The Mansfield University Department of English and Modern Languages won the Spotlight Award for 2016! This award is given annually to a department which exemplifies the Mansfield Creed (character, scholarship, culture, and service), demonstrates leadership, and supports the strategic objectives of the university. The department was honored at the Annual Service Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 19.
At the celebration, Dr. Ed Washington, who will be retiring after this semester, was honored
for his many years of dedication to MU. Dr. Brad Holtman, Dr. Lynn
Pifer, Dr. John Ulrich, and Lou Ann Rumsey were among those honored for
twenty-five years of service; Dr. William Keeth was recognized for
fifteen years; and Dr. Brad Lint was among the finalists for Employee of
Thank you to all the students, staff, and faculty who helped make the 2016 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Undergraduate Conference a success.
The conference kicked off on Thursday, March 31 with a free poetry and short prose open mic event at the HUT, hosted by celebrated poet and conference keynote speaker Cameron Conaway. On Friday, April 1, students from across the state presented on the conference theme, "Against the Current," as it relates to class, environment, film,gender, literacy, race, rhetoric, sexuality, and other subjects. Presentations explored issues in creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, literary analysis, poetry, and more. Revisit conference highlights on Storify.
After graduation, would you like to move into one of the many high-demand careers in writing?
To make sure you succeed in the job market, the B.A. English now features a brand-new Professional Writing Track alongside our traditional Literary and Cultural Analysis Track. Many of you have shown interest in professional writing courses and want to prepare for the workplace now while earning your B.A. in English.
The new Professional Writing Track will teach you to write for professional contexts, including job searching and interviewing; writing reports, grants, and correspondence; copy editing; and developing content for the Web and social media. We've even added two new courses: ENG 3400: The Editorial Process and ENG 3404: Writing for the Web. If you would like to hone your writing skills while preparing for a career within your existing major, be sure to look into our new Professional Writing Minor!
Last updated: April 20, 2016