Cool Facts

Great things in the English Department:

English: Giving Voice

Renowned authors, poets and songwriters hold creative workshops for students during Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing and the Arts.

Volunteer with Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing and the Arts. Learn what organizing literary events entails and how to set up workshops in multiple fields of discipline.

This is a great opportunity to get critiques on personal creative writing, research papers or ask questions about the field of writing, editing and publishing. 

Teachers encourage students to present their research in class or give presentations on topics of interest (pictured below).

Creative writing courses include poetry/creative writing readings of personal works. Students gather at coffee shops or bookstores to present their own poetry or writing.

Join Sigma Tau Delta – International English Honors Society.

Expand your writing skills by writing for the University’s newspaper, the Threefold Advocate.

Gain valuable work and editorial experience by working in the Writing Center. Students working in the Writing Center help other students brainstorm topic ideas, edit papers, fix grammatical errors and polish up their research papers.
JBU English Students learn about editorial work, magazine layout and publishing by working on a literary magazine.

Students have many opportunities to present papers at state or national writing conventions.

Students gain valuable experience by sending personal work to publishing houses, magazines or other editors