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DARE Newsletter

Volume 17.2/3, Spring/Summer 2014

  • Georgia (Still) on My Mind (Part 1) Detlef Stark
  • Chief Editor’s Funding Update Joan Houston Hall
  • Digital DARE Quiz Winner
  • “Do You Speak Wisconsin?” Online Survey Extended
  • A Postscript on Plog(ged)
  • DARE Essay Contest Winner: “DARE to Dream” Amy Clark 
  • DARE Staff Departures

Volume 17.1, Winter 2014

  • ‘All Plogged Up’ . . .Am I All Alone?  Anne Curzan
  • Do You Speak Wisconsin?  Jenny Price and Joan Houston Hall
  • Chief Editor's Funding Appeal Joan Houston Hall
  • DARE Essay Contest: An Invitation from Simon Winchester
  • Digital DARE Quiz: A Scavenger Hunt Julie Schnebly
  • Contributors to DARE in 2013

Volume 16.4, Fall 2013

  • Personal Reflections: Fred Cassidy as Mentor and Friend  Robert H. Moore
  • Funding Update Toni Drake
  • In Memoriam—Burr Angle
  • Upcoming Writing Contest
  • Staff Member Profile—Erica Kalnay
  • Two Honors for Chief Editor Joan Hall
  • Digital Version Has Launched!

Volume 16.2/3, Spring/Summer 2013

  • Back and Forth with DARE  Ivan Doig
  • DARE Weathers Financial Crisis Joan Houston Hall
  • Meet Toni Drake
  • Volume VI DARE Quiz Key Julie Schnebly
  • DARE Wins Dartmouth Medal

Volume 16.1, Winter 2013

  • Words of America: A Field Guide (Part 2)  Michael Adams
  • Beta Testers Needed for "DARE Digital"
  • DARE Editors Celebrate with HUP Colleague
  • DARE Editor Addresses Dialect Society
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Longtime DARE Staffers Retire
  • Volume VI DARE Quiz
  • Contributors to DARE in 2012

Volume 15.4, Fall 2012

  • Words of America: A Field Guide (Part 1)  Michael Adams
  • Volume VI Preview 
  • Staff Member Profile—Trini Stickle
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson

Volume 15.2/3, Spring/Summer 2012

  • What a Spring!
  • Funding Update  Jon E. Sorenson 
  • The DARE Shindy (Photo spread)
  • Volume VI
  • New DARE Website
  • In Memoriam: Robert Easton

Volume 15.1, Winter 2012

  • Let DARE Help You Get the Most out of Placebos  August Rubrecht
  • Contributors to DARE in 2011
  • Staff Member Profile: Erin Leary
  • DARE Represented at ADS Meeting
  • Volume V DARE Quiz Key
  • Volume VI Is in Press! 

Volume 14.4, Fall 2011

  • DARE: The View from the Letter Z (Part 2)  Joan Houston Hall
  • Funding Update  Jon E. Sorenson
  • The DARE Bibliography: A Preview
  • Staff Member Profile: Esther Hong
  • DARE in Humanities
  • Volume V DARE Quiz
  • Volume V of DARE Available for Pre-Order

Volume 14.2/3, Spring/Summer 2011

  • DARE: The View from the Letter Z  Joan Houston Hall
  • DARE Receives Regents Award
  • Names and Professor Cassidy  Burr Angle and Dolores Kester
  • In Memoriam:  Richard W. Bailey
  • DARE in the Twitterverse and the Blogosphere

Volume 14.1, Winter 2011

  • From the Chief Editor's Desk  Joan Houston Hall 
  • DARE Was There: The 1940s  Landon Risteen
  • Contributors to DARE in 2010

Volume 13.4, Fall 2010

  • Two word-lovers with some of their favorite books
  • DARE in the News  Joan Houston Hall   
  •  DARE to Be Finished--Maybe Next Year  Dale Buss
  •   Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Coming in Volume V
  • How to Speak American  Joan Houston Hall 
  • DARE Board at the Department of the Interior
  • Where Are They Now?:  Scot LaFaive
  • In Memoriam: James J. Kilpatrick
  • Snapshots and Schnibbles
  • DARE on Twitter

Volume 13.2/3, Spring/Summer 2010

  • Mean Enough to Push a Widder Woman's Dog in the Well  Roland L. Berns
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • At the Newberry Library
  •  DARE in Germany and England
  • Where Are They Now?: Carrie Estill
  • Erratum
  • Coming in Volume V . . . in Photos

Volume 13.1, Winter 2010 

  • On the Road Again in Virginia Sharon Huizenga
  • From the Chief Editor's Desk  Joan Houston Hall
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Contributors to DARE in 2009 
  • Where Are They Now?: Sally Jacobs
  • UW Grad Wins Honor for Work with DARE

Volume 12.4, Fall 2009 

  • A Few More That Got Away August Rubrecht
  • Coming in Volume V
  • "Arthur the Rat" Online
  • Video Lecture on DARE Available Online
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Looking It Up Paul Baker
  • In Memoriam: William Safire

Volume 12.2/3, Spring/Summer 2009 

  • Ones That Got Away August Rubrecht
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Coming in Volume V. . . in Photos
  • Two DARE Editors Retire Joan Houston Hall
  • Where Are They Now?: John Heasley
  • “Whad’Ya Know?” “Not Much, You?”
  • Dictionary Society Honors DARE Editors

Vol. 12.1, Winter 2009 

  • Tne Heart of Ohio Stephanie Hysmith
  • Letter Z Chosen to Honor Fred Cassidy
  • Contributors to DARE in 2008
  • Coming in Volume V
  • DARE in the Limelight in Europe
  • Where Are They Now?: Berit Givens

Vol. 11.4, Fall 2008 

  • Using DARE in the Systematic Study of Regional Variation Ed Finegan
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Staff Member Profile: Nathan Carlson
  • Where Are They Now?: Erin Meyer
  • DARE Editor Attends Methods XII Conference

Vol. 11.2/3, Spring/Summer 2008 

  • Satisfied Customers Have Their Say Joan Houston Hall
  • Coming in Volume V
  • DARE Editors Part of Wisconsin Englishes Project
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • DARE Editor Attends Conference
  • Volunteer Profile: Alyssa Severn
  • DARE Staff Changes

  Vol. 11.1, Winter 2008

  •  How Much of a Good Thing Is Too Much? Joan Houston Hall
  • DARE in the Early Seventies Michael M.T. Henderson
  • DARE Editor Steps Down as Dictionary Society Exec
  • Contributors to DARE in 2007
  • Students Search the Internet for DARE
  • DARE’s Loss Is Lansing’s Gain
  • DARE Editors Attend Conference
  • Word Mavens Fête DARE

Vol. 10.4, Fall 2007

  • On the Road in South Carolina Ray O’Cain
  • DARE Celebrates Fred Cassidy’s Centennial
  • In Memoriam: Audrey R. Duckert
  • Staff Member Profile: Julie Schnebly
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson

Vol. 10.2/3, Spring/Summer 2007

  • Home-State Advantage Ray O'Cain
  • From the Chief Editor’s Desk Joan Houston Hall
  • Cassidy Honored by Colleague
  • In Memoriam: Mary Ann Pels
  • Volunteer Profile: Lee York
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • DARE Editor Again Honors Students
  • Coming in Volume V

Vol. 10.1, Winter 2007

  • Words, Words, Words Greg Alfus
  • From the Chief Editor’s Desk Joan Houston Hall
  • DARE Staff News and Notes
  • DARE Board Member Receives Honor
  • Contributors to DARE in 2006
  • Volunteer Profile: Irene Sadowski
  • Where Are They Now?: Lisa Nielsen Agnew

Vol. 9.4, Fall 2006

  • The Mythical Hedgehogs of North Carolina: A Note on Lexicographical Method Jeffrey Hirshberg
  • In Memoriam: Karen Krause
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Students Assist DARE Research
  • DARE in Podcasts
  • Funding Update Jon E. Sorenson
  • Staff Member Profile: Janet Monk
  • DARE Staff Photos

Vol. 9.2/3, Spring/Summer 2006

  • Excerpts from a Fieldworker’s Journal August Rubrecht
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Newsletter Now Available Online
  • From the Chief Editor’s Desk Joan Houston Hall
  • DARE Editor Honors Students
  • Staff Member Profile: Ginny Bormann
  • DARE Staff News and Notes
  • Sorenson Joins DARE Team

Vol. 9.1, Winter 2006

  • On the Road in Kentucky Sharon Huizenga
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Contributors to DARE in 2005
  • Staff Member Profile: Scot LaFaive
  • DARE Newsletter Now Available Online

Vol. 8.4, Fall 2005

  • Postcards from Florida: A Fieldworker Reminiscence Ruth Porter
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • DARE Showcased in Chicago
  • Staff Member Profile: David Nunnery
  • DARE Staff Changes

Vol. 8.2/3, Spring/Summer 2005

  • On the Road in Virginia Sharon Huizenga
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Where Are They Now?: Tamara Milbourn
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Staff Member Profile: Sheila Y. Kolstad
  • DARE Staff Photo
  • DARE Showcased at International Meeting

Vol. 8.1, Winter 2005

  • Listening to America Joan Houston Hall
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Contributors to DARE in 2004
  • Staff Member Profile: Sally J. Jacobs
  • Where Are They Now?: Kate Peterson, John F. Clark
  • DARE Editor Heads Dialect Society
  • Do You Speak American?

Vol. 7.4, Fall 2004

  • A Last Lecture Frederic G. Cassidy
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Where Are They Now?:Rebecca Roeder
  • More Notes and Quotes
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Staff Member Profile: Erin Meyer-Blasing
  • DARE Audiotapes to Be Digitized

Vol. 7.2/3, Spring/Summer 2004

  • DARE Fieldwork: The Adventure Begins Reino Maki
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Longtime Staff Member Retires: Karen Krause
  • Staff Member Profile: Barbara G. Wolfe

Vol. 7.1, Winter 2004

  • Bobbasheely Joan Houston Hall
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume V
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Contributors to DARE in 2003
  • Volunteer Profile: Marjory McMickle
  • DARE on Capitol Hill
  • Where Are They Now?: Jason Sweet

Vol. 6.4, Fall 2003

  • DARE and the Louisiana Purchase Connie Eble
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • “We the People”
  • Fred Cassidy on Wall of Fame Joan H. Hall
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Volunteer Profile: Judith A. Taylor
  • Coming in Volume V

Vol. 6.2/3, Spring/Summer 2003

  • Discovering Dialect Diversity Richard Davis
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Where Are They Now?: Sarah Thomas
  • DARE Goes to the Czech Republic
  • Staff Member Profile: Jill Priluck
  • DARE Receives Federal Grants
  • Coming in Volume V

Vol. 6.1, Winter 2003

  • A Scientific Portrait Roland L. Berns
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Contributors to DARE in 2002
  • Staff Member Profile: Kate Peterson
  • DARE Editor Wins Award: Luanne von Schneidemesser
  • Celebrating Volume IV

Vol. 5.4, Fall 2002

  • Memories of Frederic G. Cassidy Claire M. Cassidy
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Volume IV DARE Quiz
  • Staff Member Profile: Audrey Duckert
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Longtime Editor Retires: Craig M. Carver

Vol. 5.2/3, Spring/Summer 2002

  • From DARE to Henry David Thoreau Elizabeth H. Witherell
  • Volume IV Is in Press!
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Volume IV DARE Quiz
  • Ask a Fieldworker
  • Notes and Quotes

Vol. 5.1, Winter 2002

  • DARE Helps Out on Broadway Joan Hall
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Ask a Fieldworker
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Contributors to DARE in 2001
  • Staff Member Profile: Margaret Pearson Kailhofer

Vol. 4.4, Fall 2001

  • The Story of an Entry – shuck v2 George Goebel
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Where Are They Now?: Joe Marek, Jayne Marek
  • Staff Member Profile: Karen Krause
  • Notes and Quotes
  • DARE in the News and on the Net

Vol. 4.3, Summer 2001

  • DARE's Role in Linguistic Profiling Roger W. Shuy
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Staff Member Profile: Conrad Treff
  • Another DARE Quiz
  • Voices of America

Vol. 4.2, Spring 2001

  • Memories of DARE Communities Tim Frazer
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • DARE in the News and on the Podium
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • In Memoriam: Margaret Waterman
  • Staff Member Profile: Leonard Zwilling
  • Notes and Quotes
  • DARE Awarded NEH Grant
  • Ask a Fieldworker
  • Where Are They Now?: Lida Wagner

Vol. 4.1, Winter 2001

  • Notes from the City: An Urban Fieldworker’s Experience David Carlson
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Staff Member Profile: Beth Gardner
  • Contributors to DARE in 2000
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Ask a Fieldworker
  • Notes and Quotes

Vol. 3.4, Fall 2000

  • Life in a DARE Word Wagon August Rubrecht
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • DARE at the Smithsonian
  • Joan Hall Appointed Chief Editor Allan Metcalf
  • DARE in the News
  • Staff Member Profile: Roland L. Berns
  • Ask a Fieldworker

Vol. 3.2/3, Spring/Summer 2000

  • Frederic G. Cassidy
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Ask a Fieldworker
  • Notes and Quotes
  • DARE Staffers Remember Fred Cassidy Joan Houston Hall, Elizabeth R. Gardner, Leonard Zwilling, Sheila Y. Kolstad, Elizabeth Blake, Luanne von Schneidemesser, Catherine R. Attig
  • A Colleague Remembers Roger W. Shuy
  • Coming in Volume IV

Vol. 3.1, Winter 2000

  • On the Road in the West Patt VanDyke
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Where Are They Now?: Chuck McCabe, Diane Balmer
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Contributors to DARE in 1999
  • In Volume IV - The Pigs are Coming!
  • Staff Member Profile: Luanne von Schneidemesser

Vol. 2.4, Fall 1999

  • Fieldwork and Racial Tension August W. Rubrecht
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Kudos for Cassidy
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Where Are They Now?: William Middleton, Kathy Dauck
  • Staff Member Profile: George H. Goebel

Vol. 2.3, Summer 1999

  • On the Road for the Dictionary: Notes from a Fieldworker’s Journal Barbara Myhre Vass
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume IV (Quiz)
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Where Are They Now?: Ted Hill, Gabriel Sanders
  • Staff Member Profile: Elizabeth Blake

Vol. 2.2, Spring 1999

  • In the Field David Goldberg
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Notes and Quotes
  • An Index by Region, Usage, and Etymology to the Dictionary of American Regional English, Volumes I and II Luanne von Schneidemesser
  • Where Are They Now?: Jennifer Ellsworth, Dave Vander Meulen
  • Staff Member Profile: Catherine Attig

Vol. 2.1, Winter 1999

  • From Raw Data to Final Entry Joan H. Hall
  • Funding Update David Simon
  • Notes and Quotes
  • In Fond Memory: Goldye Mohr
  • “Feeling A Little Faunchy” James J. Kilpatrick
  • Coming in Volume IV
  • Where Are They Now?: Jeff Hirshberg, August Rubrecht, Sonja Ritchie
  • Staff Member Profile: Frederic G. Cassidy

Vol. 1.1, Fall 1998

  • What’s Going On? Joan H. Hall
  • Notes and Quotes
  • Key to Volume IV Headwords
  • Where Are They Now?: Audrey Duckert, Jim Hartman, Kathie Beckett
  • Web Site
  • Staff Member Profile: Joan Houston Hall

See Publicity/Articles/Links for more articles, interviews, and multimedia presentations about DARE.  (Under About you can find links leading to clips of DARE's audio files, podcasts, a lecture by Hall on DARE, and more.)

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