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Music Department to present faculty recital Saturday night

Posted on September 20, 2013

Members of the MSUM Department of Music will combine their talents to present a Faculty Recital this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall (Glasrud Auditorium). The recital will feature performances by Elise Buffat-Nelson, Raychl Smith, Terrie Manno, Kevin Zepper, Sue Nagel, Tianna Grise, Jenny Dufault, Annette Richter, Kenyon Williams, Julie Adams, and Allen Carter. The concert will feature a variety of works for piano, voice, strings, winds, guitar, and percussion.

Music Faculty Fall Recital

Posted on September 17, 2013

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the Music Department faculty in the first Faculty Recital of the 2013-2014 season. The recital is on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

 

Healing through Writing: A Poet’s Perspective

Posted on June 18, 2013

Kevin Zepper, professor of English at MSUM, will be speaking and presenting poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Located at 121 9th St. S in Fargo.

Healing through Writing: A Poet’s Perspective

In many instances, the act of writing is connected to the spiritual aspects of release, surrender, and healing. Read the rest of this entry →

Poet Zepper discusses writing with Moorhead High students

Posted on May 06, 2013

Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3.

Zepper, a Moorhead High graduate, told students that he became interested in writing in second grade.

“My parents read to me all the time, and the library became going to the toy store,” Zepper said. Read the rest of this entry →

Kevin Zepper presented at Pecha Kucha event

Posted on April 23, 2013

Kevin Zepper, MFA in the English Department, presented at the 17th Pecha Kucha (pronounced Pa-cha ku-cha) event April 18 in Bemidji. Zepper’s presentation followed the strict rules of Pecha Kucha: a 6:40 time limit, which is 20 seconds of “script” along with images projected every 20 seconds. The title of his distilled lecture was, “The Prose Poem: My Intuitive Journey.” There were nine presenters sharing their passion through topics ranging from kayaking, wrens, Cuba, and living with Multiple Sclerosis. Read the rest of this entry →

Kevin Zepper presented “Prose Poems as Teaching Resources” at the Minnesota Writing and English Conference

Posted on April 09, 2013

Kevin Zepper, MFA in the English Department, presented at the Minnesota Writing and English Conference at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota April 5. The theme for this year’s conference was “Writing Cultures.”

Zepper’s presentation topic was “Prose Poems as Teaching Resources.” His program encouraged instructors to incorporate their own creative writing examples to generate assignments and prompts for English composition courses. Read the rest of this entry →

Kevin Zepper’s poem chosen as editor’s choice

Posted on October 31, 2012

Kevin Zepper, professor in the English Department, was recently chosen editor’s choice for his poem, “Ghost Writing.”

Two of Zepper’s poems, “Ghost Writing” and “Blind” were published in “Talking Stick,” a publication out of Park Rapids.

“Ghost Writing” is a poem that tells a story about how language constantly surrounds us. It’s the idea that everyone sees different things in life. Some people see one story and another person sees a different story.

Sharon Harris, the editor of “Talking Stick,” wrote in her editor’s note, Read the rest of this entry →

English faculty publish poetry

Posted on October 10, 2012

Yahya Frederickson, Linda Lein, and Kevin Zepper, English, recently received poetry acceptance letters. Frederickson’s two poems “Carthage” and “Ruins,” Lein’s poem “Meltwater,” and Zepper’s poem “Visitation” were published in the Lake Region Review, an annual literary journal published by the Lake Region Writers Network.

Linda Lein also presented a workshop “Why Writers Need an Author’s Platform” at the Lake Region Writers Conference last week.

Additional information about the Lake Region Review and the Lake Region Writers Conference can be found online.

Kevin Zepper had audio poem listed on NCTE website

Posted on April 24, 2012

Kevin Zepper, MFA in the English Department, recently had an audio poem listed on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) website. The NCTE annually posts works by members of the NCTE in audio or video format. Zepper’s piece, “Fossils” was selected for Poem of the Day on April 21 for Poetry Month. The piece can be accessed here.


Kevin Zepper read from Sugartown at the UND Writer’s Conference

Posted on April 06, 2012

Kevin Zepper, MFA, read work from his new chapbook, Sugartown, at the University of North Dakota’s Writer’s Conference in Grand Forks, N.D. on March 24. Zepper is a writing instructor in MSUM’s English Department.

More than 2,000 people attend the UND Writer’s Conference to listen to readings and panel discussions and ask authors questions. The University of North Dakota has been an active literary festival since 1970.

“Knockout Literary Magazine” release reading at MSUM

Posted on March 28, 2012

“Knockout Literary Magazine” is celebrating the release of its fourth issue with a release reading at MSUM on Saturday, April 21 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the Livingston Lord Library, Room 103. The issue features work by former U.S. poet, Laureate Billy Collins, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Mark Vinz, Kevin Zepper, Todd Boss, Tim Nolan, Denver Butson, Athena Kildegaard, Cyrus Cassells, Christopher Howell and many other fine writers. Knockout editor Brett Ortler, along with a few special guests, will read from the issue.

Click here for more information or contact Brett at knockoutpoetry@gmail.com.

Kevin Zepper reads from his poetry book “Sugartown”

Posted on March 22, 2012

DK Custom Framing @ Gallery 14 is delighted to announce a book publication of new poetry, “Sugartown” by author Kevin Zepper. “Sugartown” is about Kevin’s experience living in the Fargo-Moorhead region.

Today from 7 to 9 p.m. join us in celebration; hear Kevin’s story and listen to him read from “Sugartown.”

14 Roberts St., Fargo
701.239.0063

Kevin Zepper is author of new release “Sugartown”

Posted on January 13, 2012

Kevin Zepper, English, is the author of a new book of poems, Sugartown, recently published by Finishing Line Press. He is also the author of The Fifth Ramone: Prose Poems and I Bring You Dead Things.

The lead quote in Sugartown is “Dulcius Ex Asperis”, which is Latin for “After difficulty, sweetness.”

“This poetry book is about where I live or at least how I vision things in this region,” Zepper said. “Then, there’s the idea of “sweetness” in just about every piece. The theme of earthiness and humility are represented.” Read the rest of this entry →

Zepper to be published in Talking Stick

Posted on May 03, 2011

Kevin Zepper, Corrick Center, has two pieces accepted for the Fall publication in Talking Stick. The Talking Stick is a decade-old publication of the nonprofit organization, The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc. Zepper is an associate professor in the Corrick Center for General Education.

Carollo, Zepper present poetry reading Nov. 17

Posted on November 04, 2010

Professors Kevin Carollo, English Department, and Kevin Zepper, Corrick Center, will present a poetry reading entitled, “An Evening of Kevins,” Wednesday, Nov.  17 at 7 p.m. at DK Framing, 14 Roberts Street, Fargo, N,D. Carollo and Zepper will poetically deliver their Keviness to an audience of ladies and Kevins. For more information about the reading contact DK Framing at 701.239.0063 or friend them on Facebook.

Al Davis, Kevin Zepper to read at Marshall Festival

Posted on October 01, 2010

Alan Davis, English, and Kevin Zepper, Corrick Center for General Education, will read their work at the Marshall Festival ‘10, a literary gathering of Midwest writers. The four-day celebration takes place October 28-31. This event is sponsored by Southwest State University and held on campus. Davis’ third collection of short stories, So Bravely Vegetative, won the Prize Americana for Fiction 2010. He also teaches in MSUM’s M.F.A. Creative Writing Program and in the low-residency M.F.A. Program at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Zepper’s most recent collection, I Bring You Dead Things was published by Blue Light Press.

Kevin Zepper publishes poem

Posted on September 15, 2010

Kevin Zepper, Associate Professor in the Corrick Center for General Education, recently published his poem, “Crazy Days,” on The Prose Poem Project website. (Available for free online viewing for a limited time before publication: http://www.prose-poems.com/). Zepper resides in Moorhead.

Kevin Zepper poetry featured in new anthology

Posted on September 02, 2010

Kevin Zepper, Associate Professor in the Corrick Center for General Education, will have his poetry featured in the new Southwest Journal anthology, SEASONS: Poems from the Southwest Journal Poetry Project. Zepper has published three chapbooks of poetry. His first, The Fifth Ramone, received first place in the North Dakota Professional Communicators Contest in 2004, chapbook/creative verse category. His most recent work has appeared on the Slow Train Journal website.

Faculty development book talk on Monday

Posted on October 15, 2009

Don’t forget about the Book Talk Event on Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in CMU 203. Learn about integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning.

The featured book: “Engaging teaching: The professor’s guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom” by John Bean, Professor of English, Writing Program Director, and Chair of the University Task Force on Teaching and Learning at Seattle University.

Bean’s premier work uses various writing and thinking strategies to transform students from passive learners to more active learners, while deepening their understanding for the subject matter.

Kevin Zepper, Corrick Center and Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, will talk about the book’s ideas and how to use them in your classroom. Students are always welcome.

Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee

FREE BOOKS, plus Writing, Thinking & Active Learning

Posted on October 06, 2009

Learn about integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning PLUS get FREE BOOKS at the Book Talk Event on Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in CMU 203.

The featured book: “Engaging teaching: The professor’s guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom” by John Bean, Professor of English, Writing Program Director, and Chair of the University Task Force on Teaching and Learning at Seattle University.

Bean’s premier work uses various writing and thinking strategies to transform students from passive learners to more active learners, while deepening their understanding for the subject matter.

Kevin Zepper, Corrick Center and Theresa Hest, Communication Studies, will talk about the book’s ideas and how to use them in your classroom. Students are always welcome.

The first six faculty to contact Steve Grineski, grineski@mnstate.edu, and agree to attend this event will receive a free copy of the book. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CAMPUS MAILING ADDRESS.

About the book:

“Engaging Ideas surprised me. I didn’t expect to like it, but I really did. I didn’t expect to find so much in it that would cause me to pause and reflect on my own practices as a teacher, but this is exactly what happened repeatedly. I didn’t expect to find the writing so sprightly and attention-holding, but it was. And I didn’t expect that I would decide to change the nature of the writing assignments I give students as a result of this book, but I have…An excellent resource for faculty across all disciplines who long for ways of improving student writing and thinking skills.” – Howard B. Altman, director, Linguistics Program, University of Louisville

Sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee

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