PhD student Nancy Henaku has just been elected to the board of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender. Says Henaku, “I am honored to be selected to the board of an intellectually enriching organization such as the OSCLG. This unique opportunity is both important and exciting to me.”
RTC PhD alumna Roxane Gay’s opinion piece on HBO’s upcoming series “Confederate” was published in the New York Times. Gay is an associate professor at Purdue University, and a best-selling author. See here.
Jennifer Daryl Slack (HU) and her book “Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History (Stuart Hall: Selected Writings),” are discussed in a New Yorker article about Stuart Hall. See here. The story was spotlighted in First Bell, the American Society for Engineering Education newsletter.
Anna K. Swartz, a graduate student in the RTC master’s program, has published a review of Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness, in MetaPsychology. Read the review here.
A Michigan Tech alumnus was among the military personnel killed when a US Marine Corps KC-130 transport plane crashed near Itta Bena, Mississippi, Monday.
US Marine Corps Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne was among the 15 Marines and one Navy Corpsman on the flight. According to the New York Times, the plane took off from Cherry Point, North Carolina en route to El Centro, California. There were no survivors.
Sgt. Kevianne was a 2007 graduate of Michigan Tech with a degree in humanities. He joined the Marines in 2009. He came to Tech from Detroit’s High School for the Fine and Performing Arts.
He was very active on campus, serving as a resident assistant, a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Young Democrats, Social Dance Club and the Lemmings broomball team.
Kevianne worked as a management assistant in McNair Hall where he was a student supervisor in the dining hall, helping students with everything from furniture requests to the Husky Host Program. During the winter semester break he organized and facilitated a Christmas dinner for McNair residents and provided transportation for incoming international students. His efforts were recognized when he was named the Student Employee of the Year in 2008.