Northwestern students present at writing and literature conference

Northwestern College students Marie Jeppesen and Jayde Logemann recently presented at the Streamlines writing and literature conference at the University of Dubuque.

Jeppesen, a senior English teaching major from Sibley, Iowa, presented her paper, “Using Latin as a Model for Understanding and Appreciating English,” at the conference. Her presentation explained how Latin can be used to help students understand the way English grammar works.

Logemann, a sophomore writing/rhetoric major from Ankeny, Iowa, read from her creative nonfiction essay, “No Trespassing.” Her piece dissected the way that conservative Christian American culture thinks and talks about death, and questioned why a strong emphasis is placed on dying honorably. After her reading, she hosted a question-and-answer session where she talked about her beliefs about the afterlife and how she can use her writing as a form of Christian witness.

Streamlines is a collaborative effort between Clarke University, Loras College and the University of Dubuque. The conference serves to create unique opportunities for undergraduates to share in scholarship and creativity.