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UW Author Wins International PEN Book Award

July 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley is the recipient of a $5,000 PEN Open Book Award. The prestigious international organization announced the winners Wednesday.

Department News

Distance Master’s Degree Program Cohort Members Graduate from UW

May 30, 2014 — A new program that allows students to obtain their University of Wyoming Master of Arts degrees in English without leaving their hometowns is proving to be successful, with 14 students recently graduating.

UW Author Nominated for PEN Open Book Award

May 19, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley’s collection of short stories, “Cowboys and East Indians,” is among the finalists for a PEN Open Book Award.

UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

March 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Kate Northrop has been awarded the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize, an annual award given to a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.

April Heaney Receives National Honor for Promoting Student Success

January 13, 2014 — April Heaney, who has influenced the success of thousands of University of Wyoming students, is one of 10 individuals honored by a national organization that promotes efforts to assure the success of first-year students nationwide.

Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present Last of the First Skiers

January 8, 2014 — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Theatre in Jackson. The visual presentation is free and open to the public.

UW Professor and Author Will Give Book Talk Nov. 21

November 15, 2013 — Nina McConigley, a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s Department of English, will speak about her book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library. A reception and book signing will follow the free, public event.

Reverand Selected as First Buchanan Lecture Speaker

April 10, 2013 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Cedric “Ric” Reverand will be the speaker at the inaugural Buchanan Lecture that honors retiring UW President Tom Buchanan.

UW’s Erin Forbes Awarded Huntington Fellowship

April 8, 2013 — Erin Forbes, University of Wyoming Department of English assistant professor, has been awarded a two-month Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship to study at the Huntington Library. The fellowship comes with a $6,000 award.

UW’s Watson Receives Academy of Arts and Letters Award

March 28, 2013 — University of Wyoming Associate English Professor Brad Watson has added another national honor to his list of fiction-writing awards.

Literature and the Environmental Imagination

January 15, 2013 — We are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Oliver as a Visiting Fellow this semester. Please join us for her reading and discussion group in Literature and the Environmental Imagination.

Student News

Schuchard, Jarman Keynote Speakers at UW English Graduate Student Symposium

February 19, 2013 — “Mod Bods: Modernism and the Body” is the theme of the University of Wyoming Department of English 2013 Graduate Student Symposium Feb. 22-23. All sessions, free and open to the public, will be held in Rooms 8 and 9 of the UW College of Business Building.

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names 2012 Outstanding Graduates

May 1, 2012 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2011-2012 academic year.

2012 Spring Graduates

May 5, 2012 — The Department of English held its Spring awards ceremony on May 5th.

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