MAILED: April 9, 2001
In conjunction with Women's History Month in March, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students recently were honored for their work on projects dealing with issues affecting women.
The students were recognized during the Women's Studies Awards Celebration for their graduate research, undergraduate research, and undergraduate creative projects.
Tying for first place for the Helen X. Sampson award in the graduate category were 2000 graduate Diane Kujak, Black River Falls, for her project titled
"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Challenge, Critique and Negation of African-American Stereotypes in the Works of Mildred D. Taylor," and Stephanie Larson, Sandwich, Ill., for her project,
"Beulah's Oriental Ballerina in Rita Dove's 'Thomas and Beulah.'"
Senior Christine Kadonsky, Wausau, earned the Helen X. Sampson first-place award in the undergraduate research category. Her project was titled
"Milkmaids and Homemakers: The Visual Representation of Rural Women of the Upper Midwest, 1900-1940." Second place went to senior Rachel Noble, Appleton, for her project titled
"Wit and Wifely Submission: An Examination of Beatrice's and Hero's Responses to Marriage." The third-place winner was senior Anita A. Reid, Eau Claire, for her project titled
"Paper Girls': Women Workers in the Eau Claire Paper Industry, 1882-1900."
The recipient of the Helen X. Sampson first-place award in the undergraduate creative project category was senior Liv Aanrud, Amherst Junction, for her untitled abstract paintings.
First-place winners received $100, second-place winners received $50 and third-place winners received $25, all provided by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
Senior Tracy Miller, Wauwatosa, received the Edna Castleman John Poetry Award for her collection of poems.
The Margaret John Carlson Fiction Award was given to sophomore Barbara Coleman, Chippewa Falls, for her children's book,
Kimberly Newport, a 2000 graduate from Berlin, received the Mary Catherine and Caroline Kessler History Award for her project titled
"A Modern Edition of Matrimonial Trouble,' a Play by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle."
The poetry, fiction and history awards were privately sponsored.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 9, 2001