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English & Modern Languages Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Celia Patterson

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Contact Person:
Shannon Spear

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Phone: 620-235-4689
Fax: 620-235-4686

English Program
434 Grubbs Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

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English Faculty and Students in the Grants and Research Review


Outstanding Seniors Austin Osborn and Jessica Berberich

  • Glenn Storey's second chance at college includes study abroad (Sun)
  • 14 Students recognized, 15 awarded grants at the 2014 PSU Graduate School and Research
    Awards Banquet (The Grants and Research Review)
  • Outstanding seniors hope to inspire with addresses (PSU Story)
  • Family of English Student named 2012 Honorary Family (PSU Story | Youtube)
  • Literary project produces high-class board games (PSU Story)
  • PSU Senior Bartholomew Klick get their first taste of success (Sun)




Faculty and Staff

  • Exhibit, lecture feature local role in American history(PSU Story)
  • Faculty, Jamie McDaniel, honored at Astra Arts Festival (PSU Story)Kathy DeGrave
  • Professor says international experience made her a better teacher (PSU)
  • University honors authors (PSU Story)
  • Professor Jamie McDaniel talks zombies (KOAM)
  • Professor Stephen Meats releases second book of poetry (PSU story | Sun)
  • PSU assistant professor Lowell Mick White writes new novel (Sun)
  • PSU creates veterans writing group (Sun)
  • Library honors faculty authors (PSU Story)
  • De Grave novel inspired by Joplin Tornado (Sun | PSU story)
  • Dr. Paul McCallum is recognized as an outstanding faculty recipient (Youtube)
  • PSU professor: students, faculty share writing woes (PSU Story)
  • University honors faculty authors (PSU Story)
  • Professor shares his passion for zombies, vampires and other scary things (PSU Story)


Alumni and Friends

  • Pittsburg author, Johnson recognized (Sun)
  • Alumni, Cody Shrum and Melissa Fite Johnson, honored at Astra Arts Festival (PSU Story)David Torbett
  • Alum enters Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame (PSU Story)
  • PSU announces Mertorious Achievement Award recipients for 2016 (PSU Story)
  • Candidate meets voters in Chetopa (Parsons Sun
  • Alumnus builds legacy of caring for patients (AAFP | Bladen Journal)
  • Two creative writing graduates present their poetry (Sun)
  • Prize Writer Robin Pettibon (Universitas)






Readings, Events, Speakers, and Lectures

  • Series hosts fiction writer Amy Parker (PSU Story)
  • Writers series welcomes two PSU professors (PSU Story)Rilla Askew
  • PSU hosts award-winning novelist March 24 (PSU Story)
  • Exhibit draws on archives to imagine the future (PSU Story)
  • Poet Laureate to present at PSU (Sun)
  • Poet, former PSU professor reads from her work (PSU Story)
  • Kansas author speaks at PSU (PSU Story | Sun)
  • PSU hosts performance poet Thursday (PSU Story)
  • Celebrated young author to speak at PSU (PSU Story)
  • Novelist Thomas Fox Averill opens writers series (PSU Story)
  • Novelist Larry Heinemann to speak at PSU (PSU Story)
  • Visiting Writers Series brings author Whitney Terrell to PSU (PSU Story)
  • Acclaimed Native American author to read from his works at PSU (PSU Story)
  • PSU hosts novelist Kellie Wells (PSU Story)
  • Poets celebrate Kansas (PSU Story | Sun)
  • Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg uses her position as poet laureate to build community (Sun)
  • Collaboration of fear (Sun | Globe)
  • Author Kevin Brockmeier to read from his fiction (PSU Story)
  • Poet Allison Joseph to speak at PSU (Sun)
  • Emmett lecture set for Sep. 27 (PSU Story)
  • Writers series brings acclaimed poet Geoffrey Nutter to PSU (PSU Story)
  • Daughter of Holocaust survivor to deliver the DeGruson Lecture (PSU Story)
  • Writer series brings acclaimed poet to PSU (PSU Story)


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