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…

A Linguistic Insight: Oklahoma Dialect Features

By Makenzie Relford Jon Bakos, Lecturer in Linguistics/TESL, gave a presentation on October 15 entitled “A Look at Three Oklahoma Dialect Features” that featured work based on his dissertation research. Bakos studied at Oklahoma State University where he completed his PhD in 2013. His primary areas of interest include dialect acquisition and usage-based language theory.…