The Department of English

The English Graduate Student Council

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The purpose of EGSC is to serve as a forum for the discussion of matters pertaining to the welfare of graduate students enrolled in the Department of English at California State University, Chico.

Our goals for the 2021–2022 academic year are:

  • To facilitate the academic progress, growth, and excellence of graduate students,
  • To improve our resourcefulness in serving between the graduate student body and the Department of English, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the University,
  • To contribute to the recognition and integration of graduate students on campus,
  • To foster unity among graduate students within the English Department as well as at California State University, Chico,
  • And lastly, to build connections with the organizations and councils of other campuses.

For more information, please email chicostateegsc@gmail.com

Our Annual Symposium

The EGSC Symposium is a scholastic forum where English graduate and undergraduate students from any CSU can present their creative manuscripts or their research and writing in the fields of literature and composition. The EGSC Symposium is a dynamic, creative event that facilitates scholarly discourse and is helpful for students who seek to further their education after Chico by adding to their professional resume.

Students interested in presenting their creative works in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as research and development papers in English disciplines (literature, linguistics, literacy, composition, and rhetoric) are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. Multimedia presentations are welcome, but you must include what technology you will need for your presentation in your submission.

For more information on how to submit work to the symposium, contact chicostateegsc@gmail.com

The Manzanita

Spring 2018 Manzanita book cover

The projects and papers presented during the symposium are eligible to be submitted for review and consideration for publication in the Manzanita, the well-established EGSC annual publication. Representative of the work presented at the EGSC Symposium, the Manzanita showcases the talent of students in a variety of specialties. It features creative works in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as research works in English disciplines. 

Meet Our Officers

Tim WallTim Wall, President

Hailing from the Heartland (Southern IL), I am finishing up my Masters in Creative Writing at CSU Chico. I am a novelist and poet with a few finished works which include Under The Street Lights - a modern day crime noir and The Drums to Which We March - a book of depressing, love-longing poetry. I am a big fan of Vonnegut, Palahniuk, King and Bukowski. Outside of writing, I love Harleys, tattoos, Joy Division and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am a veteran.


Christian VancilChristian Vancil, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Christian Vancil is currently an English Graduate Student at Chico State University, pursuing an M.A in Literature with an emphasis on Early American and Religious Studies. Christian currently teaches English 130 Academic Writing and co-teaches several literature sections. Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, California has been home for almost ten years. Other areas of interest include political science, government, science fiction, and fantasy works. He is someone who enjoys a variety of creative activities outside academics, including writing, crafting, painting, and tabletop gaming.


Cody RobertsCody Roberts, Vice President of Social Affairs

Cody is a 2nd year graduate student here at CSU Chico. He received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing here as well in the Spring of 2021. His current Graduate studies/work is in Creative Writing, specifically Poetry, on the concepts of Identity and Grief through the lenses of writing.


Cassidy UleryCassidy Ulery, Secretary

Cassidy Ulery is currently a student in the English graduate program, pursuing a Master’s in English with her focus in Language and Literacy. Cassidy graduated with her BA in Journalism & Media Studies from CSU Monterey Bay in 2021. She is looking forward to fulfilling her dreams of becoming an educator by teaching ENGL 130W for the 2022-2023 academic year. When Cassidy is not in class, she enjoys reading, watching horror movies, and spending time in nature.

 


Krystle HolzhauerKrystle Holzhauer, Treasurer