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Hello everyone -

We face unprecedented and uncertain circumstances at the moment. By “we,” I mean students, faculty, and staff. I know there may be obstacles for all of us as we work and learn online: children home from school; spotty internet; multiple demands on your computer at home; people in your household who require care; and maybe even longer work hours. As we try to continue as normally as possible when things are not even remotely normal, we may want to do everything the same way we usually do. Or we may not feel able to face the tasks in front of us, however “small” they may seem. We may feel angry, sad, hopeful, hopeless. And we may feel some combination of these things all in the same day or in the same hour! 

I’d like to assure you that the health of you and your family should be your first priority. Take care of yourselves and them first. If your work gives you a sense of purpose and helps you cope, do it. If you find yourself struggling with your work at any point, take a break from it.

Please communicate as best you can. Students, let your professors know what’s happening when you try to access course materials. Faculty, let your students know when you have materials available, when you are working out bugs and kinks in your system, and when they are fixed. Students, faculty, and staff, keep me updated. Let me know what you need.

All best -

Dr. Wightman

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Events

Fall 2015 Northridge Review Release Party

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Northridge Review Release Party

Once again we are celebrating another issue of the Northridge Review—FALL 2015.  I, of course, hope you will all come. AND I hope you will encourage your friends and family to attend, and your professors. There will be snacks—and great entertainment. It is a very inexpensive DATE night, I might add...  Read more

"Scott Pilgrim vs the World" launches Comics on Screen film series

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:30pm

Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Edgar Wright’s cult favorite, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), was adapted from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular graphic novel series (2004-2010). The film, scripted by Wright and Michael Bacall, stars Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Film, anime, videogame, and comics influences collide in this comedic martial arts, rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. Read more

Graduate Reading Series First Reading

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Graduate Reading Series

We welcome you to join us as we celebrate the first Graduate Reading Series of this new academic year. Our amazing readers will be Brett Hymes, Jesse Clemens and Emilio Sotelo. Come celebrate their work with us on Friday September 11th at 7:00 PM in JR 319. As always, snacks, refreshments, and good company will be provided.  Read more

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News

New Course Helps Preserve the Memory of the Holocaust

November 1, 2009

Oviatt Library

As time continues to march forward, the men and women who survived and witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust are slowly dying off. And with their deaths, powerful tools for teaching and reminding the world of what happened-their voices and memories-are slowly fading away. Read more

Student presents paper at the Rocky Mountain MLA meeting

October 9, 2009

Oviatt Library

Stephanie Harper, a senior English Literature major, presented her essay titled "A New Life for Helga Crane: Affirming the Maternal in Nella Larsen's Quicksand" at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association meeting in Snowbird, Utah, Oct. 8-10. Read more

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