Friday, September 16, 2011

Congrats to Prof. Klatt

Prof. Lew Klatt's poem "Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91" has just appeared in the new Best American Poetry 2011 collection.

The poem contains a reference to a "cloud of ink," the title of Klatt's Iowa Poetry Prize-winning collection.

Read the full text of the poem here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A writer? But how will you make a living??

Have a ready answer for your relatives--attend some English Department vocation panels this semester!

The department has invited off-campus guests to address working in their fields and to offer tips for how to prepare for such work.

We're also planning a hands-on workshop to help assist all of you who are looking for internships to use the career services database; at that same workshop, we'll be unveiling some of the new internships that have been developed this summer.

So please put these on your calendar. And plan to join us next Thursday for finding out more about working in publishing. There may even be treats!!

"Working in Publishing"

Thursday, Sept 15

3:30 p.m.

CFAC 264

"Finding Internships as an English Major: Practical Help"

Thursday, October 6

3:30 p.m.

Room TBA

"Working with Books" (aka libraries, the book trade, etc)

Thursday, November 10

3:30 p.m.

Room TBA

Job Opening at Nature Preserve

These job opportunities are coming fast and furious now. The Program Manager at the ecosystem preserve is looking for an assistant to do writing and communications for their programs. Evidently feeding animals is also involved. This is a work-study opportunity.

Contact person is Jeanette M. Henderson, Program Manager.

Check out the job description and this website.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Another Opening: Internship at COS

If you are looking for an internship this fall, either for the internship course or otherwise, consider this opportunity. (Within walking distance of campus, too.)

Job title: Ministry Assistant
Duties: Research various church websites and Assist with the re-design of COS church website. Research and help create a database of various levels of Basic English songs, liturgies, etc. Research VBS Curriculum. Research and evaluate our ESL assessment tools.

Interact and work with a variety of church ministries/staff.
Assist with event planning,: promotion, press releases, etc.
Develop Resource Lists and Bibliographies.
Work on other tasks/projects as time allows.

Qualifications: Follows instructions, team player, responsible, attention to detail, excellent writing skills, good people skills, meets project deadlines.

Contact: Lori Wiersma
Church of the Servant Christian Reformed Church
3835 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Job Openings at Calvin for Writers

We occasionally get notice in the department about job openings at Calvin that especially call for good writers. If you are looking for a great work-study job, take a look at these announcements:

Enrollment communications at Calvin is currently seeking two talented students to work with our small team.

-Communications assistant - student writer and editor for Web, e-mail and print publications (including VERGE magazine - )
-Social media assistant - student strategist to utilize Facebook, and other social media platforms to recruit students

Qualifications for both of these positions include excellent written communication skills and ability to use or learn new technologies.

These positions will include plenty of hands-on training in new technologies, and mentoring in writing and editing for businesses.

Please contact:
Allison Graff
Communications Coordinator
Enrollment Communications | Calvin College