Seeking Justice Colloquium Series Speaker

February 18th, 2020 § 0

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Demaray 150

The next speaker in the Seeking Justice Colloquium Series is Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

The event is co-sponsored by the Social Justice and Cultural Studies Major; English and Cultural Studies Department; Bioethics and Humanities Minor; Faculty Life Office; SPU School Counseling Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the SPU MFA program.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Gail DeBell Retiring as Study Abroad Director

February 5th, 2020 § 0

Gail DeBell, SPU’s Director of Study Abroad, is retiring this year. Many English and Cultural Studies majors know of Ms. DeBell’s tireless work fitting their desires to study abroad with programs that fulfill their needs. In many cases, the right fit has been with travel-study trips led by members of our own department. On one of these trips, to England in 2012, Ms. DeBell even accompanied the faculty leader and students.

A reception honoring Gail DeBell’s eleven-plus years of service in this role will take place on Tuesday, February 11th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in SPU’s Library Seminar Room. All members of the SPU community are invited to attend.

2020 Marston Lecture

February 1st, 2020 § 0

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
3:15 p. m.
Demaray Hall 150

Professor Owen Ewald, known to many English and Cultural Studies majors, will once again be delivering the annual C. May Marston Lecture. His topic this year is “World Domination and Universal History.”

In his lecture, Dr. Ewald will examine several ancient examples of attempts at writing a universal history–a single text that tries to cover all times and places. Professor Ewald’s claim will be that these attempts are often responses to their cultures’ efforts at world domination.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Speed Networking Event

January 26th, 2020 § 0

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Emerson Hall Lounge
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Here’s a great way for English and Cultural Studies students to do some networking in preparation for post-college opportunities. Sponsored by SPU’s Center for Career and Calling, this event acknowledges that students might be afraid to talk with professionals initially and may want some practice doing so, all with a fellow student at their side.

So, in a format akin to speed dating, CCC professionals will pair up students and give them practice talking with people from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Seattle Children’s Hospital, City of Seattle, Subsplash, King County, Point B, Porch, Convoy, Microsoft, Oracle and more.

Speed Networking is about practice, not perfection. Everyone from all majors is welcome.

To attend, please register via Handshake. Space is limited.

English Course Offerings for Winter Quarter, 2020

December 10th, 2019 § 0

Courses in English literature and creative writing for Winter Quarter, 2020 still have open seats.

Students can enroll in courses covering international fiction, literature and faith, medieval English literature, or even in a course devoted to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

If creative writing seems more appealing, the workshops in writing fiction and in writing poetry still have open spots.

Interested students can enroll through the usual process, via Banner.