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Fall 2008 News & Events
We are very sad to hear of the death of Journalism student Dameris Bagwell. Our best wishes go to her friends and family.
We are searching for a tenure-track professor of English, specializing in creative writing, and for department chairperson.
Fall 2008 Newsletter
Descriptions for Fall 2008 courses have been posted. Links are PDFs.
- Dec 15-19: Exam week.
- Thu Dec 12: Chair search events.
- Fri Dec 11: Chair search events.
- Fri Dec 5: Chair search events.
- Thu Dec 4: Chair search events.
- Thu Dec 4: Memorial service for Dameris Bagwell, near Lake Ruth, 5pm. Gathering in Alumni House to follow.
- Tue Dec 2: Chair search events.
- Mon Dec 1: Chair search events.
- Wed Nov 12: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 327, noon. Canceled
- Sat Nov 15: Bill Knight's presentation and reading, New Copperfield's Booksellers, 10:00 a.m.
- Tues Nov 18: NCTE Bake Sale.
- Sun Nov 9: EGO conference keynote, Dr. Martha Stoddard Holmes, “Cancer Comix: Narrating Cancer Through Sequential Art,” University Union Lincoln Room, 2:00pm.
- Sat Nov 8 & Sun Nov 9: EGO conference, University Union. Full schedule. (PDF)
- Sat Nov 8: EGO conference reception, Wine Sellers, South Side Square. 5:30pm.
- Wed Nov 5: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 027, noon.
- Thu Oct 30: Case Visiting Writer Eden Robinson: Q&A, University Writing Center, 4:00pm.
- Thu Oct 30: Case Visiting Writer Eden Robinson: Public reading, University Art GAllery, 7:00pm.
- Wed Oct 29: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 027, noon.
- Wed Oct 22: Faculty meeting, Simpkins 327, noon.
- Tue Oct 21: Magliocco Lecture by Dr. Reed Way Dasenbrock, Secretary of Higher Education, State of New Mexico: “Why Public Education Policy Matters for University Faculty.” University Art Gallery, 7:00pm.
- Fri Oct 17: Graduate program party, 5:00pm, Chris Morrow’s house.
- Wed Oct 15: Journalism Day, 8:30am–1:00pm, University Union.
- Wed Oct 15: Film-maker Bob Hercules, screening and discussing "Forgiving Dr. Mengele," 7:00pm, University Union Heritage Room.
- Sep 22: Kiyoshi Martinez visit, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
- Sep 22: Kiyoshi Martinez, 3:00pm, Union Sandburg Theater.
- Sep 1: Labor day (University closed).
- Aug 27: Journalism meeting for all majors & minors, 4:00pm, Simpkins Theatre.
- Aug 27: Faculty meeting, 12:00pm, Simpkins 014.
- Aug 25: Clases begin.
- Aug 21: Faculty assembly, Grand Ballroom, University Union, 8:00am.
- Aug 21: Dept softball & potluck, Everly Park, 3:00pm.