Archive | April, 2013

OUR FIRST EVENT! Tuesday 12 to 3 p.m.

29 Apr

Tuesday, April 30th, in the Williams Center, will mark the first English Works event! From 12 to 3 p.m. (in Williams Center, Room S204 ABC), there will be a career panel geared specifically towards English majors. This event features a CDO presentation at 12:40 p.m. about marketing these skills to employers, followed by a panel at 1 p.m. of graduates, staff and business leaders on

“The Value of an English Degree in the Modern Workplace”

Our panel, moderated by Tracy Collingwood of the Career Development Office, will feature:

Randy Cronk 

Fredonia English graduate and founder of

Dr. Lisa Graziano

Managing Editor of Leapfrog Press

John D’Agostino

Fredonia English graduate and Publisher of The Observer

Robert Fritzinger

Executive Director of SUNY Fredonia’s Technology Incubator

Dr. David Kaplin

professor of SUNY Fredonia English’s Department


From 2 to 3 p.m. the event will wrap up with a networking mingle where students can talk one-on-one with representative from relevant groups both on- and off-campus that offer opportunities to English majors. This will be a great opportunity to plan for the future and expand on your skills in writing, editing, reading, researching and marketing.

This is a casual event, so feel free to stop by and contribute to our discussion!


Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing

16 Apr

Both Eugene Cross and Eduardo C. Corral told writers at the craft talk to STEAL EVERYTHING! Try out this exercise to get the ball rolling and “steal” your own scenes.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing.


Writing Awards (not creative) due this Friday!

16 Apr

Writing Awards (not creative) due this Friday!

Check out the English Department’s website for a list of writing awards. The deadline has been extended to this FRIDAY, April 19 at 4 p.m.


Writing award deadlines approaching: great oppourtunity to earn credibility and cash!

10 Apr

Check out the English Department undergraduate writing awards for Spring 2013.


Submissions due Friday, April 12th by 4 p.m. to the English Department office. There are cash prizes for several categories including best paper by both a first-year and upper-level student and the Mary Louise White book scholarship that asks students to answer one of the following questions:

  • If you were given $200 to spend on books that were not for school, what would
    they be and why?
  • Describe how and why a particular book changed your perspective.

Upperclassmen are encouraged to apply for Laura D. Foster 1929 Graduates’ Fund Award with examples of excellence in the study of literature (preference given to the romantic period!). An award exists specifically for those going on to graduate school next year, so graduating seniors need not feel left out!

Supporters of the English Department have provided us with amazing opportunities to celebrate the writing and research being done on an undergraduate level, so take full advantage and submit your best work!