Krystal Kurtz, undergraduate double major in Spanish and English at Texas State University, has received a Fulbright Student Award to travel and teach English in Spain for 2016-2017.
At the Fall 2016 College of Liberal Arts Convocation, the following English Department faculty received awards: Stephanie Noll and Steve Wilson received Golden Apple and Presidential Distinction Awards for Teaching, Paul Cohen received a Presidential Distinction Award for Service, Katie Kapurch received a College Achievement Award for Scholarly / Creative Activity, and Chad Hammett received a College Achievement Award for Service.
We all cling to those special individuals whose infectious laugh brightens up the whole room, who can turn mundane tasks into something to look forward to if you know they will be there to help, who can tell you the difficult things you need to hear while still letting you know they respect you. For the faculty and staff of the English Department, Karen Bryson has been this person for the last seventeen years. Karen is in her last few months of her time with the department as she is retiring on August 31, 2016. An event honoring her time at Texas State took place on April 28.
Dr. Dr. Tina Žigon, who earned her MA in Literature at Texas State a few years ago, recently completed her PhD at the University of Buffalo while also accepting a position as Assistant Professor at the American University in Kuwait.