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English Liaison

The English Liaison is the organization of English majors officially charged with planning and sponsoring activities for English concentrators and interested students. Each Spring the liaison meets to elect new officers for the academic years following. In the past years, the liaison has organized bi-annual Open Houses at which interested students may meet members of the English Department and discuss courses prior to registration. In addition to these activities, past liaisons have often organized fundraising events (bake sales and vendors), and discussion groups with faculty. The liaison fosters a sense of community among English majors. You can meet the students in your classes in an informal environment and enjoy working together on activities of mutual interest. All majors, minors and other interested students are eligible to belong. Contact the department to indicate your interest in participating. The four officers and their functions are as follows: President: Sets agendas and convenes meetings; represents the liaison at SGA meetings and at department meetings. Vice-President: Assists the president in all activities. Secretary: In charge of all communications with Liaison members, the department, and other groups; Takes notes at meetings and keeps the Liaison bulletin board current Treasurer: Keeps the liaison books, handles all financial arrangements (vendors, reimbursements for expenses, payment of bills).

Current Officers:

  • President: Emily Singer
  • Vice President: Ashley Vitale
  • Treasurer: Katie McDonough
  • Secretary: TBA
  • Marketing/PR: Katie Pratt
  • Advisor: Pam Bromberg

Sidelines

Sidelines, the student literary magazine, is published twice a year, and features short stories, poems, photographs, and graphic arts by students (and occasionally staff or outsider contributors). The magazine is edited by a student board which does everything from soliciting work to deciding what goes in a given issue, to designing typeface and layout, to seeing the copy through the printing and binding process. It is a good experience not just for writers, but also for anyone interested in the many facets of publication.

Current Officers:

  • Editors: Eva Anner, Madeline Ohman
  • Editorial Staff: Elsie Mayo, Sydney Pardi, Sara Yow
  • Prose Editor: TBA
  • Poetry Editor: TBA
  • Layout Designers: TBA
  • Public Relations: TBA
  • SGA Rep: TBA
  • Advisor: Richard Wollman


SIDELINES is now accepting submissions. [ADD LINK] Submit your poetry, prose, or artwork to be considered for the Sidelines Spring 2015 issue. The DEADLINE for spring submissions will be announced shortly.

POETRY: you may submit a maximum of 3-5 poems - Please email your work to sidelines@simmons.edu

PROSE: you may submit 2 fiction or creative non-fiction pieces of prose.

ART: you may submit a maximum of 3 pieces of artwork, including photos.

Please submit photographed or scanned copies of the work using our submission form. [ADD LINK] If you are not able to submit your work electronically, please contact richard.wollman@simmons.edu.

Sidelines, the student literary magazine, is published twice a year, and features short stories, poems, photographs, and graphic arts by students (and occasionally staff or outsider contributors).

The magazine is edited by a student board which does everything from soliciting work to deciding what goes in a given issue, to designing typeface and layout, to seeing the copy through the printing and binding process. It is a good experience not just for writers, but also for anyone interested in the many facets of publication.