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Chair: Kent Baxter
Notes compiled by: Kate Haake



After today’s closure due to air quality concerns caused by the fires, campus reopens tomorrow. And that means our holiday party and student awards ceremony will go on as scheduled, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in JR 319! If you can, please join us in celebrating not just the end of the term, but the continuing success of our students. And if the uncertain events of this difficult time prevent you from being with us, please know you are in our thoughts as we send our best wishes to you and your family for a safe and happy holiday season.


The new online student evaluations of faculty are due tomorrow, so if you haven’t had your students do them yet, you are probably too late.


The editors at TriQuarterly have nominated Kim Young’s poem, “Civilian,” for a Pushcart Prize. And her poem, “Tiger,” originally published in the Cincinnati Review (and a finalist for the Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Prize), was selected by the Academy of American poets for inclusion on their site, https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/tiger.