News and Kudos

September 2022

   September 19, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I have two important reminders for this week:

We will hold an English Department coffee break TOMORROW Tuesday 9/20/22 in the Lounge from 10-11.  Please join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. 

We will also have a Department Meeting in the...

August 2022

   August 22, 2022

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the first week of classes!  Frewtwell started off hot this morning, but the temperature has now improved.  Here are a couple reminders for this week: 1) Make sure to send Monica your syllabi and office hours for the semester; and 2) We have a department meeting this Friday at 11 in the Seminar Room (Fretwell 290 B). If you need a Zoom...

June 2022

   June 9, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

May 2022

   May 16, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Whether you have research, recreation, or respite planned for this summer, I hope the next few months are beneficial in every way possible. Thank you for your hard work, dedication to the English Department and its mission, and tireless support you give to students each semester. You make real and lasting differences through all that you do.

The English...

March 2022

   March 28, 2022

Dear Colleagues,
Here are some recent accomplishments for us to celebrate on this last Monday in March. Faculty have been very busy and students continue to impress. Congratulations to all!

February 2022

   February 22, 2022

Dear Colleagues,
I hope your week is going well. It is hard to...

January 2022

   January 17, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your first week of classes went well and that the winter weather this weekend did not cause you any difficulties.  As you know, the university is closed today for the Martin Luther King holiday. I hope this day provides you with the opportunity for reflection and remembrance, and, if circumstances permit, service to the community. The legacy of Dr. King reminds...

December 2021

   January 13, 2022

December 15, 2021

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November 2021

   January 12, 2022

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   October 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues,


I hope you are doing well and that your classes, research, and daily life are rich in every way possible.  It has been wonderful to see many of you in the department and to talk with you in person. Please drop by whenever you are on campus, even if for a brief visit. I am always happy to talk with you. If telephone is easier, my office phone is 704-687-0021...