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.…

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…

An Invitation for the Alumni

Dear Alumni of the English Department, The Foreword has just now finished devising a way for you to maintain a connection here with the department. We want to know what’s been going on in your lives and hear about the cool things you’ve been involved with. Even though The Foreword has been expanded as the whole department…

Way to Go Olivia and Matt!

The English Department here at UWEC has reason to be proud for raising up an inspiring example of service through alum Olivia Nelson, who is currently volunteering with the Peace Corps as an English teacher in Azerbaijan. She went early last April with her husband Matthew (also a UWEC alumni and serving as a community…

Fall 2013 Graduates

We take a moment to make a special mention of the students who graduated from the English department in the fall of 2013. Best of luck to all of you in the pursuit of your careers! Alexander Anderson, with a major in English linguistics with a minor in Library Science Joshua Ausman, with a comprehensive…

A New Way to T.E.A.C.H

Terri Peterson White, UW-EC graduate 1972, magna cum laude Terri White is a long-time educator. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English and Library Science, White began her career as a school librarian. After starting their family in the late 1970’s, White and her husband Steve chose to homeschool their…