Language and Literature Welcomes New Majors and Minors

The Language and Literature Department at EMU is very excited to welcome some more new majors and minors of 2016! This is Clara Weybright’s first year, and in her interview she describes her personal journey to Lang & Lit. She shares her hopes from this experience with her English major. A TESOL minor, Katie Wenger’s....

Language & Literature Department Welcomes New Students

Caleb Schrock-Hurst is a junior transfer from Heston. He majors in English and describes his interest in literature during his interview.  Angel Mallard is also a junior with a double major in English and Communications. She describes how the combination of the two majors will be beneficial in the future. On the other hand, Anastasia is....

Gary Dop & Potlucks: A First-Year’s Reflections

In his Writers Read presentation [on September 15], Gary Dop mentioned that people often act apologetic about poets who incorporate humor into their writing. He argued that this “can be disruptive” to the creative process. I found Dop’s humor to be one of the most engaging parts of his poetry. However, his use of language and....

Announcing the Winners of the Fall 2015 Writing Contest

Congratulations to Sarah Beth Ranck, First Place winner for her essay titled “The Playing Field of Education.” Sarah is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is majoring in Math Education with a minor in Spanish.     Congratulations to Kayla Sauder, Second Place winner for her essay titled “Socioeconomic Status and the Relation to Hospital Use and....

Writers Read: NPR Writer and Local Novelist Speaks

Esther Ajayi, a first-year biology and visual media major, covered our department’s third Writers Read event of the season as a feature editor for The Weathervane, EMU’s student newspaper.  Both the photo and the text are hers.  This article appeared in the Feb. 14th issue of the paper. The author of Small Blessings, Martha Woodroof came to....

What it Feels Like to Be “Wei Guo Ren”

Amber Davis, a senior English major from Winchester, Virginia reflects on her experiences during EMU’s cross-cultural semester in China in fall 2015. One of the leaders for that trip, Eric Eberly, taught Elementary Mandarin in our department in spring 2015 to help prepare members of his group for their adventures in China. Amber’s reflections originally....