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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The Writers: Kiersten Richards

Well here goes Part 2 of introducing y’all to your new bloggers: As you can see, my name is Kiersten, and it is pronouced KEER-sten. Not KUR-stin or KRIS-tin or even HOUS-ton (thanks Starbucks!). I’m a senior from Owensboro, KY with a double major in English with a Professional Writing concentration and Spanish. I’m the middle child of three brothers and
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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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The Writers: Allison Henson

For this week, we feel like you should get to know the writers of The English Majors’ Weblog. So here we go! My name is Allison, but my friends call me Curly Fry (it’s the hair).  I am a junior from Elizabethtown, KY majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Professional Writing, but there’s more to me than just
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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 Blog?

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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Tuesday Readings!!

Welcome back, English majors!! Now that the snow has melted, freeing us from our dorm rooms and apartments, you should attend the two events here on campus!! Author Book Talk with Kate Mayfield–a WKU alumna–will be hosted in the WKU Center for Literacy in Tate Page Hall, room 401. Mayfield will be joining the audience live from London via Adobe
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South Korea and I–Teaching English Abroad

Sometimes English majors are cornered into thinking that there are only a few career options available to them. However, recent graduate Ms. Teresa Witcher shows that’s not true by “exploring the other side of English,” and what she found changed her life forever. Today, Witcher is on her way to Busan, South Korea to teach English in a public school
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Submit to Zephyrus!

Do you have a poem, essay, or short story you’re just dying to share?!? Then submit to Zephyrus, Western’s very own student literary publication magazine. Featuring art, poetry, and short stories by your classmates, Zephyrus is a great opportunity for students (especially Creative Writing majors) to get their work out there and published in actual print! It’s pretty exciting stuff.
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Film Class: Take One!

Luckily for film and English majors, Dr. Ted Hovet extended what Western Kentucky University offers when he began teaching here in 1995. Devoted to the craft of English as well as the flair of film, Hovet’s involvement with the English department put WKU and Kentucky on the map for film students. When Hovet began teaching at WKU he spoke with
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