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Professional Speakers Series

Sponsored by the English department and Sigma Tau Delta, the Professional Speakers Series features speakers from the community who work in for-profit and non-profit professions that value the background and skills the English major at Bethany provides. Often, the professions represented in the speakers series are commonly associated with the discipline of English—writers, editors, publishers, librarians, teachers. However, professionals with undergraduate degrees in English who work in other fields are also featured—corporations and organizations, for and not-for profit, wherein the analytical skills and the facility with language that the English major stresses are necessary.

The speakers provide students with an inside look at their respective professions and offer advice about how to best prepare for and market oneself for entry into the job-market.

2012-13 Speaker Schedule:

Angie Johnson and Rachel Hanel
Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in HH 337
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Gina Kammer
Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in HH 337

Emily Hanna
Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Beyond the Classroom Speaker Series

In the English department's new speaking event series titled "Beyond the Classroom," students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge base on thought, philosophy, and literature.

Speaker events include:

  • "Dining with Dickens" by Dr. Robert Hanna on Charles Dickens' travels to America
  • "Her Soul's Society: Intruding on a Poet's Life" by Professor Ramona Czer on the impact of family and friends on the poetry of Emily Dickinson

Workshop at The Loft Literary Center in Twin Cities

Thanks to generous funding from the Student Senate, Sigma Tau Delta was able to attend the workshop, "Writing for the Web," in February, 2013.