Letter from the Editor: Spring 2016

During the frantic last week of the semester, as we’re all trying to meet our deadlines for grading and term papers, we over here at the blog wanted to take a moment to remind everyone how incredible this semester has been. Our department has had some amazing ups, and some heartbreaking downs, but we’ve made it through together.

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to the blog this semester. From student spotlights, to write-ups on some of the impressive and riveting speakers who have presented on campus, to covering the department’s exciting events, your contributions are what make this blog happen.

Just because the Spring semester is over, doesn’t mean the fun has ended! The department and university have a number of exciting events during the summer months, and the blog will continue to update content, so don’t forget to check back to see what’s happening!

A big congratulations goes out to those students who are graduating! We wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Sarah Kruse

Rose Keefe

Becky Greene

Katie Burton

Barnaby McLaughlin

Brittany Hirth

John Renzi (M.A.)

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Finally, it would be impossible to look back on this semester without remembering our dear friend Kara. Always ready with a smile or joke, Kara was an integral and beloved part of our department and she will be sorely missed. A GoFundMe has been started in order to honor Kara’s memory with a bench behind Swan Hall (you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/karasmemorial) and a scholarship to benefit LGBTQ students has been established in her name so that we can give back to others in the same way Kara gave so much to us (donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/2xxnfghg).

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Fall.

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