English Student Activities
As an English major at Mount Mary University, you can participate in several student clubs and organizations, such as Arches student newspaper, Sigma Tau Delta honor society and Paper Clips.
Arches Student Newspaper
Write, edit or layout articles or fine-tune your photography for Mount Mary’s award-winning student newspaper, Arches. Students publish a print and online edition. Former staff members have gone on to work as writers, editors and graphic designers at top employers in Milwaukee and throughout the country.
Arches is a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and Associated Collegiate Press. In 2013, the newspaper won first place for general excellence at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s annual Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest. In 2011, the paper won “Best of Show” for four-year, non-weekly newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press’s Best of the Midwest Conference.
The newspaper needs students for:
- advertising sales
- page layout and graphic design
- social media management
- website management
As a Mount Mary Student, you’ll have the opportunity to have your writing published in Paper Clips, a compilation of the university’s finest student writing. Paper Clips’ submissions are first selected from writings within English classes. After the papers are submitted, English faculty read all the selections and chooses the ones to be published.
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
Since 1951, Mount Mary has had a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, on campus. The society provides you opportunities for publishing in scholarly publication in The Rectangle and presenting at the society’s annual spring conference.
Members of Sigma Tau Delta are eligible for undergraduate and graduate scholarships through the honor society. In 2012, Mount Mary English major Christine Blasi Gill won the Midwest Regional Scholarship. In 2013, Mount Mary graduate student Amanda Webster won the national Individual Blog Award.
Potential members are invited to apply each fall. To apply, you must be an English major or minor, have a 3.0 or higher GPA and have sophomore or higher status.