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St. Thomas Newsroom

Madeline Peters is highlighted in this story about students who worked on summer research projects.

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KARE 11 Breaking the News-Jana Shortal

Todd Lawrence is interviewed by KARE 11 reporter Jana Shortal about the legacy and power of Toni Morrison's work.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Check out this new short English Department promo video that features alumnus Halle Mason '17 and Dr. Amy Muse. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to watch the video!

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Amy Carlson Gustafson

Graduate English program coordinator Soren Hoeger-Lerdal, who is quoted in this article, is a member of the first SEED cohort and will be training this summer to be a faciliator for a future SEED cohort.

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Dr. Kelli Larson

The Academic Development Program (ADP) provides incoming first-year students with an opportunity for intense interdisciplinary inquiry through paired coursework. This year ADP honored exceptional student achievement through its first-ever Distinguished ADP Student Award, open to all current and former ADP students

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English Department
Congratulations to the winners of our English major essay contest and our Lon Otto creative writing contest!
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Jordan Osterman '11

t’s not every day St. Thomas community members get to collaborate with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO). That’s exactly what English faculty Todd Lawrence and Chris Santiago got to do, though, as they teamed with the orchestra’s composer-in-residence, Lembit Beecher, to create a completely original piece.

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St. Thomas English Department
Emerita Professor of English Mary Rose O’Reilley’s debut novel wins Brighthorse Prize for Fiction
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St. Thomas English Department
Congratulations to Paul Rousseau '17, who just signed with the Hill Nadell Literary Agency.
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Jordan Osterman

Dr. Emily James, associate professor of English at St. Thomas, has been appointed to serve as Director of the Luann Dummer Center for Women (LDCW), to begin July 1, 2019.

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St. Thomas English Department
We are pleased to announce the three winners of our Frankenstein essay contest, held in honor of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's novel FRANKENSTEIN.
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Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News host Angela Davis honored King's legacy by talking with the next generation of black leaders. She spoke with two African-American high school students about what they're dealing with today when it comes to racial tensions, conflicts, and stereotypes. Joining them was Dr. Todd Lawrence, who is challenging his students to learn from America's past when it comes to racial inequalities.

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Heather Brown (WCCO)

Every year, without fail, there’s a misplaced apostrophe on some family’s holiday card. Someone writes “Love, the Smith’s” when it really should say “Love, the Smiths.” What to do! Dr. Juan Li explains what the rules are for using an apostrophe mark.

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St. Thomas English Department
Sponsored by the English Department, a new stained glass medallion honoring Mary Shelley was recently revealed and now hangs on a window in front of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library.
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Dr. Maria Dahmus, SCP Program Director and OSI Assistant Director

Learn how English students are collaborating with the Metropolitan Council to bring data to life!

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Maura Lerner/Star Tribune

These days, English majors are an increasingly rare breed on college campuses. This article features English major Tove Conway and faculty member Todd Lawrence.

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Brandt Skogrand

English major Cassie Froese is highlighted in this article that examines summer research projects conducted by St. Thomas students..

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Rain Taxi Online

Poet, memoirist, arts activist, and adjunct faculty member in the St. Thomas English Department, Paula Cisewski’s been turning the Queen of Cups upright for the Twin Cities literary scene since the 1990s.

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English Department
The English Department congratulates the winners of its English Major essay contest and the Lon Otto Creative Writing contest!
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English Department
We congratulate those English students who are participating in commencement exercises and wish them well in their future!
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Brittany Stojsavljevic, NewsRoom

The Envision program through the St. Thomas Career Development Center showed students the many ways a liberal arts degree can help them be successful after graduation.

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English Department

We heartily congratulate Heather Bouwman on her nomination for a Minnesota Book Award for her middle grade book A Crack in the Sea!

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Amy Carlson Gustafson / Newsroom

Humans of St. Thomas spotlights Halle Mason, a "Pride and Prejudice" guru with nearly 7,000 followers on her "Looking for Mr. Darcy" Instagram.

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Jordan Osterman/St. Thomas Newsroom

The English Department is adding its new master’s degree with the goal of fulfilling creative writers’ need to be trained in publishing. The program also will look to leverage the Twin Cities’ robust publishing infrastructure, which Publishing Trendsetter called “the publishing capital of the Midwest.”

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Tommie Media

When he couldn't find a book that kept him interested, he decided to self-publish his own science fiction novel!

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Amy Carlson Gustafson / Newsroom
We are thrilled to announce that we have a new English with a Professional Writing major track!
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St. Thomas English Department
Halle Mason wins the International Virginia Woolf Society's Angelica Garnett undergraduate essay competition!
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UST Alumni Association

The St. Thomas Alumni Association has selected Heather Bouwman's young adult novel, A Crack in the Sea, as its September book club pick. The St. Thomas Alumni Book of the Month Club engages alums passionate about fun, enlightening and fulfilling reading. We'll feature a book written by a St. Thomas alum or faculty member, and at the end of the month, we'll feature an interview with that author, bringing you closer to the book and giving a deeper insight to the words and ideas on the page.

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Brittany Stojsavljevic / St. Thomas Newsroom

Theology professor Corrine Carvalho and Michael Best, an English with a Writing Emphasis major, use video games as a tool for better understanding abstract biblical ideas.

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Hanna Bubser, The Current

Local musician (and St. Thomas English Department professor) Andy Scheiber plays guitar as a form of music therapy for horses. Photo Credit: T Thomas Photography

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Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper

English Professor Chris Santiago can be found on a list of local Twin Cities teachers who are recommending books for summer reading.

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