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News and Events about the Department of English

  •  Help fund Juan Velasco's 37 students in El Salvador

    In September 2014 we received devastating news from our pre-school in El Salvador. Centro Hogar, a pre-school in San Salvador, will no longer receive support for scholarships from their donors in Sweden. This is a major loss for the school, given that so many children need scholarships. Now, 37 preschoolers are at risk of not going to school. In an environment crowded with gangs, poverty, drugs, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, Centro Hogar gives these children and their families a chance to have a better future.

    Programa Velasco needs funding for at least 37 children to attend the pre-school and receive the protection, health benefits and education from this special place. We have been working with this community in San Salvador since 2007. We deeply appreciate your support for these children. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Please consider a Christmas gift from the heart. Go to the link below to help fund Programa Velsaco.


  •  Are you passionate about poetry? Enter your work into the Ina Coolbrith contest!

    The Ina Coolbrith poetry prizes were established by friends of Ina Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate of California. Approximately $1,000 is available annually for multiple prizes (apportioned by the judging campus).

    Awards are made for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student at the system-wide University of California campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, and St. Mary's College. Santa Clara University has had winners the past two years in a row, so be sure to enter!

    All entries by SCU students must be submitted to Kirk Glaser, Department of English, no later than Thursday, January 15, 2015, by 4 PM. Entries may be sent, preferably by email (, or by campus mail or placed in Dr. Glaser’s mailbox, St. Joseph’s Hall, Room 222. Manuscripts should be in .doc/docx files for email, typewritten or clearly printed for hard copies. Students should retain duplicate copies since the manuscripts will not be returned.

    Each participating campus may submit three entries selected from the submissions at their campus, which are forwarded to U.C. Berkeley for final judging.

    Each entry should include the following information in the upper right hand corner of the manuscripts:
    - The last four digits of the student's campus identification number
    - The name of the contest

    Student entry information should be on a separate sheet and should include the following:
    - Student's name
    - Local Address
    - Permanent Address
    - Phone Number
    - Student's email address
    - Major
    - Last four digits of student's campus identification number
    - Contest Name
    - Titles of Poems

  •  Graduation Celebration 2014 Pictures

    Congratulations to all the graduates. To view the photos of the Graduation Celebration, Click here »

  •  Congratulations to Aparajita Nana

    Professor Aparajita Nanda has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.

  •  Congratulations to Professor Medina

    Cruz Medina was featured in Syracuse University's podcast on Rhetoric. Read More »

  •  Congratulations to our Spring 2014 English students

    Our Spring 2014 English students' work was recognized on the de Saisset exhibit at Santa Clara University. Read More »

  •  Diane Dreher Recognized

    Professor Dreher's Course "Vocation: Your Personal Renaissance" was recognized on William Sullivan's article.

  •  Congratulations to Professor Burnham

    Michelle Burnham has been awarded the Richard Beale Davis prize. Read More »

  •  Multimodal Writing Prize Winners, Honorable Mention and Featured Entries

    Congratulations to the winner of the first annual Multimodal prize Alexander Nouaux. Read More »

  •  Congratulations to Cynthia Mahamdi and Tim Myers

    On being promoted to Senior Lecturer.

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