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UW-Eau Claire Distinguished Master's Thesis
Receives Honorable Mention at MAGS Competition

RELEASED: March 27, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Krista Hebel, who was awarded first place in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition in December 2008, has received an honorable mention in the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition.

Hebel will give a presentation on her award-winning thesis, "Wielding 'A Power the Dark Lord Knows Not': Harry Potter and the Heroics of Care," at a celebration scheduled for noon April 27 in Room 2022 of McIntyre Library. The thesis takes a feminist approach to the reading of the Harry Potter novels.

Each year, faculty members are invited to nominate exceptional quality theses, with judging provided by a Graduate Council faculty committee. The Distinguished Master's Thesis award currently includes a $200 cash prize and submission to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools thesis competition for the following spring.

Hebel, who received her master's degree in English in August 2008, is now working full-time in administration as well as teaching a course in English composition at Globe University in Eau Claire.

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