Photos from “Meet the Majors” Event

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Photos from the “Meet the Majors” event on campus today, where English faculty and students met up, talked about classes and books. And, perhaps most importantly, we ate cookies.

This continues our (young) tradition of hosting a meet-up with our new majors enrolled in English 112. As Professor David Morrow says, “it’s a good way to make first-year students feel part of the English major community early in their first semester.”


English Club: Books & Brews / ENG 218 Poetry Reading

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This Thursday at 5:30 pm in Albertus 369, English Club will be holding their last meeting of the year. We will be reviewing on this past semester and this past year, talking about ways that we can improve the club for next year.

Congratulations, Sigma Tau Delta Inductees!

Sigma Tau Delta 2019
The English Department is delighted to celebrate our latest inductees into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honors Society. Drs Chan and Laity hosted an event that featured VPAA Dr Steve Ralston, Dean Jeff Marlett, and English Chair, Dr David Morrow. Congratulations to our best and brightest students, who have maintained the required high GPA through challenging English courses.

Ashley Richardson, President of the Beta Phi Chapter and assisted by VP Malcolm Brownell and Secretary Hannah Deetz, inducted the new members of Sigma Tau Delta:

Danniella L. Beltrán

Taylor Casey

Samantha O. Karian

Sabrina Joy Leviton

David DiMaggio

Christina Mattern

Lindsey McGowan

Sunny Leigh Nowacki

Emily Paolicelli

Tyani Pope

Julia Porzio

Aliya A. Vasquez

Samantha Zimmerman


Well done, all!

English Club tomorrow!

Hey Everybody,

I hope you had a good Advisement Day! I just wanted to send out this email to remind you all that there will be an English Club meeting this Thursday at 5:30pm in Albertus 369 in the Science Center.
Here are some of our upcoming events:
April 2nd at 3:00pm– Journalism Workshop (flyer attached): We will be having a communications professor come and talk to us about how to write properly in the field of journalism.
April 12th at 7pm– Saint Rose Slams: Come feel free to read some poetry in an open mic atmosphere. Other types of vocal performances are allowed.
April 17th 6-9pm – BLAZE Pizza Fundraiser: Come out and support English Club with our first Fundraiser of the semester! Show your support by showing the flyer that I have attached, and proceeds will go to our club! Tell all your friends!
Sam Zimmerman
Vice President of English Club

ENG 252: COMpass Newsletter

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Charting your Path – COMING SOON!

Saint Rose Communications Department is coming out with a newsletter. The communications department doesn’t have any formal tactics or strategy in place to show the development or accomplishments of the communications department, its students, or its alumni. The opportunity the communication department newsletter will bring is engagement from current students and alumni and a marketing tool to get new students wanting and researching Saint Rose. The newsletter will include department news, alumni stories, student and faculty spotlight, interns, things trending in the communication field, clubs in the communication department, and class notes. The newsletter will be published once every semester and subjected to change if needed. The first newsletter will be completed by the end of this semester, Spring 2019.

Five Saint Rose students have taken on the initiated becoming the first to publish a communication newsletter with the help of Professor Mark Congdon. The students are Breanne Colon, Nina Laluz-Rivera, Daria Lee, Tamia McDonald, and Skylar Wolfe. The team as of now are looking for writers. If you are interested in building a professional portfolio, networking, and making a difference in the Saint Rose community write for COMpass Newsletter. If you are interested in writing for the COMpass newsletter please contact

The COMpass newsletter team will start promoting via social after spring break, March 13th. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT! They’ll be creating different social media pages to spread content and information. The first post will be attached to the Saint Rose Communication Department Facebook page to inform everyone about their new social media pages.

As of now if you have any questions, please contact or any of the five students publishers or Mark Congdon.

About the Writer: My name is Tamia McDonald from Queens, NY. Currently a senior at Saint Rose majoring in business with a concentration in sports management and a minor in communication with a concentration in PR & Advertising. I am one of the publishers of the COMpass Newsletter. If you would like to know more you can email me at and/or add me on LinkedIn.

[The students in ENG 252 are writing blog posts highlighting campus and community events and opportunities.]

Alumni News: Jacqueline Kirkpatrick


Jacqueline Kirkpatrick (MFA Creative Writing 15) has news for us:

Hobart just informed me that my creative nonfiction piece “Alive” will be published in the next two weeks!

Be sure to look for Jacqueline’s piece and leave a comment if you enjoyed it.

Any news to share with the English community? Use the form to share your updates about publications, jobs, fellowships, awards, etc.


Alumni News: Jessie Serfilippi

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Jessie Serfilippi (MFA Creative Writing 18, BA English 15) has some news for us:

I’m excited to share news of my upcoming publication. My essay, “Under the Cover of Breeches and Bayonet,” is being published this November in the forthcoming anthology, Fierce: Essays by and about Dauntless Women, published by Nauset Press. I will be taking part in a reading for the anthology on December 15th at Soho20 Gallery in Brooklyn, from 2-4pm.

Any news to share with the English Department community? Use the form to share your updates about publications, jobs, fellowships, awards, etc.