Miscellany – June 6, 2016


MFA poetry student Autumn Hayes’ poem “Sieges” has been accepted by The Seattle Review.


Graeme Wend-Walker has graduated from the Texas State PD Citizen Police Academy. This semester-long program involved extensive training in police procedures, including criminal law and the penal code; emergency management and first responder training, including response to active shooter events; campus mental health; certification in CPR; crime scene investigation; personal defense and krav maga; and the use of firearms and tasers.


MATC alumna Susan Rauch successfully defensed her dissertation last month.  Susan completed doctoral studies in Texas Tech University’s Technical Communication & Rhetoric Program. Her dissertation title is “Rhetoric and Economics of User Attention in e-Health: How Technology Influences Clinicians’ Decision Making in EHR Clinical Documentation.”


Chris Margrave recently presented his paper “Curators of the Absurd: Contemporary Comedians as Prophets of Confrontation and Jesters of Delight” at the American Literature Association Conference, held in San Francisco on May 27.


Susan’s Morrison article on “Six trailblazing medieval women” appears in the latest issue of the BBC’s History Extrahttp://www.historyextra.com/article/feature/trailblazing-medieval-women.


MFA fiction student Allison Grace Myers presented her paper “A Liberated Religion: The Black Church in Beloved” at the American Literature Association Conference, held in San Francisco this past May.


MATC alumnus David Hernandez has accepted a position with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Social Services, in Austin. David will help implement a Leadership and Professional Development Program, analyze federal and state policies to determine changes to the Electronic Benefit Transfer program, and propose revisions to the Texas Administrative Code.

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