As we settle into the new world of this unusual semester, please take a moment to check out the latest issue of our journal, Impost. You can find it under the journal tab here on the website. You will see that it is a wonderful offering of scholarly, critical and creative work. Many thanks to editor Brent House and his team on a wonderful issue.
We here at EAPSU hope that you are all healthy and doing as well as possible in these uncertain times. And we hope that your fall semesters have gotten off to a good start.
We are looking forward to our first online conference, which will be held from Oct. 22-Oct. 24, 2020. Details for the conference will be forthcoming, but thank you all for a wonderful array of submissions. Also, please continue to be submitting your work to our journal, Impost, and direct questions to editor Brent House, or any member of the editorial board. We have updated the contact information on the journal's site on this website. Please do check it out. A new issue is in the works.
Reach out to any of our EAPSU board members with questions as we move ahead in this unusual semester. We want to be here as a forum for productive discussion and support. Be well.
We are all looking forward to our conference at Mansfield University next month. To that end, you can now register on the site under the annual conference tab here on the website. See the special Mansfield conference website for additional details. We can't wait to see all your research next month.
We hope that the summer is treating everyone well and we're glad to see some great proposals coming in for the 2019 EAPSU fall conference, held this year at Mansfield University from Oct. 24-Oct. 26. We have extended the deadline for proposals until Aug. 15 and the call for papers can be found here. The current schedule can and details can be found on the conference website: https://www.mansfield.edu/eapsu/index.cfm
Keep those great faculty and student proposals coming!
We here at EAPSU hope that you are having a great semester and that you are looking forward to spring like we are. To that end, in the interest of planning ahead, please see the Annual Conferences page of the website for the recently released Call for Papers for our 2019 Fall Conference, which will be held Oct. 24-Oct. 26 at Mansfield University. The deadline for submissions is July 15. On the page, you will also find information on our undergraduate creative writing competition. Be sure to share with all interested colleagues and students.
We are looking forward to gathering at Shippensburg in a few days for our annual fall conference. On the "Annual Conferences" page here on the website, you will find the conference schedule. And, if you haven't registered yet, please do that. See you all on Thursday.
We are sad to announce the passing of two wonderful friends and colleagues at Kutztown and Edinboro. Both universities lost great professors this week, Kutztown's Carl Seiple and Edinboro's Thomas Lipinski. EAPSU sends its very best to both universities as they mourn the loss of these two wonderful people.
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KUTZTOWN:
We were very sad to learn that Kutztown has lost a respected colleague, and long time member of EAPSU, with the passing of Carl Seiple on Sunday morning. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Kutztown, and all who knew him though his work with EAPSU. Carl worked tirelessly to foster and strengthen the connections made at EAPSU, and he will be greatly missed. Carl was an excellent professor, and a generous, supportive colleague. Here is information about the service to celebrate his life this coming Saturday:
A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, September 22nd, at 10:00am at Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Rd, Allentown, PA. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, with the service starting at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EDINBORO:
Mr. Lipinski, assistant professor of English and Philosophy, joined the faculty of what was then the English and Theatre Arts Department in 2000 as a full-time, temporary instructor. He was appointed to a tenure-track position the following year, and was granted tenure in 2006. From 2011 to 2014, he served as department chair.
Well-liked by students, Mr. Lipinski taught freshman composition, creative writing, screenwriting and advanced screenwriting. A Pittsburgh native, Mr. Lipinski was a published author of crime and detective fiction whose stories were often set in his beloved hometown. He won the Shamus Award for “Death in the Steel City.” The award is given by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) for the best detective fiction genre novels and short stories of the year.
At the time of his death, Mr. Lipinski was working on a new novel set in Pittsburgh in 1955, which told the story of a blacklisted attorney.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. in Sharon, Pa. and have not yet been announced.
We all join Professor Lipinski’s family, colleagues and friends in mourning the loss of this beloved member of our campus community whose contributions to Edinboro University were greatly valued. He will be missed.
As we review the great poetry and conference proposals for our fall conference at Shippensburg, our first featuring both faculty and student work, we are extending the deadline for submissions one more time to July 1. Please see the updated information on the Annual Conferences pages and get those entries in.
Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline for proposals for our fall faculty and undergraduate conference, which will be held at Shippensburg University from Oct. 4-6. The revised deadline is June 22, so take a look at the CFP on the Annual Conferences tab. The deadline remains June 1 for the poetry contest. Keep those submissions coming!
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