English Majors Unite!

Come join your fellow English majors and faculty at our annual Charles Dickens Tea!


Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2014

4-5:30 pm

LLR 318

Join us for a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol

Come for the company ~ Stay for the scones!

Did you know?  Early in 1843, as a response to a government report on the abuse of child laborers in mines and factories, Dickens vowed he would strike a “sledge-hammer blow . . . on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child.”  That sledge-hammer was A Christmas Carol.


Second Annual Scary Stories Reading

at the Writing Center

 Got a scary tale to tell or a classic, chilling poem?

 Bring a horrifying poem to read, or maybe a tale of terror

Or just listen to someone else’s… if you dare.


Wed. Oct. 29 at 4 pm—featuring the actors from MC production of Dracula!

LLR 3rd floor

  5 minute limit for each poem or story        Original or classic work invited

Treats provided


“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”



English Department Accomplishments 2011-2012


Updated entire English curriculum (Jerry Mansfield)

Created English Associate of Arts for Transfer degree (Sydney Sims and Jerry Mansfield)

Transitions (Tracy Tennenhouse)

Flash Fiction Contest (David Birchman)

Moorpark Review (+ masters reading) and Student Essay Anthology (Hart Schulz and Tracy Tennenhouse)

Student Writing Awards (5 winners)

Engl Dept. Scholarship

Hired new FT faculty

Revised Standard Grading Criteria

Outreach: visited Westlake HS (Tracy Tennhouse and Wade Bradford)

One Campus, One Book: The Help (Diane Scofano)

The Read (Jerry Mansfield and Wade Bradford)


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