As part of President Edward H. Hammond's internationalization initiative, 11 Fort Hays State University English majors traveled to England earlier this month to study abroad for one week.
The trip was made possible through the efforts of President Hammond; Dr. Larry Gould, provost; Dr. Paul Faber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Steven Trout, professor of English; Dr. Sharla Hutchison, assistant professor of English; and Dr. Carl Singleton, professor of English and the sponsor for the trip.
"I think that this study abroad experience has truly been a magnificent experience for our English majors," said Hutchison. "They have been given the opportunity to see the landscapes that inspired some of William Wordsworth's finest poetry, to experience what it must have been like to watch a Shakespeare play at The Globe, and to immerse themselves in the cosmopolitan and international life of London."
The British literature students will share their experiences in a presentation that is tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Rarick Hall, Room 307.
Students are listed by hometown.
BISON: Theresa Kraisinger, graduate student.
EDMOND: Ian Conkey, graduate student.
GREAT BEND: Anna Bennett, sophomore.
HAYS: Catherine Edwards, junior; Deedre Frasier, senior; Tamera McGinness, senior; Diane Polifka, senior; Autumn Thomas, junior; and Meghan Tucker, senior.
KANSAS CITY Mo.: Michael Biondo, senior.
SYRACUSE: Ashley Westeman, senior.