The Winona State University English Department will host “Life and Work of the Scholar Symposium” from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Tau Center Rotunda.

The symposium will have two graduate student panels, one focusing on TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and one focusing on literature and language. Students will present their research followed by a Q&A session. The symposium will also have a lecture by keynote speaker Thomas Reynolds Ph.D.

Reynolds is an associate professor in the Writing Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. His speech “Digital Video Production and Everyday Tools: Is Critical Literacy Possible?” is about how he pushes his students to write in new digital forms and what is lost and gained in this.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Andrew Higl at