BA Alumni News

John Jeffrey (Jeff) Alexander (BA 1998) wrote A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know From Watching Television published 2008 through Penguin's Berkley Publishing Group. Press included readings, profiles in all of the local media, and signings at Barnes and Noble.

Scott Carlson (BA 1998) is writing a chapter about green architecture for a book about college environmental efforts, published by the Johns Hopkins Press and tentatively titled The Sustainable University (James Martin and James E. Samels, editors). Carlson also co-founded an urban-farming organization called the Rodgers Forge Farm Initiative, with projects such as community gardens and edible schoolyards. He's chairing a panel on "High-Tech Sustainability and Socioeconomic Justice" at the 2009 American Studies Association conference.

Matthew Duffus (BA 2009) has accepted a fellowship to the PhD program in English Literature at the University of Tennessee.

Mary Kate Erickson (BA summa cum laude, 2005), former English peer adviser, worked after graduation with a non-profit journalism education organization before moving to the Bronx, New York, to teach English to eighth-graders in a high-need school. While teaching there for two years, she completed her Master's degree in English education. Now she works for an academic non-profit organization at California State University, Sacramento, which offers over 100 summer classes in a variety of disciplines for students in grades four through nine to take on campus.

Daniel Groth (BA summa cum laude, 2009) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to South Korea.

Morgan Kingstedt (BA summa cum laude, 2005; MEd 2007) was a participant in a Teacher Exchange Program in Uganda, Africa in summer 2009 for six weeks with the organization Invisible Children, which is a non-profit organization that works to bring awareness and funds to war-torn Northern Uganda.
cover image of A Grand Old Murder
Brian Landon (BA 2004) publishes his first mystery novel September 2009 entitled A Grand Ol' Murder (North Star Press). The second book in the series, The Case of the Unnecessary Sequel, will be released March 2010.

Carmen Price
(BA summa cum laude, 2008) received a Fulbright Full Grant to study in Germany at the Free University of Berlin.

Jenna Rose Smith (BA 2007) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant to South Korea.

Larry Stenzel (BA 1971) started fiction writing and publishing in the Seventies. His web page has cover photos of the books, synopses, and review comments.

Derek Swart (BA 2009) was accepted into the MFA creative writing program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Cheyenne Van Hovn
(BA 1976) publishes her first children's book titled The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota in October 2009.



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