2017-11-15 / School News

Honor society hosts regional literature conference

Shepherd University's Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, hosted its sixth regional undergraduate literature conference November 4.

The conference drew about 25 participants from 11 colleges and universities from across the region. Dr. Lois Jarman, director of Shepherd's intensive English language program, gave the keynote address, titled "The 'Unknown' Lens and the Humanities."

Brianna Maguire, an English major from Paw Paw and co-president of the Alpha Gamma Chapter, was the conference organizer.

"It was interesting to see a lot of different states coming together to present papers," Maguire said. "I think we get a little bit wrapped up here in our Shepherd bubble so it's great to see other people come in to present their material."

"Hosting the conference gives students the opportunity to share their work, hear what's going on in other English classes around the country, and feel really good about what they've done," said Dr. Heidi Hanranhan, associate professor of English and Alpha Gamma Kappa advisor.

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