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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Michele Nock (B.A. ’16), who’ll attend the M.F.A. Program in Writing for Screen and Television at Pepperdine University!  Congratulations, Michele!  We are so proud of your accomplishments!  Blessings on your exciting new journey.

 

Additionally, Hannah Risinger (B.A. ’11) was accepted to the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Columbia University! We’re thrilled to congratulate Hannah on this thrilling new phase of her life as she relocates to New York City.

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Synecdoche Literary Celebration

Join us on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the Great Commission Hall for the Annual Synecdoche Literary Celebration!  Live music, fresh bruschetta, horseradish & roast beef canapés, mini-specialty cakes, fruit-infused mineral water, and literary readings galore! The Sigma Tau Delta / English Honor Society induction ceremony will also occur during the Synecdoche Literary Celebration. Next, join us on Friday, April 15 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Great Commission Hall for the VU Conference on Global Literatures & Christianity.  Continental breakfast and coffee will be served.  For more information, click here.

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English Academic Advising

English majors!  Academic advising begins on Monday, March 28 and ends on Friday, April 8. Please sign up for an appointment; sign-up sheets & advising lists are posted on your academic advisor’s office door. If you do not receive official advisement, MyVU will automatically block you from Fall 2016 registration. Note: Registration Week begins on Monday, April 11.  Please register on the day assigned to your class level.  See you soon!

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Welcome to Spring 2016!

Happy New Year!  The  English Department and Spanish Minor open on Monday, January 4 with weekly hours from Monday – Friday, 9 am to 1 pm in Heath 233.  For faculty office hours, please check the postings outside our doors.  The first day of classes is Monday, January 11.

Mark your calendars for these literary events:

Synecdoche Literary Celebration – Thursday, April 14 @ 7 pm to 9 pm in GCH
UG Conference on Global Literatures & Christianity – Friday, April 15 @ 9:30 am to 4 pm in GCH

May your semester receive *blessings* in full!

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Literary Book Festival / English Christmas Tea

Celebrate the birth of Jesus with a cup of black spiced chai or orange pekoe tea! Join us for a literary book festival – featuring original book designs and roundtable discussions with Vanguard’s English majors – a joyful time of fellowship this Christmas season.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Location: Great Commission Hall
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Refreshments: Delicious lemon bars, chocolate pecan turtle brownies, fresh bruschetta, and an assortment of herbal teas.

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November is National Novel Writing Month!

Live out your dreams as a writer:  Write a novel in one month!  Sign up for free at NaNoWriMo.  Question or ideas about upcoming NaNoWriMo events on our campus?  Please contact the Co-Presidents of Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society: Annie Sparks and Elaina Ahmed.

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English Academic Advising

English majors!  Academic advising begins on Monday, October 26 and ends on Friday, November 6. Please sign up for an appointment; sign-up sheets & advising lists are posted on your academic advisor’s office door. If you do not receive official advisement, MyVU will automatically block you from Spring 2016 registration.

Note: Registration Week begins on Monday, November 9.  Please register on the day assigned to your class level.  See you soon!

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English Welcome Tea

English majors, minors, & friends: Welcome to Fall 2015!  You’re invited to the annual English Welcome Tea on Thursday, September 3 @ 12 noon to 2:30 pm in the GCH. Your professors will provide home-baked caramel pecan brownies, dark chocolate & Neufchâtel cream cheese cupcakes, fresh fruit, chips, and a delicious selection of gourmet teas.  Take a study break and enjoy the company of your beloved faculty and peers!

The  English Department and Spanish Minor will open on Monday, August 17 with weekly hours from Monday – Friday, 9 am to 1 pm in Heath 233.  For faculty office hours, please check the postings outside our doors.  The first day of classes is Monday, August 24.

Mark your calendars for these literary events:

Literary Book Festival – Tuesday, December 8 @ 3 pm to 6 pm in GCH

Synecdoche Literary Celebration – Thursday, April 14 @ 7 pm to 9 pm in GCH

UG Conference on Global Literatures & Christianity – Friday, April 15 @ 9:30 am to 4 pm in GCH

May your semester receive *blessings* in full!

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Synecdoche 2015

Synecdoche: VU Campus Literary Journal is available for $10.00 in the English Department!
Visit us on the second floor of Heath Academic Center.

Editor-in-Chief – Katie Sessler
Managing Editors – Chanel Frenn and Allyson Bostrom
Creative Editors – Hannah Lush and Jordan McNeff
Scholarly Editor – Brianne Hittenberger
Art Editors – Allyson Bostrom and Danny Zepeda

Artistic Award  -  Savannah Slater

Creative Award -  Tim Kam

Scholarly Award – Mayra Ramos