Class of 2003 graduate Jeb Butler returned to campus to address graduating seniors, faculty, and friends at the department’s annual spring celebration in April. His topic, “What Can You Do with an English Major?” was of particular interest to the graduates. The department honored 11 undergrads and 5 graduate students completing their studies in May. The evening included a poetry reading by graduate Carlos Benavides, distribution of the this year’s edition of Magnificat, the department’s journal of undergraduate non-fiction, and announcement of this year’s academic awards. Arshia won the Ludlow Prize for the best piece of research produced in the Senior Seminar course. Kirsten Noelle Porter received the departmental award for most outstanding undergraduate. Emily Dewey was honored as most outstanding graduate student of the year.