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A Conversation with Author Michael Lackey '86

September 23, 2014

Michael Lackey '86, author of TRUTHFUL FICTIONS: CONVERSATIONS WITH AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL NOVELISTS, recently spent some time with the Newsroom discussing the rise of the biographical novel and his experience conversing with 16 authors of note.

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Christopher Bakken Visits English Department

September 22, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Christopher Bakken, author of HONEY, OLIVES, OCTOPUS, visited English classes, gave a cooking demonstration, and presented a lecture on Greek food in mid-September.

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Congratulations to Our Graduating English Majors & Minors!

May 12, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Departments bids farewell to its graduating English majors and minors, especially those who are graduating with Latin honors.

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Student English Major Essay Contest & Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

May 12, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department congratulates the student winners of its annual English major essay contest and its new creative writing contest!

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Senior English Major Celebration

May 7, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department recently hosted a reception and small program to honor its senior English majors.

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Emily Dickinson Reading Marathon

May 1, 2014 / By: UST English Department

On April 25th, members of both the UST community and wider Twin Cities community participated in an Emily Dickinson marathon reading.

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

April 29, 2014 / By: UST Graduate English Program

The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs recently held an interdisciplinary conference that explored the topic of Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future.

"What Can You Do with an English Major" Reception

April 23, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Current and prospective English majors and minors recently had an opportunity to meet with English major alumni, who described their personal career paths and described how they utilized their English skills to get great jobs.

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Two English Students Present Papers at Conference

March 31, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department is proud to announce that English students Emily Hurd and Annemarie Thompson presented papers at the undergraduate Literari Conference held on Saturday, March 29th at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Dr. Brenda Powell and English Writing Emphasis Major Melissa Seymour Honored as Sister Pat Kowalski Women’s Leadership Award Winners

March 14, 2014

This award is presented annually by the University Advocates for Women and Equity (UAWE), which exists to address issues of the climate for women students, faculty, and staff at the University of St. Thomas.

Faculty News

March 5, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department congratulates Dr. Alexis Easley, Dr. Liz Wilkinson, and Dr. Raymond MacKenzie on their recent news.

Emerging Lit: A Writer's Life is Never Stagnant

March 3, 2014

In its Winter 2014 issue, St. Thomas magazine spoke with four emerging, though undoubtedly accomplished writers: Mark Ehling, Lisa Brimmer, David Doody and Dustin Nelson. Collectively, these four young alumni illustrate the diversity and reality of emerging writers today. Ehling, Doody, and Nelson are English with Writing Emphasis Major alumni and Brimmer is an English minor alumna.

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Where Are They Now? More Stories

January 2, 2014 / By: UST Graduate English Program

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the M.A. in English program, three alumni from our first graduating class reflect on their program experience and update us on their life after UST.

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Author Visits English Class

November 13, 2013 / By: UST English Department

Ann Ursu, author of several children's books, recently visited Dr. Heather Bouwman's ENGL 326 creative writing class.

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Visiting Poet Gives Great Reading!

November 12, 2013 / By: UST English Department

Visiting ACTC poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil, named as one of thirteen "Young Poets to Watch" by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, gave a great reading to a huge audience on Monday evening.

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Melissa Seymour: Female Force

October 22, 2013 / By: UST Newsroom (Madeline Szempruch)

Senior English with Writing Emphasis major Melissa Seymour empowers women one comic book at a time.