2021-2022 Annual Awards

Lilacs in bloom in Manhattan, KS ~ early evening, April 2022 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, as it did the past two years, the continuing presence of … Continue reading 2021-2022 Annual Awards

April 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for the edited collection Screening #MeToo, where Katy Karlin's work appears.   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As we enter a third year living with COVID-19, we continue to direct energies towards teaching our courses and to supporting others during … Continue reading April 2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Still Thinking of Ukraine

Photos from the refugee camp in Budapest, Hungary. (Alexander Hurla | Collegian Media Group) A few weeks ago, Alexander Hurla (BA '22 in Humanities, minor in English) left Manhattan, Kansas, for Budapest, Hungary, to volunteer assistance for those seeking help in response to the war in Ukraine. In his role at Assistant News Editor for … Continue reading Still Thinking of Ukraine

Found Object: Spotlight on English, 2018

Location: Department digital archivesObject: Photo of Day 2 of “Spotlight on English: Outside the Book,” 26 April 2018Observations: 1) Inspired by an event that Naomi Wood, Director of Undergraduate Studies, heard about at another university, in 2018 we hosted our first "Spotlight on English." The two-day event showcased work in English for the department's students … Continue reading Found Object: Spotlight on English, 2018

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Aidan Nelson

Aidan Nelson (BA '22) in Ireland It was an unusually clear Monday afternoon, especially given the sort of Irish weather I would’ve expected. It was really a perfect day for the sort of activities Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin had planned for our Irish Archaeology class. Most days, outside of when we had our on-campus lectures, … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Aidan Nelson

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Thai Lopez

Thai Lopez (BA '22) When I first came to K-State, I wanted to be a writer, and I imagined the next four years would be dedicated to preparing me to be the writer I always dreamed of being. My preferred genre was romance, I loved reading romance novels and I wanted to write them with … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Thai Lopez

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Lucas Cook (BA '23, center) with other members of the Rhinestoneless Cowboys, one of the teams participating in the 2022 48-Hour Film Challenge, at the Red Carpet Finale (31 March 2022) On March 24 through 26, a few of my classmates and I were involved in this year’s 48 Hour Film Challenge. This event is … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Paperback Pandemonium 2022; or, The English Major’s March Madness

You thought March Madness was just for basketball? Well, think again! There is nothing better than discussing your favorite book with friends! However, these conversations can lead down a competitive path. What better way to defend your favorite book than to vote in a book tournament? This March, the Alpha Theta Eta chapter of Sigma … Continue reading Paperback Pandemonium 2022; or, The English Major’s March Madness

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Alexander Hurla

Alexander Hurla (BA '22) Back in 2014 when I graduated from high school (which is somehow getting further and further away!), I joined the Marine Corps, in part to give myself four extra years to determine what I wanted to do with my life. Well, nearly eight years later I found myself entering my senior … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Alexander Hurla

Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Karma Animalia (Social Justice Anthologies, 2022) by Ania Payne   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As we begin a third year living with COVID-19, we continue to direct energies towards teaching our courses and to supporting others during the … Continue reading Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity