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Sep 30, 2014

Monday, November 10 - 12:20 p.m.
Student Union Pathfinder Lounge

Sep 30, 2014
Mike Young Poster

Thursday, October 9 - 12:30 p.m. -
Pathfinder Lounge, Student Union
Mikey Young is the author of Look! Look! Feathers, We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, and the forthcoming Sprezzatura.  He edits NOÖ Journal and runs Magic Helicopter Press.  Visit his blog at

Sep 26, 2014

Dr. Arshia Sattar, a scholar of Hindu religion and culture from Bangalore, India, delivered an engaging lecture last Thursday, September 18th, to a group of Wright State students, faculty, staff, and community members, as part of a two-day visit to the WSU campus. Dr. Sattar, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Literatures and whose translations of Sanskrit literary and religious texts are world renowned, spoke to a group of roughly...

Sep 25, 2014
Wright State history and music programs are collaborating on a concert of popular songs from the Great War, the first program in CELIA’s yearlong commemoration of the start of World War I.
Sep 18, 2014
Carol Loranger, chair of the Department of English Languages and Literatures, creates online bibliography on the winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Sep 12, 2014
Cecile Carty
Drs. Norman and Cecile Cary were Founding Members of the English Department of Wright State University, teaching there from 1967 to 1999.
Sep 11, 2014

From 12:30 to 1:30 on Thursday, September 25th, in the Pathfinder Lounge, the campus Common Text Committee and the English Department's Creative Writing Program Committee are hosting a Writers' Panel to discuss this year's common text The Fault in Our Stars. Panel participants include Sharon Short, Kathleen Kollman, and Kristina McBride. In addition to discussing Green's Young Adult novel, the three authors will also be discussing those books which were...

Sep 4, 2014
books in chains image

Join us September 18, 2014  3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room, 163 Student Union

Followed by refreshments and an exhibit of books banned in South Asia until 7:00 p.m. in the Endeavor Room, 156 Student Union

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Alpana Sharma at or (937)775-3136.

Sponsored by the Department of...

Jul 11, 2014
Karen Hayes had served as a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State.
May 19, 2014
Josh Hemmelgarn

As students peruse local job listings they often notice that almost all jobs require previous work experience. For many students this can be frightening. Students know what they are doing and are ready for a job, but cannot get a job without experience. And how do students get that experience if all the jobs require previous experience? This is where an internship comes in handy. As an English major seeking a career in the Professional and Technical Writing field I understand how...