volume 20, issue 1

Language is the only homeland.

–Czesław Miłosz

community: participation & belonging

To Create Community, Foster Narratives of Belonging
Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Transforming Food Deserts into Food Hubs 
Sheila Luna

from the chair

Building on a Strong Foundation
Aaron Baker

alumni feature

Out, Open, Truthful, Honest: Secrets of Bill Konigsberg's Success
Jim Blasingame

Alumni Come Full Circle at the Sundance Film Festival
Kevin Sandler

student stories

A Composition Teacher's Reward: Biochemistry Student Earns Scholarship for Writing
Meghan Bacino

From Martial Arts to Language Arts with Cristian Lopez Villegas 
Josh Morris

ASU's Sigma Tau Delta Chapter: Good for Students
Trevor Prescott

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

–Margaret Mead 

research & engagement

Connected Academics Supports Alternate Career Paths for Humanities Students
Sheila Luna

Michael Green at the Helm, English Bolsters Online Offerings
Dana Tait

Blasingame Brings Focus on Diverse Voices to ALAN
Karen Dwyer

2016 Local Conference Roundup
Kira Assad, Kent Linthicum

comings & goings

New Office Specialist: Sarah Saucedo
Kira Assad

Sarah Florini, Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies)
Noor Alzubaidi 

The Academic, the Artist, the Advisor: A Profile on Mollie Connelly
María Isabel Alvarez

Beckian Fritz Goldberg Retires
Ernesto Abeytia

new books & media

Serendipity, Hard Work Lead to Book Deal for Doctoral Student Jason Griffith
Meghan Bacino

Faculty, Staff, Student & Alumni Publications

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

–F. Scott Fitzgerald

word lovers' corner

Crossword: Suns and Devils in Honor of Sparky's 70th
Alberto Ríos

in memoriam

Diana Bowling, 1944-2016
Karen Dwyer

Robert Sarka, 1948-2017
Adelheid Thieme


Unearthing the Legacy of Katharine C. Turner, Philanthropist and Fossil Hunter
Larry Ellis

Invest in the Department of English at ASU

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

–Henrik Ibsen

editorial staff

Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Executive EditorsAlberto RíosKristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web EditorKristen LaRue-Sandler

Copy EditorsSheila LunaKira Assad

Newsletter CommitteeAlberto Ríos (Chair), Kira Assad, Meghan Bacino, Karen DwyerLarry EllisKristen LaRue-SandlerSheila LunaDana Tait

about the masthead image

Elly van Gelderen. "The Future." Charcoal and pastel on paper.

Elly van Gelderen, a Regents' Professor of English in Linguistics, is also an accomplished visual artist in a variety of media. She has shown her work locally at the Memorial Union (2002) and was a regular exhibitor at English's annual Homecoming Art & Archives Gallery through 2013. About this piece, van Gelderen says, "It was based on a newspaper picture of a Timorese group of people. I was attracted by the image because there was so much visible in the faces: hope, indifference, excitement."