Puget Sound English Department

April 1, 2011

Submit your work for departmental awards!

Today is the last day to submit your work for the departmental writings awards–the Heuston Prize (for a literary/analytical essay at the 400 level), the Handy award (one poem of <50 lines), and the Wagner prize for fiction (one story of <25 pages). Details are posted throughout the department on Wyatt's 3rd floor. All currently registered students are eligible. Submit your work in the department office, 335 Wyatt, before the end of the day.

March 23, 2011

Lots of Opportunities for Fame and (Metaphorical) Fortune!

1. Please note that the deadline for submissions to our outstanding literary and arts magazine, Crosscurrents, has been extended to this Friday, March 25, at midnight. Submit your 3 art, 3 poems, 2 prose, and 1 “other” to ccr@pugetsound.edu!

2. Departmental Awards: The deadline to submit your work for any of these is Friday, April 1 in the Department Office (Wyatt 335).
All awards require blind (anonymous), typed submissions; for all awards, please include a cover sheet with your name, the title of your submission, and the name of the contest.
A. The Heuston Literature Prize: Currently enrolled students may submit a paper from a 400-level Literature or Theory class.
B. The Nixeon Civille Handy Poetry Contest: Current students may submit one unpublished poem of no more than 50 lines.
C. The Esther B. Wagner Prize in Fiction: Current students may submit one story of not more than 25 pages.

All awards are sponsored by the Department of English.

October 1, 2010

Recognition for a stellar teacher and colleague

Those of you lucky enough to have worked with Professor Bev Conner during her illustrious career here will be utterly unsurprised to hear that she’s just received an award as “Best Teacher” for 2010 from the Tacoma Weekly. Her insight, generosity, and wisdom have nurtured so many of our graduates, and she continues to develop creativity among our students.

There’s a link to a pdf of the page on our departmental faculty news page.

Congratulations, Bev! We’re honored to work with you.

June 1, 2010

Our Fabulous Students

We interrupt our demanding summer schedule of sunscreen application to bring you news of yet more achievements by our students. Cody Tacderas (’12), an English major/Gender Studies minor, has been awarded a competitive and substantial LGBT scholarship by the Greater Seattle Business Association. The association’s vision is “A vibrant global economy strengthened through the full participation of diverse local communities” and its mission is “To combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT Community and those who support equality for all.”
Watch for a profile of Cody and his fellow scholars on their website next semester.
Congratulations, Cody!