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English adjuncts start dialogue on creativity


Jessica Guerrucci — Managing Editor When Garret Dell’s father passed, he said he found ways to heal through “ekphrasis,” or telling stories with his art and creating a sense of identity for Dell, but it was also what inspired his research. “I plan on using it as a kind of reverse forensic sketch of figuring out who my father was,” said

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Unsung Hero: Andrew Smyth


Adrianna Rochester – General Assignment Reporter English professor, Andrew Smyth teaches secondary English education where he specializes in grammar, linguistics, writing and fieldwork supervision. Smyth’s main goal in the secondary English program is to train students into becoming future teachers by enabling them with skills needed to not only understand the English language, but to also translate their interpretation  in a

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Humans of SCSU: Ryan Meyer


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions and Features Editor When applying to Southern, Ryan Meyer, a senior English and media studies major, said what originally attracted him to the university was the combination of knowing people who graduated from the school and the prominence of their education program. After enrolling, Meyer said he would soon realize secondary education was not for him

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Cindy Stretch


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter A year after grad school Cindy Stretch, Ph.D., English professor, said she found a job teaching K-12 students in Southern Indiana, but after moving to Iowa she found that teaching positions were scarce and decided to continue her education. Stretch said she never anticipated being a professor, yet 17 years ago she was offered a position

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