Archive for April, 2013

Congrats to major David Gasvoda!

0 Commentsby   |  04.24.13  |  Student Spotlight

Congratulations to English major David Gasvoda. He is one of two undergraduate students representing ACU on April 26, at the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas Capitol.  David will deliver his paper, “Cormac McCarthy’s Projection of Nature In Blood Meridian.”  Huzzah!

Helpful links and resources for your career search

0 Commentsby   |  04.24.13  |  Career Planning & Information

Some of you got to hear the presentation by Wesley Johnson, our recent guest speaker from Transition Consulting in Dallas.  Here are some resources he recommends as you begin your career search.


College Career Search Sites and Advice

Salary / Occupational Research

BEST Job Web Sites

English Majors Career Advice

MUST Read – Reality Checks

Do You Make This Mistake When Selling Your English Degree to Employers?

The Disposable Academic

A Terrible Time for New Ph.D.s

Fall 2013 Upper Level Spanish–it’s not too late to sign up!

0 Commentsby   |  04.15.13  |  Advising Information


FLSP- 353 – Latin America: Civilization and Culture

Fall Semester 2013 – TR 1:30-2:50

Dr. Beatriz Walker


This course is designed to teach students some basic elements of the history, geography, culture and idiosyncrasies of the Latin American continent and its peoples. Spanish will be the language used in class, in all assignments, and exams.  The course features: lectures, essay discussions, documentaries, films and interaction with Latin Americans




English Major Heather Kregel wins award

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.13  |  Student Spotlight

Please pass on your congratulations to Heather Kregel, whose presentation “Physicians in the Literature of Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson: Portraying the Icons of Changing Times” won the outstanding oral presentation in the arts and humanities at the Undergraduate Research Festival.  It will be a nice feather in her cap before she starts further work at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in the fall.  Thanks for being a great representative of the Language and Literature Department at the Festival.

Internship Opportunities

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.13  |  Advising Information

Those of you interested in careers in publishing might be interested in this:

Internships: Just so you know, Folio has a fantastic internship
program for both local and remote interns. Each intern is assigned
to one agent, based on common areas of interest, but meets all of our
agents during Intern Academy, a weekly seminar which teaches
publishing through an agent’s perspective, covering topics such as
editing, contract negotiation, and foreign rights, as well as
teaching interns how to hone their pitching skills by presenting
their own book ideas. Many of our interns have gone on to find
full-time jobs in publishing, including positions that open up at

For more information, go to