DALLAS TWP. — The Department of English at Misericordia University will hold its inaugural, “English Day for High School Students,’’ from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The free program allows students interested in majoring in English to explore the many exciting career opportunities available in the field of study.
Highlights of the program include an alumni panel featuring graduates of the academic program discussing their career fields and a presentation by students who recently presented scholarly research at the IVIII International Ernest Hemingway Conference in Paris, France.
Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, a 1988 graduate, and Taylor Rupp, a 2016 and 2018 graduate of the specialized Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts program at the University of Reading in Reading, England, are among the Department of English alumni participating in the panel discussion.
Seven current English majors, two alumni and faculty members represented Misericordia University at the preeminent conference on Hemingway. More than 550 academics and 30 countries participated in the July event. The students, Scott Bargisen, Jr., Kristen Capitano, Madison Cardinale, Melissa Milbut, Karen Reilly, Briana Scorey and Bailey Waltman will discuss their academic presentations and conference.
In addition, the Misericordia program offers the interactive program, “Book Spine Poetry,’’ poetry readings by current students, and additional workshops. A luncheon also will be held with alumni and faculty.
To reserve space at the inaugural “English Day for High School Students,’’ please contact Rachel Oberg, assistant director of admissions, at 570-674-8023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.