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Need Motivation? Watch this!

As the end of the semester approaches, many of us are…well, quite done with school for the moment. As we boot up our computers to write that 9 page research paper we wonder why on Earth we thought it was a good idea to procrastinate this long. Those of us fortunate enough to be enrolled in multiple English classes have the
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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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What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis “Cartoon Ghost” by Kirby Fields
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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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Dr. Mary Miller on the Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

The 18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing is this weekend at the Augenstein Alumni Center starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. I interviewed Dr. Mary Ellen Miller, one of WKU’s longest serving professors about the upcoming event. I want to thank Dr. Miller for her time and her speedy responses. Also, for some humor and to display
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The Writing Center’s Costume Contest/Open House

The Writing Center had an awesome turn-out at their Costume Contest/Open-House event this past Friday, October 31st! Below are some pictures of those who entered the Costume Contest. The winner of the costume contest was Link, or really, me, second place was Callie’s Carmen San Diego, and third was Dori’s Katniss. We also had a two-sentence horror story contest! Of
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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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Dr. Hunley on WKU Radio to Promote Scotch Tape World

Dr. Tom Hunley, Associate Professor of English at WKU, has been busy promoting his new chapbook of poetry, Scotch Tape World, which was just published by Accents Publishing on September 1st. He was interviewed by Kevin Willis for WKU Radio yesterday – click this link to hear or read the interview, find out what a chapbook is (if you don’t
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Greetings From the New Department Head

Dear English majors, I’m Dr. Rob Hale, and this past July became the head of the English department. Some of you may have been here when Dr. Schneider was head, and I’m sure most of you remember Dr. McMichael, history professor and assistant dean, who served last year during the interim period. I hope to build on the excellent work
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