Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2016 SRSE Winners

Congratulations to the LU MFA in Writing students who won first and second place in the 2016 Student Research Symposium & Exposition!

1st place:

David Gilmore
“How to Date Any Species Girl (An Earthling, Martian, or Hybrid)” 


2nd place (3-way tie): 

McKenzie A. Frey
“A Few Glimpses of the World that Consumes Me”

Blake Kirkland
“Your America” 

Dana Morrow
“A Glimpse, Six Times”

Monday, March 7, 2016

Projected MFA Class Schedule--subject to change

The academic calendar is available here
Instructor course descriptions are available here.

Below is the projected MFA class schedule for Summer Quarter 2016, Fall Quarter 2016, and Winter Quarter 2017. Please note that the schedule is subject to change (online classes may be added or deleted, on-campus days may change, etc.) and should be consulted for tentative planning purposes only. For online classes, the number in parentheses indicates the number of sections that will be available for that class (classes cap at 14 students per section). Contact Beth with any questions.

SUMMER 2016 (July-Sept)--subject to change
On-Campus Clusters:
Creative Nonfiction--Andrew Pryor--Tuesday
Scriptwriting--Peter Carlos--Monday

Online Classes:
Fiction:
Sci-Fi Workshop: The New Weird--Kelli Allen (2)
Focused Young Adult Literature: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (literature class)--Nicole McInnes (3)
Focused Fiction Workshop: Short Stories--Steve Kistulentz (3)
Focused Fiction Workshop--Kali VanBaale (2)
Fiction Craft & Workshop--David Hollingsworth (2)
The Graphic Novel (literature class)--Zachary Vickers (3)
Magical Realism Literature (literature class)--Eve Jones (1)
Poetry:
Selected Emphases in Poetry--Anothai Kaewkaen (2)
Women Poets--Eve Jones (2)
Rockstar Poets & Writers--Julia Gordon-Bramer (3)
Creative Nonfiction:
The Memoir--Wm Anthony Connolly (3)
Narrative Journalism--Tony D'Souza (3)

FALL 2016 (Oct-Dec)--subject to change
On-Campus Clusters:
The Literary Journal: Poetry--Kelli Allen--Tuesday
Advanced Scriptwriting--Peter Carlos--Monday

Online Classes:
Fiction:
The Long Story & Novella (literature class)--Ted Morrissey (3)
Contemporary Foundational Literature--Steve Kistulentz (3)
Rockstar Fiction Writers--Julia Gordon-Bramer (3)
Focused Fiction Workshop--Kali VanBaale (2)
Sci-Fi Workshop: The New Weird--Kelli Allen (1)
Young Adult Lit Workshop--Nicole McInnes (3)
The Literary Novel: Contemporary Fiction--Tony D'Souza (3)
Focused Fiction Workshop: George Saunders--Zachary Vickers (3)
Poetry:
Ekphrastic Poetry--Eve Jones (3)
Poetry Craft Foundations--Andrew Pryor (1)
The Poetry Collection--Anothai Kaewkaen (3)
Creative Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay--David Hollingsworth (2)
Focused Nonfiction Workshop--Kali VanBaale (1)
Additional Class Options:
The Literary Journal: Fiction & Essay--Beth Mead (1)
Playwriting--Wm Anthony Connolly (3)
Manuscript Preparation & Publication--Catherine Rankovic (3)

WINTER 2017 (Jan-March)--subject to change
On-Campus Clusters:
Poetry--Kelli Allen--Day TBA
Prose--David Hollingsworth--Day TBA

Online Classes:
Fiction:
Adv Focused Fiction Workshop--Tony D'Souza (3)
Adv Studies in Contemporary Fiction--Wm Anthony Connolly (3)
Modern Myths & Tricksters in Short Fiction--Kelli Allen (1)
Fiction Craft & Workshop--David Hollingsworth (1)
Fiction of War & the Apocalypse--Scott Berzon (3)
Contemporary Foundational Literature--New Faculty (3)
Fiction Craft Foundations--New Faculty (3)
Tentative: Young Adult Lit Workshop--New Faculty (3)
Poetry:
Poetry Writing Workshop--Eve Jones (3)
The Craft of Poetry--Anothai Kaewkaen (2)
Sylvia Plath & the Tarot, Part 1--Julia Gordon-Bramer (3)
Creative Nonfiction:
Creative Nonfiction Craft Foundations--Catherine Rankovic (3)
The Personal Essay--Andrew Pryor (1)
Additional Class Options:
Scriptwriting--Zachary Vickers (3)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016-2017 LU MFA Academic Calendar

The calendar for Spring Quarter 2016 is available HERE.

Summer Quarter 2016
May 16: Registration info email for SMR QTR 16 sent to Lionmail by noon
May 23: Summer registration opens at 7am CST
May 30: University holiday; Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by December 30, 2016
June 24: Open enrollment ends; any summer registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
July 4: University holiday
July 5: On-Campus clusters begin
July 11: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
July 22: Last day to drop with a W grade (email Beth to drop)
August 15: Registration info email for FA  QTR 16 sent to Lionmail by noon
August 22: Fall registration opens at 7am CST
August 26: Last day to drop summer classes with a WP grade (email Beth to drop)
September 5: University holiday
September 16: Open enrollment ends; any fall registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
September 23: Summer quarter ends
September 26: Summer grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal

Fall Quarter 2016
See summer info above for fall registration dates. 
September 26: On-Campus clusters begin
October 2: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
October 14: Last day to drop with a W grade (email Beth to drop)
November 18: Last day to drop with a WP grade (email Beth to drop)
November 21: Registration info email for WIN QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon
November 24 & 25: University holiday
November 27: Winter registration opens at 7am CST
December 10: Commencement ceremony 10am
December 16: Fall quarter ends
December 19: Fall grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal
December 23: Open enrollment ends; any winter registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
December 23-26: University holiday
December 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by March 30 or by June 30, 2017

Winter Quarter 2017
See fall info above for winter registration dates.
December 30-January 2: University holiday
January 3: On-Campus clusters begin
January 9: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
January 16: University holiday
January 20: Last drop day with a W grade (email Beth to drop)
February 13: Registration info email for SPR QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon
February 20: Spring registration opens at 7am CST
February 24: Last day to drop winter classes with a WP grade (email Beth to drop)
March 24: Open enrollment ends; any spring registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth; Winter quarter ends
March 27: Winter grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal
March 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by September 30, 2017

Spring Quarter 2017
See winter info above for spring registration dates. 
April 3: On-Campus clusters begin
April 10: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
April 21: Last day to drop with a W grade (email Beth to drop)
May 15: Registration info email for FA QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon
May 22: Summer registration opens at 7am CST
May 26: Last day to drop spring classes with a WP grade (email Beth to drop)
May 29: University holiday
May 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by December 30, 2017
June 23: Spring quarter ends
June 26: Spring grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Spring 2016 Class Schedule 

ON-CAMPUS:
On-Campus students may choose one of the following two clusters:
Fiction Cluster on Tuesdays with David Hollingsworth*
or
Prose Poetry Cluster on Wednesdays with Kelli Allen 

ONLINE:
Fundamentals of Contemporary Fiction / Wm Anthony Connolly
The Fiction of War & Apocalypse / Scott Berzon
Fiction Writing Workshop / Tony D'Souza
The Prose Collection: T.C. Boyle / Charlene Engleking
Flash Nonfiction** / Catherine Rankovic
The Personal Essay / David Hollingsworth
Prose Poems / Eve Jones
Focused Poetry Workshop / Kelli Allen
Sylvia Plath & the Tarot Part 2*** / Julia Gordon-Bramer
Focused Scriptwriting Workshop / Zachary Vickers
Graduate Thesisfinal quarter only; see info in Course Descriptions

NOTES & LINKS:
*On-Campus students may take the Fiction cluster even if they have taken an on-campus fiction cluster previously.
**All students may enroll in Flash Nonfiction with Rankovic, including students who previously took Flash Nonfiction with Anderson
***It is not required to have taken Part 1 of Plath/Tarot; all students may enroll in Part 2
- Some MFA classes and clusters can be taken more than once for credit. Contact Beth with any questions about repeating specific classes or clusters.
- Online students may enroll in one, two, or three classes per quarter. At least two classes are required to be eligible for financial aid/student loans. To request a course overload (four classes), email Beth.
Spring Registration Instructions are posted HERE
- Course Descriptions for Spring MFA classes are posted HERE 
- Textbook information for spring quarter is posted HERE
- First Assignments/Start Dates for On-Campus Clusters are posted HERE
- First Assignments/Start Dates/Bb login info for Online classes are posted HERE
- The Spring Quarter MFA-specific academic calendar is posted HERE
- The 2016-2017 academic calendar for all programs in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs will be posted HERE
- See the email sent on 2/15 for the Teacher Grant form and other important program info.
- Degree application forms must be submitted through the portal by March 30 for students who will complete their degree in September (end of summer quarter). Students who will complete their degree in December must submit their degree app form through the portal no later than May 30. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pushcart Nominations for TLR5

We are very happy to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations from issue 5 of The Lindenwood Review:

POETRY

Robert Lee Kendrick

Solvent Can
Robert Lee Kendrick

Michael Boccardo

Sanctuary
Michelle Askin


FICTION

Jennifer Robinette


ESSAY

Betty Jo Buro




Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Important Dates and Info--MFA Fall 15 and Winter 16

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFO—Fall and Winter Quarters

Fall Quarter 2015

Tues. Sept. 29: On-Campus cluster begins at 6pm in the LUCC Conference Room; first assignment due--see all cluster info at the link below:

Sun. Oct. 4: Online class shells are ready for student view in Blackboard—class info posts are linked on the post at the link below:

Mon. Oct. 5: Online classes begin; First Assignment attendance post due by 11:59pm CST.

See more important Fall Quarter dates at the MFA Academic Calendar post at the link below:

MFA Registration for Winter Quarter 2016
READ THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS AT THE LINK BELOW:

Nov. 9: Winter Schedule and New Registration Instructions emailed to Lionmail accounts.

(NOTE: Newly accepted students who do not yet have a Lionmail account will receive this email at their personal email address for their first quarter.)

Nov. 9-15: Students email Beth to request portal to be enabled for self-registration; include tentative class choices (this does NOT guarantee enrollment in these classes; advisor contact is a university policy for self-registration).

(NOTE: Newly accepted students who have never enrolled in our MFA classes will need to send class choices and back-up choices to Beth this week, and Beth will handle initial registration for their first quarter; their portal will then be enabled for any schedule changes they wish to make.)

Nov. 16: Registration begins: Students may enroll themselves beginning at 7am CST (if they have emailed Beth to enable portal—be sure to choose term WIN QTR 16).

(NOTE: Some classes will fill very quickly, so students are encouraged to register themselves as early as possible. Each class section must have at least 5 students enrolled in order to be offered. The cap for each class is 14.)

Nov. 17-Dec. 18: Registration continues: Students may drop or add classes during this time without notifying Beth.
(NOTE: If a class is full, it is not available for registration. There are no wait lists with the new registration process, so if students hope to enroll in a full class, they must check the portal during this time to see if a spot opens up, and then must enroll themselves immediately before that spot is filled by another student.)

Tues. Jan. 5: On-Campus Cluster begins; first assignment due.

Sun. Jan. 10: Online class shells are ready for student view in Blackboard.

Mon. Jan. 11: Online classes begin; First Assignment attendance post due by 11:59pm CST.

See more important Winter Quarter dates at the MFA Academic Calendar post at the link below: