Each year, the UW-L office of the Provost selects a poem written by a UW-L student to feature on the Provost's holiday card. The poet whose work is selected receives a $100 prize. To enter, students may submit an original poem by Thursday, October 23 to William Stobb in the UW-L English Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). The poem need not be a new poem, but it must be the student's own, original work. Provost Heidi Macpherson asks for poetry that does not promote or celebrate a specific religious tradition. Winning poems in past years have reflected on the winter season, family, and the spirit of charity, but new approaches are always welcome.
It's that time of the semester again. We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2014 issue of The Catalyst. Who are we? We are a student-run publication seeking poetry, prose, art, photography, music, and all other creative ventures by the students, faculty, and staff of UW-La Crosse.
This semester's theme is "Don't Stop Me Now." From freshmen exploring their new-found freedoms to seniors looking forward to bright futures, no one wants to be prevented from living up to their potential. We would love to see what this means to you!
As always, the theme is simply a guideline and can be used as inspiration, but all submissions, including those outside the theme, will be considered. Please send your submissions and a short bio to email@example.com by November 3rd.
We hope you can stop by the English Club Social this Friday. We will be holding our food and games social at theWings Pavilion from 4-6pm this Friday. (However the 4th floor lounge is still our rain location, so if the weather doesn't cooperate, you can find us there.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.