Undergrad Student Spotlight: Desiree Schippers

As a student of English and Gerontology, I find myself constantly explaining and justifying my course of study to others. These subjects aren’t normally associated with each other and rarely overlap. I’m interested in how aging and older adults are portrayed in film and television. To put it simply, I tell people that I am … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Desiree Schippers

2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 5, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Autumn Shoemaker (BS '10, Journalism Mass Comm), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial Essay Award: Jackson Wright … Continue reading 2017-2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Trevin Garcia

Trevin Garcia presenting his work at the McNair Heartland Conference, September 2017.   Latinx English in the Heartland: An Analysis of /l/ Variation in Liberal, Kansas. I'm a senior in English Literature and a post-research scholar of the McNair Scholars program. This summer, I conducted research with Dr. Mary Kohn on linguistic changes in Liberal, … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Trevin Garcia

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Samuel Leyba

I am a Philosophy Major and English Minor in my third year of college. I have received an undergraduate research grant from K-State's College of Arts and Sciences for my research project, which I am working on under the guidance of  Dr. Lisa Tatonetti. My research is focused on the rhetoric of the “alt-right” towards … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Samuel Leyba