Greetings from the Department Chair!
As always, please join me in thanking the students working with Prof. Cedric Burrows for putting together this newsletter. As chair of the English department, I am grateful for their efforts, and I am delighted to inform all of you (students, faculty, alumni/ae, FAME members) of a few of the many exciting events that have happened this semester.
FAME (Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English) held its annual Shakespeare reading event in February. Among the readers were President Mike Lovell, Provost Dan Myers, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Supervisor Chris Abele, Milwaukee Chief of Police Ed Flynn, as well as Deans Rick Holz and Kris Ropella. For future FAME events, be sure to check out the FAME webpage. And, of course, to support such events, any donations to FAME may be made at the English department’s web page.
The Department of English has hosted, co-sponsored, or participated in numerous other events this spring, including:
Lisa Bonvissuto was selected this spring as Outstanding English Major. Congratulations!
Congratulations are also in order to Leah Flack on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure and to Sarah Wadsworth on her promotion to Professor.
The semester began with nine visits from job candidates and ended with the retirement of two of our longest-serving and most distinguished faculty members: Diane Hoeveler and Tom Jeffers. We thank them for their splendid service and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.
In the fall, we will welcome three new faculty members: Liz Angeli (Rhetoric and Composition), Lilly Campbell (Rhetoric and Composition), and Ainehi Edoro (Anglophone Literatures). We are very excited to have them join our ranks.
To see all the books, articles, and journals that our very productive faculty have published or edited, be sure to read our online faculty profiles.
And, finally, please join me in welcoming Sarah Wadsworth as the new chair of the English department. Sarah will begin her duties in the fall.
Al Rivero, Interim Chair (Spring 2016)