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EWL Honored at 2016 Service Recognition Celebration

The Mansfield University Department of English & World Languages won the 2016 Spotlight Award! 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 retired at the end of the Spring 2016 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 the Year.

2016 EAPSU Undergraduate Conference

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 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 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.

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 features a Professional Writing concentration alongside our Literary and Cultural Analysis concentration. 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 Professional Writing concentration will show 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!

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Last updated: February 25, 2017