Summer 2016 Deadlines

Class Dates
  • Mini Session: May 16th - May 27th
  • Full Term: May 31st - July 29th  
  • 8W1: May 30th - June 29th
  • 8W2: June 30th - July 29th
 
Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty
  • Mini Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 7th
  • 8W1: June 1st
  • 8W2: July 1st
 
Last day to receive 100% refund
  • Mini Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 7th
  • 8W1: June 1st
  • 8W2: July 1st
 
Last day to drop classes without instructor permission
  • Mini Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 7th
  • 8W1: June 1s
  • 8W2: July 1st
 
All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates
  • Mini Session: May 17th - May 24th
  • Full Term: June 8th - July 8th
  • 8W1: June 2nd - June 17th
  • 8W2: July 2nd - July 19th
Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W”
  • Mini Session: May 24th
  • Full Term: July 8th
  • 8W1: June 17th
  • 8W2: July 19th
After the last day to withdraw from the University, students are academically obligated and will receive a grade for all enrolled courses.

Bragging Rights

 

  • Dr. Jonathan Barron, recently had an article, titled "How Billy Collins Breathes Light Into the Post-9/11 Darkness" published online by Public Square
  • Dr. Eric Tribunella, introduced and edited Left to Themselves, the rediscovered and republished novel by Edward Prime-Stevenson.
  • Joe Holt, PhD student, won a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Award for his short story "Make It Yours".
  • Allison Campbell, PhD student, won a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Award in creative non-fiction for her essay "What Work Is".
  • Meredith McPhail, honors college student and english major. We are proud of Meredith and her acceptance into a number of prestigious law schools.
  • Dr. Joyce Inman, was named the recipient of the 2015-2016 Arts & Letters Junior Faculty Member of the Year Award by the College Awards Committee.
  • Dr. Jonathan Barron, was named the recipient of the 2015-2016 Arts & Letters Researcher of the Year Award by the College Awards Committee.
  • Mary Beth Wolverton, won 1st place for her oral presentation at the USM graduate symposium.
  • Alli Tharp, selected the 2016 Graduate Assistant of the year by USM graduate school.
  • Allison Campbell, winner of the 2016 Graduate Teaching Award.
  • Mary Stephens, received the Children's Literature Association's Honor Essay Award in the doctoral student category for her essay "Judy Blume's Big Fat Problem: Bullying, Femininity, and Weight in Blubber."
  • Anastasia Stelse, a PhD student in creative writing, won the Kathanne W. Green Essay Award, given annually by the Committee on Services and Resources for Women (CSRW). 
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint, has been awarded the Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence for the 2016-2017 academic year .
  • Caroline Bradley, sophomore English major, elected USM SGA president.
  • Allison Tharp, PhD student in literature, awarded 2nd place overall at the National 3 Minute Thesis Competition in Charlotte, NC. She was the highest place Humanities Winner at this competition and the Grand Champion winner at the USM 3 Minute Thesis competition. 
  • Destini Williams, winner of the English Department's Gwendolyn Brooks Award for an Original Poem at the "For My People" poetry event. 
  • Deja Moore, winner of the Frances Harper Award for the Delivery of a Historical Poem at the "For My People" poetry event. 
  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Philip Kolin has published a new book of 50 poems entitled Emmett Till in Different States. The book commemorates the 60th anniversary of Till's savage murder that ignited the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Dr. Rebecca Morgan Frank has published her latest poetry collection, The Spokes of Venus.
  • Dr. Rebecca Powellcoordinator of Live Oak Writing Project. This is a collaborative program of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus and Mississippi coastal schools and its purpose is to help teachers improve as writers and effective teachers of writing. Read more about the project here.
  • Mary Ryan Karnes, mentored by Andrew Milward, won the 2015-2016 SPUR (Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research) Award.
  • Kristy Cleveland Burkhart, alumni, won Teacher of the Year for 2015/2016 at Theodore High School in  Mobile, Alabama.
  • Trey Price, alumni, won Teacher of the Year for 2015/2016 at Gaushen High School in Troy, Alabama.

FALL 2016 Events

Check back soon for Fall 2016 English department event dates!