Category Archives: Alumni News

Remembering Dr. Stan Renner and Dr. Russ Rutter

In 1976 I was among the first applicants admitted to the innovative Doctor of Arts in English program at Illinois State University (later renamed the Ph.D. in English Studies). My first advisor was Dr. Donald Ericksen, the Department’s graduate studies … Continue reading

MA in Writing Graduate Publishes Graphic Novel on Sappo and Socrates

Rachel Parish (MA, 2012) has recently published a graphic novel in Kairos about Sappo and Socrates based on a project she completed in Jerry Savage’s History of Rhetoric class:  

Alumnus Publishes Article

Alumnus Deb Balzhiser (PhD, 2003) recently published a co-authored article in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication in a special issue on Ethnicity, and Technical Communication guest edited by Miriam F. Williams and Octavio Pimentel: Pimentel, Charise and Deborah Balzhiser. The Double Occupancy of … Continue reading

English Alumni Featured in the ISU Blog An alumni of the English department, Allison Margaret Kilkenny, is featured is the above article and is rising new media star in the big Apple and particularly for her coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Alumni Blog

Sarah Gelberg (MA, 1999) has started a blog, “The Gelberg Variations” Ms Gelberg currently works as a technical writer at Rockwell Automation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. D. Leigh Henson Receives Award

Dr. D. Leigh Henson (PhD, 1982), Professor Emeritus of English at Missouri State University, recently received an award for Superior Achievement for his book The Town Abraham Lincoln Warned: The Living Namesake Heritage of Lincoln, Illinois at the Illinois State … Continue reading

Alumni Comings and Goings 6-29-12

Devon Fitzgerald Ralston (2006) recently accepted a visiting assistant professorship at Miami of Ohio. Eric Kumpf (2002) recently accepted a position as a Lecturer 3 in the Technical Communications Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. … Continue reading