English and Modern Languages
Here’s how students get to know us and we get to know them:
- First-Year Composition Classes
- Foreign Language Classes and Activities
- Creative Writing, Literature, and Other Upper-Division Classes
- Affiliated Programs (Gender and Women’s Studies)
¡Vamonos a Mexico! Travel with Shepherd University’s Spanish program to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula this coming May. Students can earn three or six credit hours. The $1,799 cost includes airfare, Spanish classes, family stays, some meals, cooking classes, and excursions to Mérida, Cancún, and the Mayan ruins. Dr. Berenschot will be hosting an information session about the trip on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 3:10 p.m. in Knutti Hall’s room 207. If you can’t attend the session or just want more information, contact Dr. Berenschot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240 367-2424. In the meantime, take a look at this brochure.
The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players announce auditions for their spring production, two short (half-hour), very different medieval plays. Mankind is a raucous comedy about the struggle between good and evil. The Woman Taken in Adultery is set in 2020 and addresses violence against women and the LGBTQ+ community. Auditions will be on Wednesday, January 15th, and Thursday, January 16th, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., in Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University campus. There are multiple roles (both large and small) for all genders. A diverse cast is highly desirable. Tech crew, dancers, musicians, video artists, and costume designers are also needed. Shepherd University students can earn academic credit. Community members 16 or older are also welcome to audition. For more information, contact Betty Ellzey (304-876-5208, email@example.com).
The next meeting of Shepherd University’s Stammtisch will be on Wednesday, January 15th, at 5:00 p.m. The group will meet at the Blue Moon Café. Stammtisch is a conversation group for German speakers, and everybody is welcome—from beginners to native speakers. For more information, contact Dr. Eva Suárez Büdenbender (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, Shepherd University professor of English and 2018 West Virginia Professor of the Year, gave the keynote address during the December 12th doctoral hooding ceremony at her alma mater, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The address, “We Are All Bound Up Together,” was inspired by poet Frances Watkins Harper’s 1866 speech at the National Women’s Rights Convention. Dr. Hanrahan, who has taught at Shepherd since 2007, received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We continue to be so proud of our rock star colleague!