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Announcing the ACU Undergraduate Research Festival

0 Commentsby   |  12.05.12  |  Advising Information, Announcement

The 5th Annual ACU Undergraduate Research Festival will be Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, 2013. We hope several of our majors can participate in the festival this year.Applications are due by February 8th. Submissions will be accepted beginning January 14th.   If you are interested in participating, please contact Paul Varner at
Find updated info at:,
or visit their website:

National Video Contest!

0 Commentsby   |  09.21.12  |  Announcements

National video contest from Vista Higher Learning, the publishers of Protagonistas, awards $500 to the top six videos submitted. Open to all students enrolled in a World Language class (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic). For complete rules and to view last year’s winning entries, visit

George W. Ewing Folklore Lecture

0 Commentsby   |  04.09.12  |  Announcements, Faculty Spotlight

“Riddles and Puzzles, Cherubs and Kings:
Folkloric Elements in the Book of Ezekiel”

Dr. Mark Hamilton will deliver the annual George W. Ewing Folklore Lecture. Dr. Hamilton, Associate Dean of the ACU Graduate School of Theology, will explore the highly significant interface between folklore studies and the Old Testament.

The lecture series is a tribute to the late Dr. George Ewing, much loved ACU Professor of English and Folklore.  This event is open to all.

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM, in BSB 117

0 Commentsby   |  04.03.12  |  Advising Information, Announcements

Get paid to blog?!

0 Commentsby   |  04.03.12  |  Advising Information


Mark your calendars!

0 Commentsby   |  01.26.12  |  Advising Information, Announcements

  • Departmental Chapels–Bible 117
      • January 31 – Please join the faculty for a luncheon/tea in the Inkwell immediately following chapel
      • March 6
      • April 10
  • Shinnery Review ChapelsEvery Thursday in The Inkwell
      •  All majors are invited to come together to share artistic creations, poetry, and we periodically will feast around the table of life with food.  Majors are encouraged to invite their friends and roommates.  For more information on the Shinnery Review, visit their new blog.
  • Sigma Tau Delta InductionFebrurary 4th in the Chapel on the Hill at 3 pm
      •  Dr. Steven Moore will be speaking. Please come and support the newest members of the Tau Epsilon chapter.  Biographies of the newest members can be found on the new Sigma Tau Delta blog.
  • Fourth Annual Culp Professor ReadingApril 10, 7-8 pm, Brown Library auditorium
      • The English Department’s Dr. Chris Willerton will be performing
  • The ACU Theatre Department presents Emma based on the Jane Austen book–April 12-21
  • The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest will present weekly meditations during the Lenten season–February 29-March 28
      • The five-week series highlights some of Anglican history’s most important writers with some of the finest scholars in the area. Among those scholars will be Chris Willerton,  speaking about Dorothy Sayers(Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 pm) and Mikee Delony presenting on J.R.R. Tolkien on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm.  For more information or to view other topics in the series, visit the church’s website.
  • The Black Tulip Dinner/Poetry night/Shinnery debut–April 26



Check out the new commercial for the Writing Center!

0 Commentsby   |  11.18.11  |  Advising Information

“It’s More Magical Than Working at Chick-Fil-A.”

Tell your friends!

*Music is used as part of a parody of The Office, in keeping with Fair Use.

For more information, visit the Writing Center blog at

Spring 2012 Advising and Registration Begins

0 Commentsby   |  10.11.11  |  Advising Information

Hello, students!  I look forward to meeting with each you for the first time.  I was previously an advisor in Journalism and Mass Communication, but I’m still learning the English catalogs.  I ask for your patience in my learning process.  :)   I have a few changes this year which, I hope, will help to automate the advising process.

Also, please note a few new links on the sidebar of The Inkwell blog.  The most notable change is the addition of the “schedule an advising appointment” link.  Effective immediately, ALL appointments can now be scheduled via my online appointment calendar.  It can be accessed from your mobile device or laptop and includes automatic follow up and reminder emails!

If you are a Junior or Senior, you are not required to meet with me.  If you don’t wish to make an appointment, email me at  Include your name and banner ID in the subject line.