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Opportunities

  • Music at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Professor Janet Schrunk Ericksen congratulates a graduating English major.

  • Music at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    3 English alumni present their work at a conference in Milwaukee.

  • Music at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    English faculty at the end of the Commencement ceremony.

  • Music at the University of Minnesota, Morris

    Students study in York for the “Life in a Medieval City” class.

  • Associate Professor Brook Miller at the 2013 Prairie Gate Literary Festival

    Associate Professor Brook Miller at the 2013 Prairie Gate Literary Festival.

  • Professor Vicki Graham, English, with creative writing students.

    Professor Vicki Graham, English, with creative writing students.

  • English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

    English major hard at work at Briggs Library.

  • English major presents her work at the bi-annual Research Symposium, Dec. 2012

    English major presents her work at the bi-annual Research Symposium, Dec. 2012.

  • Two English majors (on far left & right) conversed with novelists Sherry Jones, Rebecca Kanner, and Anita Diamant after an Institute of Advanced Studies event in the Twin Cities.

    Two English majors (on far left & right) conversed with novelists Sherry Jones, Rebecca Kanner, and Anita Diamant after an Institute of Advanced Studies event in the Twin Cities.

  • Associate Professor Janet Ericksen moderates a discussion with UMM English alumni.

    Associate Professor Janet Ericksen moderates a discussion with UMM English alumni.

At Morris, students in the English discipline have a multitude of venues for sharing and publishing their work, exchanging ideas with established writers and scholars, becoming active in the literary community, and beginning their professional careers.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) invites presenters from all disciplines to present their work to the campus community in a spirit of intellectual exchange. Readings of creative works, scholarly research and dramatic presentations are all welcomed and discussed in a convivial atmosphere.

Additionally, students can participate in international exchange programs, assist with faculty research, and get first-hand experience working at the campus student publications, the University Register and the Chronicle Alternative.

Financial support for student research is available through several venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE). One example is the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), a University-wide program which provides academically talented students the opportunity to earn up to $1,400 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects. Another, the Morris Academic Partners program (MAP), is unique to the Morris campus and provides paid research partnerships to academically talented, qualified third-year students. The standard stipend is $2,000. The Multi-Ethnic Mentorship Program (MMP) affords students of color the opportunity to receive a $2,000 stipend for working with faculty or staff on year-long projects.

Student work has also been funded by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Community Assistance Program (CAP). Faculty research funding obtained independently via grants or from other awards may also create paid positions for students to assist in research projects.