ECU English professor retires after 42 years of teaching

Roger C. Schlobin

East Carolina University English professor Roger C. Schlobin has retired after a combined 42 years of teaching at ECU, The Ohio State University and Purdue University.

Schlobin is one of three founders of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, now in its 33rd year. He is past editor and founder of “The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts,” and “The Year’s Scholarship of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror.”

He was editor of “The Aesthetics of Fantasy Literature and Art,” as well as more than 50 volumes in the Starmont Reader’s Guides to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, the first scholarly series to focus on individual authors. Schlobin’s bibliography, “The Literature of Fantasy,” is recognized as the definitive annotated bibliography in the field.

Schlobin has authored more than 100 essays, poems, short stories, reviews and bibliographies and composed the first original fantasy novel published online, “Fire and Fur: The Last Sorcerer Dragon.”

He donated his personal library to ECU and endowed the James H. and Virginia C. Schlobin Collection of Literature of the Fantastic, the third largest of its kind in the world.

Schlobin holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from The University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s from C.W. Post College.

Schlobin’s interests beyond writing and teaching include tinkering with “Princess,” a souped-up 1997 Datsun 280Z, and membership in the Emerald City Z Club, where he was founder and past president. He enjoys great food and drink, photography, computer games, collecting dragons and t-shirts, and still mourns the passing of his silver-mackerel tabby, the great Joshua Thunderpussy.

For additional details, visit http://www.wpl.lib.in.us/roger/.

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Bergstrom inducted as ACNM Fellow

Dr. Linda Bergstrom, a former faculty member in the ECU College of Nursing, was one of ten inducted as a fellow of the American College of  Nurse-Midwives at the organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, May 25.

Selection as a fellow is reserved for those midwives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, clinical excellence, scholarship and professional achievement both within and outside of the midwifery profession.

Bergstrom was one of the first faculty members in the new midwifery education program at East Carolina University. She has served on the American Council for Midwifery Education as a senior site visitor since 1994 and has been an active member of her local ACNM chapters. She has served the organization as a member of the board of governors, program committee, division of education and preceptor support section.

She is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Columbia University and the University of Colorado, where she completed her doctoral work and her midwifery education. In addition to ECU, she engaged in clinical practice and midwifery education at the University of Colorado and the Indian Health Service in Rosebud, S.D.

Bergstrom has impacted midwifery through her exceptional scholarly work and publications, particularly in the area of second stage labor care. She has a reputation as an excellent mentor to midwifery students.

She is now a clinical associate professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she teaches research methods and guides graduate students in midwifery and other majors.

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ECU blood drives collect total of 98 units

Paula McCoy with the American Red Cross, standing, works with China Nuckolls as she donates blood Tuesday at the Student Recreation Center as part of a blood drive sponsored by ECU. The blood drive at the Student Rec Center had a goal of 50 units, saw 48 donors, including two first-time donors, and collected 42 units. At the old Laupus Library location on the Health Sciences Campus, 63 donors came to the blood drive and donated 56 units. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

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