EGSA Digest 10.3.14

A cool breeze has drifted through Waco, bringing down a few power lines along the way, and admit it, all your thoughts are now delicately spiced with cinnamon and you think this might be the week you can justify restocking on hot chocolate.

Then you remember you’re in Texas, and today’s high was still 86, and all that “fall” stuff is just a lie propagated by people from New England and the upper Midwest.
So let’s get to announcements.
Monday, October 6: Graduate Student Spiritual Life Event
  • Mentoring & Challenging Undergraduate Students”
  • Q&A with Tim Elmore, moderated by Josh Ritter (not this guy)
  • TeaCHE credit is available for this event.
  • 12 PM, Bobo Spiritual Life Center
  • Fregister here. Lunch is provided!
Friday, October 10: 19th CRS
  • Dr. Alexander Reiger (Rice University) will speak on “Looking at Blake.”
  • Not in the sense of, “Hey, here he is, look at him,” but in regards to his poetry and visual art.
  • 3:30 PM, Carroll Science 101.
Friday, October 10: SET Seminar
  • “Faculty and International Students: Tips for Effective Interactions”
  • This sounds intuitive, but ask your international students about the most appalling things faculty have said to them, and you will in fact be appalled.
  • Go to this panel discussion; never be appalling again. (At least, not to international students.)
  • 2:30-3:30, Jones Library 200.
Saturday, October 11: GSA Tailgate
  • Eat barbecue! Watch the football! Other activities too!
  • RSVP here so that there is a sufficiency of viande for all.
Saturday, October 25: Postmortem Poet’s Potluck
  • Esteemed social chairs Daniel Benyousky, Esq and Lady Sarah Rude would like you to be aware that this is happening again.
  • Be prepared to dress up like a dead writer. Prose writers also acceptable, we suppose.
  • (Just kidding, they are 100% acceptable.)
  • We are happy to report that Cormac McCarthy is still alive, even though Emily Brower dressed up as him for last year’s potluck. Baylor English: good at literature, bad at jinxing.
PROFF Mock Interviews
  • Ye who turn the wheel and look to the job market, email Stephanie Peek ( to register for mock interviews. 
  • These will happen on Thursday, November 13, 1:30-5:00 PM. 
  • You must also attend the November 5 PROFF session (3:30-5:00 PM), “On the Trail and at the Table: The Substance and Style of Interviewing.” 
  • May the odds be ever in your favor
First Friday: TONIGHT, Downtown Waco
  • In case you needed a reason to procrastinate.
  • Or needed to get some culture.
  • Details here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled decorative gourd season.

Elizabeth Fredericks
Teacher of Record, PhD Candidate
Department of English
Baylor University