Spring 2017 Deadlines

Class Dates

  • Mini Session: January 3rd – January 13th
  • Full Term: January 17th – May 5th
  • 8W1: January 17th – March 10th
  • 8W2: March 20th – May 5th

 

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd

 

Last day to receive 100% refund

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd

 

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

  • Mini Session: January 3rd
  • Full Term: January 24th
  • 8W1: January 19th
  • 8W2: March 22nd

 

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

  • Mini Session: January 4th – January 10th
  • Full Term: January 25th – April 5th
  • 8W1: January 20th – February 17th
  • 8W2: March 23rd – April 21st

 

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

  • Mini Session: January 10th
  • Full Term: April 5th
  • 8W1: February 17th
  • 8W2: April 21st

 

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!

  • Winners of poetry awards - A Celebration of Black American Poetry: The Gwendolyn Brooks Award: Ranicia Taylor (For an original poem, $300),
    The Langston Hughes Award: Taraja Gibbs (For delivery of a published poem, $300), The Robert Hayden Award: Denzel Edwards (For an original poem, $200), & The Frances Harper Award: Rita Nassuna (For delivery of a published poem, $200)
  • Dr. Philip Kolin, (Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus) has just published his eighth collection of poems Benedict's Daughter. For more information here is the link to a story about the book. 
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint's article, “Accepting Adèle in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.” has just been published in the respected Dickens Studies Annual, Vol 47, 2016, pgs 201-222.
  • Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta, Fall 2016 Ph.D. graduate. She is "Making Her Mark" with her dissertation: "Our Bodies, Ourselves?: Embodiment, Oppression, and Subjectivity in Turn-of-the-Century Women's Fiction and Film of the Indian Subcontinent."
  • Ashley Felder, English Licensure major, won the Honor's College Excellence Award for her honor's thesis on divorce in Victorian Literature. Congratulations to her mentor, Dr. Alexandra Valint, as well. 
  • Eugenie Brignac, English major, was selected to intern at the University Press of Mississippi.
  • Another semester of 100% placement for English Licensure majors! Congratulations on your successful job searches: Megan Wilkinson, Kristan Ladner, Ashley Felder, Cody Ladner, Kristen Morel Adams, and Lori Swistak. 
  • Sigma Tau Delta membersAaron Davenport, Maria Kattner, and Brian King, their proposals were accepted to the organization's international conference in Louisville.
  • USM's World Class Teaching Program, has been ranked #1 in the state and 13th in the nation. Congratulations to Robin Atwood, Darcie Conrad and everyone involved in making this program such a success!
  • Rachael Kunz, English major, has received the Eagle SPUR (Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research) award to support her research efforts in Spring 2017. 
  • Dr. Craig Careywho has been awarded a grant to develop Open Educational Resources (OER), funded by the Hewlett Foundation, with additional support from the University of Mississippi.
  • Dr. Maureen Ryan. Congratulations on the publication of "Intraspecies Communication: Memory, Story-Telling, and Football in American Fiction of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars" in the journal War, Literature & the Arts
  • Jessica Guzman, PhD student in creative writing, was chosen out of 115 poets to be awarded the Tinhouse Winter Workshop Scholarship in her genre. 
  • Hiba Tahir, English major, her Student Printz article, "In a world of frat bros, Muslim student tries her luck on Tinder", has been republished in several national newspapers, including the Sun Herald. 
  • Jonathan Puckett, English major, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal on his exciting work and discoveries tracing his ancestry
  • Paige Gray, English Literature PhD alumni. Her article "Kids Don't Need to Understand 'Grit'" was recently published in Time Magazine.
  •  Read about other USM English department majors, faculty and alumni who have Made Their Mark!

Spring 2017 Events

"For My People": A Celebration of Black American Poetry
February 16, 2017
12:30-1:30pm
R.C.'s Lounge (Student Union)
 
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Katie Angus, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures on Tartuffe by Moliére
Thursday, March 9th 
6:30pm
Woods Theatre
  
The Visiting Writer’s Series welcomes
Ben Lerner
Reading, followed by book signing
Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. (Gonzales Auditorium, LAB 108) 
&
A Conversation on Craft, followed by question and answer session
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. (Gallery for Art and Design)
  
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Allison Abra, Department of History, on Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort
Wednesday, April 5th
6:30pm
Woods Theatre
  
The Visiting Writer’s Series welcomes
Jenny Molberg
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
7:30 p.m.
International Center Auditorium
  
Pre-performance Talk Series
presents Dr. Luis Iglesias, Department of English, on The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Wednesday, April 23rd
1:00pm
Woods Theatre