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EA Games: The Reality of Getting a Dream Internship

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By: Haley Helgesen It was September of last year that I was suffering a self-imposed crisis. I had suddenly decided that I was in desperate need of an internship for the summer if… Continue reading

Presenting at the EGO Conference

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By Emily Bryce Swain Staring in the mirror, I quickly realized how dorky my former choir concert clothes from high school looked on my twenty-year-old frame. Unearthed from the back of my closet,… Continue reading

Judge Not

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By: Chris Bell “I think you should burn it.” This was my first piece of literary criticism, delivered in the paperback section of Osco Drug by my disapproving grandmother. The aforementioned criticism was precipitated… Continue reading

An English Major Abroad: The Truth in Travel

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By: Molly Cameron “Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” -Ibn Battuta As an English major, when you make the decision to study abroad, the obvious choice is England.… Continue reading

Thesis in 200 Characters or Less

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Ah, the thesis: the greatest of all undertakings a student of English can take. This intensive writing process may involve tears, sleep deprivation, and crippling moments of self-doubt, but those who emerge victorious… Continue reading

A Letter from the Chair

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“On Being Lost” by Mark Mossman I love getting lost. I love getting lost when I am traveling somewhere, when I am talking with a friend, when I am telling a story to… Continue reading

2015-2016 Awards and Announcements

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Award Winning Students Each spring, the English and Journalism Departments awards $20,000 in scholarships and fellowships for our graduate and undergraduate students.  We are pleased to announce the following students were awarded English… Continue reading

Reading is Fearless: A Boiler Room Reading Series Experience

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This is my last week as an undergrad. When I signed up for the April Boiler Room Reading Series I thought, “I want to do this one last time before I leave.” The… Continue reading

Interview with Barbara Ashwood

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By Meghan Haupers I interviewed English professor Barbara Ashwood and learned a lot about her time as a student and as a professor. She also shared a bit about her personal life and referenced students… Continue reading

Dean Johnson: English Alum Writing His Way Into the Future

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When you talk to Dean Johnson (BA English ‘61, MA ‘68) about his remarkable career as a teacher, journalist, editor, and writer, he often says “I had the good luck to be in… Continue reading