35 Careers for English Majors

Do you frequently find yourself bombarded with the dreaded, “What are you going to do with that?” question when you tell someone you’re an English major? It seems that many people have the opinion that besides teaching, there isn’t a whole lot that one can do with an degree in English. If you currently have…

BJ Hollars and the Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild

In October 2015, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing BJ Hollars received an email from someone who was looking to join a writer’s group. Initially, Hollars referred to the directory in hopes of finding something, but ultimately was struck with the idea of creating a group in which writers and those with a love for writing…

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…