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A Moment for Poetic Reflection: Brought to You by the Cherry Hall First Floor Womens’ Bathroom Stalls

Glad you asked, ambiguous graffiti artist. We can probably figure this out together. Today, I spent about ten to fifteen minutes doing something rather unusual. I walked into every bathroom stall (that was unoccupied–don’t worry, I didn’t interrupt anyone) in every womens’ bathroom in Cherry Hall (not including the faculty-only stall, even though as of late I’ve been deemed responsible enough
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Brittany Moster, Showing Us How It’s Done

Brittany Moster graduated this past May from the WKU Honors College with an English Literature major and a News and Editorial Journalism minor. During her time at WKU, as every good Honors student aspires to do, Moster spent a semester studying at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. After returning to America, Moster knew one thing: she had to get back.
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You’re So Uncouth: Be Careful Whom You Take to See Shakespeare

(Disclaimer: In no way am I attempting to claim I am of some higher civility and aristocracy being able to understand Shakespeare—I just don’t think he is that difficult to follow if you are paying attention.) Every year, Nashville hosts a Shakespeare Festival at Centennial Park. Each year, a Shakespeare play is chosen to be performed for a month-long period.
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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Inauguration

  On Thursday, August 27th, Potter College faculty and students, both current and former, came together for the English Department’s formal inauguration of the new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Dr. Hale presented opening remarks offering background for the program’s founders and predecessors. “This is an historic event in the life of the English Department, Potter College and
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My Shameless Plug for Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honors society, of which I am president. Failing to mention the many benefits that Sigma Tau Delta has to offer its members would not be very presidential of me, and I’m really going for presidential, so here it is. Before I get into its many benefits, however, I would like to first offer
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A Smirk Crossed His Face and He Said, “And What are You Going to Do with That?”

There is a group of people—a great big group of people—who get a perverse sort of pleasure from hearing that you are an English major. It is not that these people have any particular similarities across the board, but they have a notion of what it takes to be successful, and, for many, liberal arts degrees don’t fit that notion.
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Salutations from Me

Hello all! My name is Chelsea McCarty and I am the new EMW writer for this semester. I’m looking forward to keeping you all updated with English Department news and happenings. I wanted to post a brief bio about myself, so that you know a bit about the person behind the posts! I’m not overwhelmingly tech-savvy, but, with my experience having
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The 10 Best Books I’ve NEVER Read

Hey, English folks! The semester is FINALLY coming to an end! It’s almost that time to put away our textbooks and pull out our favorite pillows because summer is here and we all know what that means: SLEEP! Just kidding. (But really…) Besides catching up on my sleep, I plan on doing a lot of new and exciting things this
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Warning! Wanderlust Ahead

Dr. Deborah Logan’s students are aware how culturally engaged she is when teaching, but few know how her travels, personal and professional endeavors, and research have shaped her instruction and lectures. Logan remains busy since her arrival to the English Department in 1997. She is one of the most published members of our faculty, having written twenty-five multi-volume books with
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A New Addition to WKU: MFA in Creative Writing

I met with Dr. Bell during his office hours to talk about the recent development of the MFA program. I expressed to him my surprise and told him how fast it all seemed to happened. “Oh, but it did, it really did,” he said. Dr. Bell is the director of the Creative Writing program at WKU, but this development was in
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