► Prof. Jody Ross
English Professor Jody Ross is retiring this year, after almost 20 years of outstanding teaching and service to the English Department. Professor Ross has taught at Villanova since 2000, and before that worked as a freelance journalist, Managing Editor, and Director of Communications. She received both a BA and MA from Villanova. Professor Ross attracted countless students to the English major over her years at Villanova. She will continue to teach part-time, but please join us in wishing her well as she spends more time with family and friends!
► Winners of English Department Essay and Creative Writing Prizes
Gracie Stagliano, winner of the Edwin McGrath Medallion of Excellence and the Jerome J. Fischer Memorial Award for Best Undergraduate Essay for “For Love of Light Skin: The Dangerous Mulattas in Chester Himes’ A Rage in Harlem and Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress”
Avni Sejpal, winner of the Margaret Powell Esmonde Memorial Award for Best Graduate Essay for “The Idol and the Corpse: The Wake of Colonial Modernity in Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies”
Meg Carter, winner of the George D. Murphy Award in Creative Writing
Audrey Gibson, winner of the English/Honors Creative Writing Award
Friday, May 17
1:00 - 3:00 pm, English Department
► Commencement Reception for Graduating English Majors
Join the English faculty for a casual reception for senior English majors in the English Department on the Friday of Commencement weekend. Coffee and treats will be served!
UPCOMING CAREER EVENTS
Monday, May 13
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Garey 10A
► The 2nd annual Senior Job Meetup
This event is open to ALL seniors who are in the job search for a post-graduate opportunity. Every employer that will be attending has open jobs available for seniors to start working right after graduation. This event is sponsored by the Career Center, CLAS Office of Undergraduate Students, and VSB’s O’Donnell Center for Professional Development.
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