On Thursday, May 8th, graduating English majors with a Rhetoric and Writing emphasis will present their senior capstone projects. The presentations will be held in 259 Cartwright. They are free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact email@example.com or call 785-8295.
1:00-2:30 Casey Seneczko -- Communication Competence and Patriotism Abroad. Meiyi Liu -- Rhetorical Choices in Online Shopping Yandan Liu -- How to Create an Effective Video for Academic Program Marketing Leighann Emo -- The Problem with Social Media Marketing Emily Pyrek -- Sensationalism in Journalism
3:00-4:30 Sarah Lechner -- Is Today's Popular Literature Post-Feminist? Mariah Maras -- Post-College Hypomnesis and Anamnesis in the Construction of the Digital Self Hannah Kepros -- Depictions of College Life in Film Shelby Phillips -- Small Community Reactions to Large-Scale Art Projects Philippe Meister -- A Discourse Analysis of Diversity Statements in Higher Education
5:00-6:30 Nicholas Covaleski -- Resuscitation of Meaning: History, Genre and Semiotics Qucheng Deng -- Web Design for Global Audiences Matthew Otto -- The Editor's Influence in the Digital Age Melissa Koch -- Women in Sports Media Dana Chellman -- Constructing Identity in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"
The College of Liberal Studies will honor top students, faculty and staff during its annual “An Evening of Excellence” Tuesday, April 29. A reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts lobby, followed by an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m., in Toland Theatre. The Departments of Music and Theatre Arts will provide entertainment and the Graduating Seniors Art Show will be on exhibition at the University Art Gallery. All are welcome to support friends and colleagues being honored.
Those being recognized include:
Instructional Academic Staff Recognition of Excellence Award
• Bruce Handtke, English
Faculty Recognition of Excellence Awards
• Marie Moeller, English
John E. Magerus Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior
• Karin Johnson who will triple major in public administration, political science and English rhetoric in May, Bloomington, Minn.
Undergraduate Student Excellence
• Rose Davey, Department of English, Lone Rock
• Crystal Kelleher, Department of English, Richland Center
Dr. Carla Graham, Professor Emerita in the English Department, will bring the English Department's 2013-2014 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series to a conclusion with a presentation entitled "Hopkins, Darwin, and the Scene of the Crime: An Exercise in Creative Noncriticism." Her presentation addresses an old research quandary fueled by her admiration for two Victorian Heroes. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2nd, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.
The English Department is invited to a screening of Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor
Sponsored by the IAS Committee
Con Job: Stories of Adjunct and Contingent Labor describes and makes visible the pedagogical, economic, and ethical costs of higher education’s growing reliance on adjunct and contingent faculty. Armed with a borrowed video camera, Megan Fulwiler and Jennifer Marlow, two teachers of composition, set out to record the voices of faculty who are often invisible in and marginalized by the institutions where they teach.
Con Job features interviews with contingent faculty from across the nation, as well as with labor activists and leading figures in the field of Composition and Rhetoric. Ultimately, the film calls on the field of Composition to use its collective rhetorical strength to challenge the current state of exploitative labor practices in writing instruction.
Can you write a short story given only five minutes and three words? Anyone interested in the challenge can participate in the UW-L English Club’s Flash Fiction Face-off from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 337 Cartwright Center.
Participants will be given five minutes and three words to write one short story. The stories will be typed on a computer that is connected to a projector screen so audience members can watch the writing in progress.
The Stories will be judged by professors from the English Department, with the best and most creative stories winning prizes from Gaming Generations, Pearl Street Books, Culvers, Toppers, The Root Note, and more. Those interested in competing can email the English Club at email@example.com.
We only have space for about 15 contestants, so register soon. Walk-ins, space permitting, are welcome as well.
Even if you don't feel up to competing, feel free to stop by and enjoy the action while munching on some free snacks! The event is free for both participants and audience members.