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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 3                                                                                                                                         Spring Semester 2012



    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Undergraduate Research: Adjusting to Life at a Liberal Arts College

    2012-2013 McNair Scholars

    Fall-Summer Collaborative Grants

    Convention Spotlight



    • Kaela Gedda
    • Jens Paasen
    • Gretchen Panzer
    • Hannah Schmitt
    • Luanne Spence
    • Sarah Titus

    Collaborative Research Stories

    Important Dates

    May 4, 2012 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due

    McNair Scholars 2012-2013

    Tara Lovdahl

     English with Creative Writing Emphasis & Art Major

    I have always taken pride in succeeding as a student and being an active member of my school and community. As a St. Norbert student, I have completed over 400 hours of community service and have had multiple leadership experiences, such as being an First Year Experience mentor and a T.R.I.P.S leader. Aside from the strong emphasis on volunteering, my favorite aspect of St. Norbert is the opportunity to get to know professors better than one would at a larger college. I also keep busy with two on-campus jobs and enjoy performing in the Comedy City troupe at the Sports Corner in De Pere.

    mcnairTLpicAs an English major, I have a firm belief that when one reads literature, one reads about life.  Relatedly, the author’s perspective is always informed by society and personal experience. Aside from my primary majors, I am interested in Women and Gender studies. My project will focus on the field of women in work, particularly working-class women’s literature. It seems to be a field where some research has been done, but much more could still be discovered. Some authors I am considering are Tillie Olson, Judy Grahn, Deborah Garrison, and Dorothy Allison. My McNair mentor on this project is Karlyn Crowley, Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies.




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