Graduate Students in English Organization
The Graduate Students in English (GSE), a Registered Student Organization, fosters professional, academic, and social opportunities for students in the English Department’s M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. programs. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the GSE offers regular events designed to connect graduate students with a scholarly and professional community outside of the classroom as students work toward the completion of their degree programs. The GSE also works to open communication between graduate students and faculty to ensure that all parties stay informed and work together for the success of the department as a whole. During the fall semester, the GSE hosts a variety of degree-specific events for M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. students. In the spring, the GSE hosts its annual student conference and offers a panel discussion on entering the academic and non-academic job markets.
Online Newsletter and Facebook Page
Visit the GSE online newsletter, The Sapient Pig, to access issues of the newsletter and to learn more about the GSE, recent graduate student accomplishments, and upcoming graduate student events.
Also, like the Graduate Students in English Facebook Page to stay current with GSE news!
2016-2017 GSE Officers
- Sharon Fox, President
- Tim Nelson, Vice President
- Kirsty Bleyl, Secretary/Treasurer
- Molly Rector, Student/Faculty Liaison
- Luis Marin, PhD Liaison
- Bailey Hutchinson, MFA Liaison
- Tessa Swehla, MA Liaison
- Mary Kate Messimer, Sapient Pig Editor
2016-2017 GSE-Sponsored Events
- GSE Student/Faculty and Family Get-Together - 9/11/16
- Making the Most of Time to Degree: MA at the U of A (hosted with the Professionalization Committee) - 10/31/16
- Academic Publications: Writing, Revising, and (Re)Submitting (hosted with Professionalization Committee) - 11/16/16
- Book and Bake Sale - 2/14/17
- The GSE Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: "Appropriating the Adaptations" - 3/4/17