Celebration of Life of MaryLu Mattson, May 18

The campus community is invited to a remembrance and celebration of Hutchins Professor Marylu “Lu” Mattson on Saturday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Spring Lake Park, Upper Oak Knolls picnic area. Lunch will be served and guests are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share. RSVP to CelebrateLu@comcast.net.

From 1970 until retirement in 1992, Mattson taught in both the Hutchins School and the Department of English and served for a time as Provost of the Hutchins School. She passed away in December 2012 at the age of 79.

To read about her life and share remembrances, go to the special website dedicated to her at http://lumattson.wordpress.com. Also, on this website/blogspace, there is information about a scholarship fund that has been set up in Mattson's honor.

Shortly before her death, Neo-Aldine press published her historical narrative, Shaman’s Dream: The Modoc War. It is considered the most thoroughly researched study to date of the Modoc War. She was also principal author of Help Yourself: A Guide to Writing and Rewriting (1973), a text used in writing courses throughout the country. Her dissertation (English 1969), “Censorship and the Victorian Drama,” remains one of the most comprehensive analyses of the subject.