News and Kudos

October 2020, No. 1

   October 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

It's been a while, but here are some of the wonderful things our faculty have been up to of late. Kudos to you all!

September 2020, No. 2

   September 14, 2020

Hi Everyone,

In the spirit of offering some (more) good news, please join me in celebrating two of our English faculty members who have been honored for their work--one for her teaching and the other for ongoing scholarly work.  I interviewed Juan Meneses and Paula Connolly (and some additional mystery guests) on Juan's National Humanities Center...

September 2020, No. 1

   September 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

This week, I continue the series I'm calling "Some (More) Good News." While this semester will bring its own set of challenges, this series aims to give us a moment of pause from the stressors and to highlight ways that people have found, and made, good during this time.

One of the ways that we have collectively found strength during difficult times in our...

August 2020

   August 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I know we are all working hard to prepare for this fall semester, but perhaps we can all take a deep breath and celebrate together some of the wonderful things our faculty have been doing in recent weeks. We could probably all use some good news for a change, which reminds me of the fun online series John Krasinski did earlier this summer, a welcome respite from the...

July 2020

   July 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

June 2020

   June 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your summer is going well and that you are finding time for rest and renewal after the challenging spring semester we had. I know Liz has kept you informed about the updates to the fall schedule taking place. I really don't have anything new to add, except to say that Liz, Lara, and Jennie have done a great  job scrutinizing the schedule and making sure the...

May 2020

   May 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your summer is off to a good start and that you are finding some time for yourself after the extraordinary semester we just finished. Planning for Fall 2020 continues, so more updates will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. Liz Miller sent out an email earlier today about the process underway for making changes to the fall schedule. Thank you for your patience...

April 2020, No. 2

   April 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope the final days of your classes are going well and that you are looking forward to a well-deserved break in the coming weeks. Thank you for your enduring concern for our students and for helping them finish what has been a difficult semester. Your efforts have made such a difference. I also want you to know how much it means to me to be part of such a generous,...

April 2020, No. 1

   April 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

For this April Missive, I am starting with the Kudos first. As you will see, there is much good news to share, and I think we could all use a big dose of that.  Announcements follow, so please make sure you read to the end.  April is becoming a busy month and the end of the semester is not far behind. Thank you for your continued hard work and for your generosity in...

March 2020

   March 27, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this Monthly Missive finds you healthy and hearty. So much has happened since we returned from Spring Break that I hardly know what day it is anymore. The changes and updates seem to come fast and furiously. Thank you for all that you are doing to adapt your teaching to online and for continuing to be the amazing, supportive colleagues and teachers that you are...