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!
After much hard work by our journal editor, Brent House, we are excited to announce the release of the latest edition of our journal. Formerly called EAPSU Online, the journal has been redesigned, revamped and renamed Impost and we hope you enjoy the collection of creative writing, criticism and scholarly work that Brent and his staff and peer reviewers have curated. It can be found under the Our Journal page. Enjoy!
We want to thank our fine hosts at Lock Haven University for a wonderful spring undergraduate conference, full of exciting presentations and creative work. Please see the annual conferences page for pictures from that conference, as well as some from our fall conference at Kutztown University.
The countdown is on to our spring undergraduate conference, which will be held at Lock Haven University on March 23. We have a great array of student presentations and hope to release the schedule soon. Please see the Annual Conferences page for a link to register for the conference.
In the meantime, as we look ahead, please see the Annual Conferences page for the Call for Papers for our fall conference, which will feature work from both students and faculty.
See you in Lock Haven next month.
Our friends at Lock Haven have extended the deadline for proposals for the spring undergraduate conference until Feb. 15. So, be sure to be reaching out to your students now and encouraging them to put together a proposal. The call for papers is under the conferences tab.
As you head into the end of the semester and winter break, be sure to keep an eye out for good work that students may want to present at the 2018 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference, which will be held on March 23 at Lock Haven University. A Call for Papers can be found on the Annual Conferences page.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the EAPSU fall conference at Kutztown University next month, when we will feature renowned journalist Ted Conover as our keynote speaker. Please see the complete conference schedule, which is posted under the annual conferences tab here on the website. Many thanks to our conference organizer, Melissa Nurczynski, for all of her efforts in pulling this together.
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