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Student Activities

Students in the Frostburg State University English Department are actively engaged in campus life. From the Valentine's Day Reading to the Community Veteran's Day Reading, from Relay for Life to the Department Picnic, from the Shakespeare Festival to Majors Fair, the students in the English Department always have something going on!

Department Picnic

Each September the English Department has a picnic that coincides with the Cambridge American Stage Tour visit. This year we were rained out! We moved indoors to the Baptist Student Center.

Department Picnic 2012

Department Picnic 2012

Department Picnic 2012

Department Picnic 2012


Cambridge American Stage Tour

Each year, we are visited by students from Cambridge University in Great Britain. They bring a fabulous production of one of Shakespeare's plays and visit classes.

CAST 2012

CAST Class Visit


English Colloquium

The English Department sponsors an annual event that allows students to present their best papers. Papers are chosen based on a blind review and evaluated on standard criteria. On Colloquium day, after lunch and a plenary session in which a speaker chosen by the Colloquium committee addresses the assembled group of students, parents, relatives, and friends, sessions organized by theme and moderated by English Department members take place. Student speakers present their papers and field questions, just as they might at professional conferences.

Colloquium 2013

Colloquium 2011


Banned Books Reading

The department supports the American Library Association's Banned Books week by celebrating the freedom to read. Including the books below, we also heard selections from the Bible, the Decameron, and many others.

Banned Books Reading 2012

Banned Books Reading 2012

Banned Books Reading 2013

Banned Books Reading 2013


Veteran's Support

Sigma Tau Delta members and student veterans have a bake sale to raise money for CARE packages for soldiers. They raised over $200 in one day!

Bake Sale 2013

Bake Sale 2013


Veteran's Day Reading

In November, we celebrate our veterans with a community reading.

Veteran's Day Reading

Veteran's Day Reading


Majors Fair

We recruit new English majors!

Majors Fair

Majors Fair


Relay for Life

Relay for Life, a fund-raiser for cancer research, is a huge spring event on the FSU campus. The English Department has a strong Relay Team that has beat its team goal three years running. In 2012 we also won the blitz challenge! Frostburg State University raised more than $56,000 this year.

2012 Relay Team

2012 Relay Blitz Winner