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head portrait of woman Clan Scott Society Honors UW Professor

October 5, 2015 — The Clan Scott Society recently presented its highest award, the Order of the Stag, to Caroline McCracken-Flesher, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of English.

Department News

man showing off magazine headline UW Professor’s Book Offers New Insight into Puzzling Historical Events

September 16, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor’s recent book explains a previously misunderstood but highly significant episode in British intellectual history.

head portrait of woman UW’s Fonseca Appointed to Two National Organizations

September 21, 2015 — Vanessa Fonseca, University of Wyoming assistant professor of Latina/o studies and English, has been appointed to a pair of national organizations that focus on minority women’s issues and Chicano/a studies.

man looking at paper he is writing on UW Launches Independent Program in Creative Writing

July 24, 2015 — An independent Creative Writing Program will be launched this fall within the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

UW’s Top First-Year Course Instructors Honored

May 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

head portrait of man UW-Casper’s Richardson Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

April 20, 2015 — During a career that has spanned more than 30 years at the University of Wyoming at Casper, Bruce Richardson has inspired thousands of students in courses ranging from Shakespeare to technical writing to contemporary Wyoming authors.

UW Master of Fine Arts Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 2, 2015 — The nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is noting its 10th anniversary this week at the University of Wyoming.

cover of book with motel sign UW Author Receives High Plains Book Award

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley’s book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” received the Best Short Stories Award in the Billings Public Library’s recent High Plains Book Award competition.

Duncan Harris Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Respect

September 15, 2014 — Duncan Harris has witnessed a lot of changes during his 44 years at the University of Wyoming, but one thing has remained constant -- he has always been respected and admired by colleagues and students alike.

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.

Student News

Spring 2015 Student Awards

April 1, 2015 — The Department of English announces the student award winners for Spring 2015.

English Department Awards Travel Grants

November 1, 2014 — The generosity of donors will enable five students in the English department to make trips related to their studies with grants of up to $2,000 each. A committee in the department evaluates applications twice a year, in October and February, and the latest round of winners was announced October 31st.

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.

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