Department of English
Voted 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 Department of the Year by Student Government!
LSSU Undergrad. 2014-2015 Writing Contest Winners Announced at End-of-Year English Banquet!
Now accepting secondary English education students for Fall 2015
Ellen Airgood to Read and Receive Writing the U.P. Award at LSSU
2014-2015 Creative Writing Contests Close 3/31; Judge Announced as Ellen Airgood
Best-selling memoirist and novelist Jeanine Cummins visits LSSU
LSSU chooses Ellen Airgood as Winner of the Writing the U.P. Award
Regional elementary students win LSSU Superhero Graphic Story Contest
Announcing the LSSU Short Story Prize for High School Writers
2014 Superior Children's Book Festival a great success
Performance writing students collaborate with Acting students to see plays performed
Award-winning poet Kim Addonizio gives master-class for creative writers
Do you love writing, literature, or teaching? The English Department at LSSU is for scholars in all of those areas. Scholars of writing take coursework to increase their fluency in academic, professional, and creative forms of
writing. Scholars of literature get a
thorough preparation in the analysis of literary, social, and cultural
texts and histories, as well as in
methods of research and theory. Study in either of these areas lets students pursue significant work in teaching, scholarship, commercial
communication, and productive cultural, ethical, and intellectual life.
Department of English faculty are
accomplished teachers, scholars, artists, and practitioners. Our courses and programs feature high academic standards,
instructional innovation and variety, enthusiastic engagement,
flexibility to student needs and interests, and individual student
"Lake State gave me the experience and the opportunity I was looking for. My courses and the work experience I received allowed me to accept a position as a graduate assistant at South Dakota State University. I've been working on my Master's in Education with a specialization in Student Affairs and Counseling.
The class size at Lake State gave me the opportunity to learn and make connections with both the students and faculty. It provided a great student-to-teacher ratio that allowed for in-depth and provocative conversation, a key element in learning. The compassion of the professors shows as they have helped me with every aspect of my education and future planning."
— Amy Chrispell ('08)
The department that once worked with the Unicorn Hunters to publish the Woods-Runner now provides editing and publishing opportunities for undergraduate English literature and creative writing students. Competitive internships are available for editors and readers in poetry and fiction through Border Crossing, the Creative Writing Program's teaching journal, which occasionally publishes the very best student work alongside that of emerging and established writers. Students may also serve as interns for Snowdrifts, our annually published student journal, and join our active English Club.
Our creative courses were recently featured in the Soo Evening News!
If you want to know more about English at LSSU, please fill out the form below, or contact Prof. Janice Repka, Chair at (906) 635-2448, or firstname.lastname@example.org.