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Julianne Couch

Associate Lecturer for the Department of English/Outreach
 
M.A., Emporia State University
B.S./B.F.A., Emporia State University
 
jcouch@uwyo.edu

BIO:  Julianne has taught in English at UW since 1998. An associate lecturer working mostly in Professional Writing and Composition, she recently relocated to Bellevue, Iowa and teaches courses via Outreach. Julianne is the author of the non-fiction book Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey (Pronghorn Press) and the photographic companion, from the Wyoming State Historical Society. Her energy travelogue, Traveling the Power Line: From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy, will be released in spring 2013 by the University of Nebraska press.

Teaching Interests:

  • Courses have included 1000 level (i.e., College Composition & Rhetoric) 2000 level (i.e., Writing for Popular Genres; Writing for Public Forums; Introduction to Literature) 4000 level (Magazine Writing; Editing for Publication; Technical Writing for the Professions)

  • Writing Center consultant

  • Director of composition

Published Works:

Traveling the Power Line: From the Mojave Desert to the Bay of Fundy. University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Waking Up Western: Collected Essays. 2012, Kindle ebook.

Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Photographic Companion to Wyoming Bars and Backways. Wyoming State Historical Society. 2009.

Jukeboxes & Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey. Pronghorn Press. 2007.

COURSE BOOKS and TEXTBOOK CONTRIBUTIONS:

Technical Writing in the Professions, University of Wyoming    

Flexible Enrollment Program (correspondence course) (2006), 86 pp.

Content provider for updated 4th edition of Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing web site. http://wps.ablongman.com/long_ramage_abgw_4/. Created chapter introductions, student resources, and instructor resources sections (2005).

Technical Writing in the Professions, University of Wyoming    

Flexible Enrollment Program (correspondence course) (2002), 54 pp.

SELECTED ARTICLES AND ESSAYS:

Sustainability in Correctional Facilities: Doing Time in Greener Prisons. Sept. 5, 2012. http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/policy/article_6ca689b0-f79b-11e1-bb2e-0019bb30f31a.html

Kansas Beckons Natives Home with Breaks. Aug. 22, 2012. http://www.dailyyonder.com/kansas-beckons-natives-home-breaks/2012/08/22/4354

Ski Bellevue: Watch out for that Barge! June 12, 2012. http://www.dailyyonder.com/ski-bellevue-watch-out-barge/2012/06/13/4091

Farmer Education Helps Maintain High-Tech Agriculture http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/local_foods/article_977ad4de-aff2-11e1-9e5a-0019bb30f31a.html June 6, 2012.

Healthy Urban Rivers, Healthy Urban Residents http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/water/article_7df22dd0-c075-11e1-b7cf-001a4bcf6878.html June 27, 2012.

Cerro Gordo County: Not Fade Away http://www.dailyyonder.com/cerro-gordo-county-not-fade-away/2012/05/24/4036 May 25, 2012.

Reduce Pollution and Flooding with Bioretention Systems. http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/water/article_54d8a08a-688e-11e1-8793-001a4bcf6878.html?utm_source=SCN+InBox+e-Newsletter&utm_campaign=d5e7300490-Newsletter_2-29-2012_Admin&utm_medium=email

  • Also appears in Best of Sustainable City Network magazine, print, Spring 2012.

Farm to School Network Plays Matchmaker for Local Foods. http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/local_foods/article_43447606-568b-11e1-b9b3-0019bb30f31a.html?utm_source=SCN+InBox+e-Newsletter&utm_campaign=7a03223232-Newsletter_2-8-2012_Admin&utm_medium=email

  • Also appears in Best of Sustainable City Network magazine, print, Spring 2012.

“Utility Fights Power Purchase Agreement in Iowa” http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/energy/article_a7b7cbce-109a-11e1-8829-001a4bcf6878.html

  • Also appears in Best of Sustainable City Network magazine, print, Winter 2012.

“Green Homes Give Families a Healthy Foundation.” http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/building_housing/article_92906be2-ff20-11e0-94ee-0019bb30f31a.html

  • Also appears in Best of Sustainable City Network magazine, print, Winter 2012.

“Tearing Apart the Package Myth.” http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/solid_waste/article_6991e4e2-f51a-11e0-97df-0019bb30f31a.html

“Drive-Thru Centers Make Recycling Efficient, Convenient.” http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/solid_waste/article_cf3a6bf8-d96c-11e0-9859-001a4bcf6878.html Sept. 7, 2011.

“Fishing for Introductions.” http://www.dailyyonder.com/fishing-introductions/2011/08/10/3467

“Alice James in Wonderland” Essay. http://openwindowreviewezine.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/alice-james-in-wonderland-by-julianne-couch/

“Re-bound for Lost Springs.” September 18, 2011 http://www.dailyyonder.com/bound-lost-springs-pop-4/2011/05/06/3314 June 17, 2011.

“Maria the Korean Bride Meets the Buckhorn Bar” http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/maria_the_korean_bride_meets_laramies_buckhorn_bar/C39/L39/  September 27, 2010

“A Western Sense of Place” http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/a_western_sense_of_place_knowing_who_we_are_by_where_we_are/C39/L39/  September 13, 2010.

“Dispatches from the Trail” http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/the_great_to_the_nth_power_granddaughter_of_capt_william_clark_explores_wyo/C41/L41/ August 6, 2010.

Couch, Julianne. “The Turf, the Game, and the Radio.” Ed. Laura Pritchett. The Gleaners: Eco-Essays on Re-cycling, Re-Use, and Living Lightly on the Land. University of Oklahoma Press, 2009, 99-107.

BOOK REVIEWS:

Wyoming Range Wars: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County by John W. Davis for Great Plains Newsletter. Fall 2010. 

Notes from a place of risk and hope by Kevin Holdsworth for High Country News. Feb. 5, 2007 p. 22.

Scenes of Visionary Enchantment by Dayton Duncan for Great Plains Journal Emporia State University. September 2005.

Men With Sand: Great Explorers of the North American West by John Moring for Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal.  Summer 2000: 31.

What Women Want by Patricia Ireland for Bookpage. 1996: 20.

Professional Affiliations:

Iowa Arts Council, directory of artists listing

Roster artist, Iowa Center for the Book

Society of Environmental Journalists

Western Writers of America – Active level denoting significant publication on the American West.

Wyoming Writers, Inc.

Women Writing the West

Honors and Awards:

2012 Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources fellowship for Wisconsin Watersheds Institute

2010 Awarded residency at Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyo.

2009 Awarded sabbatical for fall semester for research on Traveling the Power Line.

Wyoming Arts Council “Artists Roster” 2009, 2010.

2007 Extraordinary Merit for Teaching. College of Arts and Science.

2007 Fred Slater Teaching Award.

2004 College of Arts & Sciences “Thumbs Up” award

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