Pine Ridge Bake Sale Sets New Record

by Misha Saeedpour

On April 15th and 16th, the English Club held their annual bake sale in the McWhorter lobby. All proceedings from the bake sale go to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, to benefit their Boys and Girls Literacy program. This year we made around $1,300, which set a new bake sale record!

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Katie, Olivia, and Anna doing their part!

English Majors Honored at CLASS Awards

A number of English majors were honored at the annual College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Awards Day yesterday afternoon.

The Richard J. Fallis Award, given annually to the student who demonstrated the most improvement during first-year writing, was awarded to Jacob Holland and his essay, “The Repackaging: The Story of America’s Tobacco Industry” which he wrote in Professor Murray’s First Year writing class.

L to R: Sydney Queen, Gabriela Gonzales, Anna Clark, Jacqueline Karneth, Ben Thomas, Jacob Holland, and Emily Allen. Not pictured: Em Craig, Victoria Pan.

Winners of the James A. King award, given for the most outstanding papers in responses to class assignments, were Emily Allen, for “Snorri’s Edda and the Purpose of Myth over Time,” written for Professor Monteverde’s Peoples of Ragnarok course; Anna Clark, for “Edgar Allan Poe, King of Memes: A History of ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ and Its Interpretation” written for Professor Curtis’s Edgar Allan Poe course; and Em Craig for “Mbmbam and Its Binos: An Analysis of the McElroy Brothers and Their Community of Apology and Growth” written for Professor Overall’s Sound and Persuasion course.

The Corinne Dale Award, given annually to the most outstanding papers focused particularly on issues of gender in response to class assignments, was won by Jacqueline Karneth for her essay, “Steinbeck’s Cathy Trask as Bruja: Chimeran Possibilities and the Limitations of ‘Woman’” written for Professor Trout’s Senior Seminar in English Studies course.

The Ruby Treadway Award is given annually to outstanding students in Creative Writing. This year’s winners were Gabriela Gonzales, for “Wordswordswords”; and Sydney Queen, for “Stockholm.” Both of these works were nominated from Professor Susan Finch’s Creative Writing classes.

Last but certainly not least, outstanding performance over an entire college career as an English major was recognized.

The Carl J. Chaney Award award–given annually to a student who demonstrates academic excellence while also showing evidence of broad interests in varied fields of study and must exhibit in everyday life appreciation for integrity, refinement, enthusiasm, and a superior quality of life–was awarded to Ben Thomas.

The Virginia Chaney Award–similarly given to a student who must demonstrate academic excellence while also showing evidence of broad interests in varied fields of study and must exhibit in everyday life appreciation for integrity, refinement, enthusiasm, and a superior quality of life–was awarded to Victoria Pan.

Congratulations, everyone!

Sigma Tau Delta Induction Honors Excellence in English Studies

Last Monday, ten BU English majors were officially inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honors Society. Family, faculty, and friends gathered in the Janet Ayers Conference Center to watch the cording ceremony. After opening remarks by Sigma Tau Delta sponsor Dr. Charmion Gustke, the honorees were corded by faculty members. Congratulations to these wonderful English majors!

L to R: Kelsey Beyeler, Ben Thomas, Jacqueline Karneth, A.J. Gatrell, Reide Irwin, Mac Ogle, Sarah Cullen, Devin Bradbury, Anna Clark, and Michael Meadows.
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Family Literacy Day

Many BU English majors pitched in to share the joy of reading with kids in the Edgehill neighborhood at Family Literacy Day this past Saturday. This event is always a highlight of the Spring semester! Read on!! (click on title above for slideshow of images)

Good Lunch!

BU English faculty and students gathered in JAAC 3058 for a brown bag lunch on Friday, October 12. The mood was jovial, as everyone was anticipating the next week’s fall break. If you couldn’t make it, there will be another one on November 9. See you there!

Nine Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

PrintLast Wednesday, nine BU English majors were inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honors Society. Family, faculty, and friends gathered to watch the cording ceremony. After opening remarks by Sigma Tau Delta sponsor Dr. Charmion Gustke, the honorees were corded by faculty members. Congratulations to these wonderful English majors!

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L to R: Samantha Binnie, Rachel Petty, Hope Moore, Zenna Daker, Chris Tully, Lindsey Knapp, Jacqueline Skokna, Audrey Fenstermaker, and Dr. Charmion Gustke

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Dr. Gustke and Kathleen Albritton