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Memorial service for professor Hindrichs

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT

Friday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.
Hatch Ballroom
Student Union Building

A public memorial service will be held in honor of Dr. Cheryl Hindrichs, professor of English, who passed away in July. The memorial is open to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Hatch Ballroom of Boise State’s student union building at 1700 University Drive (please note the room location has changed since our last announcement). For instructions on free parking for the event, please email

Cheryl was a voracious reader who shared her passion for and love of literature and storytelling generously with others. She was an extraordinary colleague, a dedicated and beloved teacher and mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students, and to the community at large. Cheryl was a remarkable human being — kind, humble, and generous, willing to welcome colleagues and students into her home, and share her love for life. Please join us as her family, colleagues, students, and friends remember her, and honor her with their stories and memories of how she has touched their lives.

An expert in British modernism, critical theory, and especially the writings of Virginia Woolf, Cheryl had a deep interest in the ways that illness has been represented in literature. She had long been at work on a book, “Pandemic Modernity,” that examined the ways that the 1918 pandemic and its aftermath helped shape the development of literary modernism.

Cheryl also taught courses and gave lectures on food and literature, which was a topic of both professional and personal interest. And as her colleagues and students know well, many a committee meeting or class session was enlivened by something warm and delicious that Cheryl brought, straight from the oven.

She shared her expertise in these topics not just through her scholarship, but also with the community by leading the Literature for Lunch book discussion series at the public library and later as a webinar series, directing the Hemingway Literary Center Lecture series, and teaching courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.