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Dr. Dennis Clausen

Dennis Clausen Receives Cygnus Book Award

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dr. Dennis Clausen’s (Professor, English Dept.) novel The Accountant’s Apprentice received the “First Place” honor in the “Apocalyptic/Dystopian Science Fiction” category of the recent Cygnus Book Awards Competitions. The Cygnus Awards are sponsored by the Chanticleer Book Reviews International Writing Competitions. Competing novels across all categories in the competitions were submitted by authors from thirty-three different countries. The Accountant’s Apprentice received three refereed reviews to become a “finalist,” several more reviews to advance to the next stage in the competitions and become a “short list finalist,” and still more reviews to receive the “First Place” award. The Accountant’s Apprentice, which was written as a screenplay in 2012 and copyrighted as a novel in 2014, anticipated many of the dystopian concerns that have since become reality in many parts of the world. At the conference, Dr. Clausen was also invited to give a presentation on how to use a screenplay as the first draft for a novel. Congratulations, Dr. Clausen!  

English Scholarship Awardees Named

Monday, April 17, 2017

Congratulations to our English scholarship awardees! Our scholarships and awardees are: Bruce Alexander Scholarship: Emily Bezold Danvera Schol…

Restoring Respect

Time to Repair a House Divided

Monday, April 10, 2017

USD President James Harris and SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll Union Tribune published an  Op ED in the April 8, 2017 San Diego Union Tribune …

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Beauty, Goodness and Truth

Monday, March 6, 2017

There’s a change in the air. This fall, the Class of 2021 will choose their coursework based on USD’s new core curriculum, the most signif…

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Profoundly Beautiful

Monday, March 6, 2017

USD Magazine - Katelyn Allen transferred to USD in Fall 2015. She knew that she wanted to find a meaningful way to get involved, but she had…

Luke Smith '15, Working in Ukraine

Thursday, March 2, 2017

History alumnus, Luke Smith ’15, moved to the Ukraine in 2015. He has been working with a new eastern European cultural magazine, The Odessa Rev…

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