Remembering Shakespearean ‘Jim’ De Catur

Louis 'Jim" DeCatur, faculty emeritus

Colleagues, friends, and family members will gather to remember Jim De Catur, professor of English emeritus, and beloved Shakespearean, Friday at 3 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium, with a reception following immediately in Berman Upper Gallery. Read More»


Writing Professor in Chilean-PA Photography Exhibition

M. Nzadi Keita

Associate Professor of English Nzadi Keita is a featured writer in a photography exhibition highlighting Pennsylvania and Chilean Writers. So Far… So Close: Contemporary Writers of Tarapacá and Pennsylvania, features photographs from a book with that title. Read More»


In the News: Watson Fellow Codey Young

Recent graduate Codey Young, a 2014 Watson Fellow, was profiled in newspapers in Pottstown, Lansdale and Norristown on his achievements and upcoming year abroad. He is one of only 43 students across the country selected to pursue a year of travel and research on his topic, which will make use of his own poetry to connect with African American artists around the world.


New Grad Kendal Conrad on MTV Show

Kendal Conrad 2014

Graduate Kendal Conrad 2014 filmed an episode of MTV’s new singing show, Copycat, which will be airing on MTV this summer. The host of the show is Jonathan Bennett of Mean Girls fame. Kendal was chosen to be flown to Hollywood for a taping last January. Read More»


Prize-winning Student Poet Writes to Enhance Life

Poet Brian Thomas

A creative writing class assignment has led to an honor for freshman Brian Thomas, an English and political science double major. Thomas is the winner of the annual Iris N. Spencer Undergraduate Poetry Award from West Chester University, an award that recognizes poetic achievement among undergraduates enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities. Read More»