Consultants

Kelsey McIntyre

Adi Martinez
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Year of Study: senior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): explosives
Ambition: find Narnia
Favorite Book: Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Favorite Music: street funk
Favorite Food(s): sweat treats
Superhero Name: Captain Pictionaria
Hobbies: the dog park
Favorite Vacation Spot: Delaware

 

Rebecca Johnson

Amanda Hovseth (need pic)
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Years of Study: Junior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Psychology
Future Life Plans: Continue on to graduate school and write Fiction Novels.
Favorite Piece of Writing: The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Superhero Name: I'm too good at my job for anyone to prove I actually exist; therefore, I have never been named.
Favorite/least favorite writing: I do not like having to fill out applications for anything because I feel awkward "selling" myself.
Part of speech you would be and why: The ellipses because I don't know what I'd do without it. As grammarbook.com states, "...[E]xpress hesitation, changes of mood, suspense, or thoughts trailing off. Writers also use ellipses to indicate a pause or wavering in an otherwise straightforward sentence."
Hobbies: I enjoy writing, reading...is there anything else really? Oh wait, traveling...but not without a good book.

 

Brittanie Witter

Brittanie Witter
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Years of Study: Junior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Psychology
Future Life Plans: Continue on to graduate school and write Fiction Novels. 
Favorite Piece of Writing: The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Superhero Name: I'm too good at my job for anyone to prove I actually exist; therefore, I have never been named. 
Favorite/least favorite writing: I do not like having to fill out applications for anything because I feel awkward "selling" myself.
Part of speech you would be and why: The ellipses because I don't know what I'd do without it. As grammarbook.com states, "...[E]xpress hesitation, changes of mood, suspense, or thoughts trailing off. Writers also use ellipses to indicate a pause or wavering in an otherwise straightforward sentence." 
Hobbies: I enjoy writing, reading...is there anything else really? Oh wait, traveling...but not without a good book.

 

Abby Lingo

Claire Harlen Orsi (need pic)
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Year of Study: Last year PhD student
Major(s): English/Creative Writing/Fiction
Future Life Plans: Catahoula racing 

 

Daniel Nyikos

Eric Holt
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Years of Study: Senior
Major(s): English and Film Studies 
Future Life Plans: Teach composition and creative writing at a high school, pursue a doctorate in rhet/comp, play bass and sing/scream in a drone metal band. 
Favorite Piece of Writing: Contact by Carl Sagan
Superhero Name: Super Swede
Favorite/least favorite writing: Favorite: poetry; Least Favorite: generic course reflection papers
Part of speech you would be and why: Semicolon, because I enjoy making connections between interrelated ideas 
Hobbies: Poetry, horror films, experimental metal, roleplaying games

 

Charity Regennitter

Erin M. Bertram
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Years of Study: First year PhD student
Major(s): Creative Writing and Poetry
Minor(s): Women's and Gender Studies
Future Life Plans: Write books, become a professor, visit all 50 states before I'm 40, become a Zen teacher, travel regularly, go backpacking, go Scuba diving, learn to play the concertina, keep being involved in LGBTQ advocacy
Favorite Piece of Writing: These days, it's a tie between Maggie Nelson's Bluets and Ariane Zwartjes's Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy
Favorite/least favorite writing: Writing postcards
Superhero Name: Super B?
Part of speech you would be and why: The em-dash: it seems to help writers articulate the way the mind works via association, interruptions, asides, and pauses
Hobbies: Reading, writing, walking, Zen, travel of any kind, movies, drumming, ukulele, adventures in the great outdoors, observing

 

Adi Martinez

Jimmy Russell
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Years of Study: Junior
Major(s): English Education
Future Life Plans: Teaching the youth of America
Favorite Piece of Writing: My favorite piece of writing was this Pokemon story I wrote when I was six.
Superhero Name: JimJam FlimFlam
Favorite/least favorite writing: My least favorite writing assignment was having to construct a group paper. What's up with that?
Part of speech you would be and why: I identify the most with the question mark because I like (or at least find myself often) asking questions and I don't know what's going on
Hobbies: Preparing and eating red meat, playing Pokemon, and exercising

 

Allie O'Dell

Allie O’Dell
Hometown: Omaha, NE
?Year of Study: junior
Major(s): English and English Education
Minor(s):  Theater and Math
Ambition:  Invent a Time Machine and use it to create facebook first
Favorite Book: ? To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Music: show tunes!
?Favorite Food(s): Vanilla Ice Cream w/ mini- m&ms
?Hobbies:  knitting and custom voodoo
?Favorite Vacation Spot: Italy

 

Eric Holt

Eric Holt
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Year of Study: sophomore
Major(s): Film Studies
Minor(s): Theatre
Ambition: to have a career in screenwriting/direction
Favorite Book: The Book of Lost Things
Favorite Music: My parents’ least favorite music
Favorite Food(s): Quadruple cheeseburgers
Superhero Name: Senator Pain
Hobbies: Ostrich Farming
Favorite Vacation Spot: Southern Mexico

 

Jing Shao

Jing Shao
*Desk Worker
Hometown: Chengdu, China
Year of Study: senior
Major(s): Actuarial Science
Ambition: To be happy with what I earn money for, not just a job
Favorite Music: Too much!
Favorite Food(s): Every kind of meat
Superhero Name: My Dad
Hobbies: Singing, Swimming
Favorite Vacation Spot: Everywhere

 

Jill Wiest

Jill Wiest
Hometown: Omaha
Year of Study: Graduate
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Psychology
Ambition: to love going to work every single day
Favorite Book: The Bluest Eye
Favorite Music: “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
Favorite Food(s): Margaritas!
Superhero Name: The Chosen One
Hobbies: Volleyball, wakeboarding
Favorite Vacation Spot: anywhere with sun and sand

 

Marcus Meade

Marcus Meade
Hometown: Maryville, MO
Year of Study: 7 or 8
Major(s): B.S Journalism, M.A. English, PhD Composition and Rhetoric
Minor(s): History
Ambition: Resurrect Bob Ross and become his best friend
Favorite Book: Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Fiasco, Super Capitalism
Favorite Music: 90s music
Favorite Food(s): Fruit Rollups
Superhero Name: The Rapscallion
Hobbies: Golf, baseball, sleeping, lounging, crime-fighting
Favorite Vacation Spot: Maryville, MO

 

Jordan Bates

Jordan Bates
Hometown: Spencer, IA
Year of Study: senior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Spanish, Philosophy
Ambition: To teach (ultimately at the college level)
Favorite Book: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Favorite Music: MF Doom
Favorite Food(s): Spicy
Superhero Name: Captain Eccentric
Hobbies: Skiing, Chess
Favorite Vacation Spot: so far…Colorado (Rocky Mountains)

 

Alice Edwardson

Alice Edwardson
Hometown: Merrimack, NH
Year of Study: Senior
Major(s): Philosophy, English
Minor(s):
Ambition: To be a Philosophy Professor at NYU
Favorite Book: ?Sirens of Titan  by Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite Music: 90s Alt
Favorite Food(s): Mexican
Superhero Name:
Hobbies: movies, video games, comic books, photography
Favorite Vacation Spot: Heidelberg, Germany

 

Kelsey Sejkora

Kelsey Sejkora
Hometown: Hastings, NE
Year of Study: Senior
Major(s): English, History, Secondary Ed.
Minor(s):
Ambition: anthropologist, obviously
Favorite Book: Jane Eyre
Favorite Music: anything but rap
Favorite Food(s): Pizza
Superhero Name: more of a sidekick or like the guy that makes the batmobile instead of driving it.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, pretending to know how to knit
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Anywhere old, with like old stuff, and it maybe smells weird but it’s old so its cool, unless there are like bones and dead people.  Then Disney World, because that’s where dreams come true, right?

 

Patrick Sather

Patrick Sather
Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ
Year of Study: senior
Major(s): English
Minor(s):Communications, Education
Ambition: Teach English Abroad
Favorite Book: ?LOTR
Favorite Music: Fold (Of Monsters and Men)
Favorite Food(s):  Fish and Chips
Superhero Name: Sir Hip
Hobbies: Guitar, readings, movies, speech and debate
Favorite Vacation Spot: Turkey

 

Kaytlyn Mulinix

Kaytlyn Mulinix
Hometown:  Lincoln
Year of Study: 5th
Major(s): English, Creative Writing
Minor(s): Sociology
Ambition: Learn how to fly
Favorite Book: ?The Alchemist
Favorite Music: Everything but heavy metal
Favorite Food(s): Mashed taters?
Hobbies: finger painting, crowd surfing, saving puppies from traffic
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ireland

 

Yue Wang

Yue Wang
Hometown: Chengdu, China
Year of Study: 6th
Major(s): Elementary Ed
Minor(s):
Ambition: Stay Safe
Favorite Book: ?not textbooks
Favorite Music: Every kind
Favorite Food(s):  Everything Edible
Hobbies:  meet old friends
Favorite Vacation Spot: Japan

 

Bernice Olivas

Bernice Olivas
Hometown: Boise Idaho
Year of Study:  4th year PhD
Major(s): Comp/Rhet
Ambition: A made for t.v. move about my revolutionary new teaching methods
Favorite Book: ?couldn’t possibly choose!
Favorite Music: Blues:  Tom Waits, Bill Withers
Favorite Food(s): Anything I don’t have to cook!
Superhero Name: multi-taskia
Hobbies: reading, writing, cooking, hiking

 

Nicole Green

Nicole Green
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Year of Study:  3rd Year PhD in Composition and Rhetoric
Ambition:  To save the world, one writing class at a time!
Favorite Book: ?Matilda
?Favorite Food(s): Cupcakes from Amy Cakes in Springfield, MO
Superhero Name: Miss Speller
Hobbies: wrangling horses and words, riding the city bus, and twirling

 

Pumpkin Marie Green

Pumpkin Marie Green
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Year of Study: 6th year guide dog, PhD
Major(s):  guiding, napping, basketball
Minor(s): snoring
Ambition: to become a farm dog!
Favorite Book: ?Whatever happens to be on my human’s floor
Favorite Music:  Greenies
Favorite Food(s): meat and popcorn (but only if its salted or buttered)
Superhero Name: Pumpkin monster
Hobbies: playing basketball, chasing horses, licking unsuspecting victims
Favorite Vacation Spot: grandma and grandpa’s house in Omaha

 

Rachel Jussle

Rachel Jussel
*Desk Worker
Bio forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

David Smith    David Smith

Hometown: Omaha, NE
Year of Study: 3 (Junior)
Major(s): English, w/ an Education minor
Ambition: To become a bestselling author
Favorite Book: "The Stand" by Stephen King
Favorite Music: (Almost) anything with a guitar in it
Favorite Food(s): Cheeseburgers
Superhero Name: The White Knight
Hobbies: Reading, writing, eating, sleeping, swimming, pretending to play guitar
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anyplace with enough peace and quiet for a nap

 

Dayne Urbnovsky    Dayne Urbanovsky

Hometown: Roca, NE
Year of Study: 4th
Major(s): English major, economics minor
Ambition: To travel to Eastern Europe
Favorite Book: Anything by C.S. Lewis
Favorite Music: 90s country!
Favorite Food(s): BBQ
Hobbies: Cooking, writing, and watching indie films
Favorite Vacation Spot: the mountains

 

Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN
Year of Study: Junior Undergrad
Major: English
Minor: Computer Science
Ambition: to become the Librarian of Congress!
Favorite Book(s): Watchers by Dean Koontz and Looking for Alaska by John Green
Favorite Music: Mumford & Sons, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and hip hop/rap
Favorite Food(s): Bread and Pico de Gallo
Hobbies: dancing, organizing, laughing, and swinging
Superhero Name: The Saurus
Favorite Vacation Spot: That I've been to? SanFrancisco! That I have yet to travel to? Italy!

 

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Years of Study: Senior
Major(s): English
Future Life Plans: Teach
Favorite Piece of Writing: The UNL Writing Center ;)
Superhero Name: Shannanigans
Favorite/least favorite writing: Favorite: rhetorical analysis. Least favorite: compare/contrast.
Part of speech you would be and why: I would be an exclamation point, because they make everything seem exciting!!!
Hobbies: Reading, defeating Voldemort, writing, finding Narnia, traveling

Morgan Montgomery

Morgan Montgomery
Hometown: Kearney, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English and Pre-Mortuary Science
Ambition: To graduate in December of 2013 and work toward getting my elite triathlon status back.
Favorite Book: Love all the classics! Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Paradise   Lost, Wuthering Heights and of course the Hunger Games trilogy.
Favorite Music: Country and Pop
Favorite Food(s): I am an extremely picky eater and eat 100% gluten-free. I usually eat lots of Paleo food which consists of red meat, lots of vegetables, and some nuts and fruits.
Hobbies: Staying physically active in Gymnastics/ Crossfit, running and biking and recently power-lifting. Obviously working at the WC too! :)
Superhero Name: Ummm.... Morgan the Mighty
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ireland.

 

Ellery Wadman-Goetsch

Ellery Wadman-Goetsch
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Year of study: junior-ish
Major(s): English, French
Ambition: to find a sustainable lifestyle involving copious amounts of laughter, pastries, and traveling
Favorite book: Timeline by Michael Crichton
Favorite music: the Great American Songbook
Favorite snack food: Frito's Honey BBQ twists
Favorite actual food: spring rolls
Hobbies: singing badly, trying to find the world's most delicious biscuits
Superheroine name: The List Mistress
Favorite vacation spot: Puget Sound

 

Joe Kozal

Joe Kozal
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Year: Senior
Ambition: Grow an admirable, non-ironic mustache
Favorite Book: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut, Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
Favorite Music: Manchester Orchestra
Favorite Food: Indian Food
Hobbies: Watching Premium Television, Playing Guitar, Writing
Superhero name: Jebediah Dynomite

 

Mevi Hova

Mevi Hova
Hometown: Lome, Togo
Year of Study:4th year PhD
Major(s): English
Ambition:to travel around the world
Favorite Book:None
Favorite Music:None
Favorite Food(s): Anything delicious!
Hobbies: Movies. games.
Superhero Name: None
Favorite Vacation Spot: Not one favorite, but many!

 

Nicole Greenwalt

Nicole Greenwalt
Hometown: Grand Island, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English/ Women's and Gender Studies
Ambition: to one day play the guitar
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle/ Frankenstein (can't choose!)
Favorite Music: Acoustic/Contemporary/Musical
Favorite Food(s): Spinach and Artichoke Dip/ Dried Cranberries (not together)
Hobbies: reading, Wikipedia wars, running, tennis, traveling
Superhero Name: Greni Hagra of Angria
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe