Dr. Larry Brunner, Senior Professor of English, has a book review appearing in an upcoming issue of the journal, Christianity & Literature. In addition, Dr. Brunner is currently working on an article on British poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and has multiple biographical articles accepted for a reference work soon to be published.
Dr. Larry Fink, Professor of English, was elected vice-president of The C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society at their March 2009 meeting where he also delivered a paper, “Unexpected Themes in C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.” In the Fall 2008, he presented two papers:"Religious Themes in the Lyrics of Marc Cohn" at the Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature in Shawnee, OK, and “Pascal & Puddleglum, Boethius & Beowulf in The Silver Chair and Grendel” at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature in Houston, TX. More recently, he presented “Walter M. Miller, Walker Percy, Carl Sagan and Scientism” as part of the third annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Dr. Fink’s article “Imbruted Souls in Milton, MacDonald, and Lewis” appeared in Inklings Forever in 2008, and his book review of Dinah Hazell’s The Plants of Middle-Earth: Botany and Sub-Creation was published in the journal Seven: An Anglo American Literary Review.
Dr. Robert Fink, W.D. and Hollis Bond Professor of English, completed his latest poetry book manuscript “Thin Places” and rewrote his literary nonfiction book manuscript “ETXEA: House of Our Father” over the summer of 2009. Dr. Fink, who directs HSU’s Creative Writing Program, is poetry editor of Texas Tech University Press’s The Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry. His poems appear in the most recent issues of Crab Orchard Review (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Iron Horse Literary Review (Texas Tech University), Image: Art, Faith, Mystery (Seattle Pacific University), and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review (Austin, Texas).
Sandy Self, Associate Professor of Political Science, took two students to participate in the Texas Tech School of Law Tournament. Both Emily Hunter and Matt Mogish made it to the Octofinal round. Also, Mrs. Self was elected SWAPLA Secretary (Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors) for 2010-2011.