The English department offers a rich curriculum that covers topics in writing, literature and teaching through a variety of undergraduate majors, minors and emphases, in addition to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, a Master of Liberal Arts and licensure in English as a Second Language.
Courses are taught by highly educated and highly published faculty with diverse teaching and professional backgrounds whose expertise spans an array of specialty areas, including composition, American, British and World literature, creative writing, technical report writing, publishing, and more. Together students and faculty are part of a vibrant literary community that draws distinguished visiting authors to campus through the Glasrud Lecture Series and McGrath Visiting Writers Series. Students are incredibly active outside the classroom through opportunities to become involved in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society; Red Weather, the campus literary magazine; the Write Site, a student tutoring service; and New Rivers Press, a nonprofit literary small press. Graduates of the program are poised to excel in graduate school or a variety of English-related careers as writers, editors, publishers, teachers and more.
Carol Kapaun, (Counseling Center, Inc.), and Kevin Zepper, (MSUM), will read selections of their work at Red Raven on Wednesday November 12th at 7 pm. A half hour open mic begins the event with Kapaun and Zepper reading at 7:30 pm. Kapaun is the author of the Knuckledown Press LLC ebook, Mamababy. It is available [...]
Minnesota State University Moorhead Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 10:30 AM Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Lobby) Laidman (JR) Fox, Jr., Spiritual Advisor from Spirit Lake Nation, will conduct a traditional pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:00 – 9:00 PM Buffalo [...]
Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff, English, and 15 of MSUM’s Communication Arts/Literature Education pre-service teachers, student teachers, and first-year teachers attended the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Workshop in Minneapolis on Monday, October 27. The workshop, “It’s Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis,” focused on the implementation of teaching strategies designed to improve reading comprehension for all middle [...]
Short Fiction Award Winner for “The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons” Heather A. Slomski, the winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her debut story collection The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7 in Comstock Memorial Union 205 on the MSUM campus. The [...]
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0107 - HPE Conference Room
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0104 Classroom
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0113 North Gym