Graduate Students in English Organization

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Gracie Bain Presenting at the 
2022 GSE Conference

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. Everyone in the English graduate program is automatically a part of the GSE. 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.

GSE-Sponsored TA Pedagogy Resource

Need help or fresh ideas for your lesson plans? Visit the TA Office site for regularly updated composition pedagogy tips, activities, and advice. 

Online GSE 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.

Finally, make sure to check out both the GSE Instagram page and GSE on Twitter (@gsearkansas)!

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2022-2023 GSE OfficersGSE image

  • President: Skye Oliver
  • Vice President: Braden Taylor
  • Treasurer: Ana Rodriguez-Mesa
  • Historian/Secretary: Abigail Ross
  • Media Development Director: David Berg
  • Student-Faculty Liaison: John McManus
  • MA Liaison: Anna Mercer
  • MFA Liaison: Sarah Barch
  • PhD Liaison: Elizabeth Bonkoski
  • RCO Liaison: Jessica Allee
  • CLCS Liaison: Kelsey Berkel        
                                                                                                                                                                                     2022 Book and Bake Sale

2022-2023 GSE Faculty Advisor                                                                            

  • Dr. William Quinn                                                                                 

2022-2023 Social and Professionalization Events for Graduate Students

Fall 2022:

  • TBA