Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism

What can English do for you? Come and check out our department and learn what YOU can do with a degree in English. The Oxcart is now ONLINE!

Check it out:
https://ccurton.wixsite.com/oxcartmagazine This page is the official Facebook location of the Adrian College Department of English. Our journalism program also is housed in this location. Our department is located on the second floor of Valade Hall at Adrian College, a private, 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our programs include majors and minors in English, with an emphasis in either writing or literature, and a minor in journalism.

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03/09/2023

Today we highlight one of our senior English students: Jill Schutte. Jill is double majoring in English and secondary teacher education. Here on campus, she is involved in Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society). Jill loves pursuing English because “it opens your mind to the perspectives of others! It's fascinating to see how other people view life, love, and growth.” In the future, she plans on getting a job as a high school English teacher. A book she recommends is Babel by R. F. Kuang. She recommends that you read it “ if you're in the mood for beautiful prose and some in-depth analysis of colonialism—by a window with a candle and some tea if you really want to get immersed in the atmosphere.” We wish her good luck with all of her future endeavors!

02/14/2023

Today we highlight another one of our English alums: Anna Wozniak. Anna graduated this past December with a major in English. During her time here on campus, she was involved in the choir. She says that she enjoys pursuing English because “I enjoy learning about the world around me, and this degree certainly helps one figure out how to do that.” In the future, she plans to search for her purpose with her English degree, saying “I'll know when I find it.” Anna recommends the book The Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks. She makes this recommendation, saying “it is a warning to protect the society we have.” Congratulations on your success, Anna!

01/20/2023

Today we are highlighting one of our alums from the English department. Maya Graduated this past December with a B.A. in English and a minor in fine arts. During her time at Adrian College, she participated in Women’s NCAA Hockey, and she was the treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta (the English Honor Society). She says that she enjoyed pursuing English because of “the freedoms and variety of opportunities within this degree as well as those presented upon graduation.” When asked what she plans to do with her English degree in the future, she said she would like to travel and teach English as a second language. A book that Maya recommends is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler (a.k.a Lemony Snicket) because she grew up reading this series and it shaped her love of literature. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Maya!

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 11/30/2022

The Fiction Writers Showcase last night was a hit! Congratulations to all who shared their works for a job well done. 🎉

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 10/24/2022

The English Department celebrated National Writing Day by reflecting on the importance of writing to our students. 🖊️🫶🏼
The writing center posted our students' thoughts about writing and what it means to them.

10/20/2022

Today is National Day on Writing. Today is a great day to reflect on the reasons in which we write.

YA author Laurie Halse Anderson says,
“I write because it helps me breathe…because there are stories in my heart that only I can tell.”

Why do you write? Take today to reflect on that and share in the comments below.

09/21/2022

AC English students, we would love to highlight your English experience and future plans. Fill out the google form link below to be featured on our socials! 📸
https://forms.gle/c591kYzX7RMQMkzR9

09/14/2022

You can do so many different things with a English major! What will you do with yours? 😮

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills 07/29/2022

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills

Calling all majors! Want to better understand why college writing is important and what to expect from it? Take a look at this recent article in U.S. News. We're looking forward to seeing you soon in our writing classes and at the writing center in Caine!
https://www.usnews.com/education/articles/how-to-master-needed-college-writing-skills

How to Master Needed College Writing Skills Students will likely find themselves writing more often when they start college. Here are some tips to prepare.

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 05/03/2022

Our department congratulates The College World on their beautiful end-of-year newspaper print. The senior newspaper staff is ready to pass it off to good hands. 📰 Check out their stories on their website https://adriancollegeworld.wordpress.com

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 05/03/2022

We recently held a little banquet to celebrate our graduating seniors and off of their accomplishments. 💐Congratulations to all of them for receiving their diplomas yesterday during the commencement ceremony. 🎓You will do fantastic things in this world! 🎉

05/01/2022

Congratulations to English majors Karlie Acord and Samantha Stewart for their senior awards recognition tonight! Karlie was honored with the Outstanding Senior in English award, while Sam earned top honors from the Department of Modern Languages in German. Journalism minor Matt Kibby was awarded the President’s Leadership Award. We’re so proud of all our students! Way to go! 👊

Photos from The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library's post 04/28/2022

Photos from The Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library's post

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 04/06/2022

Congratulations and much respect to all our students from the Department of English Studies and Journalism who presented their scholarly and creative works at Ribbons of Excellence Day! We’re so proud of your hard work and accomplishments! 👏👏👏

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 04/30/2021

Adrian College's Ribbons of Excellence day had strong representation from the Department of English Studies and Journalism. We are so proud of our students and the hard work they put into their outstanding presentations! Way to go, Karlie Acord, Isabelle Anderson, Taylor Anson, Hallie Bigman, Emma Brockett, Kelli Corcoran, Emma Harbaugh, Helena Mazzarella, Hannah Monroe, Abbie Wise, and freshman Daisy Roberts, winner of the Mahan Award for her outstanding research essay in the Honors section of Academic Foundations 101!

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 04/25/2021

Good luck with your studies going into exam week! Put your final touches on your big papers with the help of the Writing Center located in Caine Student Center. Take a look at the attached schedule, and check out the Writing Center tab in your Blackboard course list for online access.

Why study English? In defence of a discipline 03/10/2021

Why study English? In defence of a discipline

Check out this Australian article about the international state of the humanities, as well as the importance of English Studies as an occupation and discipline.

"In recent years, both in the United States and the United Kingdom, there has been a good deal of talk about the state of the humanities – with the dominant view that crisis, if not here already, will soon be upon us. In both places there has been a concerted effort to address this perceived crisis."

https://theconversation.com/why-study-english-in-defence-of-a-discipline-20902

Why study English? In defence of a discipline Last month, heads of English departments in universities across Australia formed a new peak body to advocate for the discipline of English. In part, the Australian University Heads of English (AUHE) group…

Adrian College | English Studies and Journalism 02/03/2021

Adrian College | English Studies and Journalism

We hope everybody had a great Winter break and happily welcome you all back! Make sure to check out the updated English Studies & Journalism page on the Adrian website. We are hoping to educate and highlight our students' hard work and dedication to this department. Our webpage includes degree programs, major and minor curriculum, professor biographies, alumni achievements, professional education, and other opportunities for both the department and English field. Continue to check out the webpage as more updates will be coming!

Check it out here: http://adrian.edu/academics/academic-departments/english/

Adrian College | English Studies and Journalism English Studies majors learn how to make a living and they learn how to make a life. An English degree provides you with highly sought after career skills to make a successful living in a diverse, changing, and complex world.  English majors learn to read closely,  write coherently, persuasively,...

There's No Such Thing as a 'Worthless Degree' 12/07/2020

There's No Such Thing as a 'Worthless Degree'

Fun fact: "At peak earnings ages (56-60 years) workers who majored as undergraduates in the humanities or social sciences earn annually on average about $2000 more than those who majored as undergraduates in professional or pre-professional fields. These data include all college graduates working full-time, including those with only a baccalaureate degree and those with both a baccalaureate and graduate or professional degree."

https://lifehacker.com/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-worthless-degree-1845717165

There's No Such Thing as a 'Worthless Degree' There’s a school of thought in the United States that says the only practical path through higher education is to earn a degree that immediately makes money. Or, at least, one that forges the beginnings of a successful career. In a certain, siloed way, this makes sense: It’s good to not spend ou...

Blog 11/20/2020

Blog

Kodi Taylor, a Senior in the English Studies Department, recently presented her Capstone "Poetry in Paintings."
Check it out here: https://poetryinpainting.weebly.com/

Blog ​The only thing I hear, In the distance, Are my own moving thoughts. I wonder if the single tree, Feels as lonely, As me. But then as I’m thinking, Like the mill, Moving and moving water, The...

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 11/16/2020

As we all get ready for Final Exam Week, please take a look at some of the courses the Department will be offering next semester. These classes will be a fun, in-depth look into a specific topic!

Contact the Registrar's office to sign these courses into your Spring 2021 schedule. The English Studies professors are so excited to dive into these courses soon!

11/12/2020

Check out this amazing opportunity to submit creative work to a local zine!

💙 IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR! We’ve entered another submission season, baby. Lenawee youth: do you have any spare poems, drawings, photography, lyrics, doodles, short stories, collages, personal essays, or other creations lying around? Send them on over to [email protected]! We wanna see it, adore it, and publish it in our digital zine! And all proceeds will go to local charities! 💙

11/05/2020

Please follow us on all of our other Social Media accounts! We will be sharing videos, pictures, and other information regarding the English department, the English Studies major and minor, Journalism minor, job opportunities, and so much more!

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Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 10/28/2020

To celebrate , our department happily invited students all across campus to show their love for writing in their own unique way. In conjunction with our English Honorary Society Sigma Tau Delta, students used to inspire stories about their own experiences with inspiration, English, and writing. Come stop by the English Studies department in Valade to check out the bulletin board!

Want to read more about the National Day on Writing? Please explore: https://ncte.org/blog/2020/10/national-day-on-writing-2/

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Artists and scientists combine forces at Third Coast Disrupted - Medill Reports Chicago 10/20/2020

Artists and scientists combine forces at Third Coast Disrupted - Medill Reports Chicago

Emily Little, Chemistry major, Journalism minor, class of 2020

Artists and scientists combine forces at Third Coast Disrupted - Medill Reports Chicago By Emily Little Medill Reports Seven artists and seven scientists met in 2019 to discuss how to make Chicago aware of climate change in its own backyard. The result was a series of art pieces reflecting the science and the devastation of this crisis. Third Coast Disrupted, an art exhibit at Columbia...

10/09/2020

Learn even more about our English professors:

Dr. Curton is a Professor of English and advisor to Oxcart, the Adrian College literary magazine. She teaches American Literature, Creative Writing, and a variety of other classes that focus on writing. As well, Dr. Curton has co-taught the popular Publications Class alongside Professor Collins, which assists The College World newspaper, Oxcart, and frequent Open Mic Nights. She, in addition to being an outstanding mentor and professor, is a published author. Annually, Dr. Curton works to help put together a Creative Writing Contest, which awards students’ creativity. Our department and students thank you, Dr. Curton!

To learn even more about Dr. Curton, including special interests and publications, please visit:
http://adrian.edu/staff/carman-curton

10/08/2020

We are mourning the loss of Professor Jeff Berry today. Jeff loved his family, his students, and literature. As a champion of social justice, he stood for students' rights, education, and equality. He is fondly remembered in the English Department as an enthusiastic and dedicated professor. His studies in the literature of diverse people and cultures added enormously to students’ experience and understanding.

10/02/2020

Learn more about our department professors:

Dr. Shepherd is an Associate Professor who teaches courses on writing, literature, and culture. Her teaching covers a wide variety of subjects including social justice, global fiction, science fiction, and representations of the environment. Dr. Shepherd, who is overseeing and instructing the seniors this semester for their Capstone, has shown her expertise and vigor in this department for several years. We happily welcome her back from sabbatical this past academic year. Thank you for all that you do for this department, Dr. Shepherd!

To learn even more about Dr. Shepherd, please visit: http://adrian.edu/staff/bethany-shepherd

09/25/2020

Just getting to learn about the English Studies and Journalism department? Learn more about our professors:

Professor Collins has dedicated herself immensely to the Journalism department, both as an advisor and instructor. Professor Collins supervises the outstanding College World newspaper (ran by students), Publications class, honorary societies on campus, as well as Open Mic Nights, which strives to showcase students’ creativity. Thank you for your commitment to this department, Professor Collins!

To learn even more about Professor Collins' dedication, please visit: http://adrian.edu/staff/renee-collins

09/23/2020

Just getting to know the English Studies and Journalism department? Let's introduce our professors!
Starting with Linda Learman, she is the Department Chair of English Studies & Journalism, director of Writing Across the Curriculum across the campus for instructors and students, as well as the director of the Writing Center. She is in charge of many things, both for the overall school and in the department. On top of all of her involvement, she is an amazing professor for both under and upperclassmen. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated professor, both for the department and for the students. Thank you, Dr. Learman!
To learn even more about Dr. Learman's dedication, please visit: http://adrian.edu/staff/linda-learman

09/10/2020

Welcome back to the new school year! We are so excited to see all of the students again, whether online or in person. There will be a lot of exciting news, projects, and contests happening for the Department of English Studies & Journalism this upcoming year. Please follow to stay up-to-date for contest deadlines, alumni spotlights, faculty highlights, and exciting department updates.

Aesthetica Magazine - Creative Writing Award 06/11/2019

Aesthetica Magazine - Creative Writing Award

Students, here is an opportunity you may be interested in:

Showcase your writing to international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world by entering the Creative Writing Award. Prizes include; £1,000 cash, publication in within an inspiring anthology and more. Find our more here:https://bit.ly/1NBc3Ov

Aesthetica Magazine - Creative Writing Award Aesthetica is a worldwide destination for art and culture. In-depth features foreground today’s most innovative practitioners across art, design, photography, architecture, music and film.

05/06/2019

Congratulations to these extraordinary English majors! Pictured with retiring English professor, Beth Myers: Inocencia Rameriz-Gorski, AC Creative Writing award-winning poet; Natalia Younan, AC Alumni Outstanding Senior, and future teacher; and Michelle Siegel, Alpha Chi Outstanding Senior, and future journalist.

04/22/2019

Sigma Tau Delta, our English Honorary Society, welcomed eight new members April 18th: Hannah Monroe, Tess Robar, Mariah Ellison, Isabelle Anderson, Taylor Anson, Emma Harbaugh, Emma Brockett, and Tess Horowitz.

04/04/2019

News from Siena Heights: a poetry reading April 16th at 7:00 pm. : )

Photos from Adrian College Department of English Studies and Journalism's post 04/04/2019

What a wonderful last Ribbons of Excellence Day for Beth Myers (your Facebook poster) and our English majors and college poets! Thanks for the memories--my dear students--you made me proud!

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