Tag: English

This Friday, UW-Green Bay students sing Lord Byron

If you’re interested in a small, edifying and entertaining demonstration of the interdisciplinary approach for which UW-Green Bay is known, you might want to stop by the University Theatre in Theatre Hall between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 20). English students of Assistant Prof. Rebecca Nesvet will hear and discuss songs by the British […]

UW-Green Bay English alumna writes in favor of funding education


Angela Bub of Benicia, Calif., a May 2012 UW-Green Bay graduate in English now pursuing a master’s in social work at the University of Southern California, is the author of a guest column on the Feb. 4 opinion page of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. She writes, “Humanities is not a field of education; humanities is […]

College roommates, world-class problem solvers

Halvorsen ’92 acts locally, Bhojwani ’90 works in developing nations. On a late-summer day, fellow UW-Green Bay graduates and lifelong friends Noel Halvorsen and Haresh Bhojwani agreed to meet on campus. There was the usual catching up on each other’s families and reminiscing about good times shared as roommates 25 years ago in the old […]

Eco U’s integrated curriculum made big impression on Northwoods naturalist

UW-Green Bay’s integration of higher education and the environment has imprinted a lasting impression on alumnus John Bates ’74 of Communication Action. Bates used lessons learned at Eco U to forge a successful career as a Wisconsin naturalist, writer, blogger, professor and nature guide in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Bates looks back on his days […]

Creative writing showdown: Meacham, Rybak plan novel competition

Rebecca Meacham and Chuck Rybak, associate professors of English and Humanistic Studies and a.k.a. UW-Green Bay’s creative writing program, are teaching concurrent — and competing — workshops in novel writing this fall. This is the first offering of English 305: Novel Writing Workshop, at UW-Green Bay. Each workshop student will produce a complete 50,000 word […]

Faculty note: Meacham publications

Rebecca Meacham, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, published multiple flash fiction and nonfiction pieces this spring and summer. Her piece about the 1871 Peshtigo fire, “Mrs. Williamson Winds the Watch,” was published in Indiana Review‘s summer 2014 issue as a finalist for the magazine’s “Half-K” prize, while other flash fiction pieces appeared in […]

Faculty note: Vescio publishes book on future of literature studies

Associate Prof. Bryan Vescio, Humanistic Studies (English), has published a new book titled “Reconstruction in Literary Studies: An Informalist Approach.” In it, Vescio explores a revitalized future for the Humanities, examining the academic study of literature as an institution with a distinctive and positive social function. He argues that literary study within the university creates […]

Rybak’s  earns outstanding achievement award

Chuck Rybak, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, received word recently that his latest book of poems, </war> , has received a 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Each year, the WLA’s Literary Awards Committee reviews approximately 250 books by Wisconsin authors published during the previous calendar year and selects several […]

Faculty notes: Rybak publications

Chuck Rybak, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, has three pieces — a poem, a flash fiction piece, and a short story — that were just published: • “Letters Home” is a long anagram using the names of Wisconsin casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, published in Scintilla Magazine‘s war issue, http://magazine.scintillapress.com/letters-home.html • The flash fiction […]