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Monday, March 19, 2012

3rd Annual Thesis/Field Examination Symposium

The third annual Thesis/Field Examination Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Devon Room in the Connelly Center. This event is an opportunity for students who are completing the program to present to each other their research, while also giving first-year students a sense of the  projects that are undertaken as master's theses and field examinations. We hope to have two consecutive one-hour sessions, in which students offer ten-minute presentations of their research. The event is structured so there is plenty of time for comments and questions by audience members and other presenters. Copious amounts of delicious gourmet coffee will be served before and during the event, and after the second session, there will be a catered lunch.

Please email Dr. Hicks if you would like to present your research at this event, or if you would like to attend as an audience member. Please RSVP by Monday, March 26th.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 Luckow Graduate Alumni Event

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Luckow Graduate Alumni Event on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 in SAC 300! The Graduate English Program and the Luckow Endowed Chair of English will present a panel of three of our recent graduate English alumni, who will discuss academic career options for those with an M.A. in English who choose not to pursue a Ph.D. The three panelists are: Jana Llewellyn '06, who will discuss her experiences teaching at both community college and a local private high school; Jamie Berg '09, who will discuss her work for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, where she began as Assistant to the Senior Vice Presidents and was recently promoted to Budget Officer; and Kelly Vass '11, who works as an academic advisor at Drexel.

This event is intended to give you many perspectives on ways to capitalize on your degree in the job market. Each panelist will give a brief presentation on their work and how their master's degree has contributed to their career path, and there will ample time for discussion and networking. As always, dinner will be served.

Please RSVP to Dr. Hicks by Monday, March 19th.