Thursday, March 26, 2015

Annual Awards

Please join the Department of Languages and Letters on
Friday, March 27 at 10 am in Multipurpose Room B
as it celebrates student scholarship in literature and writing.
Prior to the awards, there will be an open stage where students are invited to read a creative piece of their own, or favourite poem or excerpt.
Refreshments will be provided.

Schedule of Events

1. Open Stage Readings
please contact to have your name added to the readers’ list
2. Awards Presentation
The short-listed candidates for the prizes are:

Shauna Gillis Prize: Upper year category:
Jill Ellsworth, Susan MacNeil, Nicole McNeil,

Mary Keshen Prize: First year category:
Esther Abel, Alexia Ackert, Aleisha Hemmings

3. Meet with the Languages and Letters faculty to discuss Upper-year English Courses for the 2015-16 Academic Year.

4. 1-3 pm: Feel free to join Dr. Silverberg’s Media and Culture class for a free screening (and subsequent discussion) of the Spike Jonze film Her in the Verschuren auditorium, CS 104

The Department would also like to thank the Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, W.W. Norton, Broadview Press, and Nelson Education for donations and support.


In April, the Boardmore will audition young actors for the roles of Hamlet and Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The remaining roles will be cast in September.

We welcome auditioners between the ages of 16-26, of any ethnicity or gender. Priority will be given to current or incoming CBU students.

We seek eager performers who are skilled in communication and time management. Prior stage experience is an asset, but is not required. Bring a résumé  if you have one.

Availability is key. Actors will rehearse over the Summer (on a flexible schedule), Fall and Winter (evenings and weekends). The performance dates (January 21-31, 2016) include some daytime matinees for student groups.

Auditioners should prepare one monologue from a different play by Shakespeare or a contemporary (ie. NOT from Hamlet). Memorization is not required, but you should be comfortable with the speech and have a good understanding of its meaning. You may also be asked to perform “cold” or unprepared readings.

April 11-12, 12:00pm-3:00pm
(April 11 slots are reserved for CBU students)


call Scott at 902-563-1634