Eberly News

Gabriel Fried, author of ‘The Children Are Reading,’ to give reading Sept. 5

The Department of English at West Virginia University will host a reading by Gabriel Fried on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Milano Room of the Downtown Campus Library.

West Virginia Writer’s Workshop to focus on health, healing in 2017

In its 21st year, the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop will offer lectures and readings related to creative writing on health and healing.

New scholarships support the liberal arts

Parkersburg, W.Va. native Charles Beorn arrived at West Virginia University in 1959 for his freshman year of college with only one goal in mind—going to medical school.

Life-long learning

Alumnus endows scholarship for future English students 

keegan lester

Shape your destiny: Keegan Lester

Keegan Lester, an alumnus of the Department of English at West Virginia University, talks about what he’s been up to since graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, as well as his book, “this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it’s all i had so i drew it,” which won the 2016 Slope Editions Book Prize.

Rose Casey

WVU Eberly faculty awarded West Virginia Humanities Council fellowships

Six faculty members within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University have been awarded fellowships from the West Virginia Humanities Council. This year’s recipients are Rose Casey, Catherine Gouge, Matthew Jacobsmeier, Jamie Shinn, Michele Stephens and Jesse Wozniak. 

The “H” word: fighting negative language stereotypes in Appalachia

WVU linguistics expert Kirk Hazen advises filmmakers on stigma surrounding Appalachian dialects

Many voices: Building a consortium of small scholarly societies

In a political and economic climate where the value of academic scholarship continues to be questioned, one professor is leading the charge for its sustainability. 


Shape your destiny: Frankie Peterson-Burch

English alumna Frankie Peterson-Burch uses English to comprehend, synthesize and analyze her research in nursing. Here she shares what she’s been up to since earning her degree in English in 2009.


Eberly faculty honored for mentoring undergraduate students in research

Two professors who have engaged students in their research have received the 2017 Faculty Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at West Virginia University.