Writers series honors professor, dean

The Visiting Writers Series was recently renamed in honor of long-time faculty member and the series’ founder Marcia Kinsey. The School of Humanities announced the name change to the Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series Oct. 18 at the series’ first event of the semester.

Prior to her death last March, Kinsey taught classes in English writing and rhetoric and also served as dean of the School of Humanities for ten years. A faculty member since 1975, Kinsey founded the Visiting Writers Series during her time as dean in the 1990s.

“It was kind of a way to honor her … and acknowledge the contributions of her and her family,” said Father Louis Brusatti, a religious studies professor and colleage of Kinsey’s.

Attendees at the Oct. 18 Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series event included Kinsey’s family, students, and English writing and literature faculty.