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students sitting and talking with others on computers in the background Agreement Benefits English Students Transferring to UW from Sheridan and Gillette Colleges

December 16, 2014 — Students who take courses at Sheridan College and Gillette College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between UW and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD).

Department News

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.

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.

Student News

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.

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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