The Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading and writing as a crucial element in Marquette University’s mission of excellence, leadership, faith and service. FAME is committed to enhancing the high quality of education in literature, language and writing offered by the Marquette Department of English and ensuring its future excellence. In the spirit of Jesuit hospitality, FAME seeks to support a community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni/ae and friends through public readings, speakers, social occasions, and community service, and to reach out to wider audiences.
•Dr. Robin Reid, Texas A&M University (moderator)
•Dr. Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College of New Jersey
•Dr. Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College
•Richard C. West, UW-Madison
Wednesday, April 25
reception to follow in AMU Henke Lounge/Lunda Room
This show, which has been performed locally and will be featured in the American Players Theatre 2012 schedule, is Jim DeVita's adaptation of Sir Ian McKellan's script "Acting Shakespeare." It blends together the story of Shakespeare's life and soliloquies, and DeVita's own story of how the works of Shakespeare led him from working on fishing boats off of Long Island to a career on the stage.
For more information, you may want to check out Jim's website
April 29, 5-7 PM, Raynor Library Conference Center
Proceeds go to support "What You Will, a partnership of performers in education."
R.S.V.P. and questions to Debra.Jelacic@marquette.edu
Members of the Marquette neighborhood flooded into the AMU carrying gently used books to swap. Guests were encouraged to take home half as many books as they donated, which left over 1,000 books at the end of the afternoon! These books, and the donations FAME collected, were given to two local agencies which promote literacy and learning:CrossTrainers Academy (part of the Milwaukee Rescue Mission) and Sojourner Family Peace Center. All of the English faculty and graduate and undergraduate students who helped run the event were thrilled with the success of the Book Swap!
• Americana and Folk singer-songwriter, Marquette alumnus, (and Dr. McCabe’s
nephew, no less) took a break from his popular touring to treat us to an
evening of his critically-acclaimed music
• Free and Open to the Public.
• Freewill Offerings Accepted
• Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:00 in the Weasler Auditorium
[Alumni/ae: Please let the English Department know how you are doing. Contact Debra Jelacic with any updates on your career or announcements you would like to share with your fellow alums.]
Emily Blanchard (MA Marquette 2010) The Writing Center director at Concordia University Wisconsin. Coordinate the peer tutoring and Supplemental Instruction programs, and teach as an adjunct in the English department. Currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Amy Branam (PhD Marquette, 2005) is pleased to announce that she has accepted a tenure-track position at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.
Jeremy Braun (MA Marquette) is a co-founder of a local IT firm, Brew City Information Technologies, specializing in technology solutions for small to medium sized businesses. The company's objective is to work with schools and utilize open source software, so that it can give them the very best technology for a fraction of the traditional market cost.
Martin Brick (PhD Marquette, 2009) Tenure track position at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, OH.
Annemarie Chapdelaine (BA WINE, 2000) is working towards her M.A in English-Technical Communication at Minnesota State-Mankato. Her area of interest is visual communication, usability and information architecture. She has also completed post-bac schooling in Web Design and Graphic Design. She happily resides in Bay View with her fella.
Matt Darling (PhD Marquette, 2006) has accepted a position as Head Volleyball Coach and Visiting Assistant Professor Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Marcia Eppich-Harris (PhD Marquette, 2006) has accepted a tenure-track position at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.
Richard Erable (PhD Marquette, 1999) has been named Chair of the English Department at Franklin College in Franklin, IN.
2007 - Tenured Associate Professor - congratulations to Richard.
Brian Gogan (MA Marquette, 2007) is an Assistant Professor of English in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jen Heinert (PhD Marquette, 2006) has accepted a tenure-track job at UW-Rock County.
Suzanne Johnson (MA English) has accepted a director position with Buck Consultants, Secaucus, N.J.
Katie Kalish (PhD Marquette, 2006) has accepted a tenure track job at UW—Marshfield.
Alicia Levi (MA English, 2007) has accepted a position at Ashford University (Clinton, IA) as Writing Consultant in their Writing Center.
Melissa E. Lee (MA English) is an adjunct instructor of English at the State University of New York at Canton. She recently published an article "How to Teach English to At-Risk College Students" in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Mary Morse (PhD Marquette, 1999) has been promoted to tenured Associate Professor at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier (PhD Marquette, 2007) has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Wisconsin: Sheboygan.
Amy Nejezchleb (MA Marquette, 2006) was awarded a spring research assistantship for Southern Illinois University Carbondale in conjunction with the National University of Ireland Galway. She also won a prestigious dissertation research assistantship for the fall and spring from SIUC and its graduate school.
Tenille Nowack, (PhD Marquette, 2008) UW-Marathon, Stevens Point, WI.
Amanda Putnam, graduated from MU with a BA and MA in English in 1992 and 1995, respectively. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in August 1999 and began a tenure-track position at Roosevelt University (Chicago) that same fall. I'm now a tenured Associate Professor.
Jake Stratman (PhD Marquette, 2007) has accepted a tenure track job at John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Received Doctorate Degrees:
Dana Edwards Prodoehl
Maria Martha-Elenor Keaton
Katherine Ann Hanson
Thomas Patrick Durkin
Ellen Maria Letizia
Margaret Ann McCann
Crystal Lynn Mueller
Valerie Ann Murrenus- Pilmaier
Amy Michelle Raduege
Jacob Hadley Stratman
Matthew Jay Darling
Susan Leigh Stafinbil
Jennifer Lee Heinert
Catherine Simpson Kalish
James Jason Nado
Debra Lee Ripley
William Myles Carroll III
Karl Edmund Boehler
Amy C. Branam
Colin Jeffrey Marlaire
Donna Decker Schuster
Michelle Terese Ruggaber Dougherty
William Joseph DeZoma