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Department of English

Alumni Connections 2009

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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

Career and Mentoring Panel

Beach Museum

3:30-5:00 p.m.

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

  • Jodi Kaus, Trust Officer, Vice President, The Trust Company, Manhattan, KS
  • Sharon Moreland, Librarian, Northeastern Kansas Library System
  • Jim Patton, Chief Judge, 22nd Juridical District, Hiawatha, Kansas
  • Kevin Rabas, Professor and Poet, Emporia State University
  • Anne E. Riekenberg, Editorial Director, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City
  • Janell Walther, Project Assistant, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Public Policy Center


Poetry ReadingKevin Rabas

Beach Museum

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Kevin Rabas

Kevin Rabas earned his M.A. from K-State in 1998, and went on to earn a Ph.D from the University of Kansas in 2007. He is now an assistant professor of English at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He has won the Langston Hughes Award and the Salina New Voice Award for his poetry. According to Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low, "…Rabas has an authentic voice." She goes further to say, "…As an accomplished musician, he has the ability to translate sound into words."


For more information, please contact Naomi Wood at njwood@ksu.edu or (785) 532-2159.

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