Redbirds pose together at the Children's Literature Association Conference

Redbirds flock together at national conference.

Faculty, current Children's Literature graduate students, and alums of the ISU English Department's Children's Literature Program gather at the 2019 Children's Literature Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Members of the English Major Advisory Board pose for a picture

Student leaders shine on English Major Advisory Board

Members of the recently established English Major Advisory Board serve the department by contributing their perspectives on the major and making suggestions for its revision. Members in the photo (l-r): Riley Bloom, Denzel Mitchem, Mallory Strauch, Rachel Seitz, and Laura Kimlinger.

Book 'We find Ourselves in Other People's Stories' laying flat on a table.
Front Cover of book, Mimola or the story of a casket.
Front cover of book, Reform and Literacy Education.
Pictures of students presenting at a conference

Students presented at the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference

Several ISU students presented their work at the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference in St. Louis, March 27-30, 2019.

Katherine Sall poses with award

Katherine Sall named ISU's Outstanding Beginning Teacher 2019

Katherine Sall, a recent graduate of our English Teacher Education program, was named Illinois State University's Outstanding Beginning Teacher for 2019 at this week's Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Legislative reception and celebration dinner.


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