Dr. Wendy Whelan, McNeese assistant professor of American literature and women studies, has received her doctorate in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her dissertation is titled, "Transformational Theories: North American Women Writers and Their Revisions of Homeric Epic."
Nancy Correro, a McNeese Master of Fine Arts graduate student, has had a poem, "Songbird," accepted for publication in the September issue of I-70 Review.
J.D. Hibbitts, a McNeese MFA graduate student, has had a poem, "Cane Fire," accepted for publication in the April issue of Ellipsis.
Benjamin Sutton, a McNeese MFA graduate student, has had a series, "Eternity, Ohio," accepted for publication in the Washington Square Review. Sutton has had two more poems from the same series accepted for publication in the Quarterly West (University of Utah) and another in Barn Owl Review (University of Akron). Sutton has three more poems from a series, "Refutation by Memory," accepted for publication in the inaugural issue of Burntdistrict.
Amy Fleury, McNeese associate professor of English and director of the MFA creative writing program, has had a poem, "The Fort," accepted for publication in the Minnesota Review.
Dr. Karen Cook, has been named head government information librarian/assistant professor at McNeese's Frazar Memorial Library. Cook has experience in academic, public and special libraries and has held professional positions in technical services, public services and systems. She is an active member of the American Library Association, the Louisiana Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association and serves as editor of a peer-reviewed journal, Current Studies in Librarianship. Cook holds a doctorate from the University of Alabama, a juris doctorate from the University of Texas and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University.