Professional Writing & English Studies

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Core in Composition
  • Core in Literature
  • Prepares for job market
  • Prepares for graduate school

HumanitiesExplore the arts

Minor24-25 hours
  • Focus area in Literature
  • Focus area in Music
  • Focus area in Philosophy
  • Great for grad school admissions

CommunicationPR or New Media

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Great job market outlook
  • Capstone internship or project

CommunicationAugment your skills

Minor24 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Diversify your skills
  • Great for grad school admissions
Turn, turn, turn: Nicholls and Witte assume new department positions

Turn, turn, turn: Nicholls and Witte assume new department positions

For professor Amy Nicholls the new position of Chair of the HAC department must be slightly disorienting. It wasn’t that long ago she was just a student within the department. For Dr. Alison Witte the changes just keep coming. A year after joining the department she is now the new Director of the Writing Center. Professor Nicholls takes over for the stepping down Dr. Tim Hopp. Dr. Hopp has served […]

Wagner and Darrah shine as inexhaustible Renaissance scholars

Wagner and Darrah shine as inexhaustible Renaissance scholars

Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the greatest embodiment of the Renaissance idea, once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” That may be true, but reading the exploits of great learners can sometimes be exhausting itself. Take for instance the 2014 Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award winners. Brandi Wagner and Heather Darrah are impressive young women by any measurement, but when you really start perusing their resumes you may need to take a […]

Read the 2014 Cunningham Writing Contest winners

Read the 2014 Cunningham Writing Contest winners

For some, simply appreciating a good poem can be a challenge. Now, imagine picking the best among many quality entries. If that sounds a little overwhelming, then you might know how the judges of this year’s Cunningham Writing Contest felt. Still, they managed to narrow their field of winners and on Honors Day, May 2, this year they awarded winners checks and certificates. First, second, and third place prizes were […]

2014 Sonnet-o-thon unites campus in lyrical success

The 25th anniversary Sonnet-o-thon took place April 17 in Wells Theater. During the event, various speakers from Trine University as well as community members read William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, in the order he wrote them. The event was started in 1989 by Dr. Tom Tierney, who taught the Shakespeare class. This was the first year Professor Amy Nicholls taught the class and became in charge of the event. For the […]

Dr. Tichenor recounts how she scaled her family tree

On April 15, Dr. Dolores Tichenor presented as part of the Spring 2014 Humanities Symposia with her talk “I Didn’t Like History Until It Was My Own: The 3 T’s Of Genealogy.” A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above, shot by forensic science major Ashley McLaughlin, is her complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed […]