Undergrad Student Spotlight: Josie Carey

Josie Carey (BA '22) I have always been an incredibly indecisive person. My dream occupations switched weekly through high school, and I felt like I would never find something that would stick. I often let big decisions be influenced by things I had seen on TV or something incredibly unrealistic like that. I wanted to … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Josie Carey

Gordon Parks and a Place to Call Home

Photo from Aaliyah Kelly's response to the exhibit "Gordon Parks: Homeward to the Prairie I Come" Coinciding with the Beach Museum’s current exhibit “Homeward to the Prairie I Come”—which features the work of photographer, filmmaker, and writer Gordon Parks—the students in ENGL 420 “African American Film” discussed two of Parks’s movies: the autobiographical coming-of-age film … Continue reading Gordon Parks and a Place to Call Home

September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Image for Ania Payne's "Unsocialized" at Complete Sentence Literature. (Art by Jeff Kallet.)     Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As COVID-19 continues, we continue to direct energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. We're also … Continue reading September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Career Paths in English and the Humanities

For several years, the English Department has reviewed options for a course dedicated to helping our undergraduate students find their career path. This fall, we're excited to launch our pilot offering: ENGL 599 "Career Paths in English and the Humanities." This one-credit hour course will provide, in an 8-week concentrated format, elements of career planning … Continue reading Career Paths in English and the Humanities

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Kinsley Searles (BA '22) This post is the second in a two-part series featuring undergraduate researchers mentored by faculty members Lisa Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award program. Part 1, featuring the work of Haley Reiners (BA '22), appeared earlier this week. Below is Part … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Haley Reiners

Haley Reiners (BA '22) This post is the first in a two-part series featuring undergraduate researchers mentored by faculty members Lisa Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award program. Part 1 below shares the work of Haley Reiners (BA '22). Stay tuned for Part 2 by … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Haley Reiners

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Bailey Britton

Bailey Britton (BA '22) Many Kansans don’t know the history of the “Big Red Rock” monument in Lawrence, Kansas, which currently sits in Robinson Park. The first thing people should know is that the boulder’s actual name is In ́zhúje ́waxóbe, which means “sacred rock” in the language of the Kaw Nation. The second thing … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Bailey Britton

Congratulations to the B.A. Class of 2021

One of our English Department traditions is to share a graduation card with each graduating senior, signed by all of the faculty in the department. Since we couldn't offer that tribute this spring, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, we identified a faculty member to create a short video for each graduating senior to convey our … Continue reading Congratulations to the B.A. Class of 2021

2020-2021 Annual Awards

Irises in bloom in Manhattan, KS ~ early evening, 1 May 2021 This first weekend in May would usually find us at the Alumni Center for dinner, conversation, and celebration. We always look forward to recognizing our award winners at our Annual Awards Banquet. However, like last year, the continuing presence of Covid-19 and the … Continue reading 2020-2021 Annual Awards

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell

Meghan Luttrell (BA '23) Storytelling is not strictly related to a person’s ability to speak. In American Sign Language Literature, an intricate and well-developed story can be told without one sound. This unique way of storytelling allows for a new experience for “listeners” and readers alike. In American Sign Language storytelling, each signed word holds … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Meghan Luttrell