Puget Sound English Department

May 24, 2010

Summer Blogging

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Posting will be light during the summer months. That said, we’ll be checking in on and off, and would love to hear from you about local happenings, personal news, and anything else you feel is blog-worthy. Please send updates, suggestions, and links to ajtracy@pugetsound.edu, and enjoy the summer!


May 17, 2010

Congratulations to our Class of 2010

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It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of the graduation ceremony for our 54 English majors–and the rest of Puget Sound’s Class of 2010–yesterday. The sun broke through periodically as we celebrated the achievements of 54 new alums of our English program and saw them receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees. Honorary Doctor of Arts Preston Singletary sent them on their way to new adventures with a traditional Tlingit song to summon and join our ancestors and to remind us of our shared past, present, and future.

We congratulate you on your achievements, rejoice in your success, and send you on your way to greater things. We love to hear news of what you are doing, and urge you to use this blog, our Facebook group, and any other means of communication to stay in touch.

Best wishes and godspeed to you all!

May 12, 2010

Graduation Reception for our Majors and Minors

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Please be sure to stop by the Wyatt 3rd Floor Lounge area this Saturday, May 15, between 10:30-12 p.m., for the department’s Graduation Reception for all of our graduating Majors and Minors. We look forward to seeing you all, meeting your friends and families, and conveying our congratulations to you in person.

May 6, 2010

Cutting Edge Theater; Free, and on Campus

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Those on or near campus, especially those of you needing a break to relax and restore yourselves during finals week, should check out the New Play Festival on Tuesday, April 11, from 11-2 in Rausch Auditorium. The works are written by and feature the performative talents of students in Professor Laurie Frankel’s Playwriting course (English 306).

Blast from the Past

From the Collins Library Blog comes word of an exciting project on the history of Puget Sound. John Finney (’67), former Associate Dean and University Registrar, has been instrumental in scanning historic photos from the campus archives, creating a digital collection of our shared past.

Our thanks to John and to the folks at Collins Library for preserving our history, and for finding ways to make it relevant and accessible.

May 4, 2010

End of Year Awards: 2010

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2010 and others who were recognized for exceptional distinction at our senior celebration:

Departmental Honors
Miles King, Greta Lindquist, Olivia Margoshes, Lauren Mouat, Brad Rice, Katie Shuy

Kathryn Irene Rodgers Scholarship
Robyn Broker, Lauren Foster

Heuston Literature Prize
Brad Rice
Honorable Mention: Greta Lindquist, Katie Shuy

Rosemary Van Arsdel Outstanding Senior (WRC)
Miles King

Barry Bauska Outstanding Senior (CW)
Hudson Hongo

Philip Hager Outstanding Senior (Lit)
Brad Rice

Fezziwig Award in Honor of David Macey
Greta Lindquist

Esther Wagner Fiction Prize
Benjamin Merkel

Nixeon Civille Handy Poetry Award
First Place: Ian Greenfield
Second Place: Jeanne Stevens
Third Place: Melissa Farage

Celebrating Our Graduating Class of 2010

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Congratulations to our English majors, class of 2010! We celebrated their many accomplishments at a lovely reception yesterday evening.

There will be a graduation reception for graduates, friends, and family on Saturday, May 15, from 10:30-12 in the Wyatt 3rd Floor Alcove.

Your faculty are so proud of you, so honored to have worked with you, and so eager to see where your talents take you. We wish you all the best!

May 3, 2010

Poetry Reading by Members of English 403

This semester’s members of English 403, the Poetry Workshop, will present their original work tomorrow night:

Tuesday, May 4
7 p.m.
Origin 23 Coffeeshop

6th/Union in Tacoma
This event is free and open to the public.

May 1, 2010

More on this year’s graduates, and those from the past…

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Alex Thomas (’10) will be attending the MAT program at Willamette University to pursue her Master’s in Teaching and her credential–which she is planning to use to teach high school English!

Greta Lindquist (’10) will attend the Denver Publishing Institute–an intensive, graduate-level summer course that devotes itself to all aspects of book publishing, with workshops and teaching sessions conducted by leading experts from all areas of the field.

And Kristen Proehl, (Puget Sound ’02; MA ’04 and PhD ’10 [exp] William and Mary) will join the faculty at Clemson University this fall.