Memos from Members Past

These alumni responded to a survey regarding their current whereabouts and happenings—careers, achievements, and other life events. Here’s to our past students making their way in the world! Heather (Summer) Knox Class of 2011 Creative Writing emphasis, Language Studies minor Living in Mount Vernon, WA Career/Life Events: “Graduated from Iowa Writers’ Workshop in May 2013…

Congratulations to Karen Loeb!

(Contributed by Brian Kraegenbrink) Karen Loeb, a consultant for the English department here at UW-Eau Claire, is the winner of Wisconsin People and Ideas 2014 Fiction Contest. Loeb’s story, “The Walk to Makino” will be published in the spring issue of Wisconsin People and Ideas and will also be read at the 2014 Wisconsin Book…

Recent Faculty Honors

The Foreword would like to recognize the following English Department faculty for recent honors and awards they’ve received: BJ Hollars: Recently was awarded the 2014 Knox College Young Alumni Achievement Award, for his writing achievements. He received the award on February 21. See the story at http://uwecfsnews.blogspot.com/. He also was given the 2014 Wisconsin Writers…

Say Hello to Katie Vagnino

(Contributed by Rachel Tiede) The first thing Visiting Professor Katie Vagnino did when I met her was apologize that her sparse decor made her look like a serial killer. The second thing she did was offer me carrot cake. Katie has good reason to have bare office walls. She applied for a position to teach…

Getting to know Christa Tiernan

(Contributed by Bailey Hoffmann) New to the English Department, Christa Tiernan has much to offer the UWEC community as an educator and the Assistant Director of the Center of Writing Excellence. Christa holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego and an MA in English Literature from…