Dr. Segall Wins Teaching Award

May 16th, 2019 § 0

Dr. Kimberly Segall, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, has received the 2019 Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award from SPU’s student government. Dr. Segall was recognized for her outstanding teaching in classes such as Middle Eastern Literature, International (Postcolonial) Literature, African Literature, and Intro to Justice: Cultural Studies. Her dedication to teaching racial reconciliation and cultural understanding is evident through her co-creation of the new Social Justice and Cultural Studies Major, as well as her study abroad programs to South Africa and Spain/Morocco.

Congratulations, Dr. Segall!

Arksey Contest

May 9th, 2019 § 0

It’s time for the English Department’s annual Arksey Essay Contest, which features an enormous $100 prize for the best undergraduate essay in each of two categories: Critical and Creative.  It would also be a nice award to list on your resume.

For submission guidelines, visit the Best Student Essays page on the English Department web site.  The deadline is Friday, May 10.  In most cases, students submit essays previously written for courses.

Dr. Yelena Bailey Gives Lecture

May 1st, 2019 § 0

Friday, May 3, 2019
12:30 p.m.
Weter 201

Come hear Dr.Yelena Bailey, who will speak on “How the Streets Were Made.” Dr. Bailey’s subject for this lecture is the basis of her forthcoming book.

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Dr. Doug Thorpe To Present Final Lecture

April 19th, 2019 § 0

2019 Gates Reading

April 19th, 2019 § 0

7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Art Center Gallery

Please join the SPU community for the 2019 Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading. This year’s author is Danielle (D. L.) Mayfield, who writes about faith and social issues for a variety of Christian and secular publications.

Mayfield’s book, Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith, was published in 2016 and describes her work with Somali refugees in Portland. In 2011, D. L. Mayfield won McSweeney’s column contest and was named a notable essayist by the Best American Essays series editors. For more information, visit her website at www.dlmayfield.com.

The Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading is an annual event co-sponsored by the SPU English Department and Image journal. It was established in 2006 to honor Professor Fan Gates on the occasion of her retirement from a long, distinguished teaching career. The event is free and open to the public.