Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

Internships have proved to be extremely valuable for me in defining all the things I don’t want to be and all the industries I don’t want to go into. I had two major internships over my college years, both in Technical Writing. It’s not exactly a sexy job, but it’s surprisingly reliable. I always wanted … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

“Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language

On February 19, students in English conducted a workshop on code-switching and the 2018 KSBN selection and best-seller Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give to a packed crowd of 80 high school and community college students attending the 6th Annual Black Student Union Statewide Leadership Conference. The presentation grew out of a class teaching project … Continue reading “Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Macy Davis

As a senior in high school, I thought about going to KU. That thought flew out the door the first time I sat in Naomi Woods’ office to discuss what being an English major at K-State would be like. While I was talking about books with Naomi, she recommended Un Lun Dun by China Miéville … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Macy Davis

Undergrad Spotlight: Sean and Zach Lawless

English majors in creative writing Sean Lawless (BA '19) and Zach Lawless (BA '19) spent a month last summer using their creative writing skills at VeracityColab, a video agency in Orange County, California. They wrote video copy on tight deadlines and contributed to the creative teams producing videos for a range of organizations. Among their … Continue reading Undergrad Spotlight: Sean and Zach Lawless

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