Spring 2018 Deadlines

Class Dates

  • Intersession: December 11th-19th & January 4th - 12th 
  • Full Term: January 16th - May4th
  • First Eight Week (8W1): January 16th - 
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): March 19th - May 4th

 

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty

  • Intersession: Dec 12th 
  • Full Term: Jan 23rd
  • First Eight Week (8W1): Jan 18th
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): Mar 21st

 

Last day to receive 100% refund

  • Intersession: Dec 12th 
  • Full Term: Jan 23rd
  • First Eight Week (8W1): Jan 18th
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): Mar 21st

 

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

  • Intersession: Dec 12th 
  • Full Term: Jan 23rd
  • First Eight Week (8W1): Jan 18th
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): Mar 21st

 

All approved drops will result in grade of “W” within these dates

  • Instersession: December 13th - January 5th
  • Full Term: January 24th - April 5th
  • First Eight Week (8W1): January 19th - February 21st
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): March 22nd - April 20th 

 

Last day to make and add/drop course request or withdraw from the University and receive a grade of “W”

  • Intersession: Jan 5th
  • Full Term: Apr 5th
  • First Eight Week (8W1): Feb 21st
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): Apr 20th 

 

Final Exams

  • Full Term: May 7th - May 10th
  • First Eight Week (8W1): Last day of class
  • Second Eight Week (8W2): May 7th - May 10th 

 

After the last day to withdraw from the University, students are academically obligated and will receive a grade for all enrolled courses.

Making Their Mark!

  • Robin Atwood, Director of South Mississippi Writing Project, winner of the 2017-2018 Arts & Letters Staff Person of the Year Award.
  • Dr. Angela Ball, selected to receive the 2018 University Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Bryana Fern, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Ben Mounger Rawls Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.
  • Todd Osborne, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Poetry.
  • Karla Keffer, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Joan Johnson Award in Fiction.
  • Matthew Schmidt, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Poetry. 
  • John Duncan, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Garth Avant Award for Fiction.
  • Jonathan Riccio, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Jeremy Lespi Award for Poetry.
  • Anastasia Stelse, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Poet. 
  • Andrew Gretes, PhD Creative Writing candidate, awarded the Inaugural Miranda Merklein Award for Graduating Fiction Writer. 
  • Dr. Rebecca Powell, received the Butch Oustalet Distinguished Professorship Service Award, 2018.
  • Dr. Christopher Foley, winner of the Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award, 2018.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate won the James Sims Award for his essay “Sing Along with Monsieur Rey: The Ingenuity of H. A. Rey’s Musical Picturebooks.” 
  • Crystal Veronie, PhD Literature candidate won the Linwood Orange Award for her essay “‘When Who Can Uncreate Thee Thou Shalt Know’: Divine Violence in Paradise Lost.” 
  • Karlie Herndon and Crystal Veronie, PhD graduate candidate in Literature were awarded the Howard and Helen Bahr Graduate Research Awards to present papers at conferences. 
  • Carlton McGrone, undergraduate English major, has been selected to participate in this year’s week-long Rutgers English Diversity Institute, at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University, NJ.
  • Jessica Guzman, PhD Creative Writing candidate, 2018 Graduate Assistant of the Year.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD Literature candidate, recipient of a travel award for Professionals in Preparation (PIP) by the USM Graduate School.
  • Chad Foret, PhD Creative Writing candidate, recipient of a scholarship from the Karen M. Yarbrough Graduate Education Scholarship Endowment.
  • Nick Rupert, PhD Creative Writing candidate, won the 2018 Creative Writing Emerging Artist award by the Partners for the Arts.
  • Crystal Veronie, this year’s winner of the Committee on Services and Resources for Women’s Kathanne Greene Essay Award for her submission, “’When my hands are empty / I will be full’: Rhetorical Erasure and Chrystos’s Not Vanishing”.
  • Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

Spring 2018 Events

The Visiting Writers Series presents

A reading with Elizabeth Poliner, author of the novel As Close to Us as Breathing

January 24th, 2018

LAB 108; Gonzales Auditorium

 

2018 Blaine Quarnstrom Playwright Series

for English Graduate Students

January 25th – 28th

 

Ben Jonson's Volpone

Wednesday, March 21st

4pm – “Original Practices” if the Shakespearean Theatre (Workshop)

5:30pm – “Jonson’s Satire” Pre-performance talk by Dr. Christopher Foley

6:30pm – Performance followed by Q&A

USM Gulf Park Campus

Fleming Education Center Auditorium

Click here to see the event poster.

 

“An Evening of Music, Art, and Poetry”

March 22nd at 7:30pm

Gallery of Art and Design

 

Pre-performance Talk Series presents

Dr. Whitney Martin, Department of English on

Bulrusher

March 25th at 1pm

 

The Visiting Writers Series presents

Natalie Shapero, author of the poetry collections Hard Child and No Object

April 11th

 

The Visiting Writers Series presents

Nick White, author of the novel How to Survive a Summer

April 20th

 

Pre-performance Talk Series presents

Dr. Jameela Lares, Department of English on

Peter and the Starcatcher

April 29th at 1pm