Archive for the 'Travel' Category

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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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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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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Study Abroad Fair

As English majors, the desire to travel is in our blood. Whether it is visiting Hemingway’s home in Cuba or re-enacting scenes from Mrs. Dalloway in London, there are definitely amazing opportunities for literature lovers. The Study Abroad Fair will take place on February 12th in the Mass Media lobby. The description for the event states: Learn how you can set
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Guest Post from Jana Harrison: Life as an English Major at Harlaxton College

Harlaxton College is located in Lincolnshire, England and is a popular study abroad choice for WKU students as the university holds a partnership with the University of Evansville who is the owner of Harlaxton Manor. I spent the fall semester of my junior year studying within these great halls and traveling throughout Europe on the weekends. As an English literature
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Internship Opportunities and Academic Seminars: The Washington Center

Dr. Jones rains down opportunities including this one: A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus to discuss Internship Programs and  Academic seminars   in Washington, D.C. and abroad! Information session Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:30pm and 3:30pm Grise Hall Room 337  Internships are available in almost all disciplines.  Scholarships are available. Dr. Jones’ email continues: Good morning,
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Cuba, the Under-appreciated

Over winter term, several students, including a few English majors, got the chance to journey south to experience the rich and enthusiastic culture of Cuba. Traveling with Professor Walker Rutledge, they spent roughly two weeks being introduced to Cuba in a whole new way. They gained an all-inclusive education on Cuban literature, history, commerce, and art. While many people still
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Six WKU English Students Accepted to Present at 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Convention

The WKU department of English is proud to announce that six English students have been invited to present at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, Georgia at the end of February. Please join us in congratulating them! Their names and topics are listed below:  Madelyn Gates: “While Looking at My Brother’s Baseball Card”   David Haydon: “Edenic
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Meet the Folks in the English Office as they Bid Farewell to Meg McDonald

Department Head: Dr. Rob “Rock” (as in Rocky Top) Hale is our Department Head, and has worked for WKU for 5 ½ months. He plans to “relax, work on the house, enjoy my wife and kids, visit my brothers and their families” over winter break. Fun fact about Dr. Hale: “I’ve shaken hands with Prince Charles, ridden in an elevator
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Interview With Dr. Jerod Hollyfield on the Making of His Film “Goodfriends”

Dr. Jerod Hollyfield has been very busy promoting his film “Goodfriends” on the film festival circuit, and was recently interviewed at the Knoxville Film Festival by The Daily Times and Knoxville.com. You can also visit Dr. Hollyfield’s blog, The Noisy Philistine and be sure to like the “Goodfriends” facebook page to stay up-to-date on the film’s happenings. “Goodfriends” will screen
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