Student Organizations & Publications

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Eastern Michigan University's division of Campus Life houses many different student organizations, communities and affinity groups on campus. Students in the English department are welcome to participate in any organizations on campus. Below is a non-exhaustive listing of student-run organizations and publications on campus that may be of interest to students in the Department.

  • Cellar Roots

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    Cellar Roots is Eastern Michigan University’s award winning literary and arts magazine. Established in 1971, the purpose of Cellar Roots is to provide students a vehicle for publishing their work. Once a year students can submit creative writing, art, music, film and more, to be considered for publication in online and print.
  • The Eastern Echo

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    First called the Normal News when founded in 1881, The Eastern Echo has served the Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti communities as an independent student newspaper for more than 130 years.

  • English Graduate Student Association

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    The purpose of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is to ensure and improve the quality of the graduate programs, promote the educational and professional development of graduate students, develop policies and procedures that benefit graduate students, encourage faculty-student communication, and foster collegiality among members of the department through cooperation between graduate students, faculty and staff in the English Department.

  • Literary Activists

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    The purpose of Literary Activists @ EMU is to unite readers (students and staff) of Eastern Michigan University in a monthly discussion regarding a novel chosen the month before. Our focus is on diversity in children's literature, middle grade, and young adult. In addition to the book discussion, we plan to combine resources and implement literary-based actions in order to help better the community of Ypsilanti and the surrounding areas.

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