English Alumni enjoyed a great evening watching All’s Well That Ends Well on Saturday, July 20. It was chilly for a July event, but it was so pretty sitting amongst other fans, eating dessert, and watching a production of Shakespeare in the Park.
Tea with Dr. Norton
The English, Languages and Literatures Alumni Chapter enjoyed an afternoon tea as special guest, Dr. Brian Michael Norton presented an informal discussion about his newly published book, Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness on May 11. During and after his presentation, he encouraged questions and a lively discussion pursued. Everyone was animated about their interest in the way Dr. Norton approached the subject of happiness. Guests enjoyed a casual lunch and were excited to welcome the Daily Titan as they covered the story.
On Saturday, April 13th, the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics and the English Languages and Literatures Alumni Chapter hosted the second annual Alumni Reunion at the Golleher Alumni House to benefit the Writer-in-Residence program. Alumni enjoyed delicious appetizers, wine, and desserts while mingling with one another, catching up with faculty, and meeting current students. Some of the highlights from the event included the poetry readings by Lincoln McElwee and Skyler Schulze, who are both graduate students in our M.A. program and have worked with the 2013 Writer-in-Residence, David Hernandez. David followed with readings of his selected poetry. Laughter filled the room when his touches of humor shined through his readings.