On Thursday, September 30th, Stockton University’s Literature program held a virtual Meet and Greet event via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. During this event, Literature faculty, staff, and students were given the opportunity to convene and learn more about what the university’s Literature program has to offer in terms of clubs, activities, scholarship opportunities, internships, and honor societies. The event was hosted by Professor Adam Miyashiro, the chairman of the Literature department, and featured a panel of literature faculty. The faculty members in attendance included Kristina Jacobson, Deborah Gussman, Tom Kinsella, Cherita Harrell, Emily August, Adalaine Holton, and Jacob L. Camacho.
During the event, students were given information regarding various volunteer and educational opportunities in archival work and transcription, editing internships, and study abroad opportunities for Literature majors and minors. Professors Kinsella and Gussman urged students to discuss these opportunities with their preceptors, and to reach out to them if interested. Literature students were encouraged to consider taking part in the Washington Internship, as well as the Fannie Lou Hamer event and the Visiting Writers series held at Stockton University each year.
Clubs and on-campus events were one of they main topics of discussion during the meet and greet. The Literature faculty urged students to consider getting involved with Stockton’s Literature Club, The Argo, and Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Special emphasis was put on Stockton’s student-operated literary magazine, Stockpot Literary Magazine, for those who are interested in editing and publishing creative writing. Students were also informed about Stockton University’s annual LITT Awards, where literature students can submit their academic essays and creative writing for a chance at winning small monetary awards.
Literature students who are interested in joining Sigma Tau Delta are encouraged to contact Professor Adam Miayshiro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are applying for the program typically have until the onset of the Spring semester to submit their applications. Stockton students, regardless of major or minor, are encouraged to submit art, photography, poetry, and prose under three thousand words to email@example.com to be published in the university’s annual literary magazine.