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UW-Eau Claire Women's Studies Award
Winners for 2002 Announced 

MAILED: April 15, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  In conjunction with Women's History Month in March, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were honored for their work on projects dealing with issues affecting women.
         The students were recognized during the 2002 Women's Studies Awards Celebration, March 19, for their graduate research, undergraduate research and undergraduate creative projects.
         Receiving first place for the Helen X. Sampson award in the graduate category was Stephanie Larson, Sandwich, Ill., for her project, "School: A Retrospective." Larson also received the Mary Catherine and Caroline Kessler Award for the historical perspective of women's roles and contributions in her project.
         Senior Elizabeth McDowell, Bloomington, Minn., earned the Helen X. Sampson first-place award in the undergraduate research category. Her project was titled "Jouissance and Gender in T.S. Eliot's 'The Wasteland.'" McDowell also won the Tillie Olsen Award for her work titled "Distance." The Tillie Olsen Award is presented for outstanding fiction or creative non-fiction work that explores progressive gender relationships.
         Second-place winner of the Helen X. Sampson award in the undergraduate research category was senior Amanda Tompkins, Plymouth, Minn., for her project "What Should I Do? Identity Questioning and Helping Behavior in Lesbian Internet Communities." The third-place winner in the same category was senior Sarah Jacobson, Superior, for her project, "'I'll tune thy woes with my lamenting tongue': Shakespeare's Reworking of the Lucrece Story."
         The recipient of the Helen X. Sampson first-place award in the undergraduate project category was senior Pamela Meyer, Antigo, for her project "A Body of Work."
         Senior Tracy Miller, Wauwatosa, received first place for the Virgiline and Joseph See Poetry Award for her poem titled "Teddy." Second place went to senior Janet Carroll, Eau Claire, for her selection titled "Poems by Jan Carroll." 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.
         The winners of the Mary Roelli Hilfiker Award for Women were also recognized at the Women's Studies Awards Celebration. Seniors Tamara Plath, New Berlin, and Stefanie Wood, Elkhorn, and juniors Rebecca Reitmeier, Middleton, and Alexis Dorsey, Chippewa Falls, were recognized for their work with Lori Bica, assistant professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire, for their ongoing project titled "Prevention of Sexual Assault on the UW-Eau Claire Campus."
         Helen X. Sampson award recipients in the undergraduate research category received $200 for first place, $75 for second place and $75 for third place. The first-place winner in the undergraduate project category received $200. The first-place winner in the graduate category received $275. The Helen X. Sampson awards are funded through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. 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 15, 2002