1. Monica grew up on a farm outside of Chapel Hill with her father and three siblings. They raised pigs, chickens, and grew corn.
2. Monica started working for the UNC system in 1998. She worked in UNC Chapel Hill’s Undergraduate Admissions Office for a number of years before she joined our English Department in 2005.
3. Monica has a loyal cat named Lucy who wakes Monica up every morning.
5. Jennie graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in business administration.
6. Jennie joined the English Department in 2000. Before joining our department, she worked for several years in the Mecklenburg County Tax Collection Office.
7. Angie grew up in the small town of Montgomery, West Virginia. This mountain town is located beside the Kanawha River in a picturesque valley. She graduated from Valley High School where she was a star cheerleader. When all of the cheerleaders stood on top of each other to form a triangle, Angie always held everybody up, a role she still plays today.
8. Angie joined UNC Charlotte in 1986. She started her career in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and then transferred to the English Department in 2005.
9. Angie has worked with eight department chairs over the course of her career at UNC Charlotte.
Kudos— As you know, I like to use my Monday Missives to share news about recent accomplishments by members of our department. Here is the latest news:
Paula Martinac‘s short story “Daddy” has been accepted by the literary journal Minerva Rising and will appear in their next issue, which is due out at the end of the year.
Rebecca Roeder and Bryan Walden (a graduate of our M.A. program in linguistics) recently published an article titled “The Changing Face of Dixie: Spanish in the Linguistic Landscape of an Emergent Immigrant Community in the New South” in Ampersand.
Lara Vetter‘s monograph, A Curious Peril: H.D.’s Late Modernist Prose, is under contract with the University Press of Florida.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines— Here is information about an upcoming event:
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the UNC Charlotte Counseling Center are co-sponsoring an event titled “Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project,” featuring the work of Samra Habib. Her presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @7pm in McKnight Hall. Here are some articles on Samra’s work:
Quirky Quiz Question — Monica, Jennie, and Angie are the three official English Department staff members, but there is a fourth unofficial member of the staff who resides in Angie’s office. Does anybody know the name of this unofficial member of the staff?