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Join us THIS FRIDAY (4/14) at 7pm to celebrate the successes of our English literature and writing students, a reading and performance by poet James Armstrong, and the release of this year’s ANALECTA. There will be food and drink, and books for sale and signing. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Student Writing Awards featuring the poet, James Armstrong
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm in EA 1011
IU South Bend campus


2017 Excellence Award Winners

Writing: Niall Garvin

Literature: Sadie Sukich

2017 Writing Award Winners

Undergraduate Poetry

First Prize:  Adam Schelle, “Witness No. 1”

Second Prize:  Lucas Burkett, “The Massacre of Bowling Green”

Honorable Mention: Diane Passero, “Dear Em”


Undergraduate Prose

First Prize: Sarah E. Bull “A Study of Ambition”

Second Prize: Melanie Garcia, “Letters of Sensucht”


Graduate Poetry

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “Clandestine”

Second Prize: Michael Kouroubetes, “With the Ardor of a Fly in a Cell”

Graduate Prose

First Prize: Austin Veldman, “The Orange Boys”

Second Prize: Helen Wright, “The Recovering Vampire: A Journey to Vegetarianism”

And congratulations to English Majors who were recognized for their work at the 2017 IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Conference:

–Nargiza Amirova, best Social Sciences presentation, for “Exploitation of Immigrants by Immigrant Owned Restaurants”
–Melanie Garcia, best Creative Arts presentation, “Opulent Dreams”
–Savannah Welnetz, honorable mention for Humanities presentation, for “Sherlock Holmes-Paranormal Investigator: Reading the Hound of the Baskervilles as a Work of the Supernatural”

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Now Hiring Editors for 2017-18 Student Publications

* Analecta * New Views on Gender * Undergraduate Research Journal * Undergraduate Research Journal of History * Graduate Journal *

Deadline to apply: Monday April 17, 2017
The Student Publications Committee is now accepting applications for the position of Editor for each of our student journals. Duties include: advertising for submissions, reading and selecting submitted work for publication with a team of readers, finding and working with an artist on the cover and design, submitting the final file to the publisher, working with the publisher to make sure the journal is available in April, etc. This is a paid position ($1,200 for the academic year).
To apply, please submit a resume and a formal letter of application that describes your interest and experience. Email both documents to the journal’s faculty advisor:

For Analecta, please contact Prof. Kelcey Ervick at: parkerk@iusb.edu

For New Views on Gender, please contact Prof. Christina Gerken at: cgerken@iusb.edu

For the Undergraduate Research Journal, please contact Prof. Peter Bushnell at: pbushnel@iusb.edu

For the Undergraduate Research Journal of History, please contact Prof. Tom Murphy at: murphyjt@iusb.edu

For the Graduate Journal, please contact Craig Finlay at scfinlay@iusb.edu


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Three of Kelcey Ervick’s classes are holding book release parties celebrating the self-publication of class anthologies of creative writing. Students will read a sample of their poetry or prose from the books. You are invited to drop in, listen to students read, and eat some pizza! Stay as little or as long as you like.

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Untitled.doc Book Release
Wednesday, 12/9/15 from 1:00-2:15
Thursday, 12/10/15 from 11:30-12:45

in DW 3001
~ free pizza! ~

Untitled.doc features the work of 40 students in two First-Year Seminar classes at IUSB. For each student there is a bio and photo, advice to future first-year students, a personal essay and/or story, plus groups of poems and photos selected by editorial groups according to chosen themes: Conflict, Hurt, Journey, Dreams, ASDFJKL;, Breaking Point, Distortion, and Darkness.


North Falls, Indiana Book Release
Thursday, 12/10/15
4:00-5:15 in DW 3001

North Falls, Indiana was written, designed, edited, and published by students in W301 Fiction Writing. It features linked locations, characters, and events in the imagined town of North Falls, Indiana. Inspired by Winesburg, Ohio and Winesburg, Indiana, the first part of the book introduces the characters/grotesques through short narratives and archival documents including diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, to-do lists, and police reports. The second part takes place on Halloween 2015 when a series of tornadoes devastate North Falls.

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These Surrealist Self-Portraits were made in Kelcey Parker’s A399 Narrative Collage class and displayed in DW 3001 from 1-2:30 on April 29.

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These Surrealist Self-Portraits were made in Kelcey Parker’s A399 Narrative Collage class and displayed in DW 3001 from 1-2:30 on April 29.

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