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Elsie Michie
Chair of English



Congratulations  Nolde Alexius for winning the 2015 LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Instructor Award

Congratulations Professor Michael Bibler for winning a 2015 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award

Congratulations Professor Jim Catano for winning the 2015 H. M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence

Congratulations Professor Benjy Kahan for winning the 2015 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award

Congratulations Professor Mari Kornhauser for winning the 2015 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award

Congratulations Professor Isiah Lavender for winning the 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Untenured Faculty Award

Congratulations Professor Laura Mullen for winning a Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award through the Ogden Honors College

Congratulations Professor Lisi Oliver for being named Distinguished Research Master

Congratulations Professor Irina Shport for winning a 2015 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award.



AUGUST: MFA faculty and alums will participate in the all day Katrina symposium scheduled for 8/28/15. The panel is titled: "Doest this Elegy Make Me Look Dead?": Poetry After the Storm. Laura Mullen, Vincent Celluci, and Mona Lisa Saloy are slated to read, and discuss issues around writing about "Katrina"; Professor Pallavi Rastogi will moderate.


SEPTEMBER: The annual MFA faculty reading is scheduled for 9/13/15 at the Baton Rouge Gallery at 4pm. It's free, and open to the public. The faculty line-up is: Joshua Wheeler, Jason Burch, Zack Godshall, and Laura Mullen.


OCTOBER: The Louisiana Book Festival takes place 10/31/15: there is a panel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the MFA, featuring alums Virgil Suarez, Joshua Russell, Min Kang, and faculty member Jennifer Davis, as well as a nonfiction workshop for the community being taught by MFA candidates Muriel Leung, and Katie Boland, 

10/31 MFA alum dinner at Mike Anderson's.