English Department

English Department

Elizabeth Berg to visit IU East for Regional Writers Series September 22

Elizabeth Berg to visit IU East for Regional Writers Series September 22

The Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) will present the Regional Writers Series: An Evening with Elizabeth Berg, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Download the Print-Quality Version Jean Harper, creative writing coordinator at IU East, said, “Elizabeth Berg will be speaking about her newest book, The Dream Lover, during the evening presentation. She’ll also be available for questions and answers about this book, and her other works, including the very popular Talk Before Sleep, a book treasured by many women who have endured breast cancer.”  The Dream Lover and other books by Berg are available for purchase in … Continued
HSS Summer Research Scholars

HSS Summer Research Scholars

HSS English majors, Caleb Warner and Ryan Wyson each received The IU East 2015 Summer Research scholarships. A total of six $2000 scholarships were given to undergraduate students to conduct research under supervision of a faculty member. Funding for the competitive program is provided by the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research and is matched by funds from IU East. All recipients will present their research findings during the eighth annual Student Research Day in spring 2016. Caleb Warner, Centerville, Ind. “Thoreau’s Individualism: Looking for the American Relevance of Walden Throughout the Centuries.” English major working with Steven Petersheim, assistant professor of English. Warner said his research project is to discern the prevalence of Henry David Thoreau’s … Continued
New HSS Faculty

New HSS Faculty

Indiana University East is pleased to welcome its newest faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.   Melissa Blankenship, visiting lecturer in English, received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from Murray State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in English with a Creative Writing minor from Indiana University East. Previously, Blankenship was a teaching assistant and an adjunct instructor of English at IU East. She was also an instructor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. As an undergraduate, Blankenship was part of the IU East Honors Program and was named the 2008 IU East Naomi Osborne Scholar, awarded to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average, and she graduated with Highest … Continued
Students release journal of creative works, writing

Students release journal of creative works, writing

The Tributaries Release Party was held May 1 at the Whitewater Art Gallery in Whitewater Hall. Students read selections from their published works and gave away copies of the books to attendants. Tributaries is the annual student-produced journal of creative works, featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art by IU East students.
IU East to add Master of Arts in English

IU East to add Master of Arts in English

Indiana University East has received approval for a new graduate degree program, a Master of Arts in English, from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Applications for the program are now being accepted through April 15, 2014, for admission to the fall 2014 semester. The M.A. in English is IU East’s fifth graduate program to be added to its academic portfolio since June 2007. IU East’s graduate programs include the Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Management, Master of Social Work and the Master of Science in Nursing. The graduate program will provide students with a background suitable for a wide range of careers in areas such as professional writing, … Continued