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UW-Eau Claire Women's Studies Award
Winners for 2003 Announced

 MAILED:  March 13, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - In conjunction with Women's History Month, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were honored for their work on projects dealing with issues affecting women.

The students were recognized during the 2003 Women's Studies Awards Celebration, March 6, for their undergraduate and graduate research and creative projects.

Senior Deborah Freund, a biology major from Fall Creek, won a $1,000 Mary Roelli Hilfiker Award for her project, "Community Assembly Rules of Native Species of Native Grasses, Forbs, and Legumes." This award was established to provide opportunities for one or more students to engage in enrichment activities, public service efforts or research projects.

Wendy Kinderman, Eau Claire, who earned a master's degree in English in May 2002, won a $500 Mary Katherine and Caroline Kessler Award for History for her master's thesis project, "Wisconsin Farm Country Cookbooks: Preserving a Farm Ideology." Dr. Patricia Quinn was the award sponsor and Dr. Jennifer Shaddock was Kinderman's faculty sponsor.

A $250 Virgiline and Joseph See Poetry Award went to senior Elizabeth Buelow, an English major from Oshkosh, for her poems "Hold On," "The Critics," "Theoretically Speaking," "She," "Music" and "My Sappy Poem." The Virgiline and Joseph See Poetry Award is offered for an outstanding poetry submission by a male or female student who knows the risk it takes to call oneself a poet. Patti See sponsored the award and Bergine Haakenson was Buelow's faculty sponsor.

Senior Michelle Van Hoof, an English major from Osseo, won a $250 Tillie Olsen Award for Fiction or Creative Nonfiction for her paper, "The Growth of a Resisting Reader: Reflections on Mark Twain's 'Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.'" This award goes to a male or female student whose outstanding work explores progressive gender relationships. Patti See sponsored the award and Dr. Teresa Kemp was Van Hoof's faculty sponsor.

Receiving a $100 Helen X. Sampson award in the graduate category was Sarah Adams, Minneapolis, Minn., who received a master's degree in English in December 2002, for her project, "Colonial Discourse Analysis and Euripides' 'Medea.'" Dr. Asha Senn was Adams' faculty sponsor.

Junior Emily Dieringer, an art major from Campbellsport, won a $100 Helen X. Sampson award in the undergraduate project category. Stephen Katrosits was her faculty sponsor.

Junior Bethany Lauterbach, an English major from De Pere, earned a $100 Helen X. Sampson first-place award in the undergraduate research paper category for her paper "Solving Problems with Gender Switching: Gender Switching Characters in 'As You Like It' and 'Twelfth Night.'" Dr. Erna Kelly was her faculty sponsor. The $50 second-place award in the same category went to senior Tamara Plath, a psychology major from New Berlin, for her paper "Sofia Gubaidulina and Her Spirituality in 'The Garden of Joys and Sorrows.'" Dr. Gretchen Peters was her faculty sponsor. Senior Jessica M.Young, an English major from Chippewa Falls, earned the $25 third-place award for her paper, "Someone Like Me in the Third Wave." Patti See was Young's faculty sponsor.

Named for a pioneer advocate for women's studies and the goals of the women's movement both on the UW-Eau Claire campus and in the state of Wisconsin, the Helen X. Sampson awards are funded through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, as is the Mary Roelli Hilfiker Award. The Mary Catherine and Caroline Kessler Award for History, the Virgiline and Joseph See Poetry Award and the Tillie Olsen Award are privately funded. Anyone wishing to contribute to the annual awards can contact the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office at (715) 836-5630, or the Women's Studies program office at (715) 836-5717.


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Updated: April 7, 2003