Graduate Student Notes for October 2016

Heather Bowlan published poems in the New Ohio Review and Sugar House Review.

Stephen Carradini published “An organizational structure of indie rock musicians as displayed by Facebook usage” in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. The study was featured in NC State News and was covered in the popular press at Pitchfork, AltPress, Metal Hammer, and others. 

Tyree Daye gave a reading at Louisburg College.

Bryce Emley was interviewed by Sapling (Black Lawrence Press), for his role as poetry editor of the Raleigh Review.

Rob Green gave a reading for the Doctor T.J. Ekleburg Review.

Sarah Ishida’s first book, Nick Newton Is Not a Genius, is now available for sale through its publisher as well as on Amazon (

Sam Piccone and Bryce Emley published poems in the 38th edition of the Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry.

Kat Loucks Reese published two poems in Prairie Schooner.

Marty Saunders won the North Carolina State University Poetry Prize, which is supported by the Academy of American Poets.

Alabama Stone placed third in the Blue Mesa Review 2016 Summer Poetry Contest.

Alyssa Wong has won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction for her story “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” published in Nightmare Magazine in October 2015. She was a featured speaker at Nerdcon: Stories in Minneapolis, MN, October 14–15 ( She was mentioned as “A Writer to Watch” on the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:


SpeedCon 2016

This year’s SpeedCon, an unconference, was held in Tompkins and Caldwell halls on October 22 and focused on global technical communication ( Presenters came from IBM, RedHat, and other companies in the RTP area, and many MSTC students presented and led workshops. Officers of our Technical Communication Association (TCA), a student-led nonprofit, and their faculty advisor, Julia Gonzalez, hosted the event.

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