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Stacie McCormick accepts Assistant Professorship at Texas Christian University

Stacie, who has been a FYW Lecturer for the last two years, has recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Literature at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. Stacie will teach in the English and Women's Studies Departments. Congratulations Stacie!

John Hodges publishes multiple stories and has photography exhibition at Court Tree Gallery

John has multiple forthcoming stories including "Return of the Clam Lady," "Vegetables," "The Soft Part," "Save Sophie!," "How We Solved the Problem," and "Bold" in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Masters Review, Foliate Oak, Crossed Out Magazine, Treehouse, and in Monkeybicycle. Also, a selection of John's silver gelatin prints will be exhibited at the Court Tree Gallery in Brooklyn for a show entitled "Social Graces" that begins May 10th.

Carole Bruzzano presents workshop on developing Student Growth Objectives

Carole will be doing a workshop presentation for K-12 Faculty on developing Student Growth Objective (SGOs).

Shil Sen chairs panel and will present at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference

Shil recently chaired a panel at the Renaissance Society of American conference in New York and will be presenting a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference in St. Louis.

Leslie Doyle is finalist for River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest

Leslie's flash story "The Cousins" is a finalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest.

Liz Martin publishes poems in Menacing Hedge and Drunk Monkeys

Liz has poems forthcoming from Menacing Hedge and Drunk Monkeys.

Paul Caruso honored with AFT Outstanding Service Award

Paul will be honored with the 2014 AFT Outstanding Service Award from the Montclair State Federation of Adjunct Faculty, AFT Local 6025. The award recognizes adjunct professors for their outstanding service to students and their support of union representation and focuses attention on the essential role adjuncts play in the success of Montclair State University.

Tatum Petrich presents paper and chairs panel at American Literature Association Conference

Tatum will be presenting a paper, "The Usual Public Attraction: Interracial Motherhood in Hetti Jones' Short Fiction," as well s chairing another panel, "Beat Writing and the American Counterculture" at the 2014 American Literature Association Conference in May.

Ann Evans forthcoming memoir and story

Ann's memoir, Daring to Date Again: A Picaresque Memoir, will be published by SheWrites Press in November 2014 and a story, Damn Yankee, will be published by Forge Journal in July 2014.

Nancy Mendez-Booth wins Healing Voices Literary Contest and is invited to the Vermont Studio Center

Nancy's "With Deepest Gratitude" received first place in the Healing Voices Literary Contest sponsored by Montclair State University and the Atlantic Health System. She has also received invitations and grants for the Vermont Studio Center and the 2014 Summer Literary Seminars. Nancy's latest publications include a profile of Walter Dean Myers for Jersey City Independent and a personal essay published in