March 2011 Archives

Stanford Is 2011 Scribe for Human Rights

Congratulations to MFA candidate Claire Stanford, who has been selected as the summer 2011 Scribe for Human Rights. Claire will work closely with the University's Human Rights Program during her ten-week fellowship, which centers around developing a creative writing program with a human rights emphasis at Gordon Parks High School in Saint Paul. Gordon Parks serves at-risk youth ages 16-21 in the Frogtown neighborhood. The Scribe for Human Rights is a joint initiative of the Creative Writing Program and the Human Rights Program.

Senior Wins Leadership Honor

English senior Lance Witzig has been named a President's Student Leadership and Service Award winner. Witzig is an English Undergraduate Studies peer counselor, as well as the President of Fellowship of Undergraduate Students in English (FUSE). He has also served as a TA for undergraduate classes and been involved with outreach for the Honors Program. He is set to graduate this spring with Community Engagement Scholars Program recognition, which represents 400 hours of community engagement work.

Prospective Student Visit

The Department of English welcomes prospective graduate students March 24-25. Scheduled events include a reading by MFA author alums, class visits, library tour, and dinner with graduate students and faculty. We look forward to meeting you!

BA Alumnae Launch Paper Darts #3

Image of Paper Darts posterThe co-editors of Twin Cities-based literary and art magazine Paper Darts met in the English editing class that creates the University's literary journal Ivory Tower. All English majors, Jamie Millard, Regan Smith, and Meghan Suszynski have published three issues now of Paper Darts since graduating in 2009. A launch for the third takes place Saturday, March 5 from 7-10 pm at Honey in NE Minneapolis, featuring readings by local writers John Jodzio, Matt Mauch, Michele Campbell, and Robert Voedisch, live music by local trio The Chord and the Fawn, and a digital art slideshow. The Star Tribune featured Paper Darts this Thursday.

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