English

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Ryan Savage

Major

English

Minor

Environmental Studies; Teaching Certification in Secondary Education

Activities

Men’s Football, Campus Captain for The Hidden Opponent, member of Sigma Tau Delta, member of the Outdoors Club, & contributor to The Lantern.

About

What I love most about being an English major is the exploration of different texts and novels that I otherwise would not have found myself. It exposes me to different points of view and new ideas. As George R. R. Martin wrote: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” I chose English as a means to educate students of the wonderful, endless discoveries to be made through reading, writing, and discussion.

Most Memorable Moment in Class

One opportunity that I was fortunate enough to have was the trip that my capstone - “What is a Book?” - went on. We travelled to the library of UPenn to study m edieval manuscripts. It was a unique experience to handle these books - some in their original binding! For their age of nearly 1000 years, they looked amazing.

Life After Ursinus

After graduating Ursinus, I plan on becoming an English teacher at a high school or middle school. I wish to later study special education and become certified in that field, too.