Amie Soudien
Amie Soudien
February 5, 2016

A spring semester message from the editor

Dear Grad Journal readers,

I hope the winter break was joyous, restful, and productive!

It’s hard to believe that we are moving into our third week of classes already, and I trust that your class selections have been rewarding so far. If you are still hoping to move things around, please note that the add/drop period ends this Wednesday, February 10.

For those of us who intend to graduate in May, this semester is a little daunting. The thesis deadline is fast approaching, and this semester is the last opportunity to take advantage of the many events and programs the school has to offer. The Grad Journal would like to offer the opportunity for grads to introduce their theses topics to the greater graduate community. In April and May, the Grad Journal will be running a profile series on graduates’ theses. The profiles will appear in a Q&A format. If you are interested, please contact me at We will select a number of theses each month to profile.

This semester we will, once again, be focusing on services available to grads on campus, as well as a few exciting events. Towards the end of the month we will feature interviews with previous winners of post-MFA fellowships, and a new event series from the Career and Co-op Center.

Seeing that I will be leaving this position as editor in May, and will need some time to focus on my own thesis project, the Grad Journal will be looking for a new editor. The position has afforded me the special opportunity to manage and plan the online publication, and with the guidance of Associate Dean Lynn Tomaszewski, to develop stories relevant to graduate students. The format of the journal is flexible, and we are open to hearing any suggestions you might have for the direction of the publication in the future. If you are interested in the position, please contact me at the address listed above.

All the best and good luck with this semester!

Amie Soudien

MA New Arts Journalism