Recent student & faculty news
The Department of Writing and Linguistics is pleased to announce recent student news:
- Alumna Selby Cody published “Man on the Moon” in GNU Journal, her first fiction publication.
- Major Courtney Sylvester had her story “1 in 4” accepted by Feminist Wire and “Red Checkered Flannel” published in GNU Journal.
- Major Aleyna Rentz has been accepted into the MFA Creative Writing program at Johns Hopkins University.
- After graduation in 2012, alumna Grace Simmons was deployed to Afghanistan, where her work consisted of technical writing. Currently, Grace is finishing up her thesis, which reviews how Luke Cage, a Netflix-Marvel web series, discusses political and social issues like police brutality. She hopes to defend in April and walk the stage in May with her Master’s degree in Communications with a focus on Public Relations from Bowie State University in Maryland. She ultimately plans to pursue a career working for a non-profit where she can use the skills she has acquired to help find resources and connections with other companies.
- Major Kenneth Lee has a piece forthcoming in an issue of Entropy magazine.
- Major Asya Fields has been accepted as a Corps Leader with the organization CitiYear. She will spend July 2017 through May 2018 in Washington, D.C., working with urban youth.
And faculty news:
The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world.
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