English kudos

Kimberly DeFazio and Robert Wilkie

Kimberly DeFazio and Robert Wilkie, both English, co-authored the article "Negative Capability, the Pedagogy of Metrics and the Managerial Machine" in The La Crosse Tribune published on Aug. 28 by The La Crosse Tribune. “Negative Capability, the Pedagogy of Metrics and the Managerial Machine” is an article on the humanities as the ethical consciousness of a democratic society. The task of the humanities is to cultivate “negative capability,” capability of being in uncertainties, doubts and tolerant of ambiguity and otherness. The humanities of the “negative capability” is being displaced by a managerial anti-intellectualism that has turned the humanities into “assessable” skills.

Submitted on: Sept. 2

Louise Zamparutti

Louise Zamparutti, English, presented "The 'Antenarrative' in Online-Asynchronous Technical Communication Courses: A Social Justice Approach to Teaching" at IEEE International Professional Communication Conference on Tuesday, July 19 in Limerick, Ireland. Louise is also currently conducting research in Slovenia.

Submitted on: July 19

Louise Zamparutti

Louise Zamparutti, English, presented "Transgender Athletes at Risk or as Risk? Asystasis and Definitional Stalemate" at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference on May 26 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Submitted on: June 1

Louise Zamparutti

Louise Zamparutti, English, presented "Monument in Motu" at the American Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference on May 25 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Submitted on: June 1

Lee Baines, Markus Mika, Linda Dickmeyer, Darci Thoune, Naghmeh Gheidi, Daniel Bretl, Kamilo Lara, Seth King, Brian Kumm-Schaley and Jane Brannan

Lee Baines and Markus Mika, both Biology; Linda Dickmeyer, Communication Studies; Darci Thoune, English; Naghmeh Gheidi, Exercise & Sport Science; Daniel Bretl, Microbiology; Kamilo Lara, Military Science, ROTC; Seth King, Physics; Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; and Jane Brannan, Veteran Services; received a UWL Challenge Coin at the Stole & Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 6 in La Crosse, WI. Students presented a challenge coin to the staff or faculty member of their choosing in recognition of the impact the staff/faculty had on their academic career. Challenge Coins are an enduring military tradition. Military Commanders often give a coin to service members as a mark of camaraderie or to recognize hard work and excellence. They are intended to instill unit pride, improve esprit-de-corps, and serve as a reward for a job well done. A challenge coin signifies the person went above and beyond in their duties.

Submitted on: May 6