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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were recognized for excellence during the university's academic year opening meeting Aug. 22.
Dr. David Jones, professor of English, will serve as interim director of the University Honors Program during the 2017-18 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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