What Can You Do with an M.A. in English?: The 2017 Graduate Alumni Survey

Every ten years, the Department of English surveys its alumni. We pride ourselves on maintaining close relationships with our alums and have a strong interest in what they — or you, if you’re an alum — did after leaving the hallowed halls of the English Counseling Services Building or Denison Hall (if you graduated before … Continue reading What Can You Do with an M.A. in English?: The 2017 Graduate Alumni Survey

Alumni Spotlight: Miranda Asebedo

  "I grew up in rural Kansas, and as a teen reader, I was always disappointed that books were rarely set in a place that was recognizable to me": This week, we feature an online interview with Miranda Asebedo (BA '07, MA '09), who has just published her first novel, The Deepest Roots, with HarperTeen. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Miranda Asebedo

Endings and Beginnings

At this time of year, when the end of the spring semester appears on the horizon, we start looking back as well as looking forward. Our Annual Awards Banquet each May offers one of those moments when we celebrate past accomplishments and share the excitement of those students who are graduating to the next step … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings

Unlearning Linguistic Trauma: Identifying Broken Perceptions in the Composition Classroom

“They call it broken language but we say broken to who? — Dye Scott-Rhodan One Sunday after church, my Aunt Peach was wearing a new dress and my mama said, “Peach! Girl, that dress is bad!” My eyes widened as I squeezed her hand and said, “Mama!” I was about six years old and quickly … Continue reading Unlearning Linguistic Trauma: Identifying Broken Perceptions in the Composition Classroom

A Strong Foundation

Jennifer Brown (B.A. ‘93, M.A. ‘95), Jera McGraw (B.A. ‘98), Carly Stithem (B.A. ‘14, M.A. ‘16), and Brooke Williams (M.A. ‘11) share their career paths at the 2017 Alumni Connections Career Panel. When completing our 2017 Alumni Survey, graduates could signal interest in assisting us with a career panel or online visit for graduate and … Continue reading A Strong Foundation

Alumni Spotlight: R. Dean Johnson

There’s this troubling question I’ve been getting since my second book came out. Maybe I should have seen it coming, but my first book, which is stories and not a novel, came out with a small press and didn’t get the fanfare. There were no interviews or Q&As at reading events. So I was caught … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: R. Dean Johnson

Weapon of Choice

“Words are weapons, sharper than knives.” – INXS Recently, there has been much in the news about Russian interference during the last presidential election.  Of particular interest to both the intelligence community and Congress is the way in which Russia purchased advertising and conducted hundreds of millions of interactions with Americans on social media platforms.  … Continue reading Weapon of Choice

Timeless. Recession-Proof. Satisfying.

Originally posted February 22, 2016. Photo, left to right: Lisa Sisley (BA ‘92), Business, Public Relations, and Marketing; Melia Fritch (MA '04), Library and Information Services; Ashley Brown Morris (BA '09, MA '12), Museum Services; and Cheryl Rauh (MA '11), Technical and Professional Writing, College Teaching, and Student Services. They shared the professional possibilities of … Continue reading Timeless. Recession-Proof. Satisfying.