The Bauerly-Roseliep Scholarship annually recognizes an English senior who excels as a student of literature and as a creative writer.  Applicants must submit a literary analysis, a creative work, and a cover essay which explains how their study of literature has influenced their writing, and vice versa.  Maureen (Mo) Minor (’12) is the 2012 recipient of the award.

Mo’s application for the  included the following discussion:

I did not take my first nonfiction writing workshop until my junior year (with the exception of poetry, which never was my proudest creative outlet), and I think that my experience with Loras’ literature department proved to be incredibly beneficial to my creative writing skills. Many of my literary analyses concentrate on feminist readings and arguments.  Nonfiction has become my personal genre of choice as a writer, and many of my creative pieces also heavily highlight femininity and sexuality.

Loras English Professor Emerita Dr. Donna Bauerly established the Bauerly-Roseliep Scholarship in 2009 in honor of Rev. Raymond Roseliep.  Dr. Bauerly taught  American Literature and other courses at Loras College for 36 years, from 1971 until her retirement in 2007.  She was well-known for her innovative teaching style and her passionate concern for students.   A generation earlier, Rev. Raymond Roseliep helped to start the fine tradition of offering creative writing courses that would later emerge as the Creative Writing major.  Fr. Roseliep taught at Loras from 1946 to 1966 and was an internationally acclaimed haikuist who deeply influenced the lives of student writers, many of whom went on to become writers themselves.



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