Snowflake Gala 2018

The EGSS is proud to present the third annual Snowflake Gala! The Snowflake gala is a year-end celebration for English graduate students, faculty, and staff. This year, the event will be on Saturday, December 15, from 6:30–11 pm at Lisa Surridge’s house. We’re asking people to please bring something to share, either wine, an appetizer, a salad, a dessert, a fruit plate, or a side dish (like a casserole). We will be serving dinner, and will have vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Please RSVP to Janice Niemann by Monday, December 10. Partners are welcome, but we ask that you leave all kids and peanuts at home.

Please check your emails for the venue address and other important details.
Thank you to Janice Niemann for organizing this event and to Lisa Surridge for hosting us.

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Pomodoro Fall 2018

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Image: “Manage Stress with the Pomodoro Technique

Back by popular demand, the EGSS’s first Pomodoro event of Fall 2018 will be held November 27th (that’s next Tuesday) in the English Department Seminar Room. Come on down at 5pm to study with your peers and enjoy some complimentary coffee and sweets. For those of you who haven’t heard of the “Pomodoro” study style, it’s essentially set periods of silent study time broken up by ten to fifteen-minute breaks during which students are encouraged to chat about life, love and (in our case) literature.

If you can’t make this one, not to fear! The EGSS will be holding two additional Pomodoro events on December 4th and 6th (same time, same place). Come on the 6th for mounds of free pizza (with vegan options!).

Many thanks to Graham Boldt for organizing these events!

November Meetings

We are meeting TWICE in November 2018. Please join us in the Departmental Meeting Room (Clearihue C344):

  • Thursday, November 8th at 1:30 in Clearihue C344, and
  • Thursday, November 29th at 1:30 in Clearihue C344
We hope to see lots of you there as we will be planning and discussing end of term events.

New Exec Team

New year, new EGSS!

This semester, we elected a promising new Vice-President, Kirsten Shuhmacher. Moreover, we are happy to welcome back our amazing President Janice Niemann. At our October meeting, we elected new chairs for many committees and we still have spots to fill. Please get in touch if you would like to join a committee or fill one of our vacancies!

See our People page for more details.