January News and Updates

Attention English Undergrads! The Department of English is encouraging you to come out and meet candidates for the Early Modern English Literature teaching position. The department is hosting three candidates on campus, one has already visited, but there are still two more opportunities for you to meet these esteemed candidates. The English Department wants your feedback! This is a great opportunity to participate in a Student Q&A and welcome them to DePaul on their campus visit.
Come and join the department the following dates:

  • Friday, January 25th from 1:30-2:15 in ALH 210-11 Student Resource Center
  • Monday, January 28th from 1:30-2:15 in ALH 210-11 Student Resource Center

 


A Reading by Michael Raleigh,
Author & DePaul WRD/Honors Program Faculty Member
Friday, January 25th, 4-5pm
990 W. Fullerton, Room 1405
Professor Raleigh will be reading his work, The Conjurer’s Boy. A Q&A session and discussion will follow reading. This is a free event, and refreshments will be served. This event is presented by the DePaul University Lecture Series. Please join!

Michael Raleigh reading


DePaul English Department Scholarships for English Majors
The English department invites applications for three scholarships available to English majors: the Pry Memorial Scholarship ($1400); the Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award ($1100); and the Honors English scholarship ($2250). Each scholarship has different requirements.

To be eligible for any of these scholarships, students must:

  • be a declared English major at sophomore level or higher
  • have completed at least two quarters at DePaul
  • have completed at least three English courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses
  • plan to register in at least two courses in Spring 2013

Please submit applications to Professor Rebecca Cameron, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, Arts and Letters Hall, Suite 312 by Monday, February 4th, at 6 pm. (A separate mailbox will be designated for scholarship applications.) Indicate clearly on your application which scholarship you are applying for. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, please submit separate applications.

Award decisions will be made by faculty committees. The winners will be notified by the end of February, and the scholarship funds will be applied to their Spring 2013 tuition. Winners are expected to attend an award luncheon at which they will meet some of the scholarship donors.

Pry Memorial Scholarship, $1400
The Pry Memorial Scholarship recognizes academic engagement and achievement as well as passion for literature and other arts.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

  • Contact information (email, phone number, and mailing address, and student number) and concentration
  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your passion for literature and/or other arts as reflected in your studies as well as your extracurricular reading, writing, and other activities.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)
  • A writing sample (a literary essay or a creative work)

Ellin M. Kelly, Ph. D. Endowed British Literature Award, $1100
The Kelly Endowed British Literature Award recognizes the academic achievement of students who have demonstrated their dedication to the study of British literature.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in Medieval Literature. Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

  • Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address, and student number)
  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your dedication to the study of British literature as demonstrated through your coursework, including independent studies or research projects, as well as any related extracurricular activities or future plans
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)
  • An essay dealing with British literature from any period

The Honors English Scholarship, $2250
The Honors English scholarship provides financial assistance to Honors students who are also English majors. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Honors Program and you must demonstrate financial need. Academic engagement and achievement will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants for this scholarship should submit the following documents:

  • Contact information (email, phone number, and mailing address, and student number)
  • A 400-500-word statement highlighting your academic engagement and achievement in the English major and the Honors program and indicating how this scholarship will help you financially.
  • An up-to-date transcript (unofficial transcripts downloaded from Campus Connect are fine)
  • A writing sample (a literary essay or a creative work produced for one of your classes)

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