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April 18, 2018

'Spotlight on English: Outside the Book' showcases undergraduate research, activities for the K-State campus community

Submitted by Karin Westman

What can you do as a major or minor in English?

Undergraduate students in English will answer that question as they share their work with the campus community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, in the Hemisphere Room, Hale Library.

A series of poster sessions will feature undergraduate research and creative activity, internships, and study abroad experiences, including "The Changing Voices of Kansas" by Linsey Akin (BA '19), "Library of Congress Young Readers Center Internship" by Macy Davis (BA '19), and "Study Abroad in France" with Adam Hewitt-Smith (BA '18). Information about programs and student organizations in English, resources at Hale Library, and the Writing Center will be available throughout the event.

In addition to browsing poster displays, visitors can practice calligraphy, create poetry, play word games, and enjoy refreshments from Einstein's and Varisty Donuts.

All undergraduate students who attend are encouraged to complete the Spotlight Scavenger Hunt, drawing on knowledge from the poster sessions and Hale Library, for a chance to win one of two $300 scholarships for the current spring semester.

"This interactive come-and-go event is designed to encourage browsing, discovery, creation, and play," explained Naomi Wood, professor and director of undergraduate studies in English. "Come for half an hour, stay for two!"

For a detailed schedule of undergraduate presenters, visit the English department calendar or contact english@k-state.edu.

"Spotlight on English: Outside the Book" is sponsored by the English department and K-State Libraries.