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Anita Helle

Message from Anita Helle, Director

In 2013, the English Department at Oregon State University became  formally recognized as the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.  This name change reflects expansion of our constituent programs and degrees in English, writing, and film, our current and historic strengths in teaching, scholarship, and creative activity, and our aspirational goals of excellence across multiple platforms of research and learning.

A few highlights of  the year ahead:

  • In May 2014, the School of Writing, Literature, and Film and the OSU campus will celebrate the recipient of the Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Tobias Wolff.
  • Moreland Hall’s historic lobby undergoes renovation, with the goal of becoming a welcoming gathering space for students and a showcase for School activities.
  • Love Film?  The School now offers a film minor.  Complement your major and upgrade your degree.  See also the International Film Festival.
  • We welcome our new graduate students in the MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English programs, all of whom have received funding.
  • As part of our mission to “create great writers,” the School launches its first third-year internships at Fishtrap, Inc. in the Wallowas.

If you haven’t stopped by to  Moreland in a while, we welcome our alumni and visitors. The pride we take in our students and their accomplishments remains the cornerstone of faculty engagement, focus, inspiration and commitment in this moment of growth and innovation in all our programs.

--Anita Helle

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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