Sunday, April 05, 2009

SIUC reunion in Denver, 2009

I put much more of the reunion people on the siuc linguistics weblog, where we could document who showed up at the reunion itself, what they said, etc. It was a big year for Salukis, what with the President of TESOL showing up, a proud Saluki.

But I added this little bit to document a few other people I saw and met in Denver- former Salukis. If you wear SIU-Carbondale on your coat lots of people stop to talk to you and I actually knew a few of them already.

Margi Wald, who taught here in the 90's, runs a writing lab at the Univ. of California-Berkeley, and is editor of several newsletters; she helped me get perspective on students' problems dealing with grammatical errors, especially after they have moved into academic classes.

Ditlev Larsen, who also taught here in the 90's, is now a full professor at Winona State University, in Minnesota. He came to one of my writing presentations.

Leah Miller, from National Louis Univ. in Chicago.

One man from the early '60's is now about ready to retire from his school district near St. Louis, but not ready to quit traveling. He remembered SIUC fondly, and especially the baseball teams, and their early moves to different fields.

One woman said she was on a high-level accreditation team when it occurred to them, all three, that they were all graduates of SIUC and its program.

There were actually many more, besides even those who came to the reunion.


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