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Student Opportunities

Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) Writing Assistants & Writing Fellowstutor in the CWE or assist professors in writing-intensive courses. Writing assistants/fellows may tutor for course credit, service-learning hours, or as an on-campus  job. Director of the CWE: Alan Benson (

English Ambassadorsa select group of English majors/minors who promote the English Department at recruitment events (e.g., the Majors Fair), advise the Department Chair and the Director of Undergraduate Studies on matters of concern to students, represent students on the English Department Curriculum Committee and serve as student advisors. Coordinator: Cathy Rex (

English Festival—organize events for English majors, minors, faculty, and the community, including an international poetry reading, featured authors and scholars, panels, and presentations, on the UWEC campus. Co-Advisors: Blake Westerlund ( and Molly Patterson (

Faculty-Student Research Collaboration—work with a professor on a research project. Recent projects in English have included writing a script, filming, and producing a feature-length film; researching and analyzing on-going sound changes (which resulted in a publication in the academic journal American Speech).  If you are interested in a faculty-student research collaboration, talk with a professor in your area of interest or see Cathy Rex, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

NOTA (None of the Above)—the creative writing and arts organization and publication comprised of student work, juried and presented by students. Advisor: BJ Hollars (

Sigma Tau Delta—an international English honor society committed to fostering relationships between students and faculty and inspiring students to promote their love of literature and words to the greater campus and local community through service projects and activities. Co-Advisors: Christina Berchini ( and Jose Alvergue (

Student Mentors/Teaching Apprentices—mentor in a first-year experience course or another English course.  If you particularly enjoyed a class and could see yourself mentoring students and assisting the instructor in future offerings, talk with the instructor to see if they are interested in having a mentor/teaching apprentice. May fulfill service learning requirement.

Writing Internships—career-enhancing opportunities to practice your writing and research skills by working for community agencies or businesses in the Chippewa Valley. Writing internships fulfill service-learning requirement and some are paid. Internship Director: Stephanie Turner,