Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Feature on Sarah Puett, MAA alumna

Read the feature about Sarah Puett's progress as a PhD student in writing at the University of Minnesota.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

ENG 361 Travels to London

ENG 361 (Harry Potter and the Popular Culture and Theater of London) visited England from May 7-17 under the supervision of Dr. Kay “Mad Eye” Siebler (Ravenclaw Class of 1986). Students enjoyed a Harry Potter Studio tour among many other activities. On a trip to York, students strolled the Medieval walls and cobblestone streets and took in the Viking center. They took a bus trip to the moors where the Hogwarts Express steam engine scenes were filmed.

In London itself, the group visited museums, had High Tea in an outdoor cafe, toured the Tower of London, admired the crown jewels, took a boat up the Thames, walked across London Bridge, and went to the Portrait Gallery (Salam Rushdie, Virginia Woolf, Dickens, and Wollstonecraft were on display; Rowling was not).  




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Daugherty and Pippins Read Poetry

Heather (L) and Michel (R)
On Wednesday, May 16, Canvas 2018 contributors Heather Daugherty and Michel Pippins read their published poems at the St. Joseph Women's Press Club's quarterly meeting.

Heather is a current English major with a creative writing and publishing concentration, and Michel graduated in English with a creative writing and publishing concentration in 2016.

They both performed wonderfully! In addition, Dr. Marianne Kunkel read several poems from her forthcoming book of poetry, Hillary, Made Up (Stephen F. Austin State University Press), out September 15.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mary Hess Starts Career

Good news to share so soon after commencement! Mary Hess, recent outstanding BA, English graduate, has found her first position.

Mary will be a marketing associate for Waller Truck Company in Excelsior Springs, MO. She will be managing their social media platforms and blog.

"I am excited to work in a field in which both my grandfathers worked before me," Mary shares.

Congratulations on the first of many post-graduate successes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stacia Studer Named Vice Principal

2002 BSE graduate Stacia Studer has been named the vice principal of Bode Middle School.

Stacia was named Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for Northwest Missouri following her honor as St. Joseph School District's Teacher of the Year honor in 2016. She has taught in the SJSD since her graduation.

Congratulations, Stacia!

Spring 2018 EML Graduates

We congratulate our spring 2018 graduates!

Nahjae Charnele Bordelon, BA, Modern Languages
Sara Rose Brown, BA, English
Meranda Dawn Dennis, BA, English
Grace Antoinette Galbearth, BA, International Studies, Modern Languages
Amanda Rose Greer, BA, English
Stephanie Grace Gummelt, BA, English
Mariam Aleen Hess, BA, English
Arniecea A. Johnson, BA, English
Samantha Raye Lundy, BA, English
James Francis Marmaud, BA, English
Deir Montiel Dominguez, BA, International Studies, Modern Languages
Ronald Alexander Wilson, BA, Modern Languages

Friday, May 4, 2018

Masters Degree Hooding

Tonight three masters degree students were hooded in recognition of their graduation this spring.

Samantha Fidler-Newby, Like Lyu, and Jiuya Qin all received the Master of Applied Arts in Written Communication specializing in Technical Communication.

Congratulations, Master Griffons!