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English and Writing Program Student News

Prestigious Internship

English Major Selected for Prestigious Internship

Taylor Belmer has been selected for a highly selective internship position at Kohl's Corporate that will be running this summer. She will be working in the E-Commerce division as the Web Writing Intern.

Best Horror

English Major's Short Story Included in Year's Best Horror Anthology

Megan Arkenberg's story entitled "Final Exam" has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 "The Best Horror of the Year," Volume 5, from Night Shade Books. The story also won the Readers' Choice Award from Asimov's Science Fiction for favorite short story. In other news, Megan will be entering the Ph.D. program in English at U.C. Davis in the fall.

Waukesha Reads

Two Writing Majors Win Short Story Contest

Alicia Zuberbier and Alexander Plummer earned 1st place and 2nd place, respectively, in this year's Waukesha Reads Flash Fiction Contest. Their stories embraced the contest theme, "Who is Watching You?," and were inspired by George Orwell's classic novel 1984.

Asimov's Science

English Major Publishes in Asimov's Science Fiction

Megan Arkenberg's short story, "Final Exam," appears in the June 2012 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Megan's work has been published previously in Strange Horizons magazine, and she has previously received the prestigious Rhysling Award for best poem from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She is currently writing her senior thesis on Arthurian literature.

Heather Mackowiak

Professional Writing Major Places in National Fiction Contest

Heather Mackowiak's short story, "Wounded Spirit," was selected as a finalist in the national Norman Mailer Writing Competition. Heather works as an assistant in the English Department. If you see her, share your congratulations!

[photo] award winner

Students Read at Milwaukee Author Event

Two majors participated in the 2012 "Best of Milwaukee Creative Writing Students" reading at Boswell Bookstore. William Reiss and Alicia Zuberbier read their original work to a large and enthusiastic audience. Alicia and William (second and third from the left in the photo) were invited to present their work alongside other top student writers from Marquette, Cardinal Stritch, and UWM.

[photo] Gordon Folsom award winner

Student wins Gordon Folsom Award in English

Angela Meadows, a graduating senior in English, received the 2012 Gordon Folsom Award at a ceremony in May. The award recognizes excellence in literary scholarship and contribution to the Carroll English Major. Angela (holding her plaque) is seen here alongside English faculty.

Student posing with Joe Biden

Student Works on Obama Reelection Campaign

Richard Wilson, a recently graduated English major and former winner of the department award for excellence, is currently working for President Barack Obama. Richard is pictured here alongside Vice President Joe Biden.

Alicia Zuberbier

Student Publishes Essay on Civil War Women and Nostalgia

Alicia Zuberbier, a major in Professional Writing, has published "Women and Nostalgia During the American Civil War: Cursed as a Cause, Blessed as the Cure."The paper appears in the eleventh volume of the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. Alicia completed the paper under the direction of Professor Kelly as part of Carroll's Pioneer Scholars Program, which supports students working on individual research projects during the summer. (More >>)

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