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.
Thursday, December 4 in Great Hall, Cleary Alumni Center
12:30pm Jennifer Van de Walker, “Who made all these mistakes?” 12:40 Amy Cline, “Benefits of slang in the classroom with English Language Learners” 12:50 Amy Voet, “Language relations” 1:00 Taylor Irish, “Hmong English Language Learners: Second generation” 1:10 Brittany Lofgren, “The use of slang in the adolescent language”
1:30 Lindsey Bouffleur, “Talking to babies: Does quantity equal quality?” 1:40 Maddie Smith, “Social adjustments of ELLs in the classroom” 1:50 Erin Weston, “How others interpret language identities in the professional atmosphere” 2:00 Hellena Klinger, “Teaching simple past in a 6th grade ESL class” 2:10 Courtney Frahm, “Lesson plan for teaching adjectives in Grade 1”
2:30 Sophie Runing, “All about adjectives” 2:40 Danielle Cook, “Teaching verb types to 5th graders” 2:50 Benjamin Stogbauer, “Literary analysis on After the Election” 3:00 Taylor Rauls, “Simple, compound, and complex sentences: A lesson plan” 3:10 Chloe Brenner, “the language of txt msg”
I saw you in College Writing I this year. I was synthesizing scholarly research; you were analyzing rhetorical approaches. I know we were both discovering the power of written communication. I don’t want to leave my discoveries just on the page, what about you? How about we present our favorite papers at this year’s College Writing I Symposium?
The English Department’s Composition Committee invites ENG 110/112 students to submit proposals for undergraduate writing projects that showcase their ability to engage in thoughtful, critical, and innovative work.
We are particularly interested in projects that demonstrate how students understand
how to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a variety of texts.
how students integrate the ideas of others with their own.
These projects could take the form of any number of genresresearchbased essays, rhetorical and/or visual analyses, letters to the editor, oped essays, argumentbased essays, project proposals, audience analyses, personal essays, etc. We have intentionally designed this thematically open (proposals on any topic will be accepted) call for proposals to encourage as many students as possible to participate in this year’s symposium.
Students should submit a title and a brief proposal of 100 words or fewer by Friday, November 14th. The format of the symposium will be onehour concurrent sessions. Students should budget presentations for approximately 1015 minutes per presenter. To submit a proposal for this year’s symposium, please use the Qualtrics link below: https://uwlacrosse.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a5GiJfrzjuECqRD
The Composition Committee will run two paper presentation workshops in early December for students who would like additional help in preparing for the symposium.
Symposium Date: Monday, November 24th
If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Darci Thoune, Freshman Writing Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)