Last updated May 17, 2018
Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society (You are eligible if you have a 3.0 grade point average in at least two English courses and an overall 3.0 gpa). Sigma Tau sponsors events for all English majors such as poetry and spoken word slams. Members can attend an annual national conference and present papers or chair conference sessions. Contact: Christina Triezenberg.
The Kiosk creative writing and art magazine. This student-edited, award-winning publication features poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art work by students, faculty, and alums. Students can submit their work and also serve on the editorial committees each spring semester. Contact: Steve Coyne.
Friday is Writing Day. This informal sharing writing series usually meets on Friday noons in the Hickman Dining Room. Various campus writers, including many students, are on the schedule each semester. They share their work over lunch and discussion follows. Students can serve on the planning committee, present their writing, and attend. Contact: Leslie Werden
Spring Green Theatre Trip. In late September, English and theatre students travel to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to see classical plays at American Players Theatre, a professional company. Student travel grants can help with the cost. Contact: Leslie Werden
Tutoring in the Writing Center. Our English majors are in demand as tutors in our Writing Center. Working with student writers will make you a better writer yourself and demonstrate your commitment to writing and teaching. Contact: David Elder, Director of the Writing Center
Internships. As a junior or senior, you may earn 1-6 internship credits. 40 hours of work is required for each credit. We can help you find on-campus or off-campus internships. Contact: Your adviser
May Term Travel Abroad. The English Department sponsors a May Term travel trip nearly every year. We have sponsored a film tour of Iowa and trips to Ireland and Iceland, Cuba, and London. Contact: Faculty trip sponsor for the year or your adviser
Study Abroad. Our English students have been very active in this program, studying for a semester or a year in Northern Ireland, various sites in England (London, Oxford, Edge Hill), Japan, Italy, and China. Morningside also has programs in Spain, France, South America, Mexico, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. Contact: Your adviser
Presenting Papers at National or Local Conferences. Sigma Tau Delta offers the opportunity to attend their national conference and present a paper or creative writing. On campus many of our students have presented at the Palmer Symposium. STD Contact: Christina Triezenberg. Palmer Contact: Your professor for the class in which you wrote your paper.
Other departmental activities. We have an end-of-the year banquet for our English majors and occasionally sponsor potlucks and other social events.