Miscellany – May 11, 2016


The following candidates from the Department of English for tenure and/or promotion in 2015-2016 have received letters of approval from the Provost, subject to final approval by the Board of Regents at a meeting later this spring: Suparno Banerjee, Joe Falocco, and Scott Mogull have received the Provost’s approval for tenure and promotion to associate professor; Octavio Pimentel and Pinfan Zhu have received the Provost’s approval for promotion from associate to full professor.


William Jensen’s latest story, “Come Again Another Day,” will be included in the anthology Texas Weather, to be published by Lamar University Press.


“El Ensayo: Latin@s Writing About Writing,” an essay by Nancy Wilson, Rebecca Jackson and recent English graduate Valerie Vera, will appear in Next Steps: New Directions for / in Writing About Writing, due out early next year from Utah State University Press.


Cecily Parks’ poem “Hurricane Song” has been selected for the Pushcart Prize, and will appear in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses this fall.


Congratulations to the faculty hired for the department’s five new Senior Lecturer positions. Their duties will include teaching undergraduate Technical Communication classes and offering service to the department and university: Laura Ellis-Lai, Chris Margrave, Sean Rose, Alan Schaefer, and Lauren Schiely.


Karen Wood writes that her daughter Rosalie Evelyn Wood, newest member of the Wood family, was born on April 16th.

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