Here is the schedule for next week's linguistics symposium, which features student presentations from ENG 332 ("Modern English Grammars" - Mann), ENG 334 ("Language Study for Teachers" - Crank), ENG 338 ("Linguistics and Literature" - Mann), and MLG 340 ("The Study of Language" - Linville).
All presentations will take place in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.
Feel free to stop by whenever you can to support linguistic research at UW-L and to see all of the phenomenal work that our students are doing.
Fall 2015 Linguistics Symposium
Monday, November 16
12:10-12:20 Dani Weber (ENG 332) 12:20-12:30 Paige Edwards (ENG 338) 12:30-12:40 Alex Johnson (ENG 332) 12:40-12:50 Ellie Brown (ENG 338)
1:10-1:20 Alex Achammer (ENG 334) 1:20-1:30 Breanna Lindemuth and Saba Zaman (ENG 334) 1:30-1:40 Maleah Mumm (ENG 334) 1:40-1:50 Emily Mootz (ENG 334)
2:10-2:20 Jennifer Glaze (ENG 334) 2:20-2:30 Riley Hornickle (ENG 334) 2:30-2:40 A.J. Day (ENG 334) 2:40-2:50 Jennifer Michalke (ENG 334)
3:00-3:10 Jacena Moua (ENG 334) 3:10-3:20 Yi Huang (ENG 334) 3:20-3:30 Alex Bahr (ENG 332) 3:30-3:40 Alyssa Braun (ENG 332)
Steam Ticket Release Party, Thursday, May 7, 4-5 p.m., Eagle's Nest. The student readers and editors enrolled in English 320 have assembled an excellent edition (Volume 18!) of Steam Ticket Literary Journal, having selected the best stories and poems from hundreds of international submissions. To see this year's masthead, visit the Steam Ticket website. Come enjoy free appetizers--get a copy of the mag--hang out, celebrate the production of a great issue and celebrate the end of the semester.
The English Department's Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis Capstone Presentations will be Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7, in 332 Cartwright Center and features Rhetoric and Writing emphasis majors:
Tuesday, May 5
Martha Nedeau-Owen - "Gendered Rhetoric in Inaugural Addresses" Christian Velguth - "I, Shepard: Individualism in Modern Sci-Fi" Mikaela Kornowski - "Health Care Rhetoric and Literacy: Racial Reform in the United States" Jarrett Taivalkoski - "Escape! A Look at What Draws Us to Worlds of Fantasy"
Chuying Liang - "The Semiology of Watching English: From Grammar Translation Method to Semiotic Approach in Teaching English as Second Language" Chelsea Dolan - "'Breaking Up is Hard to Do': The Trivialization of University Mental Health Resources" Louie Schuth - "Will the Real Paul Walker Please Stand Up?: The Groundbreaking Digital Realism of Furious Seven " Zeyao Wu - "Having consciousness of cultural differences in cross-cultural collaborative study" Jingjing Fang - "Culture, Language, and Translation Principles"
Ying Li - "Website Design on a Global View: Pizza Hut" Storm Larson - "Paradigm of Oppression: The (Socially) Constructive Nature of Coming Out" Jordan Batchelor - " Mother of Writing : A rhetorical approach to the Pahawh Hmong messianic script"
Thursday, May 7
Madeline Marquardt - "UW-L 400 - A Rhetorical Analysis of Recent College Graduates" Yi Wei - "Translation Using: Should Translation Be Literal or Spiritual?" Jingyu Liang - "Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection" Erin Jahns - "Diet in America: How our Culture Perpetuates an Obsession with Food"
Emily Schulz - "The F Word: Communicating the Need for Feminism in a Postfeminist Era" Crystal Oravis - "Freedom of Speech: Social Media Policies in the Workplace" Mark Springborn - "Space Exploration: The Manifest Destiny of Mankind" Virginia Wightman - "Second Language Acquisition and S#!t: a Look at the Value of Swearing in SLA Environments"
Kyle Stokes - "Culture and Public Participation in the Information Age" Shiyang Chen - "When We Are a Part of 'We:' A Discourse Analysis of Hong Kong and Mainland China" Samantha Sanders - "We Followed the Song" Dani Weber - "The Value of Creative Writing MFA Programs"
Anna Nachreiner - "Male Hair: Beards and Masculinity" Katie TerBeest - "Undercover Salespeople: The Ethics Behind Viral Marketing " Yi Huang - "The Value of TESOL" William Ricioppo - "Deploying Ethics on the Modern Day Battlefield: The New Face of Private Military Contracting"
Senior English Majors (Literature Emphasis) will present their capstone projects during the final two weeks of classes from noon-2 p.m. in 117 Wimberly Hall. The first colloquium will be Monday, April 27, and will feature the work of literature emphasis majors:
Taylor Parrish – The Case of the Missing Mothers: Investigating Motherhood in “Mansfield Park”
William Ricioppo – “All is dross that is not Helena”: Dr. Faustus, The Old Man, and Mephistopheles
Jon Brown – In Between the Stripes: Green Theory and Betwixtness in Penelope Fitzgerald’s “Offshore”
Alicia Siebold – Navigating Gender in “Le Roman De Silence:” A Characterization of Silence
Zach Allen – Tales of the Old West: An Analysis of Layered Narrative in the American West
The second colloquium will be Monday, May 4, and also feature the work of literature emphasis majors:
Cassandra Armstrong – Lost in Translation: Hmong Culture and Semiotics in “The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down”
Peter Dziadowicz – God Save Thee, Ancient Mariner
Tia Haffenbredl – The Construction of Wilderness and Sacred Space at the Guadalupe Shrine
Joe Reuss – Beyond the Labyrinth: Fairy Tales, Colonialism, and the Globalization of Folklore
Katie Setzer – Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull: Frontier Motifs in the Rural Midwestern Gothic Exemplified by Campbell’s “Once Upon A River”
My name is Haley McCullough. I am the current Editor-in Chief for UW-L’s literary magazine, The Catalyst.
My co-editors and I are having a launch event for the winter issue at the Root Note downtown. It's slated for next Wednesday, February 18th, from 7:00-8:30. We want to showcase some of the great work featured in the issue, and there will also be an open mic, where we'll scout some new material for the upcoming spring issue.
We'd love to see you come out and celebrate the accomplishments of our student authors and artists. We'll hope to see you there! And please do pass this information on to your friends, your students, or anyone you can think of who might be interested in celebrating or reading their work at the event!
This semester, senior English (Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis) major Chelsea Dolan will be getting a little time to practice what she hopes will be her future profession: teaching college English. She’ll be a Supplemental Instruction Leader in Eng 110 as part of a grant to pilot the SI program on UWL’s campus. The grant, written by Murphy Learning Center Director Lee Baines (Biology) and Writing Center Director Virginia Crank (English), will provide funds to integrate SI into Dr. Baines’ Bio 105 courses and Dr. Crank’s Eng 110 course. Supplemental Instruction is a program designed to provide guided study and work time for students in first-year or gen ed classes; the goal is to improve course performance and confidence with material, thereby increasing retention rates. The SI Leader is a fellow student who has taken the class and has some knowledge about how to succeed in it; the Leader attends every class session and then hosts out-of-class SI sessions to work with students on understanding and applying the course concepts.