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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities: March-April

Nervous about graduation? Feel like you need to develop your professional image? Come join in on the career development opportunities coming this March and April! These opportunities are perfect for English majors who wish to step into professional careers after graduation, or for those looking to improve their professional persona. Senior Professional Dinner Thursday, March 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm Merrill Place Conference...

PSU’s Cluster Composition Class Makes Digital Magazines

During the Fall 2017 semester, Professor Taylore Aussiker’s Composition class published several digital magazines to show that communication is not just textual, but also visual. The digital magazine publication assignment went hand in hand with the new Cluster Composition model, which was recently rolled out by Plymouth State University. These cluster classes aim to take a required course, Composition, and...

PSU Student Works: Geneva’s “Koalaty” Student Teaching Blog

Plymouth State student Geneva Sambor has started a blog documenting her student teaching experience. Sambor’s blog, titled Koalaty Teacher, chronicles her day-to-day triumphs and obstacles as she enters the professional teaching realm. So far, her blog covers topics such as her student teaching hopes and fears, her relationship with her mentor teacher, and even reflects on past classroom experiences. Sambor...

PSU Student Works: Lindsey DeRoche’s “Hypertext Memoir and Musings”

A nontraditional English course that ran during the Fall 2017 semester was Digitalit. This class’s content included various types of digital literature, such as generative poetry, GIF novels, and Twitterature. For the course’s final, students were invited to create a large-scale piece of digital literature. Because the course was designed in an open pedagogical fashion, students had the freedom to propose...

English Student Takes Second at PSU Panther Pitch

Last week, English Education major Isabelle Elsasser took second place at Plymouth State University’s annual Panther Pitch competition. In the Panther Pitch, students propose a business or entrepreneurial idea that helps solve societal challenges on a local, national, or international level. PSU students of all disciplines and majors can participate in the event. Elsasser earned second place for her nonprofit,...

Why Cluster English Majors with Technology?

In Fall 2017, Plymouth State University kicked off its integrated cluster program. This program threads complimentary majors into units called “clusters”. English majors have been placed in the Arts and Technologies with programs such as Computer Science and Information Technology. Some may ask, “Why cluster English majors with technology?” At face value, the two disciplines can seem worlds apart. But in...

New English Courses on Mindfulness and Contemplation

In the upcoming Spring 2018 semester, Dr. Karolyn Kinane will be teaching two new ENDI courses that have a focus on Contemplative and Mindful studies. The Canon interviewed Dr. Kinane to learn more about these courses. What are courses you will be teaching this spring? I’ll be teaching two General Education courses this spring. One is Curiosity, Playfulness, and Creativity,...

Reading Juvenilia with MESA

This past Thursday, MESA members and English students gathered at Plymouth State’s Frost House for a reading of juvenilia. Participants showed off their childhood and adolescent work, which included poetry, picture books, diary entrees, videos, and even fan fiction. About twenty English Department students participated in the reading; MESA hopes to bring the event, titled “MESA Memories”, back for the...