This spring semester, Dr. Jonathan Rylander is excited to teach a new course on our books: English 316: Rhetorics of Social Justice. Given Jonathan’s interest in writing center methods and identity, the course will study the process of personal writing as a rhetorical, social justice-driven act. With a focus on community outreach, the students will partner with local seniors (in long-term assisted living and memory care facilities in Eau Claire) to help them write short stories about their lives. The students will first learn one-to-one mentoring methods in the course, and then apply them in talking with seniors. “In these unprecedented times,” Rylander said, “we need our memories more than ever. And we need to write about them with one another. I hope the course will enable just this.”
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Note from the chair: Summer 2022
Once again, I sit down to write you, nursing my coffee, and very late with my note for the Newsletter, which Alaina Guns, one of our Department Associates, has had ready since mid-June.
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The Midwest Artist Academy is THRILLED to announce that we are the 2022 recipient of the Wisconsin Art Education Association's prestigious James A. Schwalbach Award!
Congratulations Spring 2022 Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to all of the recipients of this year's English Department scholarships and awards!