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UW-Fox Valley Presents Noted Writer for Scholars Series

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s 2003-2004 Scholars Series resumes on Monday, September 22, at noon in the UWFox Fine Arts Theatre, with a presentation by Jonathon Johnson. The title of his presentation is, “Attention, Compassion, and Gratitude: How the Arts Remind Us Who We Are and Invigorate Learning Across the Disciplines.”

Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA), and holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. He has taught at Waynesburg College (Pennsylvania) and at the Interlochen Arts Academy.

His poems, stories and essays have appeared in the “Best American Poetry 1996,” “Alaska Quarterly,” “Indiana Review,” “The Prairie Schooner,” and “Willow Springs.” His first collection of poems, “Mastodon, 80% Complete,” was published by Carnegie Mellon Press in 2001.

The UWFox Scholars Series brings a wide range of nationally and regionally recognized experts to the Menasha campus on various Monday middays throughout the fall semester 2003 and the spring semester 2004. The Scholars Series is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-seated, with free parking available on the west side of the campus.

UWFox is located at 1478 Midway Road, between S. Oneida St. on the east and S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441.

Posted 9/12/2003