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2016 Undergraduate Poetry Contest

The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) is sponsoring an undergraduate poetry contest. Undergraduate students from PASSHE institutions are eligible to submit 1-3 poems. Winning poets will receive $100 (first prize); $50 (second prize), and $25 (third prize) and will be invited to read their work at the EAPSU Undergraduate Conference at Mansfield University on Friday, April 1, 2016. Winning poems will also be published in EAPSU Online.

Submit your poem(s) as .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments (with your name on each page) to house@calu.edu by Friday, February 19. In the email subject line, type EAPSU Poetry Contest. In the message area, include your complete contact information: name, school, address, phone number, and email address. Also please include the title(s) of your poem(s). Good luck!

2016 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference

Mansfield University is proud to be hosting the Spring 2016 English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Undergraduate Conference!

The theme for the conference will be "Against the Current." We welcome presentations on resistance related to class, environment, film, gender, literacy, race, rhetoric, sexuality, and other subjects. You are free to explore issues through creative nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, literary analysis, mixed media, pedagogy, performance, and poetry. See the EAPSU16 website for more details.

Please submit your 300-word proposal by Friday, February 19, 2016 to eapsu16@mansfield.edu

Don't forget to join the conversation on Twitter: #EAPSU16

New: Professional Writing Major ... and Minor!

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; copyediting; 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!