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Thinking About Graduate School?

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.10  |  Advising Information, Announcements, Graduate

Interested in finding out more about Grad School?

Please join us next Tuesday, October 12th, immediately following Departmental Chapel in CBS Faculty Commons, room 249

We’ll eat pizza and talk grad school.

Hope to see you there!

Todd Womble

0 Commentsby   |  05.13.10  |  Alumni Spotlight, Graduate

After graduation, I plan on working at Camp Olympia, a summer sports camp for kids ages 7-16 in Trinity, TX, for my 6th straight summer, and then start the PhD program at University of Texas at Arlingtion in the fall. I will be a Graduate Teaching Assistant and will be teaching two classes and taking three each semester. As of right now, I want to focus on contemporary American and British literature. While authors like John Steinbeck and Flannery O’Connor are the reasons I became an English major in the first place, I think that I will best be able to make a contribution to my field by focusing on more contemporary works. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Jonathan Lethem, Ian McKewan, and Dave Eggers are a few of my favorites, and I hope to be able to teach this type of literature in the future. While at UTA, I will be living with my older brother–a nurse in Dallas–and going to as many Ranger and Cowboy games as possible. I hope to budget my monthly expenses at Half-Price Books, and I look forward to starting at a brand new school and hopefully¬†represent the ACU English Department well.

Todd Womble

Rangers game photos

0 Commentsby   |  04.30.10  |  Field Trips, Graduate, Student Spotlight

The Texas Rangers narrowly beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday, thanks in part to Hamilton’s homer in the first inning. Other notable highlights included Dr. Bill Carroll’s triumph in the Dollar Hot Dog Eating Contest, totalling out at an impressive 7 for the evening, and the free Venom “Death Adder” energy drink after the game. Joining him in the mayhem were Dr. Shelly Sanders and Nathan Sanders, MA students Grant Perkins and Todd Womble, and undergraduate majors Lydia Melby, Bethany Bradshaw and David McMichael.

Rangers game

0 Commentsby   |  04.19.10  |  Announcements, Graduate



Calling all interested English faculty, graduate students and majors:

Join Dr. Sanders’ Sport Literature class on a trip to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to see the Texas Rangers vs. the Chicago White Sox.

Date: Wednesday, April 28

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

Game plan: The carpool will depart from Chambers Hall at 2:01 p.m. We’ll buy tickets there (cheap seats: about $10), enjoy the game, then drive back that evening.

Questions?: Contact Shelly at or Todd Womble. Please RSVP so we’ll know how big of a crowd to expect.

Brandon Sayre

0 Commentsby   |  04.05.10  |  Alumni Spotlight, Announcements, Graduate

Brandon Sayre, a 2008 graduate from our MA program, will begin his PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at Kansas University this Fall.

Graduate Student Announcements 1/25/2010

0 Commentsby   |  01.25.10  |  Announcements, Graduate

February 3, 2010: GSA Pizza Luncheon

As the Graduate Students Association, we feel that we must help our graduate students during their time here, one of our favorite ways to do this is to provide pizza for all graduate students who want to come and eat. We will resume the tradition of the GSA pizza luncheon in the Rotunda of the Bible building. Please join us at 11:30am, and enjoy the food and fellowship. We hope to see you there!

February 8, 2010: Travel Reimbursement Requests Due

Travel Reimbursement Requests for graduate students going/presenting at conferences are due by Feb. 8, 2010. Like last semester, the GSA will cover 50% of the costs. You can submit your online request at

Graduate Chapel meets every Wednesday  at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel on the Hill. Join us for this special time of worship and reflection.