Richard Behm (MFA 1973; Ph.D Literature 1976), retired Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was one of five faculty given a University Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2005-2006 academic year. Now that he’s retired, Richard has several writing projects he’s working on, including two or three book-length collections of poetry, pulling together nearly three hundred poems he has had published in magazines large and small over the years.
Mark Berman (MFA 1976) has been appointed Technical Adviser to the ESF Legal Commission, and this is aside from his role as Technical Adviser to the Israeli Women’s Team, which is preparing for the 2007 qualifier for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mark tells us, “I thought that I had retired!”
Mary Biddinger (MFA 1998), for her debut book of poems, Prairie Fever, just out with Steel Toe Books. She’s also received a $5,000 Individual Creativity Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council for work on her next book. Mary is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Akron. She also teaches in the Northeast Ohio MFA Program. Congratulations, Mary!