Clue: A 9-Letter Word for “Lively Student Gathering”?
Answer: Open House!
The English Department’s annual Fall Undergraduate Open House, held October 6, welcomed English majors, minors, and certificate students not only to explore the latest information and resources available in English, but also to connect with professors, advisors—and, most of all, each other.
One student mentioned that she saw some friends from classes she had not seen since before the pandemic began. Merissa Christensen and Maranda Haile said that they decided to stop by together after their Latin class.
The extra-large, cheese-themed crossword, co-authored by Weird Al Yankovic, was a big draw at the hour-long event. Professor Katy Karlin answered the first clue, I contributed a Shakespeare answer, and in a flurry of creative teamwork and camaraderie, Alyssa Vanwey, Cassidy Hartig, and Bridget Snow finished it off.
While communing over Varsity donuts and chocolates, students found out about the new course offerings for spring 2023 and spoke with representatives from Career Services, the Writing Center, internships, and Education Abroad in Ireland as well as student organizations for creative writers.
In a raffle giveaway, three lucky students took home a Radina’s gift certificate: congratulations to Jami Breon, Kyla Barry, and Jacqueline Waugh!
If you are interested in discovering more about what’s happening in the English Department, check out our latest line-up of classes for spring 2023 and our certificates in Film Studies and in Linguistics. You can learn how to get involved in student organizations sponsored by English, too, and find out about upcoming events.
— Kara Northway, Associate Professor and Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies