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Department of English

Alumni Connections 2005

Friday, April 8th, 2005

Alumni Connections is an opportunity for students and faculty to meet, reconnect with, and celebrate the English Department's alumni.

Career and Mentoring Panelimage of alumni center

Tadtman Board Room, K-State Alumni Center

3:30 p.m.

Five distinguished English Department graduates will discuss their lives and career paths since leaving K-State:

  • Shelle Barton, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Heifer International
  • Imogene Bolls, Professor Emerita and former Poet-in-Residence at Wittenberg University
  • Diane Quantic, Associate Professor at Wichita State University
  • Phil Weitl, writer and editor for Artisan Creed in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Joseph Weixlmann, Provost at St. Louis University


Poetry Reading

Imogene Bolls, poet

Tadtman Board Room, K-State Alumni Center

8:00 p.m.

Imogene Bolls will give a poetry reading in the Tadtman Room. Professor Bolls has published three volumes of poetry—Advice for the Climb (1999), Earthbound (1989), and Glass Walker (1982)—and more than 600 poems in literary journals and anthologies. Her numerous awards include two Ohio Arts Council Aid to Individual Artists grants (1982, 1990) and, in 1995, the Ohiana Poetry Award. A native of Kansas, Imogene Bolls has been called a poet of place. She is currently a resident of Taos, New Mexico, where she is one of the Directors for the Society of the Muse of the Southwest, which supports the annual Taos National Storytelling Festival.



321 S. Delaware

9:15 p.m.

Susan and Larry Rodgers will be hosting a reception for alumni, students, faculty, and special guests.


For more information, please contact Gregory Eiselein at eiselei@ksu.edu or (785) 532-0386.

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