Hendrix-Murphy programs enrich the
study of literature and language for the College as a whole as well as for
students with intensive interest in those areas.
The Murphy Scholars Program
supports deeper, more focused exploration for a select cohort of students who
take Oxford-style tutorials in literature and language and engage in literary
or language-related travel, research, and service. In addition, all students
benefit from Hendrix-Murphy’s support of study abroad in literature and
language, summer language programs, and independent projects in literature,
writing, and language studies.
On campus, students
participate in Hendrix-Murphy through Language House, an immersive
residential community; the Writing Center, which provides peer tutoring in
academic writing; creative writing competitions; foreign language cultural
activities; a student reading series; craft talks by professional writers; and
book discussion groups.
Every year the Distinguished
Visitors in Literature and Language Program brings to campus a slate of
literary scholars, theatre directors, and writers in all genres. While in
residency these acclaimed writers present lectures, readings, and
performances, lead classes, and meet and work informally with students.