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!

  • Karla Keffer, PhD creative writing student, whose short story "Looking For Ethel" will be published in the 2018 issue of Moon City Review. Glimmer Train also selected it as an honorable mention in their fiction contest.
  • John Duncan, PhD creative writing student, was recently published in two literary magazines. His short story, "What We See from Up Here" appeared in the 2017 issue of Enizamag and his short story "What the cheif's daughter wants to know" will appear in the May 2018 issue of Habitat Magazine.
  • Ms. Shayna Looney, English Licensure major, was awarded the Mississippi Professional Educator’s Scholarship.
  • Maria Lagasca, recent alum, whose paper was accepted to present at the 2018 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Cincinnati.
  • Gulf Park chapter of Sigma Tau Delta members Jessica Carrell, Jada Clark, Aaron Davenport, and Jennifer Ladner, whose papers were accepted to present at the 2018 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Cincinnati.
  • Phillip SnyderEnglish Major and Honors College Graduate, whose Honors Thesis, "DREADFUL REALITY: FEAR AND MADNESS IN THE FICTION OF H. P. LOVECRAFT," received an Excellence in Research Award at the fall 2017 Honors Banquet.
  • Dr. Gary Stringer, Emeritus Professor of English, whose "The Satyres," volume 3 of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, published by Indiana University Press has been awarded the prestigious Modern Language Association Prize for a Scholarly Edition. 
  • Dr. Angela Ballwhose poem "Phenomenal Body," from her new book Talking Pillow, was featured on Poetry Daily: poem.com.
  • Ashley Hobson, English major, whose innovative project was selected to receive an Eagles Scholars for Undergraduate Research Award for 2017.
  • Lindsay Patorno, English major, whose innovative project was selected to receive an Eagles Scholars for Undergraduate Research Award for 2017.
  • Dr. Emily Stanback published her book "The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability" with Palgrave/MacMillian, 2017.
  • Chloe Felterman, MA Literture student, presented her first conference paper entitled “Beast It: Merging Folktales and Ecocritism in Beasts of the Southern Wild” as part of the International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies at the University of London.
  • Charles Hunter Joplin, Ph.D. student in English, placed in the 3 Minute Thesis Final round.
  • Laura Hakala, English Ph.D. alum, article "Beyond the Big House: Southern Girlhoods in Louise Clarke Pyrnelle's _Diddie, Dumps, and Tot_" appeared in the Southern Quarterly's special issue "Children in the South." 
  • 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

Bullrusher

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