Archive for the 'WKU Alumni' Category

[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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Alumni Alert: Fill Out a Questionnaire for a Chance at $25 Gift Card (Hint: Odds Way Better than Lottery!)

May 19, 2014 Dear WKU English department alumni, My name is Rob Hale, and I am the new Head of English at WKU.  I arrived in Bowling Green last July, and I finally have a chance to catch my breath and introduce myself to you. You may have received a hard copy of this letter in the US Mail, but
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Successful Interns: Saxon McCullough

Here at the Weblog, we are producing a series of interviews featuring past interns in order to gain insight into what an internship through the English department offers. An internship is a great experience, and it also adds extra credentials to your résumé! To check out some departmental offerings, visit the English Department Internship page. This week’s spotlight is Saxon
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Student Success Stories: Lindsey Westerfield (2009)

Lindsey Westerfield (Honors College 2007, MA in 2009 – both in English) is currently Director of the Russell County Public Library, and was recently elected to the Vice President of the Russell Country Chamber of Commerce. This means she will become the president next year. Favorite book/author? Too many to name! The best books are the ones that make you really
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WKU Sisterhood Grants for Current Students and Alumnae

Money for projects of interest to English majors both current and alumni Faculty and Staff of WKU: The WKU Sisterhood is a group of women affiliated with WKU (alumnae, friends, students, faculty, and staff) who have contributed a gift of $1,000 or more to help fund a WKU project that will be selected by members of the organization at their
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Congratulations to all the Contest, Scholarship, and Award Winners from the Gender & Women’s Studies Department!

Yesterday was the 2013 Awards Ceremony for the Gender & Women’s Studies Department, and I’m happy to announce the following students for their incredible accomplishments: 2013 Gender and Women’s Studies Contest Undergraduate winners: Brittany Cheak for her poem, “Sex Talk” Abby Rudolph for her nonfiction essay, “For Molly Bloom and the Man in My Bed” Graduate winners: Elizabeth Burke for
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Mark Your Calendars: The 2013 Western Kentucky Film Festival Begins Monday!

The 2013 Western Kentucky Film Festival begins Monday, April 29 and ends Friday, May 3. It will be hosted on-campus in MMTH Auditorium. This is, of course, an incredible opportunity for film majors– there will be daily workshops and Q&A sessions– but English majors can benefit as well. Brandon Colvin, a recent WKU English major (class of 2009), is screening his feature
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English Alumna Bianca Brown Wins National Video Competition

Bianca Brown (pictured to the left) is a WKU alumna with a BA in Professional Writing and Philosophy, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities. Bianca is also one of two Public Achievement Coordinators for the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR), which is currently housed in Garrett Conference Center. If you’ve ever wondered how
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Post-MFA Advice and a Chance to Win an Free English Accessory!

Back in the fall of 2011, we were lucky enough to have Lee Martin— Pulitzer Prize Finalist author of The Bright Forever and many others– host a reading in Cherry Hall. And let me tell you: he knows how to captivate an audience. At the time I was a freshman, new to all things English and completely captivated. On top
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Monetize Your Craft: Put Your MFA or English Degree to Work for You

John Stanford Owen, a 2006 graduate of our creative writing program, recently informed the WKU English department that he has been working as a copywriter through a company called Sumer, LLC.  This company is offering a free tele-seminar titled “Monetize Your Craft:  Put Your MFA or English Degree to Work for You” on Wed. 12/12. I’ve posted a link to register for this
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