How to Use English to Create Cultural Connections

Jonathan Martin Associate Student Representative, Southwestern Region, 2015-2016 Rho Mu Chapter Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK Last summer I gained a new appreciation for language. I spent the six weeks between May 17 and June 28 in Yaizu City, … Continue reading

Announcing Our 2017 Common Reader

Shannin Schroeder 2017 Convention Chair Make sure to carve some time out of your summer reading schedule for our 2017 Common Reader, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short story collection Almost Famous Women, which details the colorful lives of these intrepid women. … Continue reading

I’m Graduating, Now What? Alumni Opportunities with Sigma Tau Delta

Katie Mudd Sigma Tau Delta, Central Office Graduate Student The spring 2016 semester is rapidly coming to a close and for some that means graduation, an exciting time when hard work finally pays off and you receive the degree(s) into … Continue reading

How to Write Creative Non-Fiction: An Introduction

Meghan Miller Student Representative, High Plains Region, 2015-2016 Zeta Psi Chapter University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO So, you want to write creative non-fiction without boring your readers to death by sounding like a textbook. You are not alone. Creative … Continue reading

What To Do With An English Major: Library of Congress Internship

Emily Spangler Associate Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV People always assume I, as an English major, want to teach, and they always are so unapologetically wrong. An English major offers countless paths … Continue reading

McIntosh & Otis Internship: Preparation for a Dream Career

Lisa Bonvissuto 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Beta Delta Chapter Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI This summer, I interned at McIntosh & Otis, Inc. Literary Agency in New York City. I had been working remotely for McIntosh & … Continue reading

Places to Visit: The Science Museum of Minnesota

Shelly Romero Student Representative, Midwestern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Epsilon Eta Chapter, President Stephens College, Columbia, MO As a Student Leader, one of the perks of the job is going out on a field assignment to gather information about local stops … Continue reading

Bookstores and Coffee Shops: An English Major Finds Home

Sara Stammer Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Epsilon Alpha Chapter The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ Does a better combination exist for English majors than local bookstores and good coffee? Both are readily available in Minneapolis, and I … Continue reading

An Evening at the Guthrie Theater

Amber Jurgensen Student Representative, Southern Region, 2015-2016 Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA This fall, the student leaders had the chance to attend a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Wurtele Thrust Stage of the Guthrie … Continue reading

An Eye-Opening and Goal-Affirming Internship: My Time with Penn Press

Liz Hallgren 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend Recipient Alpha Ro Theta Chapter Macalester College, St. Paul, MN This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Penn Press, the University of Pennsylvania’s scholarly publishing company. I always have … Continue reading