Digest: What’s Happening Oct. 13-19

Welcome to the English department digest. Published on Fridays, the department digest provides a comprehensive list of events for the upcoming week.

If you need to look further ahead, be sure to check out our calendar.

Week of October 13-19

Wednesday, October 15

Faculty: Book Orders for Spring 2015 are due to the bookstore. 

Thursday, October 16

The Marilyn K. Cory lecture series presents Susan C. Herring, who will deliver her lecture, “E-grammar, or What Digital Communication is Doing to the English Language,” in RB 125, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Friday, October 17

Susan Herring will be available to talk about her research, 12 noon in RB 361.

Faculty: Schedules for Fall 2015 due from Area Chairs.  New Deadline: Monday, Oct. 27


Don’t forget to share what you learn each week on Twitter and use the hashtag #bsuenglish. Tweet of the Week wins a flash drive or a great book. Faculty and students are both eligible to win!

Next week’s prize book is: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Fall Break: Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21.
  • Visiting Author: Michael Martone: Thursday, October 23, 3:30-4:45 PM in RB 361
  • English Graduate Programs Open House: Saturday, October 25 from 10-1 in RB 292. Register here.
  • Career Week for English Majors: Monday, November 10 to Friday, November 14. Check bulletin boards and social media for details!
  • Visiting Author: Michael Poore: Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 to 9 PM in LB 125.

Check out what happened last week in our Storify.

Have a great week! Fall Break is almost here. 


  1. Ms. beccakkathleen — does the BSU English Dept. still send these e-mails?

    I cannot recall receiving any in recent months.

    Personally currently reading a “new?’ novel titled _Do Not Say We Have

    Nothing_ which seems to represent rather well some of the awful history

    of what has happened to Chinese citizens over the last 68 years.

    However, I am curious as to whether the BSU English department

    has any statistics of books sold by individual authors with an English

    major and a BSU diploma.

    This correspondent graduated from the old building of Muncie Central

    High School in 1952 and studied at DePauw Univ., SMU, and a number

    of other schools for a variety of degrees and certificates.

    At one time Fran Rippy was a member of your department and wrote

    some of the best holiday greeting letters that I ever saw.

    Norm Morford


    Currently living in Indy, but slated to move to ABQ, NM, in May.


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