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I was in Einstein’s, the little coffee shop far away from my second home in Cherry Hall, impatiently waiting for my hot hazelnut coffee to cool off and my bagel order to appear. The line was out the door and there were at least fifteen people ahead of me, so I did what any normal, talkative, and very bored person
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Streamlines Undergraduate Conference Now Taking Submissions!

Conference submissions are now being taken for Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing. Submit your abstract by October 22nd to be considered for a panel presentation! According to the attached flyer, “Streamlines is a collaborative effort among Clarke University, Loras College, and University of Dubuque to create unique opportunities for undergraduates to share scholarship and creativity.” Click
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PW English Student, Allison Gregory Authors Web Comic: 20/40

Allison Gregory is passionate about comics, to say the least. So much so, that she’s created a collaborative web comic with a group of friends titled 20/40. As stated on the official 20/40 website, each of the five people involved “bring a different flavor to the comic, keeping it alive and vital.” Allison’s role is to write for and manage
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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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Mashup Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Restless Digital Natives

Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation | MindShift  Is this the summer to finally do justice to Melville’s opus mundi, Moby Dick?  I think I will have another go at it, but this time I am going to get some help from Henry Jenkins and Erin Reilly.  They have written a participatory learning guide to the work that
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Idleness: The Mother of Possibility

What would summer be without idleness.  Sven Berkirts’ peripatetic essay in praise of idleness, “The Mother of Possibility”, is a reminder of the need for what Walt Whitman called ‘loafing’ not as an instrumental act, a recharge of the batteries, but as a state of being on par with industry as a human value.  For the practitioner of the liberal
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23 Creative Bookmarks To Make Sure You Pick Up Where You Left Off

I am a sucker for all manner of stationery shop goodies.  Here are some bookmarks to stick in  your summer reading.  Take that Kindle!      

Student Success: Joshua Johnston Represents WKU English for World Book Night Celebration

Every year on April 23–Shakespeare’s birthday–folks nationwide donate books to people in their communities for the World Book Night (WBN) celebration, and this year in Bowling Green, one of the WKU English department’s own undergraduate students took center stage for the event. Joshua Johnston, a brand new WKU English alumni joined Kristie Lowry, Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries, at the
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Register NOW for Winter Study Away at Sundance 2015!

Film the way it’s supposed to be—engaged, active, & independent! Gain access to film making elite while earning WKU credit. Click the flyer for a larger image, and go to the Sundance Winter 2015 webpage for more information about the program! Email Dr. Ted Hovet or Dr. Dawn Hall with questions. Also join our Facebook group to stay up to
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