English, Linguistics and Creative Writing Host Capstone Conference


The English, linguistics and creative writing will host their biannual Capstone Conference Nov. 29-30.
Fifty-one students from across all three disciplines will present 10- to 12-minute presentations.
Alumna Renee Eveland, J.D., has been invited to serve as the guest speaker. Eveland earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Truman in 1998. After working for Buchroeders Jewelers in Columbia, Mo., for four years, she attended law school at the University of Nebraska, where she earned her law degree with distinction in 2005. She has been employed at Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather L.L.P. in Lincoln, Neb., since 2016.
Eveland’s practice is focused on civil defense litigation and appellate advocacy. She has argued successfully before the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the former Nebraska Workers’ Compensation appellate review panel. She received the first annual Nebraska Defense Counsel Association “Rising Star” award in 2011, presented to a Nebraska attorney practicing 10 years or fewer who has exhibited skill in defending businesses and individuals in civil matters with the highest degree of professionalism and ethics and who also has exhibited leadership, mentoring and community services outside the practice of law.
The Capstone Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29 and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B.
Eveland is scheduled to present “Truth and Advocacy: What We Learned From the Justice Kavanaugh Hearings” at 12 p.m. Nov. 29 and “English Degrees at Work – Careers in Trial Law” at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30.
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