News & Notes – Feb. 26

Ashley Kurucz

— Ashley Kurucz (right) a current FS/CSI student is a security officer at The Hamburg Gaming Casino & last week received an award for Dedication and Excellence in her job for rendering assistance to a patron who had collapsed and stopped breathing. Her quick response resulted in the individual receiving immediate medical care.  Ashley was also honored as the Hilbert Student Ambassador of the month for January 2016.

— Hilbert English Professor Herb Kauderer’s poem “Flame Dragon” appears in the February issue of Polu Texni: A Magazine of Many Arts.

In addition his poem “luddite’s dream” has been nominated for the 2016 Rhysling Award as best short speculative poem of the year. Herb also has a second poem nominated for the 2016 Rhysling Award as best short speculative poem of the year. The poem, titled “hard copy”, is about the future of literature, and first appeared in Asimov’s SF Magazine. The Rhysling is an international honor awarded since 1978 and adjudicated by the SFPA. Professor Kauderer’s poetry was nominated for the award for the first time in 1992. “Hard copy” is professor Kauderer’s ninth poem to be nominated for the Rhysling and will appear in Rhysling Award Anthology this spring, with voting to take place in the summer.

Professor Kauderer also had poem’s published earlier in February:  “fantastic legend” appeared in Grievous Angel February 17, 2016 ––fantasy-poetry–flash-fiction/four-poets-four-new-poems

“Tradition of the Jester” & “Heirloom” appeared in FrostFire Worlds for February 2016

The February 2016 print issue of Scifaikuest contains Professor Kauderer’s haiku “scaling” and the mirrored fibonnacci poems “taking charge” and “hiding in plain sight”.

Professor Kauderer also had his poem “swagger” appear in The New Verse News on February 23, 2016, a website that presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues.

— Hilbert CSIA professor Alan Katerinsky had a tanka (a formal poem) titledThey’re Playing My Song” appear in the February 2016 issue of Scifaikuest.

IMG_0275— Former Hilbert women’s basketball coach, Sal Buscaglia, and President Emerita, Sr. Edmunette Paczesny, are featured in this USA Today article about the retiring coach.  Sr. Edmunette and others from the Hilbert community went to coach Buscaglia’s final game at Robert Morris University (right). –