript includes the new set of poems "Ruin and Light" that she worked on while at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts during my sabbatical and are the same poems she read at the Fall 2012 RMMLA Conference.
Brandon Schrand, an SUU English Literature alumnus, will be speaking at an upcoming convocation lecture and reading. Schrand teaches and directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. His new book, Works Cited, has just come out from Nebraska. Some of you may recall his excellent convocation talk three or four years ago. His new memoir is partly about his time as an English major at SUU. See press release.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 11:30 A.M.
Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center
The Kolob Canyon Review from 2012 was selected from thousands of projects as a Featured Project by the AIGA (the national design organization). Kudos to Mitch Grimshaw who submitted it. Here's a link to the page. http://portfolios.aiga.org.
Dr. Darrell Spencer's story "Can I Help Who's Next?" (originally published in the Idaho Review) was listed in Best American Short Stories 2012 in the "Other Distinguished Stories 2011."
Four SUU students have been selected to present their work at the March 2013 International Sigma Tau Delta Conference in Portland, Oregon including Shannon McLean, Bob Durborow, Tim Morrise, and John Iler.
Adjunct Lecturer Dallin Bundy wrote the following book review for the Western American Literature literary magazine: "Riding Shotgun into the Promised Land by John Lloyd Purdy." Western American Literature 47.3 (2012): 317-138. Print.
Dr. Kyle Bishop presented “‘We Are the Walking Dead!’: Why Zombies Matter” on Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the 2012 Tanner Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.
Dr. Julia Combs successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation "'Carefull' Ethos: The Construction of Ethos in Dorothy Leigh's The Mother's Blessing" on July 19 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (Writing and Rhetoric emphasis).
Dr. Kyle Bishop was the lead keynote speaker at "Invasion Montreal," the First International Academic Conference on Zombies. He presented “The Rise of Zombie Studies: How the Walking Dead Invaded the Academy—and Why It Matters" to a bilingual audience of international scholars in July 2012.
Four SUU students read their work at the Spring 2012 International Sigma Tau Delta Conference in New Orleans: Robert Durborow read "At the Feet of the Master"; Carson Gadd, "Beneath the Water of the Moon"; Blake London, "The Heroic Snape: Exploring a Hidden Protagonist of Harry Potter"; and Shannon McLean, "Transportation." Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievements!