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The Last Word...

Another year has passed and we're celebrating 2016. Not a bad time to make some New Year resolutions. Why not start off by thinking of ways to become more active in our ESU Seattle branch? The ladies that pull together our reception food would simply love to hear from you. We meet monthly-why not take a look at the locations for future receptions. We need roughly six volunteers each month. Bring your favorite dish and help with monthly clean-up. Our receptions are fun and hold our membership together.

 

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Scholarship Fund Donations

IT WAS THE SEASON FOR GIVING ...

The Lavender Hill Mob was very generous to our branch Scholarship Fund. And who, you might ask, is the Lavender Hill Mob? Well, this year Sarah and Ed Atwood, Jim and Donna Smith, Bob and Ingeborg Dunlap, Ingrid Philbrick, Marlene Holbrook, Patricia Haggerty and Bill Maschmeier, Don and Elizabeth McKenzie, Sandra Boyd, James and Ethel Kemp-Slaughter, Clint and Elizabeth Miller, and ChristinaHarrington were part of the "mob." Together, the LHM donated $511.80 for our Scholarship Fund. Many thanks!

 

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Passing of Bea Manley

Bea Manley, former resident of Magnolia, has passed away at the nursing facility where she was living in Pennsylvania. She and her husband Ross, who predeceased her, were active in several local British organizations and the Church of the Ascension as well as the ESU. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her.

 

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ESU Christmas Dinner Dance Update

Please note checks must be received by December 1. Tables are filling fast and there is a limit to the number of available tables. You don't want to miss our very special party that kicks off the holiday season!
We have the festive site, the great band, and we have ordered super good food-all we need is YOU. Don't be left out of this fun event-and, by the way, unfortunately DECEMBER 1 IS A FIRM CUTOFF! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you. Indeed, we have much to be thankful for, including all our good friends in ESU, Seattle Branch.

 

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Scholarship Committee Report

As many of us know, Seattle Branch ESU offers $1500 recruitment scholarships to entering graduate students in the UW's English Department. For Fall 2015, ESU is granting two scholarships to entering students. What would normally be a third scholarship is being set aside for funding a UW professor or student for research and/or conference travel in conjunction with 2016 being celebrated as "The Year of Shakespeare", the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

Matthew J. Poland is interested in the intersection of the following areas: the history of books and reading, knowledge organization, and how material texts transmit literature and structure its interpretation. What did it mean for nineteenth-century readers to read and use books printed in the early modern period? Matthew's research encompasses consideration of material texts, reading and editorial practices, and the history of collecting and knowledge organization.

 

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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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