NWOSU Department of English

NWOSU Department of English The NWOSU English Department is committed to preparing students to be leaders in the world through the use of their English or English Ed. degree. We also offer an English minor and a writing minor.
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The English program, in conjunction with Northwestern Oklahoma State University, is committed to the institution's "community of learners that includes students, teachers, staff, administrators, and area citizens advancing learning excellence and preparing its members for service as leaders and entrepreneurs in the changing climate of northwest Oklahoma and the world." Guided by the principles of that mission, the English program offers courses in literature and composition to develop creative and critical thinking skills, leading to successful performance in written communication required for success in a rapidly changing global environment. In addition, the program encourages innovative and interactive learning through computer technologies, engages students as participants in the construction of knowledge, and involves them in the analysis and creation of texts and discourse through historical, cultural, visual, and rhetorical contexts. Furthermore, English courses foster a sense of intellectual community between faculty and students by cultivating discussions about literature, rhetoric, writing, film studies, and pedagogy. They stimulate intellectual curiosity and creativity, leading to original and independent thinking in order to prepare students to teach in the public school, to enter graduate programs, or to qualify for careers in non-academic environments.

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04/10/2020

Congrats Winners!

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04/01/2020

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08/19/2019

Welcome back!
The department of English, Foreign Language, & Humanities will be hosting a back to school pizza party on Thursday, August 22nd from 5-7 p.m. in VH 200. We have three new faculty for you to meet and a lot of exciting things happening in the department this year!

If you can attend, please RSVP to me by Wednesday, Aug. 21 by 5 p.m. (via email at [email protected]) to ensure there’s enough pizza.

Thanks,
Dr. Lane

What a great opportunity!
05/27/2019

What a great opportunity!

We're hosting a local poetry contest!

In addition to the many murals gracing the buildings of our fair city recently, we are seeking local poets for a downtown Enid mural. The poem should be no longer than 10 to 15 lines including the title and author’s name and will be painted on a mural along with original art from some of Enid’s finest artistic talent.

There will be a $150 cash prize and the notoriety of the poet’s name on the mural.

All age groups are welcome. The poem must be about Enid or Northwest Oklahoma and the poet must have ties to Enid and surrounding communities of Northwest Oklahoma.

Submit your entry no later than July 31, 2019. You may submit more than one poem, but only one poem per online entry form.

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05/11/2019

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04/30/2019

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04/29/2019

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04/29/2019

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04/28/2019

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04/27/2019

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04/26/2019

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04/26/2019

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04/25/2019

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04/25/2019

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04/24/2019

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04/24/2019

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04/24/2019

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04/23/2019

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04/22/2019

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04/22/2019

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04/21/2019

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04/20/2019

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04/19/2019

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04/19/2019

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04/19/2019

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04/18/2019

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04/17/2019

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04/17/2019

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04/16/2019

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04/15/2019

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04/15/2019

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04/14/2019

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04/13/2019

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04/12/2019

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04/12/2019

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“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted — nevermore.” —Edgar Allan Poe How could we talk about Halloween without quoting Poe? We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween! #riderangersride
Thank you to all of the incredible businesses that supported the Writing Marathon! A special thank you to Holders, The Graceful Arts Gallery, and The Runnymede. Thank you to Erin Davis for coming and taking pictures for the event.
We would like to give a big shout out to Dr. Mary Riegel for redesigning the computer monitor base in Vinson Hall 200! Thank you so much!
The Spanish club is hosting Salsa Dancing Lessons tonight! Join us in the ballroom at 6:30 p.m. and learn how to Salsa! #riderangersride
We hope everyone had a great time at our fifth annual Writing Marathon! Special thanks to all of our volunteers/workers— especially Dr. Kathy Earnest, Alanna Negelein, and Carson Hannaford!
Advising for the spring semester starts tomorrow, October 22nd! Make sure you make an appointment to see your advisor! #riderangersride
The 5th annual Writing Marathon is underway! Make sure if you post to social media to include the hashtags #comewritewithus #NWOSUwritingmarathon #writerangerswrite!
Here are the remote directions for the Writing Marathon for those who are participating at different sites!
Tomorrow is the day! The Writing Marathon will begin at 10 AM at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva! Remote directions will be coming later for those who will be participating at other locations. We hope to see you there! #comewritewithus #writerangerswrite
The Writing Marathon is almost here! We hope to see you at the Graceful Arts Gallery at 10 AM on October 4th! “I belong to this notebook and this pencil” — Ernest Hemingway #comewritewithus #writerangerswrite
“Bingo with Chips and Salsa Night” is happening tonight! Join us in the Ranger Room at 6:30! We hope to see you there! Ride, Rangers, Ride!
Writing Marathon is this week, folks! Just a reminder that the event starts at 10 AM at the Graceful Arts Gallery in downtown Alva! We hope to see you there! #comewritewithus #writerangerswrite