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UW-Eau Claire – Barron County faculty to reflect on ‘The Great War’ through the eyes of poets

Three UW-Eau Claire – Barron County faculty members — Paul Chase, Joel Friederich and Quentin Vieregge — will present “To Make Red War Yet Redder” from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to open the "Thursdays at the U" lecture and performance series for the spring semester.

The event will be in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus, 1800 College Drive. The weekly series, which runs through May 9, is free and open to the public.

The presenters will reflect on the experience and impact of World War I through the eyes of poets who saw the war as combatants or as contemporary observers. Chase, dean emeritus and historian, will provide historical context, and Friederich and Vieregge, associate professors of English, will read and discuss poetry written during or about that time in history.

For more information about "Thursdays at the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-234-8176, ext. 5417.