Summer 2017 Deadlines

Class Dates

  • Inter Session: May 15th – June 2nd
  • Full Term: June 5th - July 27th
  • Summer session 1: June 5th - June 30th
  • Summer session 2: July 3rd - July 31st

 

Last Day to add/drop without Academic/Financial Penalty

  • Inter Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 12th
  • Summer session 1: June 7th
  • Summer session 2: July 6th

 

Last day to receive 100% refund

  • Inter Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 12th
  • Summer session 1: June 7th
  • Summer session 2: July 6th

 

Last day to drop classes without instructor permission

  • Inter Session: May 16th
  • Full Term: June 12th
  • Summer session 1: June 7th
  • Summer session 2: July 6th

 

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

  • Inter Session: May 17th - May 26th
  • Full Term: June 13th - July 11th
  • Summer session 1: June 8th - June 22nd
  • Summer session 2: July 7th - July 21st

 

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

  • Inter Session: May 26th
  • Full Term: July 11th
  • Summer session 1: June 22nd
  • Summer session 2: July 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!

  • David Love, English with Licensure alumni, was named teacher of the year for Copiah County Schools 2016-2017.
  • English Licensure program celebrates another semester of 100% placement rate for Spring 2017. 
  • Dr. Jameela Laresnamed the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Professor for 2017-2019.
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint, whose article on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was published in Victorian Literature and Culture 45.2 (June 2017). 
  • Richard Andrews, English major, whose Honors Thesis, "Metagames: Postmodern Narrative and Agency in the Video Games of Davey Wreden" won one of the 2017 Excellence in Research Awards, presented at this year's Honors Banquet.
  • Jamie Barnes, alumni, selected 2017 Teacher of the Year at West Harrison High School. 
  • Dr. Emily Stanback, 2018 Nina Bell Suggs Endowed Professorship selectee.
  • Emma Reeves2017 MACTE winner, recipient of the Outstanding Student Teacher Award.
  • Hannah Dow, PhD graduate student and winner the 2017 Partners for the Arts Emerging Arts Award.
  • Emma Reeves, took first place in the Aesthetics and Cultural Criticism category at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Jessica Carrell, Gulf Park English major, took second place in the Aesthetics and Cultural Criticism category at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • English majors: Emma Reeves, Jessica Carrell, Deja Moore, Jana Ishee, and Bethany Carr - each presented exciting papers and research at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium. 
  • Kelli Sellers, winner of the 2016-2017 College of Arts & Letters Instructor of the Year Award. 
  • Olivia Bushardt, PhD graduate student and winner of the Dr. Stanley Hauer Outstanding English Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • Hunter Joplin, PhD graduate student and winner of the James Sims Award for Best Graduate Student Essay.
  • Jessica Ramer, PhD graduate student and winner of the Linwood Orange Award for work in early British Literature.
  • Dr. Alexandra Valint, winner of the University of Southern Mississippi's 2017 Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • Jessica Ramer, PhD student in creative writing, has recently had her article entitled "Billy Sunday as a Source for Carl Sandburg's "The Four Brothers" published by ANQ. Additionally, her poem "Bethelehem 2000" was recently accepted by Contemporary Haibun Online.
  • 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)
  •  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)
 
Bodies of Work: USM EGO Graduate Conference
March 2nd, March 3rd, and March 4th
Visit the website for more information.
 
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)
 
Celebrating the Archives: Presentations and Reception
Friday, March 31st
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cook Library Art Gallery
 
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