Graduate Students in English Organization

 GSE Conference 2021

Kristen Figgins Presenting at the 
2021 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)!

TA Office


link to Facebook


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link to newsletter

2021-2022 GSE Officers2021 GSE Conference

  • President: Gracie Bain
  • Vice President: Michel LaCrue
  • Treasurer: Ann Riley-Adams
  • Historian/Secretary: Dana Blair
  • Media Development Director: Angelena Pierce
  • Student-Faculty Liaison: Skye Oliver
  • MA Liaison: Olivia Jorgensen
  • MFA Liaison: Lucy Shapiro
  • PhD Liaison: Jesse Greenhill
  • RCO Liaison: Jessica Allee
  • CLCS Liaison: Mayssa Hashaad                                                       Huong Nyguyen Presenting at the 2021 GSE Conference

2021-2022 GSE Faculty Advisor                                                                                                     

  • Dr. Mohja Kahf                                                                                   

2021-2022 Social and Professionalization Events for Graduate Students

Fall 2021:

  • Student-Faculty Shindig - Sat., Sept. 27th, Wilson Park
  • Autumn Hangout - Mon., Nov. 1st, Wilson Park
  • GSE Book and Bake Sale - Nov. 15, 17, and 18, Kimpel Hall Lobby