Student News:

I’d like to take a moment here to note a few recent achievements of MA students, and to simultaneously ask all of you to keep me updated on any scholarly, creative, professional, or other related accomplishments or activities. Let’s celebrate you, and use your accomplishments and activities to inspire one another. In this post I’d like to call out Bernard Sell and Catherine Becker:

  • Bernard Sell was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities¬† (NEH) grant to attend summer coursework on existentialism, teaching, and teaching existentialism.
  • Catherine Becker has been accepted into the Idaho State University PhD program.

On behalf of all of the faculty in the program, congratulations and bravo, both! These are brilliant accomplishments.

Spring 15 Schedule is accurate in Connect, and ready for 11/5 9:00am Registration

The spring schedule is fully up and corrected in the online system. You will be able to enroll in any courses you wish starting at 9:00am eastern on 11/5. You will see some new catalog numbers and of course might have questions about what courses you should take. Please direct all such inquiries to me over the next weeks and months. I am here to advise all of you. Your academic advisors will help as best as they can, but this new structure will be new for them too. I am at

Call for Papers: Sport Literature Association Conference, 2015

Students who plan to take the Sport Literature course in the spring (and anyone else interested) should consider submitting a paper proposal to the 32nd Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association. It runs from June 24 through June 27, 2015, at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr. Kilpatrick plans to be there, and is hoping to see as many of you there as is possible. In case the above hyperlink to the call for papers is broken, the url is: