English and Language Studies

A Lifetime of Success

Students decode messages of love

Instructor lectures class on Jane Austen

There’s nothing more romantic than watching a film based on a Jane Austen novel. For decades, moviegoers — particularly of the female persuasion — have swooned over Colin Firth and Mathew Macfadyen’s smoldering Mr. Darcy in versions of Pride and Prejudice, and wept over the disappointments of and happy endings for Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson’s Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility.

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Students induct into Spanish honor society

Students posing with their awards

Fourteen Indiana University Kokomo students were honored for achievement in Spanish language, with induction into the the Omega Upsilon chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the collegiate national Spanish honor society. J.R. Pico, lecturer in Spanish, noted that students chosen for the honorary can apply for scholarships, attend conferences, and participate in events with members from other schools.

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Veterans Court internship gives glimpse into legal career

Gabriel Retz posing in courtroom

A criminal justice class at Indiana University Kokomo led to the first steps towards a legal career for one student. Gabriel Retz connected with Judge Brant Parry, from Howard County Superior Court II, when Parry taught his criminal justice class, and often stayed after class to ask questions about careers in law. Noting his interest, Parry offered Retz an internship in the newly-established Veteran’s Court, which he administers.

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Campus journal highlights student creativity, research

Stack of field books

Read poetry, prose, and research, and see artwork created by Indiana University Kokomo students, with the release of Field: A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Matthew Fuller, an English major who served as managing editor, said having a place to publish work gives students a goal to attain. “It motivates students to continue creating,” he said. “It’s important to have a place to showcase that work.”

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