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.
Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: 4th Floor, Engineering Hall, 1637 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Parking: Located on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street
All the World's a Stage, and Look Who We Have on Stage Reading Shakespeare (click here for the full list).
Spring 2014 - 1/26 "Book Swap" (AMU 2nd Floor Lobby, 12:30-2:30)
Spring 2014 - 2/24: Amina Gautier, author of At-Risk and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award in Fiction, will read from her work on Monday, 2/24, at 5 p.m. in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. A reception will follow.
•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 Wendy Walsh with any updates on your career or announcements you would like to share with your fellow alums.]
Marc Diefenderfer (MA, 2013) entered the PhD program at Purdue University
Joanna Pfahler (MA, 2013) - Content Marketing Specialist at MSI Data
Megan Swanson (MA, 2013) - Marketing Assistant at Capstone Publishers
Maurene Damm (BA WINE, 2013) is a customer service specialist at bswift, a software company in downtown Chicago.
Timothy Hoff (BA ENGL, 2013) is a benefits verification specialist for CVS/Caremark.
Nicolas Lopez (BA WINE, 2013) is a social media consultant at Capstone National Partners
Taylor Behnke (BA WINE, 2013) is the Marketing Outreach Coordinator at United Way of Dane County
Megan Marren (BA ENGL, 2013) went on to grad school at DePaul University
Sarah Babcock (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Trine University in Indiana
Magdalen McKinley (PhD, 2012) is an Assistant Professor at William Rainey Harper College in Illinois
Jarrod Hurlbert (PhD, 2012) - Adjunct faculty at Boise State University
Mark Kelley (MA, 2012) is Managing Editor at Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and working on his PhD at the University of California, San Diego
David Klonne (MA, 2012) is a District Manager at Cook Medical Inc.
Kelsey Squire (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio
Eric Dunnum (PhD, 2011) is an Assistant Professor at Campbell University in North Carolina
Andrew Czachowski (MA, 2011) is the Director of Marketing at Proline Fiber Optics
Dawn Freese (MA, 2010) is an English instructor at UW-Platteville
Emily Blanchard (MA, 2010) is an Editor at American Appraisal Associates
Mary Willenbring (PhD, 2009) is an Assistant Professor at Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA
Martin Brick (PhD Marquette, 2009) Tenure track position at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, OH.
Marcia Eppich-Harris (PhD Marquette, 2006) Tenure track position at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.
Received Doctorate Degrees:
Karen Ann Galbraith
Dana Edwards Prodoehl