News Archive 2016
The last meeting of Stammtisch (the German conversation group) for the fall semester will be on Monday, December 5th, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. It will be in the Catholic Student House on High Street. Everyone’s welcome—beginners to native speakers—to this Advent-themed gathering. Contact Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Sans Merci has just announced its call for submissions. Works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama are being sought. The maximum size is 3,500 words per entry. The writer’s name, a brief biography, and academic year should be included in the cover letter. Submissions should need to be sent as both .doc and .pdf files. There is no entry fee. There is a limit of five (5) pieces per person. There are $100 cash prizes for best prose and best poetry. The deadline for submissions is December 16th. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
Want to soak up some sun in Cuba? Join Dr. Denis Berenschot for an information session about the Spanish program’s next study abroad trip to Havana, Cuba (May 14th – 29th, 2017). The information session will be on Wednesday, November 30th, at 3:10 p.m. It will be held in Knutti Hall room 205. Anyone interested in the study abroad trip to Cuba, whether or not you can attend the information session, should take a look at this brochure and then contact Dr. Berenschot (firstname.lastname@example.org or 240 367-2424).
Dr. Temple Cone, Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, will be on campus on Thursday, November 17th. During the day, Dr. Cone will be meeting with students in Dr. Cantrell’s ENGL408 and HNRS205 courses. That evening, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Cone will read from his new work Guzzle, which is a recently published collection of poems that represents a contemporary American take on the classical Arabic, Persian, and Urdu form of the ghazal. The reading will be the auditorium of the Byrd Center.
The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will be performing Shakespeare’s Othello November 4th through the 12th in Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays (i.e., November 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th) will begin at 7:30 p.m.; performances on Wednesday and Thursday (November 9th and 10th) will begin at 8:30 p.m.; matinée performances will be on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, November 13th, at 3:00 p.m. Post-performance discussions will be held on Friday, November 4th, and at the matinée on Saturday, November 5th. Tickets will be $8 for the general public, free for Shepherd University students, and $2 for other students, as well as Shepherd University faculty and staff. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey (email@example.com or 304 876-5208).
Shepherd University’s chapter of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ), will be holding a literature conference on Saturday, October 29th, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presentations and break-out sessions will be held in Knutti Hall. Dr. James Pate, Assistant Professor of English and published poet, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
The next meeting of Stammtisch (the German conversation group) will be on Monday, September 26th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the Blue Moon Café. Other meetings this semester are scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Monday, December 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. German speakers of all levels—beginners to native—are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players announce auditions for Shakespeare’s Othello on Wednesday, August 24th, and Thursday, August 25th, from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Students can earn 3 hours of college credit for participating in the performance. Community members over 16 are also welcome to audition. There are multiple roles for men and women; a diverse cast is highly desirable; and tech crew, musicians, video artists, and costume designers are needed. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey (email@example.com or 304 876-5208).