January 2022 Newsletter
Department of English
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Registration for the spring 2022 semester is ongoing. Check out English course offerings here: LINK.
Friday, January 21, 2022 is the deadline to submit an abstract to the NU system-wide Women Studies No Limits Conference to be held at UNL. Here is the LINK for more information and submission guidelines.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the Film Club is presenting the Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others at 7:00 pm at The World Theatre in downtown Kearney. Free admission.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 is the deadline for submissions to a high school writing contest, the Nebraska Emerging Writer Contest, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta along with the American Democracy Project, Phi Eta Sigma and the Writing Center. Help spread the word to your siblings, friends, and neighbors who are in high school. You can find more information about the contest here: LINK.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7pm Reynolds Poetry Series will feature poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. The event will held via Zoom (LINK). In the meantime, you can check out her work on her website: LINK. Then on Thursday, February 17 from 3:30-5:30 pm (Zoom LINK), the poet will offer a “Poetry Playhouse” (as opposed to a workshop) on choosing metaphors.
Student Success Announcements
At the CAS Fall Outstanding Seniors Ceremony on December 16, two graduating seniors in English were honored:
⭐ Haley Burford, B.A. English
⭐ Kathy Fuller, B.A.E. English Education
This month’s featured student is Elizabeth Huggins.
Elizabeth Huggins is a freshman from Grand Island, Nebraska. She graduated from Heartland Lutheran High School last spring and entered UNK this past fall as an English major (writing emphasis) with a minor in Creative Writing. She is in the Honors Program and was recently inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta honor society. She was hired by the Calvin T. Ryan Library as a Research Assistant for Collection Services.
My position in the library has been a great experience. David Arredondo, Collection Services Librarian, is leading a project that focuses on cataloging conspiracies theories and some problems with neutrality that catalogers face when sorting through such materials. So far, we've collected about a hundred articles that focus on these topics to give us many perspectives on what characteristics are generally found in popular conspiracy theories. We've researched a couple of well-known conspiracy theorists as well to help us understand the sources they typically cite, if they cite anything at all, and how they link unrelated events and figures together.
Learn more about opportunities for UNK English majors and minors to
…apply for scholarships HERE 🏫.
…minor in English and/or Humanities HERE 📓
…major in English +Pre-Law HERE ⚖️
…major in English +MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) HERE 📚
…major in English +Music/Theatre/Dance/Art HERE 🎭
…major in English +STEM HERE 🚀
…participate in the Undergraduate Research Fellow program HERE 👩🎓
…present research & creative writing at the department’s annual conference HERE👨🏫
…publish poetry and stories HERE ✍️
…study abroad HERE 🗺️
…work as a tutor at the Learning Commons HERE 💡💻