English Division Blog (02.26.17)

Coming Events

The Writers Project

Author Robin Antalek is the next speaker in the Spring 2017 Writers Project series. A native of New Rochelle and the author of two novels, Antalek will be reading at 12:40 p.m. on March 22 in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall. (Photos from author’s website.)


Faculty Accomplishments


Although not yet up on their website, the current issue of Modern Haiku is available in our library (in periodicals; first set of shelves facing the reference desk) and from Dr. Stuart Bartow, Professor of English, whose haiku appears in the Spring 2017 issue. He has given permission to reprint his work:

light rainfall last night
her footsteps


Conference Attendance

Dr. Kathie McCoy, Professor of English and Chair of the English Division, Nancy White, Professor of English, and Dr. Lâle Davidson, Distinguished Professor of English, all attended the annual meeting of the Association of Writers and Writer Programs in Washington, D.C. in February.


Library Connections

Kay Hafner, who formerly edited and proofread this blog, is featured in a February 16-22 Chronicle article about her new position as director of the Hudson Falls Free Library. Kay continues to work in Scoville Library on Mondays.




Community members are invited to submit all original artistic work (written, drawn, painted, photographed) to Expressions, the student-edited publication of SUNY Adirondack. E-mail the Expressions staff for further information, to ask questions, and to submit your work.



Current students in second-semester writing classes and 200-level English classes are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to the SUNY Adirondack’s Voluntary Outstanding Portfolio Assessment (AVOPA). Submissions, with names removed, are read by five English professors; those that receive three more more “outstanding” evaluations receive a letter of commendation that becomes part of the student’s permanent academic record.

Students may submit a maximum of 20 pages of any genre. Submissions are accepted March 6-10 in the AVOPA portfolio box in Dearlove 127, or they may be given to any English professor.

The next English Division Blog will appear on March 19, after spring break.

Faculty Websites

Dr. Lâle Davidson
Dr. Khristeena Lute
Peter Marino 
Dr. Kathleen McCoy
Joe Portes
Ellen Ricks
Charlotte Smith
Bill Weiss

Other Websites of interest
Library Blog
CRW Tutors’ Blog
Joyce Miller

The English Division blog is maintained by Jane Arnold, Professor of English/Reading Specialist, arnoldj@sunyacc.edu.