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The Department of English offers plenty of opportunities for students inside and outside of the English major to participate in clubs and organizations where they can share their writing and ideas, receive feedback, perform, develop their skills as writers and as critics, and to socialize with others interested in writing.
There are three primary organizations on campus dedicated to writing: The Etownian, VOX and Sigma Tau Delta. The Etownian and VOX are open to any major, while Sigma Tau Delta is open only to English majors and minors.
The Etownian is the campus newspaper, which is published weekly during the school year. Students from a variety of majors serve as staff writers and editorial staff for the paper. To find out more about the paper, visit The Etownian Online.
Fine Print is E-town’s annual Literary Journal. It contains submissions from students and members of the college community such as poetry, short stories, short plays, essays, photographs and drawings. Fine Print editorial members choose what pieces to print from a wide range of submissions. The journal prints in late spring followed by a reading by featured authors. Inclusion is open to any interested student, regardless of major.
The Alpha Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society was founded in 1990. The club's colors are cardinal and black, and its motto is "Truth, Sincerity, Design." English majors and minors are eligible to be invited to join if they have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, are in the top 35% of their class, and have taken two English courses beyond their Power of Language requirement.
The club sponsors a campus-wide event every year. In the past, they have hosted local writers of children's books and sponsored English Department faculty research by inviting them to present at their annual induction ceremony, usually held in the fall semester. Philanthropic activities include reading to toddlers at the local area day care centers, making books on tape for the blind, and participating in "Into the Streets," a campus-wide community service program.