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Pizza With Profs

Wednesday, March 24th
4pm-6pm
3222 Angell Hall

Be the first to know the details of exciting NEW courses geared both to non-majors and to majors from the professors themselves. Subjects include: Shakespeare, African American literature, the Bible in English, 20th-century novels, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Civil Rights rhetoric, Drama and Performance. If you have questions about the major, there will be people available to answer your questions.

Do you have a Professor or GSI that you think deserves tremendous recognition?

Every year, students who are taking or have taken courses in the Department of English are invited to nominate a professor and/or GSI for awards to be presented by the Undergraduate English Association at English Commencement. If you have an instructor that you think deserves an award, please follow the nomination process:

We will be accepting nominations for awards between now and Friday, March 26th at 5pm. Send nominations HERE. Please limit your nominations to no more than one (1) professor and/or one (1) GSI (if you would like to nominate one of each, that is more than alright, as long as each nomination is sent in its own email).

The Subject Line of the email should read as follows: "(Name of Professor/GSI) Nomination." In the body of the email, please include:

  1. Name
  2. The name of the Professor or GSI you would like to nominate
  3. The course(s) you have taken with this instructor and the term(s) in which you took the course(s) (if nominating a GSI that led a discussion section, please provide the name of the lecturer of the course).
  4. A brief statement (approximately 250-500 words) expressing why you think this professor/GSI deserves the award. Suggested subject matter includes (but is not limited to):
    1. How this instructor helps students
    2. How he/she makes material engaging
    3. His/her passion for English and Students
    4. Specific stories about how this instructor has affected your time at Michigan
(Please note that portions of these statements may be used in the presentation of awards at commencement. The authors of these statements will remain anonymous).

Apply for UEA!

The UEA is looking for experienced, hard-working, loyal, and enthusiastic undergraduate students to fill vacant Executive Board positions for the 2010-2011 academic year! This year, the UEA is looking to fill four vacating seats on its Board. These positions are:

  • Treasurer:
    • Responsible for creating an annual budget
    • Deposits, withdraws, and transfers money to and from the UEA SOAS account
    • Experience with budgeting, finance, and SOAS preferred
  • Fundraising Chair:
    • Responsible for creating, organizing, and executing fundraisers for the UEA
    • Works to write grant proposals, funding proposals, and other award opportunities
    • Experience with fundraising and finance preferred
  • Fortnight Editor:
    • Responsible for overseeing the publication of a monthly in-print and online literary journal (~8 pages), including soliciting and selecting submissions, finance, printing, advertisement, and distribution
    • Works to put on Open-Mic Nights and Creative Writing Workshops throughout the academic year
    • Oversees a small board handling submissions, editing, layout, finance, and distribution
    • Experience with editing, publication, and finance preferred
  • Xylem Editor:
    • Responsible for overseeing the publication of an annual literary journal (~100 pages), including soliciting and selecting submissions, finance, printing, advertisement, and distribution
    • Works to put on Open-Mic Nights and Creative Writing Workshops throughout the academic year
    • Oversees a small board and committees handling submissions, editing, layout, finance, and communications
    • Organizing an annual release party
    • Experience with editing, publication, and finance preferred
If you have any interest in any of these positions or any questions regarding the responsibilities, please email uea@umich.edu. Positions are only open to current sophomores or juniors; you must be on campus for the entire year in order to obtain a board position (i.e., you do not plan on studying abroad, graduating early, etc.) If you have any interest in a position, email uea@umich.edu by FRIDAY, MARCH 26th at 5pm. Depending on the number of applicants, there may be a written application to determine who is selected for interviews. Interviews will run through the first two weeks in April. You will be notified if you have earned a board position by the third week in April.

UEA Valentine's Day Fund Raiser

Thursday, February 11
8:30am-4pm
Mason Hall Lobby (in front of the Posting Wall)

Looking for an inexpensive, yet thoughtful Valentine's Day gift for your friend or sweetheart? Purchase a UEA Candy Package! Each package comes with a candy bar of your choice, and for no charge, we will also include one of several poems to be attached to the candy bar! For 25 cents/package, it's a great deal!

All proceeds go to the Undergraduate English Association.

David Small and Sarah Stewart Talk

Thursday, October 15
4:00pm
3222 Angell Hall

Famed Children's authors and illustrators David Small and Sarah Stewart will be in Angell Hall to discuss their work, their lives as writers and illustrators, and the publishing industry. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a career in Creative Writing or Publishing!
David Small's latest book, Stitches, is a graphic novel that is not for for children, per say. It has a darker tone that is sure to intrigue many. Read more about it here.

English Honors

Do you like working independently?
Want to study a poet/author/text or genre more deeply?
Do you have a 3.5 English concentration GPA and a 3.4 cumulative GPA?

If you answered YES to these questions, plant to attend the English Honors Information Meeting

When: Friday, October 2, 2009 at 1:00pm Where: 1401 Mason Hall

Professor and English Honors Program Director, Dr. Catherine Sanok, will be available to answer your questions!

Mass Meeting Fall 2009

UEA Mass Meeting 2009
Tuesday, September 15
8PM
3222 Angell Hall

Come learn about the UEA, what we do, and how we can help you! Come by our mass meeting to meet us, learn how you can get involved, and, at the very least, to get some snacks! Email uea.board@umich.edu for more information!

Book of Appreciation for Williams

On March 9, 2009, the Undergraduate English Association, on behalf of Hillel and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, honored English Professor Ralph Williams with the first ever Golden Apple Lifetime Achievement Award. In Professor Williams' honor, we will be putting together a Book of Appreciation. Please submit your memories, first impressions, and/or unforgettable quotes to ueawilliams@umich.edu. So that everyone can be included, please limit your responses to two double-spaced pages in a .doc format. We still have room available for responses, so submit them before April 1st, and we'll be sure to get them into the book (which will be presented to Professor Williams on April 21st). Any questions about the opportunities to honor Professor Williams, contact ueawilliams@umich.edu.

Check out the video and news release

Ralph Williams' Final Lecture/Lifetime Golden Apple Award Presentation

April 21, 7:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium
Reception to Follow

Annual Job Panel

Early April
Time and Place TBA

Annual Choosing Classes Gathering

Mid-April
Time and Place TBA

English Department Commencement

Time and Place TBA

T-Shirts on Sale!

Get them while you can, 5 bucks a piece for purchase in 3244 Angell Hall. You can also e-mail uea@umich.edu if you want one!

Xylem Magazine

Xylem is the UEA's annually published literary magazine - a collection of the best prose, poetry and art submitted by University of Michigan students all bound into one magazine.

Fortnight Literary Magazine

The UEA Newsletter, Fortnight, is produced monthly by the Undergraduate English Association. Fortnight is constantly looking for inspired students to share their thoughts and insights on life.