Amanda Reyes Channels Boundless Energy Into Leadership

Amanda Reyes

Amanda Reyes cannot help peering ahead into the future, fidgeting to catch a glimpse of what’s to come. “I was the type of kid—and now the type of adult—who can’t sit still or stay put,” says the tenacious, determined, and above all, deeply motivated 23-year-old who graduates this spring with a … [Read more...]

Science Fiction Author David Gerrold to Deliver Annual Pat Eliet Memorial Lecture

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The Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the annual Patricia Eliet Memorial Lecture featuring science fiction author David Gerrold as the guest speaker, on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the … [Read more...]

English Lecturer Eric Brach Teams Up with Basketball Legend to Author Memoir

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Billy McGill may well be “the greatest NBA (National Basketball Association) player you’ve never heard of.” But with the help of Eric Brach, a lecturer of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, his story is being brought to light. The two have paired to co-author “Billy ‘the … [Read more...]

Students Share Research and Creative Work and Gain Editorial Experience through Scholarly Publications

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In addition to their classroom assignments and myriad other commitments many students at California State University, Dominguez Hills are also intellectually and creatively engaged scholars who have taken to sharing their research and creative projects by contributing to scholarly … [Read more...]

2012 Patricia Eliet Memorial Lecturer Draws Inspiration from Hometown and People

Susan Straight

Award-winning novelist Susan Straight will discuss the writing process and her most recent work when she visits California State University, Dominguez Hills as the 2012 Patricia Eliet Memorial Lecture Series guest artist, on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom. The … [Read more...]

Sesshu Foster to Deliver Annual Pat Eliet Memorial Lecture

Los Angeles author and poet Sesshu Foster will deliver the Annual Pat Eliet Memorial Lecture on April 14.

During National Poetry Month, the Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host the annual Pat Eliet Lecture featuring poet and novelist Sesshu Foster as the guest speaker on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom. The lecture, with a book … [Read more...]

Hal Marienthal (1924-2011) Kept Lifeline of Teaching and Learning

Hal Marienthal

Emeritus professor of English Hal Marienthal died on Jan. 3 after a long battle with cancer. Until his death, the native of Germany continued his 63-year teaching career through teaching and mentoring students in the Humanities External Master’s Degree (HUX) program at California State … [Read more...]

Daniel Cano: Alumnus Wins International Latino Book Award

Daniel Cano

According to Daniel Cano (Class of ’77, B.A., English; ’84, M.A., Spanish), all one needed to make it as a journalist in 1920s Los Angeles was the ability to read and write, and a good mentor. In Cano’s case, all that was needed to become an award-winning novelist was his desire to become a … [Read more...]

English Department Alumni Take Interdisciplinary Approach to Branding Toyota Financial Services

Tatsumi Paredes (at left) and Maria Tirado are the brains behind an external branding campaign for Toyota Financial Services

Although Tatsumi Paredes (Class of '98, B.A., English, magna cum laude) and Maria Tirado (Class of ’86, B.A. English lit/communications) attended California State University, Dominguez Hills nearly a decade apart, they both agreed that the education they received was instrumental in propelling … [Read more...]

Harryette Mullen: Poet and Scholar Delivers Annual Pat Eliet Lecture

On April 22, the English department at California State University, Dominguez Hills hosted the Annual Pat Eliet Lecture Series which invites prominent writers of the day to come and share their knowledge with students and faculty. This year’s speaker was Harryette Mullen, renowned poet and … [Read more...]