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Alumni and friends of the English Department

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 7, 2011

Please visit the following link to download a copy in .pdf format of the latest issue of English Matters, our departmental newsletter. We hope you will enjoy reading about the creative and scholarly accomplishments of both our faculty and our students and that you will send along your own updates that we can feature in a future edition of the newsletter. We really want to hear from you! English Matters 2011


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A new semester begins . . .

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 13, 2010

This past Monday marks the start of BGSU’s centennial year and the beginning of another busy and fulfilling semester here in the Department of English. Faculty, staff, and students are kicking off the new year and the new semester off with our usual full plate–77 undergraduate, and 31 graduate courses across five programs (English, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, English as a Second Language, and Scientific and Technical Communication).

Welcome back!

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David Spiering and Anne Valente Read at Prout

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 29, 2009

MFA Candidates David Spiering and Anne Valente will read at Prout Chapel tonight (Thursday, October 29) as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Sign Up for AlertBG for Emergency Text Messages

Posted by bgsuenglish on February 15, 2008

In light of yesterday’s tragedy at Northern Illinois University, now is a good time to take a simple, extra step to assure members of the campus community are immediately notified in the event of trouble.

By signing up for AlertBG, a text-messaging program used to communicate with students, faculty and staff in case of emergencies on campus, you can get personal messages to your cell phone about situations such as crimes in progress, campus closings, canceled classes, building closures and severe weather. The department of campus safety sends the emergency messages.

Messages will include instructions whom to contact in the event that the recipient needs to notify campus police immediately.

Sign up now and register your cell phone number with the University. Signing up is simple. AlertBG can be accessed under “Links” at the bottom right of the home page and through the secure MyBGSU site.

In MyBGSU, click on the AlertBG tab at the top of the Welcome page. The signup form asks for a name, password, mobile phone number and service carrier. You can also set a date by which to opt out (typically, a student’s expected graduation date). Once you have established text message alert service, you may add email alert notification.

Taking this easy step today is one more way to assure you receive the fastest possible notice of emergency situations. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 419-372-2843.

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Posted by bgsuenglish on February 12, 2008

We are sorry to report the sad news that Flauren Schafer, mother of former Creative Writing/Women’s Studies secretary Mary McGowan, passed away last Saturday evening.  The Department secretarial staff will be attending the funeral services; the main English Offices will be closed from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 13. Flauren’s obituary and funeral information can be found here.

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BGSU English Department on Facebook

Posted by bgsuenglish on September 20, 2007

Join our newly minted Department Facebook group which, hopefully, will serve to further strengthen the ties between Department of English students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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