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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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This Is Not a Eulogy: A Profile on Dr. Hunley

By: Sara Ann Alexander As of June 2015, Cherry Hall boasts a new paperback along the shelves reserved for English faculty publications.  Dr. Tom Hunley’s PLUNK is his latest full-length book and just one of the tenured professor’s many accomplishments. According to our own Professor Mary Ellen Miller, “these poems are so touching, so amusing, so fresh and profound in
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Need Motivation? Watch this!

As the end of the semester approaches, many of us are…well, quite done with school for the moment. As we boot up our computers to write that 9 page research paper we wonder why on Earth we thought it was a good idea to procrastinate this long. Those of us fortunate enough to be enrolled in multiple English classes have the
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Proyecta 100,000 Comes to WKU

As some of you may heard via the article on WKU News, the WKU English Department will host a group of 7 Mexican scholars during the month of June as one of the first steps of Proyecta 100,000. If you’re anything like me, your first questions is: “What is Proyecta 100,000?” According to the Bilateral Forum of Higher Education, Innovation and
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Sigma Tau Delta Down to the Border

On March 19-22, six members of Sigma Tau Delta attended the international convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What is Sigma Tau Delta, you ask? Well, let me tell you. It is an International English Honor Society that strives to recognize students for their high achievements in English literature and language and promotes culture on college campuses around the world. If
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We are the Literary Type

As English Majors, specifically us literature concentrations, a love for books is an essential part of who we are. I recently met someone who asked me to tell him about myself. As usual, I mentioned my go-to: I love to read. I hadn’t thought very much of this response till I considered the fact that this is the one answer
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Study Abroad While Ye May.

The English Department held a small study abroad fair in Cherry Hall. Here’s some people telling you why they think studying abroad in a useful thing for students.

Tis the season to meet Holly, fa-la-la!!

Holly Logsdon is a senior pursuing an English degree, majoring in creative writing with a minor in professional writing. In addition to being a non-traditional student, Holly works at the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and is an intern for Dr. Rob Hale working with him on the STEPS Program. She spoke with me about the experiences she’s had as
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Meeting Bowman (all over again.)

Chantel Bowman is a long time acquaintance of mine. We’ve known each other since elementary school, so basically from kindergarten to cap-and-gown. Chantel once wanted to be a nurse, but soon discovered she has a niche for English. She’s unstoppable, and has had a book published during her time here at WKU. Jacky Killian: What does it mean to be
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Go Celebrate Some Writing

The Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is being held this year at the Augenstein Alumni Center on Sunday the 9th of November (That’s this weekend!!). Go and celebrate the writing accomplishments of your fellow students. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the dorm  or apartment for a Sunday afternoon.