News and Kudos

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...

September 2021

   September 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues,


It is hard to believe that September is coming to a close. I hope your semester has gone smoothly thus far and that you and your students are staying well.  Campus vaccination rates are strong and, while cases of COVID-19 have occurred, those numbers are not high:  ...

August 2021

   August 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We are more than halfway through August and classes begin next week. I know you are busy working on your syllabi and courses.  I thought I'd share with you some COVID-related FAQ pertinent to the start of the semester.  Please see the attached document, which contains information from the recent Town Hall meeting and other sources. I hope this information is helpful. ...

July 2021

   July 31, 2021

Dear Colleagues,