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Student Organizations

English Club

A social organization whose members plan and participate in events such as movie nights, game nights, open-mic poetry readings, bad poetry contests, trips to plays, or any other activities participants will enjoy. Open to all students.

Sigma Tau Delta

An international English Honor Society, this is a service organization dedicated to promoting interest in literature and the English language within the university and the surrounding community. Members must be English majors or minors, or Writing minors, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and have completed three semesters of college, including two English courses beyond freshman English with at least a B average.

University Writers and Barney Street

This group produces the long-standing literary magazine, Barney Street. Founded in 1978, Barney Street was named after a road that ran from 4th Avenue and Franklin Street before the construction of Collins Classroom Center and the College of Professional Studies buildings. The magazine is completely student-run and edited. The University Writers control all aspects of production: planning the issue, editing submissions, designing layout, organizing the print run, and distributing final copies. Open to all interested student writers.

Lincoln Hills Poetry Project

Each semester since 1996, some 25 students and student leaders, under the supervision of a Department of English faculty member, have led poetry writing workshops for 25-40 inmates in the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention facility. Poetry written by the inmates is published twice a year in a magazine entitled Rising Voices. Lincoln Hills students find the experience of working in small groups with our students to develop their creative writing skills to be rewarding in itself; UW-Stevens Point students benefit from working closely with others and developing their pedagogical skills.

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