The English Department heartily congratulates Chris on the announcement that his poetry collection Tula has won the fifth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions. The prize awards $10,000 and a publishing contract.
Michael Jordan, 63, was a professor of English at St. Thomas who served as associate vice provost for undergraduate studies from 2005 to late 2015. He will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the lasting power of a liberal arts education and his passion for providing every St. Thomas student with an intellectually rigorous, soul-shaping core curriculum.
Though he looked the part of the stereotypical English professor – he rarely was seen on campus not donning his trademark uniform: a tidy sport coat and a tie – he was anything but. Mikolajczak was one of a kind.
Dr. Lucia Pawlowski, Assistant Professor of English, describes her own efforts in piloting a service-learning course, and offers some tips for faculty new to service learning to try it in one of their own upcoming courses.
Alexis Easley, Professor of English and graduate English program director, explores her fascination with the women who risked everything to pursue the literary life during the Victorian era.