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    Wisconsin Public Television program features Tess Onwueme's inspiring life story
    Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

    Wisconsin Public Television will share the life story of Dr. Tess Onwueme, a much-celebrated African playwright and a member of UW-Eau Claire’s English faculty, this week in its "Wisconsin Life" program.

  • Christina Berchini
    Christina Berchini is awarded an Honorable Mention for the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award
    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    Christina Berchini will be announced as one of two recipients of an NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award Honorable Mention during the awards session on Saturday, November 18, at the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis.

  • Dorn-Fernandez family
    Study abroad plays special part in mother, daughter college experiences
    Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

    Turns out there might just be something to that old proverb, "Like mother, like daughter." At least if you are Amy Dorn-Fernandez and Miranda Fernandez and you are thinking about your futures. Both came to UW-Eau Claire — though decades apart — because of the university’s reputation for offering exceptional study abroad programs. Amy got more than she expected from her time studying in Spain — she fell in a love, eventually marrying a young Spaniard. Twenty-plus years later, their daughter, Miranda, is a Blugold and already looking forward to studying abroad in Spain.

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    'Color' to be theme of Art AND Science program exhibition, events
    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire’s Art AND Science program will present “Color,” an exhibition that will run Oct. 20-Nov. 15, and weekly events including individual performances, seminars and lectures.

  • Catching Up with Former Students: Tenille Nowak
    Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

    As it turns out, even two-hour drives through the snowcapped countryside of a Wisconsin winter can’t stop a truly dedicated individual. Such was the case for Tenille Nowak (formerly Tenille Pionkowski), a graduate of the English Master’s program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. During those semesters, from January 2002 to August 2005, she would finish her day job teaching high school English in Stevens Point and, once a week, make the trek over to UWEC to attend night class, no matter the weather.

  • How to Explain Death to Your Daughter Poem
    "How to Explain Death to Your Daughter" - Katie Vagnino
    Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

    Katie's poem, accompanied by a custom illustration by Sydney Wilcox, a local artist, is featured on Twin Cities Metro Transit buses, trains, and stops, from Sept 1-November 30.

  • 2017 Excellence Awards recipients
    Seven faculty and staff recognized for excellence
    Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

    Seven UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were recognized for excellence during the university's academic year opening meeting Aug. 22.

  • Davies Center
    David Jones named interim director of University Honors Program
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Dr. David Jones, professor of English, will serve as interim director of the University Honors Program during the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Becca Anderson
    Becca Anderson and the Creative Writing Dream
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    It takes a dedicated student to achieve success, but a supportive institution can be instrumental in said student reaching their goals. Over the last six years, Becca Anderson completed both her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degrees in English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she wrote stories that would both find publication in national literary magazines and convince the faculty at Boise State to accept her into their MFA program.

  • Allyson Loomis
    There's always a story to be told
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire’s creative writing program is a hidden gem that provides incredible benefits to all majors. Allyson Loomis is just one of the many talented creative writing professors at UW-Eau Claire. Loomis has been teaching at UW-Eau Claire for 15 years, but it was her first creative writing class, taught when she was a graduate student, that developed her love to teach the course.

  • BJ Hollars
    Mentor inspires successful writer to pursue career in teaching
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    B.J. Hollars, a successful author and an associate professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, says he would not be a professor or writer today if it were not for his mentor, author Ray Bradbury. The two corresponded for a decade, trading letters from B.J.'s senior year in high school until Ray's death in 2012. In all that time, Ray shared insights not only on the writing life, but on life generally. Specifically, the importance of giving what you can to those who need it.

  • Josh Bauer
    English Graduate Josh Bauer Wins Outstanding Thesis Award
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    On May 2nd, 2017, Josh Bauer was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Master’s Thesis by the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire for his collection of creative work, Through the Portal: Narratives of Loss and Connection. Submitted to the English department in spring 2016 as a requirement for the MA program in English, these five stories and fourteen poems explore geographic, cultural, and genealogical relationships through the lens of the fantastic. This is the fourth year in a row that an English graduate has won the award.

  • Graduation
    English Alum Receives the President's Award
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Elizabeth Willis graduated from UW- Eau Claire in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in English. Today she is a decorated writer who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2016.

  • Jenny Shaddock winning the Teaching Excellence Award
    Dr. Jenny Shaddock wins the Career in Teaching Excellence Award
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    It is truly Dr. Shaddock’s work in the classroom that has earned her this award. She is always looking for new ways to foster her students’ success and challenge herself as an educator. When asked what advice Jenny had for students it is to “seize the day.” She says that it is something to live by. She urges students to live life for their dreams and ambitions and not to focus solely on the financial aspects of a career, but to find your passion. Dr. Shaddock had some advice for future educators, saying “It’s about the student, and it’s about listening to the student,” making sure that they understand the importance of their job is the students and their learning.

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    International Poetry Reading showcases languages from around the world
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    UW-Eau Claire will celebrate the beauty of language from around the world at the 11th annual International Poetry Reading from 7-9 p.m. May 3 in the Dakota Ballroom of Davies Center.

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    Symposium to discuss challenges, rewards of poetry translation
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    How does one translate a poem? In an attempt to provide answers, the UW-Eau Claire department of languages will host a symposium, "Mission Impossible? Translating Poetry — Example: German to English," May 1-4.

  • Tangled Up In Hue
    UWEC English grad becomes an entrepreneur
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    It’s a homey shop on Eau Claire’s Barstow Street with a mission of spreading local, handmade items, art, and music through the community to celebrate the talented people in our area! I sat down with Erin to ask her some questions, and here’s what you need to know about this UW – Eau Claire English Alum.

  • UWEC English major is offered a place in a Henri Cole workshop
    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Lisa Krawczyk was nominated for a NY State Summer Writing Institute Scholarship and has been offered a spot as one of only two undergraduates in Henri Cole's workshop.

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