PCA July Newsletter, 2016

PCA July Newsletter
Swimming at Camp Mudjekeewis
Hop in, the water’s great!

Greetings from the PCA!

We hope your summer is off to a lovely start, and that you’re getting excited for the 2017 PCA conference in San Diego.  Here’s a brief update for you.

In this update:
1. Submissions open July 6.
2. BGSU Research Workshop a success!
3. Your conference team.
4. In Memoriam


1. Submissions open July 6

We’re very excited to show off our new submission system, part of a complete overhaul of the PCA’s web presence.  Alas, we found a couple bugs at the last minute that would have caused too much trouble, so we had to delay opening the system for a few days.

Take the time to polish your abstracts, and we’ll have the system open on July 6th.


2. The BGSU Research Workshop was a success!

At the end of May, the PCA co-sponsored a Research Workshop at Bowling Green State University’s massive popular culture library. Check out the program and description on our website:  pcaaca.org/workshop

We hope to see this as a continuing event, so watch these newsletters for more information.


3. Your Conference Team

Over the course of the year, this newsletter will introduce members of your leadership team at the PCA.  We thought we’d start with the conference team:


Joseph Hancock, Executive Director of Events

Brendan Riley, Executive Director of Operations

Jennifer Loeb, Conference Coordinator

If you have questions about the conference, Contact us!

4. In Memoriam

We’re sad to report that these members of the PCA community have passed recently.

Robert J Fyne, Veteran English professor at Kean University, 78. Born in New York City, Robert grew up in Elizabeth, N.J. He was an English professor at Kean University in Union, N.J. for 48 years, and influenced many students with his Russian Literature course taught on location in Moscow and Petersburg. Robert is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jo-Ann Dorio, and family. (Star Ledger)

Gary Lee Harmon, University of North Florida (among others). Gary was born in Aurora, Nebraska on August 16, 1935.  He began his long and satisfying career at Flint Community College, Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and the University of North Florida. Gary is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie and his three sons and family. (Dignity)

We also recently reported that the Journal of Popular Culture managing editor Deborah Carmichael passed away in late June.

Our condolences to the families and friends of these threegreat colleagues. They will be missed.

Questions: Contact us!
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