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Russell Allen, BFA Graduate in Creative Writing

Russell Allen has a flash-fiction piece in the new online and print journal, OBLONG. Russell graduated with his BFA in creative writing and will now be working toward his MA in English at SFASU beginning this Fall term.
http://oblongmagazine.com/tag/right-now/

Jeremy Windham, BFA in English Department's Creative Writing Program

Good news for one of our BFA students and for the BFA program: Jeremy Windham, current BFA in Poetry, has been included in Best New Poets 2014. The annual anthology is published by the University of Virginia Press; this year's guest editor for poetry is nationally acclaimed poet Dorianne Laux. http://bestnewpoets.org/blog/2014/7/28/best-new-poets-2014-our-final-50.

Joe Lansdale, Writer in Residence, English Department

Coming to a theatre near you - Joe Lansdale's Cold in July movie adaptation.

Graduate Research Conference Awards

The recipients of the Dean's Research Awards are:

Toie Ann Warner, Social Work -- LIVES (Linking Individuals with Volunteers, Education, and Support). My research has taught me the value of social capital and the potential social capital has to improve the lives of others. I plan on continuing through the process of Social intervention Research to further develop and test my project to evaluate the positive impact of the program. I plan on achieving my PHD in Social Work and utilizing the research developed in this project in my future education. I am truly passionate about this topic and am hoping to continue in this field.

Adviser - Dr. Emmerentie Oliphant

Pamela Temple, History -- Deconstruction of a Company Town: An Oral History Project. By conducting oral histories with former residents of Camden, I am adding to the scholarly understanding of company-owned timber towns. After graduation, I plan to work in an archive where I can continue conducting oral histories.

Adviser - Dr. Scott Sosebee