The English and Modern Languages Department at UIS offers a number of hands-on community engagement opportunities that extend student learning beyond the classroom.

Students can gain publishing experience through Violet Margin, a student-run journal of fiction, poetry, and visual arts, and can present their own research at the Student Technology, Arts, and Research Symposium.

The Shelterbelt Reading Series also offers students a unique opportunity to meet nationally-known authors and a student-run literary journal provide plenty of possibilities for students to get involved.

Students can also attend events in our professionalization series.