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Department of English

Alumni Connections 2007

Friday, April 13th, 2007

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:

  • Amy Fleury, poet and professor, Washburn University (Topeka)
  • Bryn Gribben, professor, Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville)
  • Jay Nelson, owner and director, Strecker-Nelson Art gallery (Manahttan)
  • Delancey Smith, president, Ervin Marketing Creative Communications (St. Louis)
  • Jana Zaudke, physician, University of Kansas School of Medicine (Kansas City)


Poetry Reading

Tadtman Board Room, K-State Alumni Center

8:00 p.m.

Amy Fleury will give a poetry reading in the Tadtman Room. Amy Fleury's collection of poems, Beautiful Trouble, won the 2003 Crab Orchard First Book Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2004. Her poems have appeared in The American Life in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, North American Review, and The Southeast Review, among others. Her fiction has been published in 21st and The Yalobusha Review. Professor Fleury has been a recipient of the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony and a Kansas Arts Commission fellowship in poetry. She lives in Topeka, where she teaches at Washburn University. A K-State alumna (BA and MA), she reads in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the creative writing program.



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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