What You Need to Know

Important Information for English Majors: SPRING 2016

Advisement: Every English major has an advisor for registration and other help. The Advisor assigned to each student can be found in Lion's Den or on a list posted on the English department office door. During the registration/advisement period students may sign up for an appointment with their Advisor. Evening advisement is on Thursdays with Dr. Robert Kinpoitner. 

Alumni Supper: Each September, the English department invites English faculty, alumni, guests,and present majors, to an informal buffet supper. Admission to the supper is $20 per person.  Family members are welcome.  Proceeds go to the Sister Mary Verity McNicholas English Scholarship Fund, and English scholarship winners are honored at the supper.  It is an opportunity to meet with alumni who have employed their English skills in the workplace.  This year's supper will be on Friday, September 25, 2016, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Reception Room.  Contact Dr. Kinpoitner, rkinpoitner@molloy.edu, for more information. 

Fax Number:  The English Department Fax # is (516) 323-3271

Film Festival: The English Department sponsors the Molloy College Film Festival Cabaret in fall and spring. Dr. Deidre Pribram of the Communications Department  directs the festivals. The films are shown Tuesday in the Hays Theatre. Admission is free. The dates and times for the films are February 9th,  5 p.m. (Trumbo), and February 23rd, 5 p.m. (Spotlight). All are welcome!

Grammar Examination: Molloy College English and English Education majors take a grammar examination, a diagnostic evaluation of their basic knowledge of the English language.  Students are expected to take the examination in their first semester at Molloy. All students must pass the examination with a grade of 70 or better. The test will be given on Thursday, February 25th, at 5 p.m., and Friday, February 26th, at 8 a.m., each in the library. A special opportunity for questions will be held on Thursday, February 18th, at 5 p.m. in Room S-103.  Grammar notes are available in the English office and online on the English website. Students failing this test must register for ENG 070: ENGLISH GRAMMAR (0 credits).  Students taking ENG 222 must pass the test or take the grammar course before taking ENG 222. 

Honor Society: The English department sponsors the Alpha Phi Theta Chapter of the International Literary Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.  The chapter meets monthly on a Wednesday at 5:00 pm. Students present a paper (usually one written for a class), and members offer responses. Spring 2016 meetings are January 27 (Reception Room), February 17 (Board Room), and March 30 (Reception Room). English majors are strongly advised to join this society.  For information on membership, please contact Dr. Jeffry Massey, Moderator, jmassey@molloy.edu. Induction of new members is Sunday, April  17, at 4 pm in the Reception Room.

Internships: All Literature Track and Writing Track straight English majors must take an internship in their junior or senior year. Dr. Kathleen Conway will guide students on their choice of an internship and the requirements of the course. The internship demonstrates ways that the English major can lead to gainful employment.      

Office Hours: The English Office is in Room 103 of Siena Hall. The office opens Monday through Friday at 7:15 a.m. It is open on Thursday evenings until 6:30 p.m. for evening advisement. Robert Kinpoitner serves as evening advisor and has posted evening hours on Thursdays.  Faculty advisement office hours are posted outside of the English office. The English Administrative Assistant is Mrs. Trisha O'Neill. 

Poetry Series: Professor Barbara Novack, Molloy's Writer-in-Residence, directs a series of poetry readings each semester in the Reception Room of Bishop Kellenberg Hall on Sundays at 3 p.m.  Click on Writer-in-Residence  for more information.   

Students planning to register for the English Seminar (ENG 491) in Fall 2016 should submit to Professor Barbara Young in the English Office (S-103) a sample research paper from any course (but using MLA format) no later than April 15, 2016. The purpose is to see if the students need preparation in grammar and composition before beginning the seminar. Those who fail to submit a paper must write a five-page research essay at the beginning of the class. 

Student Representatives: Each academic department is required to have one or two student representatives to the Molloy student government. These students attend department meetings and bring students' concerns and suggestions to the faculty. The English department's representative is Toni Marie Martini, tmartini@lions.molloy.edu.

Social Media: Please friend our Facebook page  Molloy: Royal English Majors and follow us on Twitter: @MolloyEnglish.

Writing Center: The English department supports and works closely with the Molloy Writing Center, Room C-16, Casey Hall. Pamela Kenley-Meschino directs the Center. The telephone number is 516.323.3293. Please make use of this free service to help improve your writing.