The English Department at the University of Michigan-Flint mourns the sudden loss of a dear colleague and friend: Amy Hartwig. There is an acute pain to this loss as Amy majored in English with a specialization in literature. Before she went on to do great things for the College, she was, in a sense, “ours.”
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Congratulations to UM-Flint English Department alum Bryon Quertermous, who is getting a lot of praise for his new novel Murder Boy. From the Amazon summary: Dominick Prince is out of options. He’s lived in Detroit long enough to use his experiences of crime and poverty to fuel his writing, but he’s ready to move on
Bob Bement (UMF 1984-1988) has served the last 21 years as a commissioned officer in the Air Force. He has visited over 35 countries in that time and has been stationed in several foreign lands, to include Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and Alabama. A career intelligence officer, Bob has reached the rank of lieutenant
Congratulations to Scott Atkinson who was recently named to be UM-Flint M-Times Advisor. Scott studied composition and rhetoric in the MAELL program, he worked in the Writing Center, and he served as the editor of Qua before graduating in 2011. Scott works for the Flint Journal as an entertainment reporter and has served on the
Our Megan Breidenstein has a post on the University Relations blog about creating a Twitter-fiction scary story. Read it. /universityrelations/2012/11/16/umflintboo/
Zea Miller (MA 2011), has been accepted into the PhD program in Theory and Cultural Studies at Purdue University. Zea will be joining recent graduate, Kelsey Ronan (BA English 2009), who is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing there. Zea’s paper, “Decriminalizing the Lawless Moor”, was also recently accepted for the Monstrous Geographies conference at the Mansfield
UM-Flint English degree holder Mark Elswick has penned a book about his experiences raising a child while living with traumatic brain injury. You can read more about Mark and his book “PADMAN: A Dad’s Guide To Buying Those…and other tales” here.