UW-Stevens Point Faculty Experts Discuss Connections Literature Project
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Online literature chats are being used to bring together high school students from diverse backgrounds across the state. Learn more at a free lecture offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
“Building Connections: The Connections Project” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, presented by Erica Ringelspaugh and David Roloff, professors in the Department of English. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, this is the seventh talk in the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2017-2018 Community Lecture Series. The public may attend free of charge.
“The Connections Project uses online literature circles and school visits to help students realize just how much they have in common with each other and with the university,” Roloff said. “This lecture will provide an overview the program and explore ways in which students, English teachers, high school educators and university faculty all benefit from the connections the project nurtures.”
Ringelspaugh graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 2004 and taught English in Adams-Friendship for more than 10 years. She earned her master’s degree in teaching and learning from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota before returning to UW-Stevens Point in 2016. Roloff graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1998 and taught English Language Arts in Two Rivers for nearly a decade. After earning a master’s degree from UW-Green Bay, he returned to UW-Stevens Point in 2007.
For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries or email [email protected]