EGO has set up a lovely end-of-semester event for English graduate students. In lieu of our Negotiations conference, we are having a trivia night!
Our trivia event will be hosted by Thomas Todd, who recently hosted one of these for the English Department. This will be held via Zoom on Thursday, December 17th, from 6:45pm to about 8:15pm EST. The Zoom link will be sent around via email prior to the event, so keep your eyes peeled. Everyone is welcome at this event, whether you’re a seasoned trivia pro or a relative fact-knowing novice!
If you’re involved in this year’s Secret Santa, we’ll be meeting at 6pm EST to exchange gifts over Zoom (via a different link!).
If you just want the trivia, no gifts or gift chatter, plan to come by at 6:45pm.
We tried to schedule this event to occur after people have submitted final papers, but if you’re still in the midst of writing and researching, why not come and give your brain a different kind of work out? If you’re not interested in trivia, you can always just pop into the Secret Santa exchange or the Trivia Event to say “howdy” and then pop out once we get started.
We are having a lovely EGO meeting this Friday, November 20th, starting at 4pm to discuss and plan for an end-of-the-semester event. Check your email for the Zoom link!
As you know, we have decided to pass on having our annual Negotiations this semester, but we would still like to have a fun virtual get together. To that end, we need to determine what type of event we are having, when we should have it, and how much money we should budget for it.
Right now, the thought is the throw an EGO trivia night, if you have thoughts (yea or nay) on this, you should come to the meeting! We will also be discussing such fraught topics as: what night is the best night to have a virtual event? And, should we try for food of some sort?
EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend this nice, low key EGO meeting. You can attend whether you’ve ever been to an EGO meeting in the past or have hitherto shunned these meetings. If you just want to dip in and say “howdy,” that is fine too.
We’re having our monthly English Graduate Organization meeting this Friday, the 13th of November, starting at 3pm EST. We’ll be hearing from our officers, discussing follow-ups to the inter-group dialogue session, and learning the ins and outs of this year’s Secret Santa (among many other things!).
EGO meetings are open to all English department MA and PhD students. If you’ve never attended a meeting before this is a fine time to start!
There’s an EGO meeting this very Friday! Tomorrow! Our meeting will start at 3pm EST and Jeffrey has already sent around the Zoom link.
Per Jeffrey’s email, we will hear the usual officer reports and also devote time to hearing about Chris Eng’s exit interview (shared with faculty and our reps this week in the Assembly meeting) and discussing the potential for a graduate student-chair listening session with Coran.
Oh wow, it looks like we have two important meetings coming up this very Friday, September 11th!
The first is a meeting we have been building up to since the end of last year. In our final in person English Graduate Organization (EGO) meeting of 2019-20, we discussed moving forward with talking to the MFA students and feeling out whether they would be interested in joining our organization. To that end, we will be meeting on Friday to discuss this with interested MFA students. You do not need to have been involved with EGO prior to this to attend this meeting, this meeting is open to you regardless of year or previous attendance.
Our meeting about MFA reintegration will start at 1pm this Friday and be held via Zoom. Please check your email for the link.
We will follow up this meeting with our first regular EGO meeting of the year!
This meeting is scheduled for after the MFA Reintegration Meeting, at 3pm, also via Zoom.
We will hear from our Graduate, Undergraduate, Agenda, and GSO representatives as well as discuss the First Year Representative position. Feel free to bring yourself, your questions, and your concerns about anything related to graduate life.
While officers are obliged to attend, all EGO meetings are open to all MAs and PhDs and your attendance is appreciated. You are welcome to dip in and out of the meetings as your schedule allows.
This Friday (4 Sept.) from 1-3pm we will have a follow-up to our previous Graduate Student orientation meet-and-greet event. This will occur over Zoom, check your email for the link!
This is part of the department orientation. If you’re a new student, please attend. Most of us don’t bite 🙂 If you’re a returning student, please drop in and say howdy to our incoming MAs and PhDs!
In previous years, this part of the department orientation occurred on one day and returning graduate students organized different panels on topics such as health and wellness, success in the program, how to write a seminar paper, and “what I wish I knew when entering the program.” This year, we’ll be spreading our orientation material over a few different Fridays and addressing questions and concerns that incoming students have while sharing tips and suggestions that those of us returning graduates have learned along the way.
Does working around others enable you to be more productive?
Just want to say howdy to some real live humans? (Or enjoy seeing cats interrupt their productive humans?)
Come to Write Now!
Write Now is a weekly get together where those interested can come and be productive around others. If you have writing you need to do or other coursework or grading, this is the place to be. You can get some work done and socialize with others simultaneously.
Starting this Monday, 24 Aug., Write Now will be held from 5-7pm Mondays on Zoom. Check your email for the link.
Howdy y’all! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer months (to the best of our ability to do so). I wanted to say please feel free to reach out, whether you’re an incoming graduate student or a returning grad, if you need anything: someone to talk to, questions about the program or about teaching, and so forth.