Tag Archives: Current Events

Employers Want English Majors!

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Department Chair David Morrow emailed a link to this article at CBS News pointing out that employers want English majors more than business majors — and other “problematic majors” have high under- and unemployment rates. Among the reasons are:

majors are aimed at preparing students for specific fields…are failing to graduate “job ready” adults, the researchers said. Students in these majors may not be learning communication and critical thinking skills, which means they may lack the writing and reasoning abilities that employers want in new hires.

Communication and critical thinking are key for the job market as well as for the study of literature and writing.

Check out the full piece here.

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Black Student Union: It’s Your Institution

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Wednesday 28th November: come talk to faculty about your experiences in the classroom.

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Faculty Works in Progress: 12 Nov 2018

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In the News: Christina Romeo

Christina Romeo (BA in English, ’17) tells us:

I have been selected as one of the fellows for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society’s 2019 Women in Public Policy Fellowship. I will be working for the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence in January. I will be working on the ground with domestic violence and homeless shelters across the state and will be an advocate for domestic abuse survivors. I will also have the chance to embark on my own research to improve services for LGBTQ+ teens and young adults escaping abusive relationships. I am one of the 400 past Fellows who now hold high ranks of positions in the public service field all over the New York State, across the country, and around the world.

Congratulations on securing such a prestigious fellowship!

 

Remember, if you have news to share with your fellow students, faculty and alumni, be sure to let us know.

What is Digital Publishing?

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Join us Monday afternoon in 423 Western for an introduction to Digital Publishing and the new minor. Ask questions, get answers!

Have You Got News for Us?!

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In the menu at the top of this page, you’ll note we have a new form for submitting news. Current students, alumni, faculty — send us your new and noteworthy information. Have you secured a new job? Received an award? Taken up a fellowship? Had a new publication?

We want to know!

Fill out the form and we’ll be sure to let the community know.

Upcoming Event: MFA student Sarah Sherman reading

College of Saint Rose student Sarah Michelle Sherman will read from her work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30PM.

Sarah Michelle Sherman is a writer, teacher, bartender, graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at The College of Saint Rose, and managing editor of Pine Hills Review. Her work has appeared in Nailed MagazinePloughshares OnlineThe Helix, and Decades Review. She is also a contributing writer for Albany’s alternative newspaper, Metroland.

The event also includes an open mic.

Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30.

The suggested donation is $3.00.