U of M English Graduate Organization

UMEGO supports the advancement of the academic and professional goals of its members and provides opportunities for networking with other graduate students and faculty in the Department of English. UMEGO proudly provides quality services to the English major graduate students. What differentiates UMEGO from other organizations is the ability to truly connect with our graduate students, faculty, and the University of Memphis. 

Any person taking a graduate course in the English department is eligible and encouraged to be a member of UMEGO. UMEGO does not require any dues at this time.

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2022-23 Officers and Contact Information

President: Sylvia Barnes

Vice President: Ming Cheng

Treasurer: Addy Enlow

Secretary: Brett Lewis

Graduate Student Ambassador: Uthman Alzuhairy

Graduate Student Ambassador: Wood Rodgers

Spring 2019 Events

Spring 2019: "Compose Yourself" writing workshop with the Center for Writing and Communication 

February 2019: Fundraising Event TBA

February 2019: "Work in Progress"; present your paper and get feedback from other students

March 2019: Informal UMEGO meeting, March 15th at 1:00pm

April 26th, 2019: Faculty vs. Graduate Student Softball Game, April 19th

Fall 2018 Events

September 7th, 2018- Dr. Harris hosted the annual Faculty-Graduate Student Welcome Party

September 14th, 2018- Fall UMEGO Informational Meeting in Patterson Hall

October 19th, 2018- Graduate Panel Q&A for Undergraduate English Majors hosted by department advisor, Bridget Wells

November 2nd, 2018- Memphis Tigers Basketball Game vs. CBU 

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Tips for Graduate Students

  • Manage your time wisely
  • Plan out your reading
  • Manage your deadlines for travel funding, awards, and fellowships
  • Keep up with conference dates and locations
  • Consider a color-coded calendar

Get In Touch

Questions, comments or requests? UMEGO would love to hear from you. Don't hesitate to reach out!