Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review released Volume 17 in April 2014, featuring work by Lee Chilcote, Laura Glenn, Brad Johnson, Gary Lark, Bruce McCandless, Sean Prentiss, and Kelly Talbot, among many other talented writers and artists. To get a copy, visit http://steamticket.org/
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Catalyst, Steam Ticket, and the UW-L Creative Writing program will host a reading / open mic on Wednesday evening, April 30th, at 8:30 PM at The Root Note. We'll start the evening with a handful of featured readers--current students and recent grads, Tegan Daly, Luke Brekke, Carly Frerichs, Stella Nathan, Dave Briggs, and Jason Crider--who will each read a short selection of work, and then at about 9:30, we'll open the mic for the remainder of the night. The event is free of charge.
Four student writing awards will be presented this year on behalf of the Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to full-time students attending high school or two- and four-year colleges.
All entrants may submit works of creative nonfiction; college students may also submit works of poetry. Learn about entrance requirements and guidelines for each of these awards on the NCTE website.
Prizes include cash awards of $2,500 and $5,000, and winners receive travel and lodging to attend the Colony's prestigious annual National Award Ceremony in Fall 2014.
** Submissions are due April 30, 2014, noon CST. **
ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY at the four award submission sites listed below: