The English department is located in Miller Hall. There are many features in Miller Hall that benefit students and faculty. A lounge area on each floor allows students to mingle with professors. Located on the third floor is a reading room with lounging furniture and literature where students may read for leisure or for class preparation. All classrooms are multimedia equipped. Every classroom has computer, television and multimedia access as well as speakers and a projector screen.
Poets Melanie Almeder, Cynthia Atkins and Mary Crockett Hill will share "Language For the Sake of Art" on Friday, September 11, at noon at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke. The writers, who are colleagues in the English Department, share a common interest in ekphrasis-or poetry about art-and will be reading from poems inspired by works of art.