Little Women 150: A Celebration

  Appearing on September 30, 1868, Little Women was an instant success. Readers immediately began sending author Louisa May Alcott directives for what should happen next to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, along with their wealthy, handsome next door neighbor Theodore “Laurie” Laurence. She set to work, happy to give her fancy play as … Continue reading Little Women 150: A Celebration

Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Sometimes our alumni stay in Kansas to forge their professional path; sometimes they travel the world. David Murphy (MA '08) has traveled the world -- thanks, in part, to his M.A. in English from Kansas State, as he explains below. David's employment history illustrates the various and complementary careers that our graduates pursue, some of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Our Land Grant Mission in Action

Three outreach events in 24 hours. April is always a busy month, and the past day is no exception. The hours between 7pm on Wednesday April 10 and 7pm on Thursday April 11 found our faculty and students participating in three different kinds of outreach events -- events designed to engage not only our campus … Continue reading Our Land Grant Mission in Action

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez

"Celebrating Paraguay's Indigenous Language" Maitei, che réra Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez, che paraguaigua ha che ahayhu Guarani ñe’ê. Che temimbo’e tetã Kansas State University-gua. Are you curious about what the previous sentences mean? They are in Guarani, one of the two mother tongues of my country. I said, “Hello, my name is Cecilia Andrea Pick … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez

Dispatches from #AWP19

K-State English was well-represented at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference last weekend in Portland, Oregon. Below are some dispatches from AWP#19 to join the ones we posted last year from AWP#18.   Of all the amazing panels and readings — and there were many this year in Portland, Oregon — … Continue reading Dispatches from #AWP19

Cultivating Kindness in the Writing Center – Part II

In this second of two posts, we — the 2018-2019 Executive Committee of the Writing Center at K-State — talk about the role kindness plays in writing center work, including welcoming visitors, tutoring, front desk work, and outreach to campus. Through empathetic observation, writing center tutors and front desk staff have the unique opportunity to … Continue reading Cultivating Kindness in the Writing Center – Part II

Cultivating Kindness in the Writing Center – Part I

In this first of two posts, we — the 2018-2019 Executive Committee of the Writing Center at K-State — talk about the role kindness plays in writing center work, including welcoming visitors, tutoring, front desk work, and outreach to campus. Through empathetic observation, writing center tutors and front desk staff have the unique opportunity to … Continue reading Cultivating Kindness in the Writing Center – Part I

Blessed Fruits

Our second colloquium of the 2019 spring semester took us back to the future. Organized by Associate Professor Wendy Matlock for the Graduate Track in Literature, “Blessed Fruits: Readings and Implications of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale” featured short, five-minute “lightning” talks by faculty and students on Atwood's novel and its adaptations. As the highlights below … Continue reading Blessed Fruits