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Briar Cliff Students Present at Writing Conference

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Students in Briar Cliff University’s Writing and English Club (WREN) recently were invited to present their scholarly works at Streamlines – the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Conference for Language, Literature and Writing at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Presenting at the conference were these BCU students with the titles of their works: Emily Anderson, Le Mars, Iowa, “Wrong”; Mariah Flair, Sioux City, “Willa Cather's Mr. Shimerda: Depression in a Strange Land”; Josh Hall, Gainesville, Fla., “The Contrast's Jonathan: A Model and a Warning”; Larissa Larson, Sioux Falls, S.D., "’The Spleen’ by Anne Finch and the Picturesque Movement”; Elyse Schuler-Cruz, Streator, Ill., “Akiko Yosano: Voice of Modern Japanese Poetry.”

Attending the conference in support of their students were all members of Briar Cliff’s English and Writing faculty: Dr. Ryan Allen, Dr. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Dr. Jeanne Emmons, Dr. Adam Frisch and Dr. Matthew Pangborn. A collaborative effort among Clarke University, Loras College and University of Dubuque, Streamlines offers college students opportunities to share scholarship and creativity.

Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service. For more information, please visit


Tags: Modern Languages, Academics, WREN