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UW-Whitewater course geared just for veterans

Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 --- 9:23 p.m.

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) -- An English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has created a composition class especially for military veterans and their families.

A Janesville Gazette report (http://bit.ly/14QtILp ) says students will read poetry, short stories and essays. They'll be encouraged -- but never pressured -- to share their own personal experiences.

Associate professor Erin Celello teaches Composition 102. She says she wants students to see the class as a place to connect with other veterans and military personnel. She says they'll be able to express their views in a way they might not be able to in a typical class.

Nicholas Doucette took one of Celello's previous classes. He's a former U.S. Marine who served eight months in Afghanistan. He says he was grateful for the "comforting environment" her class provided.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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