Generations of Florida State University alumni are part of a campaign aimed at honoring a renowned professor’s five decades of service and setting a path for his future legacy. Current and former students and faculty from the Department of English have made over 150 gifts to support the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship within Creative Writing in recognition of the more than 50-year career of Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English David Kirby.
Dazi Lenoir, an Orlando-based lawyer and two-time graduate of Florida State University, has been named chair of the FSU Alumni Association’s board of directors, effective July 1.
Darbi Merchant, a double-major from Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will study abroad in London this summer after receiving the Rodney Reeves Ph.D. Scholarship Award in Classics.
Talented poets and others from the Florida State University Department of English shared their poems with the FSU community as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month, which continues through April. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds us that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.
Students and scholars from Florida State University and Florida A&M University met on April 7 for “Focus on the Gulf,” the first collaborative event in the FAMU and FSU Gulf Scholars Programs.
A prolific and impactful scholar whose work has risen to the pinnacle of African American Studies has been named Florida State University’s 2022-2023 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.
The Department of English at Florida State University will host a two-day symposium titled “Preserving African-American Literary Culture: Toni Morrison and Twenty-first Century Intellectual History.”
As a tax expert for TurboTax’s public relations and communications team, Florida State University alumna Katharina Reekmans’ typical day might surprise people.
Camille Adams is a creative writing doctoral candidate in the Department of English, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She currently researches and writes about toxic familial and cultural behaviors that are often overlooked in Caribbean societies. Adams specializes in non-fiction creative writing and hopes to shine a light on uncomfortable truths and force readers to analyze their role in dysfunctional systems.
A Florida State University English professor is continuing his prolific publications streak with the release of four new books. Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English Stan Gontarski has published 31 titles since earning his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1974, including four released between August and December 2021.
Nine Florida State University students received the opportunity to study abroad this spring and summer as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The Gilman Scholarship is awarded by the U.S. Department of State and gives students the opportunity to study or intern in foreign countries.
Tarez Samra Graban is an associate professor in the Department of English, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Graban earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1993 and her doctorate from Purdue University in 2006, and she’s just begun her 10th year at FSU.