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Rachel Hopkin Wins American Folklore Society Award

April 13, 2016
Picture of Rachel Hopkin

The Department of English would like to congratulate Rachel Hopkin on winning the Sue Samuelson Foodways Essay Contest, which is awarded via the Foodways section of the American Folklore Society. As a part of the prize, Rachel's winning essay, "The Way of the Croissant," will appear in the foodways journal Digest; she will also receive a free one-year membership to the Foodways Section of AFS. The 2016 committee noted that Hopkin's paper had "good depth and breadth of analysis, while maintaining focus and a writing style that put it ahead of the other submissions."

Amy Shuman Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

February 16, 2016
Picture of Amy Shuman Winning the Award

The Department of English would like to congratulate Amy Shuman for winning the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes a faculty member in any department across the university for their teaching excellence.

Anonymous Donors Give $50,000 to Department

January 6, 2015
Drawing of Shakespearean Theatre

This summer the English Department received a $50,000 gift from two generous donors (a couple) who are dedicated to improving the college experience for English undergraduates and those students who take our classes. The donors targeted two projects, providing each with $25,000: