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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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~Careers in English~

In ENG 402: Editing and Publishing, Dr. Jones hosts a visiting professional series in order to give students a realistic idea about the career opportunities that are available for English majors. This series has brought in employees Maggie Harris, Mac Kern, and Sarah Slatton from KirkpatrickPrice and editor and publisher, Steve Vest, from Kentucky Monthly.  This Friday, Amy Brack and Amanda
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Warren-Brooks Award: Dr. Richard Russell

Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Richard Russell will be giving a presentation about his book “Seamus Heaney’s Regions“. Dr. Russell is an English professor and the Graduate Program Director at Baylor University. He is also the director of the Beall Poetry Festival: a three day celebration of contemporary poets. (Go check it out!) The Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award
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Here’s What You Missed: Richard Hoffman

On March 19th, the English Department had the wonderful opportunity of hosting author Richard Hoffman to read sections from his new memoir Love and Fury. In this book, Hoffman talks about what it was like growing up in a blue-collar family, dealing with racist and sexist values he unfortunately inherited. Before the reading, students were greeted by a table full of
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“I Am a Kentuckian” March 30th

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky will be hosting their “I Am a Kentuckian” tour at WKU on Monday, March 30th at 4 PM in Gary Ransdell Hall (GRH) Auditorium. The purpose of the tour is putting real faces with real issues and engaging in important conversations about a topic that needs a voice. During the event, audience members
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[Updated] WKU Alumnus = Visiting Goldenrod Poet

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an opportunity to meet someone who graduated from WKU and has made it in the literary world? They could give you real world advice on how to get from where you are as a student in Bowling Green, KY to national recognition and success. Wait, there’s actually one of those opportunities just around
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Do You Want to Build a Sno- No

If you are enjoying the weather as much as I am, you are probably laying in bed contemplating moving right now. It is cold outside and, unfortunately, our friend Bob Skipper won’t cancel classes because it is cold. So, instead of Yik Yaking about how cold it is, how about we suck it up and power through the cold months
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Potter College Fall Festival : “I Wish Ogden did Cool Stuff Like This!”

As most of you know, the lovely Potter College Fall Festival was this past Wednesday, and it was fantastic! There was live music, food, and pumpkins. I made a flower bouquet, drank hot apple cider, and won a cool mug from the history department. There was a table where you can get poems written for you, learn about study abroad,
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Dr. Otto Helps Revolutionize Teacher Ed with the CEPT Program for PCAL and the School of Teacher Education

Our own Dr. Peggy Otto was featured in the Spring 2014 WKU Arts & Letters Magazine for helping to innovate a new and unique program for secondary teacher education called Clinical Experiences in the Practice of Teaching (CEPT). Learn more about the partnership between Potter College of Arts and Letters and the School of Teacher Education to form the CEPT program
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English Alumna Mary Boothe Named PCAL Inductee Into Society of Distinguished Graduates

Mary Boothe has had an impressive undergraduate career here at WKU. Her commitment to sustainability, her research, her service, and her international experience combined to make her a deserving recipient of her most recent honor—becoming a PCAL inductee into the Society of Distinguished Graduates. Mary is heading to law school at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in a few
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