Current Happenings 

2/5/15:  Prof. Neil Connelly will read from his new novel, A Pocket Guide to Divorce, 3:30pm, DHC 151.

2/26/15:  Dr. Nicole Santalucia will present a poetry reading, 3:30 pm, location tba.

3/31/15: Maria Gillen, Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University, will present the Taggart Series poetry reading.  (details tba)

4/9/15:  Dr. Michael Bibby will present his new research, "'The Disinterested and the Fine': New Negro Renaissance Poetry and the Racial Formation of Modernist Studies."  3:30pm, DHC 051

All events are free and open to all! 

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Contact Information

Dauphin Humanities Center, 128
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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English Department


The English Department recently hosted five alumni to speak to current English majors about their jobs. And what are they up to? A freelance content writer, an associate editor for a publisher, a PR specialist for an online web development company, a communications office specialist for a private boarding school, a teacher at a local middle school. Their stories were amazing, and they all raved about the skills they learned as English majors.

So, what are the skills you can expect to receive in this major? The ability to analyze and research to arrive at conclusions, to communicate both verbally and in writing, and to manage complex projects. These skills, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2013, just so happen to make employers’ "most desired attributes" list: good communication, decision-making prowess, and successful teamwork.

The English Department at Shippensburg University is a great place to start building the foundation for your future.Our faculty is dedicated to making your education the best possible. Each semester we offer a wide variety of courses that allow students to tailor their studies to their individual interests. Read on to find out more!