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News and Information
Osama Medany

Egyptian Fulbright Fellow, Osama Medany, to Visit NMU
to give a public talk on art and revolution in Egypt.  The talk will be on Thursday, September 4th, at 6:00 pm in the Huron Room of the University Center (UC).  

Read Professor Medany's bio here.

Tunisian scholar & UCLA Professor Nouri Gana will visit NMU to speak about his new book, The Making of the Tunisian Revolution, as well as the role of the arts in the Arab Spring, and the current state of affairs in North Africa.  He will deliver a public talk the evening of September 17th at 6:00pm in the Brule Room of the University Center (UC).

Nouri Gana's Bio

Dr. Wood Gives Keynote Address

English Professor David Wood recently gave the keynote address for the "Early Modern Colloquium" at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  


Click HERE to see the poster.

Dr. Kia Richmond Receives 2013 NMU Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations Kia!  We weren't surprised at all ;)

Dr. Lisa Eckert 2013 Grant Recipient

Congratuations Lisa on being named NMU Teaching and Learning Advisory Council (TLAC) 2013 Grant recipient.

Dr. Rob Whalen Work Recognized

Congratulations Dr. Whalen on Choice Magazine listing of The Digital Temple as one of its 2013 Outstanding Academic Titles.


Graduate Studies in English

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Academic Program Videos

Student talking about EnglishStudents talk about their experiences and opportunities within the majors of English.

English | English Graduate Bound | English Writing

Visting Writers Program

Fall 2014

September 9 - Mike Madonick

​October 9 - Monica McFawn

November 12 - Charlie LeDuff

Winter 2015

Date TBA - Andrea Scarpino

​February 19 - Todd Kaneko

March 12 - Lindsay Hunter

More Information of the Writers



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Liberal Studies Requirements
Composition book coverThe English Department oversees NMU’s formal communications liberal studies requirement  that is designed to insure that all of the university’s graduates can express creative and analytical thoughts properly in written form.  Unless receiving a waiver, all degree-seeking students are required to take EN 111: College Composition I and one of the four options of EN 211: College Composition II, and must pass both with a C grade or higher in order to graduate.  Learn more