Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Welcoming the two new grad assistants!

It's the beginning of the spring semester at Roosevelt. That means a new grad assistant... and this year, two new GAs!

Tim Moore has been named the new grad assistant in the Creative Writing program, assisting director Scott Blackwood and lead GA Tovah Burstein. Moore is a fiction writer recently published in Nap, and was awarded the Friends of American Writers scholarship last November. He has a screenwriting background, is a sought-after tutor at the Roosevelt University Writing Center, and can be found at any MFA reading event, rain or shine.

Heather Cox has been named the first-ever grad assistant of the Department of Literature and Languages, assisting department chair Bonnie Gunzenhauser. Cox worked as the departmental administrative assistant last fall and is an impassioned, active participant in all things MFA. She was a leader in Serif and kicked off Ghost Ocean Magazine. Her poetry has been recently published in Pear Noir (including a postcard series), technicolor Magazine, Psychic Meatloaf, and Pyrta.

Congrats to you both !

photo by Heather Cox 

2 comments:

tm burstein said...

wooot woot! nice job folks!

Lori said...

Congrats to you both! One correction, though. Bonnie often has a GA for the Lit and Languages Dept, usually hired from the MA English pool. But it's a small program, so sometimes she hires from the MFA program. Danny diCrispino was the GA for Bonnie in 2008-09, for instance.

It's a fun job. Hope you guys have a blast!