November 13th - November 17th

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English Advising Office November 13th - November 17th

Hours

The English Advising Office is open Monday through Thursday for appointments from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Friday for walk-in sessions 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Appointments

Please go to MyPlan or call 402-472-3871 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in Hours

No appointment necessary

Walk-in hours are Fridays from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. On Friday, November 17th, walk-in hours will be from 8:30 am - 9:00 am, and 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Reminders

November 10 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from one or more full semester courses for the term
November 22 (Wed.) Student Holiday (UNL offices open)
November 23 - 26 (Thu. - Sun.) Thanksgiving Vacation (UNL offices closed)

Reminder: Begin planning for finals week now. Check your scheduled finals times and make sure you do not have any conflicts. If you do notice a conflict, contact your professor immediately. Please see the final exam schedule here

Table of Contents

Department of English Announcements and Events University Announcements and Events Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development Community Events Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice Literary News Film News Other Announcements

Department of English Announcements and Events

English Resume Workshop on November 16th

Applying for jobs, internships, or graduate school?

Check out the English Resume Workshop on November 16th from 2:00-3:00 PM in Andrews 117!

This workshop will be helpful for students planning on submitting applications for:

  • Scholarships
  • Fellowships
  • UCARE
  • Campus jobs
  • Internships
  • Graduate school
  • And study abroad
Hope to see you there!

Spring 2018 ENGL 208: Mystery and Gothic

Meeting Spring 2018  T/TR 2:00 – 3:15

Do you like to read about:

  • Ghosts?
  • Vampires?
  • Haunted Houses?
  • Demons?
  • Sexy Demons?
  • Scandalous Scenes of Sublime Terror?
  • THEN JOIN TODAY!
Download more information here.

Spring 2018 ENGL 365: 19th-Century British Literature

English 365    (ACE 5)

19th-Century British Literature

12:30 – 1:45 TR

Stephen Behrendt

Download more information here.

Spring 2018 ENGL 242: Global Literatures Since 1850

Modern literature for a modern age!

Download more information here.

Spring 2018 ENGL 317: Literature & the Environment

TR 2:00-3:15

How do our stories affect the natural world?

And how does the natural world affect our stories? Stories help us see, teach us what to care about, and open our imaginations to new possibilities. So, what stories does science tell, and how? What stories inform our understanding of how we use nature? What does the literature of Nebraska value about the landscape? Read Henry David Thoreau, Loren Eisley, Mari Sandoz, Dan O’Brien and many more!  If you are passionate about the natural world around us and want to learn more about these questions and others, take Lit & Environment. All majors welcome!

Subscribe to Prairie Schooner Today!

As always, we're keeping busy here at PS. Our Fall Issue is out in the world, our Twitter is buzzing with activity, the Winter Issue is being printed at this very moment, and looking ahead into 2018, things couldn't be better! Here's a handful of the folks we'll be publishing in our next couple issues: Toi Derricotte, Kevin Prufer, Mahtem Shiferraw, John Lane, Mark Burr, Melissa Fratterigo, John Kinsella, Abby E. Murray, Valzhyna Mort, Cynthia Hogue, Amorak Huey, May-lee Chai, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Mary-Alice Daniel, and John Poch. Try and say that list ten times fast! We're excited to bring this amazing stuff to our wonderful subscribers. At the same time, we always want to bring literature to more and more people, so we're doing one last subscription push for 2017. Our goal is to get one-hundred new subscribers before the ball drops in Times Square. Do you want to help us get there? Subscribe today!

University Announcements and Events

Military & Veteran Success Center Learn to Earn Featuring Union Pacific

Presented collaboratively by the Military & Veteran Success Center and Career Services, please join us on Thursday, November 16 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Military & Veteran Success Center located at 16 Nebraska Union for a Learn to Earn Over Lunch sponsored by Union Pacific.  Military student veterans, service members and dependents are encouraged to attend.

Free lunch will be provided and a Career Advisor will be present to help students explore majors and answer questions regarding internships or careers.    

If you have any questions, please contact the Military & Veteran Success Center at 402-472-4130 or Career Services at 402-472-3145. 

Book Fair to Benefit Nebraska Letterbox Club

The Academy for Child and Family Well Being at the university will host a Nov. 12 book fair at SouthPointe Pavilions' Barnes and Noble to benefit the Nebraska Letterbox Club. Continue reading here

Student Journalists Featured in Global Eyewitness Uganda Showcase

Photojournalism students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will present “Global Eyewitness Uganda: Stories of Life, Death and Hope” at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Rococo Theatre. Continue reading here

No Limits Student Conference in Women's & Gender Studies

Call for Proposals:

Women’s & Gender Studies “No Limits!” Student Research Conference

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Milo Bail Student Center

Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00am-5:30pm   

“Gender and Activism in These Times”                             

No Limits! is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores a wide range of women’s and gender issues. Undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates, are invited to submit proposals to present their women’s and/or gender studies-related research or creative work.

Call for proposals: Students desiring to present their work at the conference should submit the following by email to Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu):

Subject line of email: “No Limits” and student’s last name.

Body of email:

  • Student’s contact information: Name, university affiliation, mailing address, email, phone.
  • Faculty mentor: Name, university affiliation and email address.
  • Project information: Title and abstract of approximately 250 words describing the project and its significance. Research involving human subjects must have IRB approval.
  • Biographical statement: Student’s major/minor, hometown, academic and/or career goals, and a fun fact. (50 – 75 words)
  • Format: Indicate whether this will be a paper (20 minutes), poster presentation (48” x 36”), or other
  • Materials needed: If the presentation requires additional items other than projector, screen, and computer cart, please explain and list these.

v  Create a file (.doc, .docx, .rtf only, please) with all the information in the body of the email and attach it to the email.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 26, 2018

Supported by NU Central Administration; UNO Academic and Student Affairs; College of Arts and Sciences; Departments of Black Studies, English and History. Sponsored and hosted by the UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Co-sponsored by NU Women’s and Gender Studies Programs at UNK and UNL. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Pre-Law Events

Pre-Law Students,

Here are the upcoming Pre-Law Events:

Free Practice LSAT:

Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 115 Burnett Hall

A free practice LSAT will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 18. Taking a series of practice LSATs gives you a chance to experience the LSAT and improve your skills at taking this law school entrance exam. Try it out before the score counts. Please show up by 8:45 a.m. to sign in before the exam. Please sign up for the Practice LSAT by visiting this link http://exploreregistration.unl.edu/.

Kaplan LSAT Prep:

The December LSAT is coming fast, and Kaplan has prep help for your pre-law students with LSATurday on November 18. Students can join Kaplan for 5 hours of free, non-stop prep as they predict the December LSAT®, conquer logic games, and offer the fastest method for reading comprehension around. More information at https://www.kaptest.com/lsat/free/Lsaturday#aplb. For questions, please contact Krystin Major at krystin.major@kaplan.com.

Art Song Performance on November 20th

You are welcome to join the members of English 202A for an art song performance Monday, November 20, at 11:30am in the Bailey Library, if you happen to be on campus. Dr. Jack Vespa will perform art songs with several of his poetry students, including poems by William Shakespeare, John Wilmot, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes, in thanksgiving for poetry and song.

Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development

Humanities Weekly Husker Hire Link Jobs & Internships Bulletin

University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of our new Full-Time Job and Internship opportunities from

Husker Hire Link (HHL).  For a full list of full-time opportunities, internships or part-time jobs visit careers.unl.edu/hhl.

Download more information here.

LGBTQ Writers Residency Announces 2018 Faculty & Open Applications

Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices 

Announces Summer 2018 Workshop Faculty    

Applications Open Through February 1, 2018

Lambda Literary is proud to announce details of the 2018 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the nation's premier LGBTQ writer's workshop and residency. The Retreat will be held August 5-12, 2018 on the campus of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Faculty include Chinelo Okparanta (Fiction workshop), emily m. danforth (Young Adult Fiction workshop) who is also a UNL PhD graduate, Ryka Aoki (Poetry workshop), Benoit Denizet-Lewis (Nonfiction workshop), and Luis Alfaro (Playwriting workshop). Applications are now open online.

In 2007, Lambda Literary founded the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, a residency designed to offer intensive and sophisticated instruction to selected writers over a carefully designed one-week period. The Retreat provides open access to industry professionals and the opportunity to advance in their craft and careers. It is one of Lambda's most dynamic initiatives: it represents the future of LGBTQ literature.

Applicants of the Retreat submit prose, poetry or theatrical manuscript pages that are evaluated for craft, creativity and originality. Twelve students per workshop are accepted into the competitive program where they spend the week working on their manuscripts, attending guest lectures led by publishing industry professionals, and participating in public readings in venues around Los Angeles. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process and scholarships are available. Lambda Writers Retreat Fellows have gone on to publish an impressive array of works.

Lambda Fellows (Retreat graduates) are invited to return to attend faculty-led workshops or as "Writers in Residence" to work on a book in progress without needing to enroll in a workshop. Lambda Fellows should contact William Johnson, Programs Director, at wjohnson@lambdaliterary.org for more information.

Entering its 12th year, Lambda's Writers Retreat has gained an international reputation for nurturing talented writers and building a highly accomplished community of artists committed to advancing LGBTQ literature.

Asian Center Internships for Spring Semester

Marketing Internship at Asian Community & Cultural Center
Purpose:
The role of the marketing intern is to assist in creating marketing materials and community outreach to promote events and crate public awareness for our programs and community events. The marketing intern works with the program coordinator and collaborates with the marketing committee to plan and execute marketing campaigns.
Period: 
Approximately 12 hours per week, from January 15, 2018, through May 10, 2018.  (Basic weekly schedule to be provided; school breaks will be time off.) If applicable, total hours dependent on credits (approx. 50 service hours = 1 credit).
Required Duties & Skills:

  • Begin preparing for the Lunar New Year Festival, which takes place in February
  • Complete at least two projects designed with staff
  • Assist staff in creating and distributing promotional materials for all events and programs
  • Help to design and distribute monthly newsletter
  • Attend and successfully complete all required training programs, staff meetings and complete all related assignments in a timely manner
  • Communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and e-mail.
  • Willingness to travel and transport in own personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Act as a representative of the ACCC in public forums in a positive, knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of work performed and outcomes in the form of database management and a written report to the supervisor at the completion of project or time served
  • Greet and assist clients whenever needed. Collaborating with human service agencies and other resources to refer services for the refugees and immigrants.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Schedule 2-4 hours per week to do general office assistance such as answering the phone, filing, and other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • -Experience with HTML/CSS
  • -Marketing or graphic design experience (class projects count!)

Submit Resume and Letter of Application to:
Asian Community & Cultural Center
144 N. 44th Street Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68503    
402-477-3446       
Or    cristina@lincolnasiancenter.org

Program Development & Support Internship at Asian Community & Cultural Center
Purpose:
To learn, practice, and implement program development and provide support to the staff by carrying out mission–related tasks at a nonprofit charitable agency, but also experience other aspects of non-profit management including grant writing, marketing, and website and social media development.
Period: 
Approximately 12 hours per week, from January 15, 2018, through May 10, 2018.  (Basic weekly schedule to be provided; school breaks will be time off.) If applicable, total hours dependent on credits (approx. 50 service hours = 1 credit).

Required Duties & Skills:

  • Assist staff in creating program content and participate in implementing programs
  • Attend and successfully complete all required training programs, staff meetings and complete all related assignments in a timely manner
  • Complete at least two projects designed with staff
  • Work directly with clients and program participants
  • Communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and e-mail.
  • Act as a representative of the ACCC in public forums in a positive, knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of work performed and outcomes in the form of database management and a written report to the supervisor at the completion of project or time served
  • Greet and assist clients whenever needed. Collaborating with human service agencies and other resources to refer services for the refugees and immigrants.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Schedule 2-4 hours per week to do general office assistance such as answering the phone, filing, and other duties as assigned.

Submit Resume and Letter of Application to:

Asian Community & Cultural Center
144 N. 44th Street Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68503   
402-477-3446       
Or         cristina@lincolnasiancenter.org

Nelnet Intern - Copywriter and Social Media

Work directly as a functioning member of a marketing team that operates like an in-house ad agency. As an intern, you will gain understanding of how a marketing department operates at a large national, publically-traded education services company. Our intern programs are on a 12-week cycle, where you’ll work within an open, collaborative environment. Our flexible hours allow you to gain experience while you succeed at your educational responsibilities. You will be in a fun work environment, learning about marketing and advertising from a diverse team of 30+. You will also gain a deep insight on a holding company with a house of brands structure.

To assist in executing marketing communications programs and projects by performing a variety of clerical and support duties within the marketing area, including copywriting and concepting support on marketing materials and editing and proofreading services.

For more information, click here

Community Events

Tribal Justice Forum - Eventbrite Events Are Live!

You are all invited to attend the Tribal Justice Forum, a two-day event on November 27 and 28 (Monday and Tuesday) that is open to the public.  Each day of the event has its own Eventbrite page.  Please follow the links provided to register for both forums.

The program is sponsored by the Native American Studies Program with additional support from the Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Law, Institute for Ethnic Studies, OASIS, and Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

The first day of the Tribal Justice Forum features a panel discussion on Native Women’s Justice with Jacki RandShirley Sneve, and Claudette White, moderated by Margaret Huettl.  It will be in the McCollum Hall Auditorium (on East Campus) at 5:30pm on Monday, Nov. 27.

You can register for that event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribal-justice-forum-day-1-tickets-39709540304

The second day includes a screening of Anne Makepeace’s documentary Tribal Justice and a follow-up panel moderated by Rebekka Schlichting, with the directorLindsey Schuler, and Claudette White, at 6:30pm on Nov. 28 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium (on City Campus).

You can register for that event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribal-justice-forum-day-2-tickets-39709634586.  

Each Eventbrite page has more information about each day of the event.  More information can additionally be found at https://ethnicstudies.unl.edu/tribal-justice.

Experience the Humanities

Friday, November 17

ORD - 2 p.m.
The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley • by Charlotte M. Endorf • at the Grandview Assisted Living

RED CLOUD - 2 p.m.
Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West • by Joan Wells • at Cherry Corner Estates

Visit HumanitiesNebraska.org for more events!

Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice

Why Insidious Racism is Much Harder to Navigate

You come to expect it, but you can never come to accept it. Continue reading here

Soldiers Are More Than Just Symbols

David Abrams on seeing the individuality of veterans. Continue reading here

Can Kevin Young Make Poetry Matter Again?

He’s written poetry about Prince, has a new book about our love affair with fake news, and has just been named to one of the most powerful posts in American letters. Continue reading here

“I Thought It Would Be Better for You”: A Mother, A Daughter, and Racism in America in 2017

“We have always known that moving backward was not an option.” Brit Bennett on racism, the past year, and reclaiming her time from Trump. Continue reading here

What Do We Owe Kevin Spacey?

“It’s a commonplace of toxic masculinity to think you have to grab something and make a show of it." Continue reading here

Roxane Gay Wants You to See Fat People as Humans

“I really wish people would see fat people as humans. Our bodies are vulnerable, our bodies are strong; they matter just like other bodies.” Continue reading here

Kaitlyn Greenidge on Henriette Duterte

Kaitlyn Greenidge on Henriette Duterte, the first black woman undertaker who used coffins to smuggle escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. Continue reading here

Literary News

5 Ways to Annotate Your Books

"To annotate or not to annotate: that is the age-old question of avid readers. On one hand, highlighting and writing in the margins is a great way to interact with the text and leave a physical reminder of how a book made you feel at a certain point in time. On the other hand, it’s hard to get over the mental block of writing in books. They can be expensive and it’s hard not to overthink what’s worth writing down. For many of us who have to annotate though (or who love doing so), the question becomes: how to annotate a book so your marks are done quickly and effectively?" Continue reading here

Poem of the Day: And There Was a Great Calm

And There Was a Great Calm

By Thomas Hardy

(On the Signing of the Armistice, 11 Nov. 1918)

                                       I

There had been years of Passion—scorching, cold,

And much Despair, and Anger heaving high,

Care whitely watching, Sorrows manifold,

Among the young, among the weak and old,

And the pensive Spirit of Pity whispered, “Why?”

                                       II

Men had not paused to answer. Foes distraught

Pierced the thinned peoples in a brute-like blindness,

Philosophies that sages long had taught,

And Selflessness, were as an unknown thought,

And “Hell!” and “Shell!” were yapped at Lovingkindness.

                                       III

The feeble folk at home had grown full-used

To 'dug-outs', 'snipers', 'Huns', from the war-adept

In the mornings heard, and at evetides perused;

To day-dreamt men in millions, when they mused—

To nightmare-men in millions when they slept.

                                       IV

Waking to wish existence timeless, null,

Sirius they watched above where armies fell;

He seemed to check his flapping when, in the lull

Of night a boom came thencewise, like the dull

Plunge of a stone dropped into some deep well.

                                       V

So, when old hopes that earth was bettering slowly

Were dead and damned, there sounded 'War is done!'

One morrow. Said the bereft, and meek, and lowly,

'Will men some day be given to grace? yea, wholly,

And in good sooth, as our dreams used to run?'

                                       VI

Breathless they paused. Out there men raised their glance

To where had stood those poplars lank and lopped,

As they had raised it through the four years’ dance

Of Death in the now familiar flats of France;

And murmured, 'Strange, this! How? All firing stopped?'

                                       VII

Aye; all was hushed. The about-to-fire fired not,

The aimed-at moved away in trance-lipped song.

One checkless regiment slung a clinching shot

And turned. The Spirit of Irony smirked out, 'What?

Spoil peradventures woven of Rage and Wrong?'

                                       VIII

Thenceforth no flying fires inflamed the gray,

No hurtlings shook the dewdrop from the thorn,

No moan perplexed the mute bird on the spray;

Worn horses mused: 'We are not whipped to-day;'

No weft-winged engines blurred the moon’s thin horn.

                                       IX

Calm fell. From Heaven distilled a clemency;

There was peace on earth, and silence in the sky;

Some could, some could not, shake off misery:

The Sinister Spirit sneered: 'It had to be!'

And again the Spirit of Pity whispered, 'Why?'

Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble

A look back at the best fiction of the year (and what to look forward to next year).

How Amy Tan’s Family Stories Made Her a Storyteller

"Amy Tan was going to write a book about writing. But what came to her mind instead were memories of childhood, reflections on family treasures, photos, documents. In 'Where The Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir,' Tan explores revelations about her family and how her experiences steered her toward a life as an author. Tan joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation." Continue reading here

The National Book Awards Finalists: What the Critics Said

Before the winners are announced tonight, we take a look back at what the book critics wrote about each of the Fiction and Non Fiction finalists. Continue reading here

Louise Erdrich, Great American Novelist, Is Just Getting Started

Erdrich, who publishes her 16th novel this month, has built one of the most impressive bodies of work by any American writer alive. And she’s happy to let that work speak for her. Continue reading here

My Thanksgiving

Behind the collective feast and public ritual lies a personal dimension: the holiday as each of us has lived it, laughed about it, imagined it or reinvented it. Nine accomplished writers share their stories of the holiday. Continue reading here

Film News

The Heroic Age of New York Movie Theaters

A superb new book captures the phenomenon of New York repertory movie theaters and places it in historical context. Continue reading here

Watching Spider-Man in Santo Domingo

"My earliest exposure to television was a cartoon of the superhero from the late sixties. In other words, the first thing I saw on TV was America." Continue reading here

Other Announcements

Narrative 30 Below Contest--Final Week to Enter

Deadline: Sunday, November 19, at midnight, PDT.

The 30 Below Contest is open to all young writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old.

  • $1,500 First Prize
  • $750 Second Prize
  • $300 Third Prize
  • Ten finalists receive $100 each

See the Guidelines. Read last year’s winners, and view recent awards won by Narrative authors.

We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary—we’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists we can find. All entries will be considered for publication.

Winning works from Narrative often appear in collections such as the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize series, and many others.

We look forward to reading your work.

Academy Grants Program Application Launch

Academy’s FilmCraft, FilmWatch and Film Scholars grants programs are now accepting applications.  Please go to www.oscars.org/grants to access the Academy Grants Programs web pages where the application links can be found.

This year’s deadline for FilmCraft and FilmWatch is December 1.  However, due to the tight submission window, I will be flexible with the deadline for those who need a little extra time.  Our application is entirely online this year.  The deadline for Film Scholars is January 31, 2018.

MA in English at Iowa State University

Please consider applying for the MA Program in English at Iowa State if you are interested in earning an advanced degree in English.

We have both the excellent faculty and material resources needed to guide students to success, whether they intend to pursue a Ph.D. or to seek a career in editing, publishing, teaching, or some other field. Our faculty, who have expertise in fields of study ranging from Chaucer to contemporary literature, publish widely; many are also award-winning teachers, committed to offering excellent coursework and to mentoring students according to their professional interests. Our MA students have the advantage of being trained in teaching and able to teach right away, and our TAs receive 9-month stipends of more than $19,000 (as well as a 50% tuition remission and in-state tuition status) in exchange for teaching one course during the first semester of study and two courses per term subsequently.

The current graduate in-state tuition (our MAs are counted as in-state) is $4,472 per semester, so with our MA students would pay that amount per year. The current stipend is $19,200, leaving a "balance" of about $14,700.

Details about the program and the application are online at www.engl.iastate.edu/graduate-students/prospective-students. The application deadline is Jan. 5, 2018.

Georgetown University M.A. Program in English

We are currently accepting applications for our free-standing Master of Arts Program in English at Georgetown University. Senior undergraduates who might be interested in a diverse, academically rigorous 2-year M.A. program are encouraged to apply.

Because we currently offer no Ph.D. in English at Georgetown, our M.A. program hosts our most advanced students, and they receive the kind of focused attention from our faculty that doctoral students might receive at other institutions. It is, therefore, an excellent program for students who are considering the Ph.D. but are not yet ready to commit to that, for those who need a bit more preparation and experience with graduate-level work before they apply to doctoral programs, and for those for whom the M.A. will be the capstone of their academic education. 

In recognition of the central place of our Master's students in our department, close to half of those who matriculate each year receive merit-based funding packages that fully pay for tuition as well as an hourly wage in a number of professional development settings (including teaching assistantships); all students offered a funding package their first year can count on tuition support in their second, contingent upon their maintaining an excellent academic record.

More information can be found on the attached flyer and on our website (http://english.georgetown.edu/graduate-program), which also provides application instructions. If you have any questions, contact the Academic Administrator, Jessica Marr (jm2807@georgetown.edu).

Download more information here.

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

"Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once." Continue reading here

The 30-Something’s Guide to Real Estate

"My parents threw me a surprise party when I graduated from college. I was the first in my family to do so, and it was, in many ways, a party for all of us. They rented a banquet hall, invited everyone they felt had played a key part in my arriving at that moment — and told me we were going to a cousin’s baby shower. Shortly after everyone yelled “surprise,” my dad took the microphone and started the festivities by introducing one of the few white American families there.

“Do you recognize these people?” he asked, pointing to them. I did not. “Those are the people who sold us our house. Because we lived in that house, you went to the schools you went to, had the teachers you had, everything. We would not be standing here today had they never sold us the house.” The family waved from their table.

My parents still live in that house. When my dad paid it off, he celebrated by burning various house-related documents over a charcoal grill in the backyard. He made us all come outside to watch. Within no time, he would decide to borrow against the house to help me pay for college."

Continue reading here

Sheldon Collection News - Elisabeth Frink

Sculptor Elisabeth Frink, born November 14, 1930, was one of five British women whose achievements in shaping the twentieth century were recognized in commemorative stamps issued by the Royal Mail in 1996. The series also included scientist and Nobel laureate Dorothy Hodgkin; ballerina Margot Fonteyn; author Daphne du Maurier; and sports administrator Marea Hartman.

Frink's Small Bird is currently on view in Meet Your Match, the 2017–2018 Sheldon Statewide exhibition, through which original artworks from the museum's collection are traveling to communities across Nebraska.

Elisabeth Frink
Suffolk, England 1930–Blandford Forum, England 1993
Small Bird
Bronze, early 1960s
8 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
University of Nebraska–Lincoln, bequest of Bertha Schaefer, U-886.1971

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