Film Series

Part of Tobi Jacobi’s Women’s Prison Writing class requirement is group work relating to prison. One group is going to show prison films on campus. Here’s the information:

What: This first screening in a series of three will focus on assumptions about prison and what prison life looks like (especially in regards to women).
When: Saturday, March 26th at 5pm.
Where: Clark A205
Extra: Snacks will be provided. We are also asking people to bring books (ALL books are welcome) for a prison book drive.


Community Literacy Center Internship

The Community Literacy Center is putting out a call for applications for the 2011-2012 AmeriCorps Internship with the CLC. Below, is the link  to the CLC as well as a brief description of what we do. We’d like to  encourage faculty to present this to all current and incoming students.

Students may submit electronically at or return their application to the CLC office, 346A Eddy.

The Community Literacy Center: Our primary mission is to create alternative literacy in order to educate and empower underserved populations (e.g., incarcerated juveniles and adults, adult learners, women, at-risk youth) and to support university-community literacy outreach programs.  The Center strives to create a range of sustainable community-based literacy programs to promote community action and social change with multiple populations. Our goals are to contribute directly to the literacy needs of Larimer County by offering programming that complements existing literacy education opportunities and to advocate for increased public awareness about the needs and contributions of our diverse community.

We recognize that there are many teens and adults who do not succeed in traditional school settings, and we aim to offer alternative opportunities for these individuals to practice and improve their  reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

For the application:

Applications are due in the CLC by 4pm on April 26, 2011. Applications can also be mailed to Tobi Jacobi, 333 Eddy Building, CSU, Fort Collins, CO 80523 or submitted electronically to


College English Special Issue on Contingent Faculty

The College English special issue (Vol 73, Issue 4, March 2011) on Contingent Faculty, edited by Mike Palmquist and Sue Doe, is now in mailboxes! It features an article co-authored by many of our CSU and English Department colleagues, including Laura Thomas, David Bowen, Sarah Ryan, Natalie Barnes, Lucy Troup, Dave Gilkey, Kirk Sarell, Ginger Guardiola-Smoak, Sue Doe, and Mike Palmquist. It also includes a new position statement from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) on working conditions for non tenure-track faculty, which drew heavily upon CSU’s 6R’s document which was created by the Provost’s Task Force in Fall 2006. Go to to view the issue electronically.

Raul Moreno Publishes, “Exposure Time,” a Travel Essay

Raul Moreno’s “Exposure Time,” a travel essay involving Colorado, Colombia, and Kyrgyzstan, appears in this weekend’s print edition of Matter Daily, a publication of Wolverine Farm and the Matter Bookstore. An excerpt can be found online at