Plath publishes anthology of Carver criticism

A volume of essays on short story writer Raymond Carver, edited by Professor James Plath, has just been published.  Critical Insights: Raymond Carver is part of the Critical Insights series put out by Salem Press.  Jim not only edited the volume, but provided two essays for it, “On Raymond Carver,” on Carver’s career and influence, and a contextual essay, “The Carver Triangle: Lost in an Edward Hopper World.”

Terkla and Diaz named finalists for Professor of the Year

Professor Dan Terkla and Professor Joanne Diaz are among the five finalists for 2013 Professor of the Year in the annual election conducted by Student Senate. Their selection was all the more impressive given the large number of candidates identified in the first round: over 150 students submitted nominations for almost 80 faculty members.

Congratulations to both of you, and good luck as the process unfolds! We wish you could both be named 2013 Professor of the Year.

Lyrical Graffiti event April 8

Lyrical Graffiti’s last event of the year will take place on Monday, April 8th in the Davidson Room.

The show will start at 7:00 with an open mic, then proceed to a performance by two-time National Poetry Slam champion Sierra Demulder.

Any piece of music, poetry, fiction, etc. under five minutes can be performed in the open mic session. All students are welcome to sign up, but the spaces are somewhat limited, and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact Stephen Whitfield (

Come and see the show, or better yet, be a part of it!