Open Mic!

open mic
MISA and the English Club present:

The First Open Mic of the New Year!

Friday 18 January at 7pm

Sign-up at 6:30pm

Jack’s Place in the Hearst Building

English Club Poetry Slam: 29 Nov 2018

English Club is proud to present Saint Rose Slams! On November 29th (This Thursday) at 8 pm in the Campus Theatre we will be hosting a poetry slam. Open mic sign ups start at 7:30 pm.

All are welcomed- regardless of your major! If you want to preform or just want to watch, feel free to come and to bring friends!

Saint Rose Theatre Festival: Call for Entries!

Here is a message from the Saint Rose Theatre Festival Director Chris Lovell:

“I have always had a passion for theatre as you know, and last year I saw an idea I had for a while come to the stage. I started the Saint Rose Theatre Festival last year and it was a lot of fun for everyone. It was a one-night engagement of staged readings. All of the scenes performed were written by Saint Rose students in the graduate play script course. The scenes ranged from a conversation between a radio host and his producer to a unbelievably ignorant couple having dinner in a restaurant. This year, I will have opened up the festival for all Saint Rose students to submit scenes for consideration. Scenes can be submitted electronically via the festival’s website ( up until Friday, December 14th at 11:59PM. The festival is expanding to an entire weekend for performances, giving a better opportunity for the community to see the great work of Saint Rose students on stage.

College is a time of exploration. So many opportunities appear for students to explore the world around them and to find something they are truly passionate about. How many people do you know that have the opportunity to write something and then see it performed on stage in front of an audience or be an actor in a world premiere? That is what the Saint Rose Theatre Festival is all about, providing a creative outlet for new and exciting materials for anyone to see. It is a create outlet, not only for writers and actors, but it allows for others to be creative. Check out the logo for the festival that was designed by a 2012 Saint Rose Graduate!

Any student that is interested can submit a piece to be considered for production during the festival. Submissions can cover any topic a student is interested, and the piece may be of any theatrical genre with the exception of musical theatre.”

Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines posted on the festival’s website (PDF can be found here).

Messages from the English Club

For anyone interested in learning about, joining, or just supporting the English Club, the all-things-English-loving organization will have a table at the Spring Activities Fair this Thursday, January 26, from 12-4 PM. The Spring Activities Fair will take place on campus, in Saint Joseph Hall. Everyone is welcome to stop by– just look for the English Club signs to point you to their table!

If you can’t make it on Thursday, students are always welcome to the club’s meetings, which will be held this semester on Monday nights, from 6-7 PM, in the library. The exact room in the library has not been chosen yet because of the renovations still taking place, so anyone with questions about the exact meeting locations can email Dr. Palecanda, Dr. Rice, or English Club President, Rebecca Hosie.

The English Club Could Be for You!

In the works for next semester is an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party!

Do you find yourself referencing quotes and characters from different works of literature that are unknown or unappreciated by your friends? Do you have the pet peeve of horrible Facebook grammar? If your answers to these questions were ‘yes’ or even if you were intrigued by these questions, the the English Club might just be for you!

The English Club is a friendly St. Rose group who loves writing and literature and who values personality, creativity and imagination. How can you be a part of it, you wonder?Easy! Everyone is welcome to join the English Club; they are always seeking new members! Meetings are held every Thursday from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm in the Instructional Room at the Hellman Library. The club plans fun events throughout the year to spread their love of books and to promote literacy. One event that you might have seen on campus in previous years is Fishing for Literature, an English Club tradition where students pay a dollar to “fish” for the chance to win a book, or possibly a film too this year! The club also functions like a book club. This semester, members will be reading Room by Emma Donoghue.

Attending a meeting and seeing what the English Club is all about might be a great idea—take Rebecca Hosie’s word for it! A sophomore double-majoring in English and Philosophy, she became a member of the club last spring and is the club’s current president. In regards to English Club meetings, Rebecca comments, “The meetings themselves are my favorite experiences. I never know what to expect to happen, even now… and I’m the president!” Rebecca also points out some additional value the English Club can provide its members, mentioning,  “[The club] also offers[s] helpful advice concerning teachers and writing papers. It’s a great environment for anyone to be in, even if it’s just to escape the hectic reality of college life.” If anyone is on the fence about joining the English Club, Rebecca has some convincing words for you: “Join us and we will open your mind to a whole new world where the imagination runs wild and free.”

Feel free to send any inquiries about the English club to Profs. Palecanda or Rice, and check out the English Club’s Facebook page for the latest on upcoming events!

Fish For Literature March 18

The St. Rose English Club will descend upon the main lounge on March 18th to host their Fishing for Literature fund raising game. For $1 anyone can either win a random book or a bag of Swedish Fish with a literary quote. The books range from novels to textbooks and have been donated from a variety of sources including fellow St. Rose students and faculty members.

The game is quite simple. The player gives $1 to play and randomly picks a colored fish from a box (covered with a blue cloth to resemble the ocean). The color of the fish marks what prize the player receives and anyone can play as many times as they want. Melissa Dominguez recollects last semester’s game: “I think last semester we had a student try six or seven times. She walked away with four or five free books. It’s a fun time.”

The event starts at 7:30pm in the Main Lounge on Monday, March 18th. Get some low-price books.