The IUP English Graduate Organization (EGO) is a place where you can share your ideas and experience as a graduate student with your peers. The organization serves as a place to foster scholarship, make friends, learn about and participate in social and academic events, and to ensure that your voice as an English graduate student is heard.
English graduate students socializing and having fun at the 2015 EGO Picnic.
Wes reading a passage from Slaughterhouse Five at the Banned Books Read Out
A snippet of the selection from the annual EGO Book Sale.
EGO President Matt and VP Lauren at the 2015 EGO Picnic
EGO Historian Kait presenting at the Round Table on Dystopian Literature
Rod grilling burgers and dogs for hungry grad students.
Meghan, Madeline, and Rob at the Folk Festival's Storytelling/Liars Contest.
Dr. Pagnucci reading at the EGO Banned Books Read Out
This year's Banned Books theme: Children's and Young Adult Literature
Sam discussing Dystopian Literature at the EGO Round Table
Meghan and Eliza sip on some delicious homemade ice tea at this year's EGO picnic.
Madeline reading a passage from Sherman Alexies's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Literature and TESOL students interacting on a lovely day off.
Emcees Rod and AJ at the Folk Festival's Storytelling/Liars Contest.
Dr. Tanya Heflin giving an outstanding opening speech at the Banned Books Read Out
Students in the M.A.T.E program go to Harrisburg to present at the annual PAC-TE conference.
EGO serves all students who are enrolled in the various English graduate programs at IUP. By enrolling in any one of these programs, you are automatically a member. Membership is free and enables you to participate in EGO affiliated workshops, various
social events like the fall picnic, and even our spring conference.
EGO President Matthew Stumpf:“EGO is a great way for students to find support and help through any of the challenges that graduate school presents. I want to make sure that every graduate student in the English department knows that EGO is here for them as a resource, and to expand the scope of the organization. I believe it is imperative that EGO becomes more involved in the community as well as the university. I am very excited for the opportunity to help this great organization continue on its path of greatness and I look forward to working with everyone in the department.”
EGO Vice President Lauren Shoemaker:"EGO has been an important part of my professionalization at IUP from the start of my time here. I met my friends by attending meetings and getting involved. There are many opportunities to learn from others through workshops and share your own knowledge by leading one. Because our members span different levels and different stages in the degree programs, EGO puts you in contact with other students and faculty that have been through the steps as you encounter them.”
If you'd like to keep up to date with all the activities of EGO, or simply wish to stay in touch with other members of the organization, join us on Facebook. We constantly
update our group by adding messages, photos, and events. It is the best way to find out what is happening in EGO aside from attending meetings.
Note: You need to be on the IUP social network in order to join the group. Simply go to your Facebook profile preferences, and add IUP to your network.