Summer Reading — Had Me a Blast

We asked various members and friends of the K-State English Department a couple of key summer questions. For example, can we start wearing our all-white Tom Wolfe-inspired suit again? Nobody, sadly wanted to weigh in on that, but everyone had big, splashy ideas for these two questions: What makes a great summer read? What summer read … Continue reading Summer Reading — Had Me a Blast

SUROP 2019: Kaiya Thompson

Since 2002, the Department of English has participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) sponsored by the Graduate School at Kansas State. SUROP provides a competitively awarded, paid research experience for 6-8 undergraduates from under-represented groups, matching applicants to departments and faculty who serve as mentors for eight weeks during the summer on … Continue reading SUROP 2019: Kaiya Thompson

Coming Attractions: Film Studies Certificate

One of our accomplishments during the 2018-2019 academic year was working with campus colleagues to design, propose, and receive approval for a new undergraduate certificate in Film Studies. Here's a quick preview, in advance of the official launch during the 2019-2020 year -- The new undergraduate certificate in Film Studies draws upon the expertise of … Continue reading Coming Attractions: Film Studies Certificate

Grad Student Spotlight: Latrice Ferguson

Each fall semester, we offer our second year graduate teaching assistants the opportunity to complete some additional professional development as part of their teaching practicum: to prepare to teach one of our undergraduate literature, film, or professional writing courses. Following several weeks of observing experienced instructors, discussing pedagogy, and drafting a syllabus and assignments, some … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Latrice Ferguson

2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 11, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Kristen Schweitzer (K-State alumna in Biology and in Curriculum and Instruction), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial … Continue reading 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

In Appreciation

  Earlier this week, we paused during the end-of-semester rush to recognize a key group within our department: our term instructors. Each academic year, we are fortunate to have 15-20 term instructors who help the department fulfill its mission. Hired on annual or semester contracts with university health benefits and dedicated office space, our term … Continue reading In Appreciation