Entries by William Hutson

, English Major Spotlight: Students’ scholarship recognized by the National Symposium

The English program at SOU would like to recognize the outstanding scholarship of three English majors: Michael Surgeon, MeKenzie Brock, and Taylor Madden. All three students recently submitted papers to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Richard Macksey Undergraduate Research Symposium.

, Jordy Rosenberg Speaks for Transgender Studies Certificate

Dr. Jordy Rosenberg is a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His first novel, Confessions of the Fox, features a trans protagonist in the 18th century who must balance his revelations of gender, desire, and liberation.

, A Lasting Impression: How Young Writers are Inspiring English Majors

The Scholastic Art and Writing awards have left a lasting impression on English majors at SOU. Since 2016, the scholastic juror position has quickly been filled by English majors who are eager to read and judge the works of young writers across America.

, Catching Up with Alumni: Michael Kerr ’09

SOU alumni, Michael Kerr, graduated Summa Cum Laude Laude with a degree in English and Writing from SOU in 2009. After graduation, Kerr ventured into the writing world and has written for dozens of publications including VentureBeat, Portland Business Journal, Forbes, and the Financial Times.

, EMDA 10th Anniversary Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Jasper

I was late to the party! I didn’t decide to pursue an EMDA minor until my final year at SOU, but I’m so glad I did. The instructors helped me learn interactive media skills that mesh well with my Business degree. After I graduated and landed a job, my manager even told me I was chosen based on my experience with interactive media.

, Reading Black Screenwriters: SOU Screenwriting Course Creates Safe Space

In the wake of a year of national protest grounded in issues of equity and diversity, the Digital Cinema faculty at Southern Oregon University took an opportunity to quickly respond to current events and launch an innovative course on Black screenwriting in Fall 2020.

New Year, New Opportunities

There are lots of exciting ways for English majors at SOU to get involved in the community. What better way to start off the new year by applying for an internship! The English Program has an extensive list of internship and volunteer opportunities that cater to students’ interests and offer students valuable ways to put their English major to good use.

EMDA Program Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

“It’s aliiiiive!” That’s how founding director Bobby Arellano describes the growth of the university’s ten-year-old academic major in Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA). Quoting Gene Wilder in the movie Young Frankenstein is just one way Arellano and SOU alumni talk about “this weird degree that has to be explained to people,” Arellano said.

SOU English Stories Interview with Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas received her B.A. in English from Southern Oregon University in 2012. She is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studies Victorian-Edwardian literature and queer cultural studies.

SOU English Stories Interview with Sabrina Sherman

Sabrina Sherman is a 2016 cum laude graduate of Southern Oregon University with a BA in English. A native of Grants Pass, she is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon, where she teaches college composition.