NACLO comes to UWEC!

During the semester, four UWEC Language Studies and English-Linguistics students have been hosting monthly training sessions for middle-school and high-school students interested in competing in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO). NACLO is a computational linguistics competition, held annually, in which students solve linguistic puzzles while learning about language and enhancing their logic skills.This…

The Tess Osonye Onwueme Collection

The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire was honored to recognize a special gift from dramatist, playwright, and professor Tess Onwueme on October 18.  Dr. Onwueme joined the English department at UWEC in 1994 as the first Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity and later assumed the position of University Professor of Global Letters in 2010.…

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.…

Bridging College and the World

by Lily Forsman On Thursday, September 25, journalist Elizabeth Redden gave a presentation about current trends in internationalization in higher education.  She addressed several points relating to effective study abroad programs, creating global citizens, foreign language requirements, the recruitment and integration of international students, and the roles and values of universities and institutions in the internationalization…

Trends in the Internationalization of Higher Education

Elizabeth Redden, international issues journalist for Inside Higher Education, will be on campus Thursday and Friday, the 25th and 26th of September, to speak about internationalization of curriculum, international students, study abroad, and more topics in higher education. Redden will give a presentation, “Trends in the Internationalization of Higher Education,” on Thursday, September 25th at…