This summer, our students and alumni received a lot of great opportunities, including presentations and new job positions. Read on to learn more!
Student Good News
Allison Akers’ short story, “Fate Inc.,” was accepted into the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and she has the opportunity to present it in Las Vegas!
Melissa Powell (Ph.D. Literature) and Leah Heim (M.A. Literature), along with faculty member Joyce Huff, presented papers on the panel “Phantoms, Medusas, and False Selves: Abjection in Film and Literature” at the International Gothic Association in Chicago, IL. Melissa’s paper was entitled “The Haunting of Edna Pontellier: Sublime Terror, Abjection, and Regression in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening,” and Leah’s was entitled “Monstrous Jouissance: Abjection and Écriture Féminine in Guillermo del Toro’s Mama.”
JJ Gramlich (M.A. Linguistics student) published her first article, “Talking Through: The Detriment of Avoidant Discourse in WC Allyship,” in the writing center studies journal The Peer Review in July 2019.
Tynan Drake (M.A. Creative Writing & EMDD) was hired by podcasting company Share Your Genius for scriptwriting, social media content management, and audio engineering.
Alumni Good News
Ainsley Holloman (MA 2019) just started as a Degree Analyst at Colorado State University—Pueblo. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Anthony Miglieri (BA CW 2019) is working as a technical writer at Applied Systems in University Park, IL. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.
Anthony Salazar (M.A. Literature) presented a paper entitled “Cannibals, Demons, and AIDS: An Exploration on Monsters in Barker’s Sacrament and Brite’s Exquisite Corpse” at the International Gothic Association in Chicago, IL.
Caroline Delk (BA CW 2017) was recently named the Content Coordinator for two neighborhood magazines in Tallahassee, FL: North Bradfordville Neighbors and Midtown Neighbors. She’s also working on getting her teaching license. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Emily Mack (BS English Ed 2018) will be teaching 8th grade reading and 7th and 8th grade writing at Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic School. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Emmy Schram (MA 2018) just accepted a position as the Communications Coordinator at Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Evan Cozad (BA CW 2019) has started bartending at the Copper Spoon in Fort Wayne, IN. He’s also getting marketing experience by helping the owners with their social media promotion. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Haley Gillilan (BA English Studies 2017) recently completed her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She’s headed to the University of Virginia, where she’ll begin work as an Undergraduate Student Success Librarian. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Macy Jo Byerly (BA RW 2019) just got a job as a Digital Marketing Coordinator with Paradigm Digital Group in Fishers, Indiana.
Marie Drascic just accepted a job with Wesleyan Publishing House in Fishers, IN. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.
Tara Olivero (BA English Ed 2014) had a paper accepted to the Midwest MLA convention in Chicago in November entitled “Ishmael as Mythmaker: The Poetry of Moby-Dick.” She is a teacher at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, IN. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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