Goodbye and Good Luck, Max Garland

The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire bids a bittersweet farewell to Professor Max Garland after twenty-five years of dedicated, inspirational teaching. Max was kind enough to grant me an interview with him to speak openly and warmly about his time here and the times to come after. To ask any man to sum up…

From the Gala to the Commodore

On a dapper summer night, take a walk through the door into the basement; jazz plays while flapper girls dance on a stage. It’s prohibition and the police commissioner has a gin in hand with a couple gals in short skirts and feather boas. You see Fitzgerald holding a drink enjoying the show. Everyone is lively…

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Behind the Scenes at the International Poetry Reading

For nine years, Professors Audrey Fessler and Jeff Vahlbusch have organized the International Poetry Reading. Each year students, faculty and members of the Eau Claire community have gathered on campus to experience the beauty of language by hearing poetry in many different languages. This year’s poetry reading was held April 22 in the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom.…

Shevaun Watson

Spotlight on Shevaun Watson

The end of this semester marks a new beginning for Dr. Shevaun Watson, a professor and colleague who has contributed so much to the UW-Eau Claire community. Dr. Watson is currently transitioning to her new position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Composition Department, set to begin next year. In response to her upcoming exit from…