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Congratulations to Alyssa Dewees, one of the 2013 Senior Standout Award recipients.
DA-DUM-DUN: Join us for a special event in honor of Miles Davis, Henry Dumas & Katherine Dunham in conjunction with a Multi-Arts Festival & Book Signing for Drumvoices authors on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 2083-84 of Bldg. “B” on the SIUE-ESL Higher Education Campus, 601 J.R. Thompson Dr., East St. Louis.
Course Descriptions are now online for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
It's the Year of the Book, and our celebration of all things bookish continues full-force. Check out the latest events right here.
If Spring comes, can Summer be far behind? With apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley, that means it's time to start thinking about summer activities for the kids. One of the best in the area is the SIUE Department of English annual Summer Writing Day Camp. Since these camps tend to fill quickly, check out our information and registration materials now.
The English B. A. — Is it the Best of Degrees, or the Worst of Degrees? (And if you're pursuing the English B. A. and don't recognize the allusion in the previous sentence, you need to read more!) You get to decide the answer: first, check out the recent Salary.com article "Eight College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back"; you'll be delighted to learn that English is right up there with chemical engineers and IT managers. (Be sure to email that link to your parents!) Then, read this article from Kiplinger's that highlights the ten degrees that represent "the worst value in college majors." (Suggestion: don't send this link to your parents.)
A number of English faculty have been featured on the College of Arts and Science's radio show "Segue" and in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's weekly "College Talk" column. Check out the audio interviews and/or the columns featuring the following:
Valerie Vogrin on creative writing as a way of life:
Kristine Hildebrandt on disappearing languages and dialectical difference:
Carl Springer on the link between paganism and Christianity, to say nothing of Latin: