showcase details

Take a look at what last year's students presented.

Reservation Forms

Use this DOCX or this PDF form to reserve a place for yourself or your team.

Please submit either electronically or place in Ms. Manning’s hanging file outside of her office Morton 121.

doing the poster

CSURF offers several poster-making workshops.

Just fill out this form to participate. (Opens as pdf)

poster printing

CSURF also prints posters for participants. All the information and forms are here.

Contact info

Interested in being part of the Showcase? Contact Michelle Manning for details.



wentworth travel

Want to see England the way Jane Austin saw it? You can -- if you are awarded one of the dozen or so fellowships that Mr. Charles F.Green III provides. details are here.

go global

Paris, London, Rome, Madrid, and other world cities are only an application here. See International Programs for details.

The English Department also offers a 3-credit study abroad course that goes to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 2 weeks. See our blog for more details.

English in Action Showcase

Want to get a sampling of what other students have accomplished in their classes? Take a look.

Winners of the Jo Ann Seiple Composition contest. - Photo by Rory Laverty


(Photo above) As part of the Spring 2015 Showcase, these seven students were presented with their awards for winning the Jo Ann Seiple Composition Contest. They are (l-r) Angela O'Neill, Jasmine Cooper, Jean Im, Jackie Hartman, Peter Dewar, Franklin Relyea and Abbey Holtvoigt.

- Photo by Rory Laverty

Fall Showcase: See the photo gallery


The English In Action (EIA) Showcase is held at the end of both the fall and spring semesters and provides a forum for students to display the work they have done throughout the semester in their English courses -- from composition and professional writing to literary theory.

Students work alone or in teams to prepare for and present at the Showcase, creating posters, multimedia displays, and interactive activities that visitors are invited to experience during the two-hour long event.

Judges evaluate the work, and the best projects win awards.

English faculty and staff, students, and the public attend the public event.

Visitors will be treated to light refreshments, and everyone has a chance to win door prizes.

Admission is free.

Here's how you can participate.

Something for Everyone

Visitors Will be able to vote for their favorite display, which will put it in the running to win the People’s Choice Award.

The Showcase is an excellent way for local high school and community college students who are interested in writing or literature to gain insight into the types of course work they can expect in a UNCW English class.

The Showcase is also an important networking opportunity for current students, providing insight into what classes to take and what an English degree will do for them once they graduate.

Jo Ann Seiple, former Enlgish professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences, speaks to the English in Action attendees April 2015. - Photo by Rory Laverty

Jo Ann Seiple, former English professor and Dean of Arts & Sciences, speaks to the English in Action attendees April 2015. She later presented awards to composition students in a contest named for her. The contest is open to students in English composition classes.

-- Photo by Rory Laverty




Marley Hughes stands beside her presentation on Gender Equality. - Photo by Rory Laverty

Marley Hughes, a presenter from Hoggard High School, stands beside her project on Gender Equality at the English in Action Showcase, Spring 2015 event.

-- Photo by Rory Laverty




Fruit buffet at EIA, April 2015. - Photo by Rory Laverty

It's not all work and no play at the EIA Showcase. Students help themselves to a well-earned buffet.

-- Photo by Rory Laverty






For more about the showcase, contact Michelle Manning,







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