With apologies for the protracted radio silence, we offer this roundup of important events and developments from the Spring 2013 semester:
- Prof. Cori Winrock’s poems “Swallow as | Auto Portrait | as Silent Film” and “The Seasons Gallop Away With You” appeared in Issue 1 of The Atlas Review.
- Distinguished Teaching Professor Ronald B. Herzman delivered SUNY Geneseo’s 2013 Commencement Address – twice – on May 18.
- Prof. Gillian Paku won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
- Connor Burgevin (’13), a double major in English and French, won a Fulbright Award to teach English in Morocco starting next fall.
- Will Porter (’12) will begin work on a Ph.D. in English at Harvard University in fall 2013. He also won the Dante Society award for a second time.
- Nicholas Friedman was awarded a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship at the Poetry Foundation in 2012. In March 2013, the New York Times’ T-Magazine published poems by Nick (“As Is”) and this year’s other four fellows. In April, National Poetry Month, Nick was interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition and read his poem Not the Song, but After.
2012-13 saw the launch of SUNY Geneseo’s student-run online literary journal Gandy Dancer. Prof. Rachel Hall serves as faculty adviser to the journal, which invites submissions from across SUNY and is published twice yearly.
2012-13 Department Award Winners
Graduating Senior Awards
- William T. Beauchamp Literature Award: Cailin Kowalewski and Yael Massen
- Patricia Conrad Lindsay Memorial Award: Tim Caughlin and Pam Howe
- Calvin Israel Award in the Humanities: Logan Mahlum
- Joseph M. OBrien Memorial Award: Megan Cicolello
- Rosalind R. Fisher Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Teaching in English: Marissa Liberati
- Natalie Selser Freed Memorial Scholarship: Christine O’Neill and Ava Russell
- Rita K. Gollin Senior Year Scholarship for Excellence in American Literature: Eve Anderson
- Rita K. Gollin Junior Year Scholarship for Excellence in American Literature: Rebecca Miller
- Hans Gottschalk Award: Sean Neill
- Joseph M. OBrien Transfer Scholarship: Erica George
- Don Watt Memorial Scholarship: Bibi Lewis and James Ryan
African American Studies
- 1st: Connor Burgevin
- 2nd: Briana Onishea
- 3rd: Gregory Palermo
- 1st Matthew Cordella
- 2nd Co-winners Meghan Kearns and Gregory Palermo
- 3rd Sean Fischer
- Kathleen Trabert
- 1st: Alexa Burkett
- 2nd: Megan Ross
- 3rd: Pam Howe
- Jennie Conway
- 1st: Suraj Uttamchandani
- 2nd: Pam Howe
- 3rd: James Ryan
- 1st: Yael Massen
- 2nd: Daniel OBrien
- 3rd: Bibi Lewis
- Honorable Mention: Alexa Burkett and Emily Webb