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LaToya Sawyer Awarded NCTE Grant
LaToya Sawyer has been awarded a 2014-2015 NCTE Research Foundation's Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Grant . . . . more.

September 2014
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September Alumni Updates
September news from Ally Abrams ('11) and Andrew Farah (’09) . . . . more.

September 2014
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WP Welcomes New Assistant Professor Brice Nordquist
Whenever incoming Assistant Professor Brice Nordquist told people he was moving to Syracuse he was congratulated with these words, “Winter is coming.” Despite this cheery warning, Brice says he will still be joining us . . . . more.

August 2014

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WP and CCR Welcomes New Doctoral Students
The WP and CCR welcome new CCR Doctoral Students Jordan Canzonetta, Vani Kannan, Jason Markins, and Yanira Rodriguez . . . . more.

August 2014

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WP Welcomes New Professional Writing Instructors
The WP welcomes new Professional Writing Instructors Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Bob Early, Bert Jerred, George Lebron, Cate McLaughlin, and Erin J. Mullikin . . . . more.

August 2014

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August Alumni Update
Update from Alesha Davis (‘13) . . . . more.

August 2014
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July Alumni Update
Update from Braden Becker (‘11) . . . . more.

July 2014
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June Alumni Update
Update from Veronica Boehm ('11) . . . . more.

June 2014
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Creative Nonfiction from Student Writers
On Thursday April 10th, eleven students read pieces of their own work at the annual Nonfiction Reading Series Student Nonfiction Reading, hosted by The Writing Program. Professor Minnie Bruce Pratt and Ivy Kleinbart co-coordinators of the Student Nonfiction Reading, and Professor Eileen Schell, founder and coordinator of the Nonfiction Reading Series, organized the event . . . . more.

May 2014
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The Class of 2014: Taylor Baker, Alara Basul, Stefanee Brody, Lindsay Cameron, Kylie Daniels-Diehl, Chelsea DeBaise, Brianna Edgerly-Dallal, George Edinger, Naomi Falk, Sara Freund, Sam Funk, Emily Gilson, Charlotte Horton, Ceasia King, Dan Kitchen, Danielle Kolodkin, Emily Latainer, Annie Licata, Samantha Mangovski, Kali Mehrotra, Alexander Nelson, Theresa Nigolian, Michelle Polizzi, Katie Richards, David Swenton. Katherine Tull, Nicky Zamoida . . . . more.

May 2014
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Dougherty Named Outstanding TA
Congratulations to Tim Dougherty, doctoral candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program, for being awarded a 2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award . . . . more.

April 2014
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Focus on WRT 340: Intertext
Professor Patrick Berry left a career in publishing to become an academic, but now that industry experience is crucial in his WRT 340: Advanced Editing Studio course, which helps to provide students with publishing experience as they spend the semester creating Intertext, a publication showcasing outstanding writing from across all WRT courses . . . . more.
April 2014
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Spring Conference: Amy Devitt
On April 3, Amy Devitt, Professor of English at the University of Kansas, visited campus as part of the Writing Program’s annual spring conference. In "Understanding Genres as Culturally Meaningful Actions," Professor Devitt explained how teaching with genre can be more rhetorical and cultural than simply focusing on static forms and conventions . . . . more.
April 2014
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April Alumni Updates
Updates from Cory Ferreira (‘09) and Mary Dickinson Jensen (’13) . . . . more.

April 2014
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Scott and Co-Author Selected for Braddock Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Tony Scott and his co-author, Lil Brannon, have been selected for the 2014 Braddock Award for their article, "Democracy, Struggle, and the Praxis of Assessment," . . . . more.

March 2014
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Graduate Students Explore This Rhetorical Life
We know podcasts as a useful and interesting way to learn about the world and remain current on contemporary conversations in our fields. A group of Composition & Cultural Rhetoric students is taking up the power of the medium to explore issues . . . . more.

March 2014
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March Alumni Updates
Updates from Marina Charny (’11) and AJ Willingham (‘09) . . . . more.

March 2014
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CCR/WP to Send 27 to CCCC 2014
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 27 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Indianapolis in March. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Open | Source(s), Access, Futures.") . . . . more.

February 2014
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February Alumni Updates
Updates from Roxanne Bocyck (’10) and Brooke Leone (‘13) . . . . more.

February 2014
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January Alumni Updates
Updates from Samantha Stark ('10) and Benjamin Zender ('12) . . . . more.

January 2014
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December Alumni Updates
Updates from Stephanie Belk Prats ('09) ) and Allison Clark ('13) . . . . more.

December 2013


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Nonfiction Reading Series: Cheryl Strayed on November 20
Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller Wild, the New York Times bestseller Tiny Beautiful Things, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and optioned for film . . . . more.


November 2013
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Reimagining Student Writers: Preventing Plagiarism Throughout the Curriculum
On Wednesday, October 16, the first 2013's Reimagining Student Writers events took place in HL 500. For those who were unable to attend, video is now available . . . . more

November 2013

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November Alumni Updates
Updates from Caitlin Heikkila ('09) ) and Imani Wimberly ('13) . . . . more.

November 2013


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Nonfiction Reading Series: Melissa Febos
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that the first Nonfiction Reading Series reader of Fall 2013 will be Melissa Febos, author of Whip-Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life (2010, St. Martin's Press). Febos will be reading from her fearless and illuminating memoir about working as a dominatrix at a Manhattan dungeon . . . . more.

October 2013


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The Right Place: Jayme Brown
Jayme Brown came to Syracuse University to be a broadcast journalist; she says that the plan was that someday she would sit behind the ESPN SportsCenter desk and yell about the New York Yankees. Instead, Jayme found her way to the Writing & Rhetoric major, and in 2013 she was awarded the Carol Lipson Award for Outstanding Major. . . . . more.

October 2013


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Rhetorical Listening & Composition Series Begins October 2
This three-part interdisciplinary speaker series aims to recover listening in the study and teaching of writing across diverse fields and genres. From Sondra Perl’s exploration of active listening and felt sense to Gesa E. Kirsch’s examination of mindfulness and feminist rhetorical traditions to Krista Ratcliffe’s articulation of . . . . . more.

October 2013


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October Alumni Updates
Updates from Kuan Luo ('11) and Brandon Linn ('10) . . . . more.

October 2013


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Kevin A. Browne Publishes Tropic Tendencies
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean by Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Kevin A. Browne. The book is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press . . . . more.

September 2013


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Howard and Kennedy Publish Special Issue of College English
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Professors Rebecca Moore Howard and Krista Kennedy have recently published a special issue of College English focusing on Western Cultures of Intellectual Property. . . . . more.

September 2013


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September Alumni Updates
We start off the school year with updates from Olivia Tormenta ('13) and Meghan Donohue ('12) . . . . more.
September 2013
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WP Welcomes New Academic Coordinator
The Writing Program is pleased to welcome our new Academic Coordinator, Martha K. Love.
Martha has worked at Syracuse University for eight years, first in Parking Services and for the past five years as an office coordinator for the School of Social Work, where her job responsibilities included . . . . more.

August 2013


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WP & CCR Welcomes New Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Students
The WP and CCR are pleased to welcome five new CCR Students. . . more.

August 2013


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WP Welcomes New Professional Writing Instructors
The WP is pleased to welcome five new PWIs . . . more.

August 2013


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An August Alumni Update from Amanda Rockwell (‘13).
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August 2013


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A July Alumni Update from Lauren Tousignant (‘12).
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July 2013


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A June Alumni Update from Margaret Spinosa ('12).
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June 2013


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Dougherty Chosen for CWPA Award for Graduate Writing in WPA Studies
Congratulations to Tim Dougherty, doctoral candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program, for being awarded the 2013 Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Award for Graduate Student Writing in WPA Studies . . . . more.

May 2013


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Connecting the Dots
Acclaimed travel writer and lyric essayist Brad Herzog was the final reader of the academic year in the Writing Program’s Nonfiction Reading Series. Herzog read from his memoir Turn Left at the Trojan Horse, the third in his trilogy of travel memoirs that chronicle his experiences traveling across the continental United States in a RV . . . . more.

May 2013


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The Class of 2013
Charles Akinboyewa, Alyssa Austin, Paola Benevento, Sheri Bhirdo, Jayme Brown, Allison Clark, Alesha Davis, Mary Dickinson Jensen, Shelby Epps, Nicole Fair, Tenaysia Fox, Hayley Kang, Matthew Kovac, Heather LaPeer, Brooke Leone, Amy Li, Jamie Peraza, Brianna Sander, Jillian Siegel, Red Thomas, Olivia Tormenta, Jordan Walker, Imani Wimberly, Jalisa Wright, Rachel Zaporowski, Brittany Zar. . . .more.

May 2013
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Outstanding TA 2013
Congratulations to Kate Navickas, doctoral candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program, for being awarded a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. . . . more.

April 2013


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Outstanding Major 2013
Writing and Rhetoric Major Jayme Brown is the 2013 recipient of the Carol Lipson Outstanding Writing Major Award. The award is given annually to a student with a strong record in both academics and departmental/community service. . . . more.

April 2013


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Intertext 2013!
Intertext 2013 is available online!

April 2013


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Spring Conference Features Paul Kei Matsuda
On April 4 and 5, Paul Kei Matsuda, Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University, visited campus as part of the Writing Program’s annual spring conference. Professor Matsuda’s keynote address, “Reimagining Student Writers in the Global U.S. Higher Education,” discussed the implications of globalization for U.S. higher education, with a focus on the role of writing instruction for an increasingly diverse and global student population. Professor Matsuda, who describes himself as a “second-language writer and proud of it,” . . . . more
April 2013
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Parks and Bailie Co-Edit Anthology
The Writing Program and the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Steve Parks and CCR PhD candidate Brian Bailie have edited The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2011The book, co-edited with Brenda Glascott, Heather Christiansen, and Stacey Waite, is an anthology which represents the result of a nationwide conversation—beginning with journal editors, but expanding to teachers, scholars and workers across the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition . . . . more
April 2013
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April Alumni News
Our April updates feature news from Jocelyn Baird ('10) and Francesca Merwin (’11) . . . . more.
April 2013
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Creative Nonfiction from Student Writers
On Wednesday, March 27th, nine students read from their work as part of a Nonfiction Reading Series event featuring creative nonfiction from undergraduate and graduate student writers. The event, which was organized by Professor Minnie Bruce Pratt, Associate Professor and Nonfiction Reading Series co-chair Eileen Schell, and Professional Writing Instructor and Nonfiction Reading Series co-chair Ivy Kleinbart, showcased the work . . . . more
April 2013
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Nonfiction Reading Series: Brad Herzog
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that the final Nonfiction Reading Series reader of Spring 2013 will be Brad Herzog, author of States of Mind, Small World, and Turn Left at the Trojan Horse, as well as numerous children's books. Herzog spends a couple of months each year traveling in an RV with his wife and sons, and these experiences have helped him to create his three travel memoirs . . . . more
March 2013
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Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times Winner of Two National Awards
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Patrick W. Berry's Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times—coauthored by Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe—is the recipient of two prestigious national awardsat the 2013 College Composition and Communication Conference. . . . more
March 2013
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Student Nonfiction Reading
Wednesday, March 27, 4:30-6:00, 500 Hall of Languages
Please join us for the Student Nonfiction Reading, featuring undergraduate and graduate students reading the dynamic creative nonfiction they've developed in WRT 114 and 422, AAS 338 and CCR 760/WGS 700 classes . . . . more
March 2013
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CCR/WP To Have Strong Presence at CCCC 2013
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 22 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Las Vegas in March. The theme of the 2013 conference is "The Public Work of Composition". . . . more
March 2013
March Alumni News
Our February updates feature news from Kim Wolfe('10) and Cassie White('11) . . . . more.
March 2013
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An Unseen Wound
Dr. James (Jim) Johnson kicked off the first Nonfiction Reading Series event of 2013 with a powerful reading from his book Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-term Consequences. Joined by combat brothers and members of the Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group, Johnson, a chaplain during the Vietnam War, offered a moving account of living with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . . . . more
March 2013

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Reimagining Student Writers: Responding to Student Writing
On Thursday, February 21, the second in our series of Reimagining Student Writers events took place in HL 500. For those who were unable to attend, video of the speakers' remarks and the discussion that followed are now available . . . . more

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Brooke Accepts National Position for RSA
Associate Professor Collin Gifford Brooke has been chosen as the inaugural Director of Electronic Resources for the Rhetoric Society of America. Stating why he chose to take the position, Collin writes: "I think one of the things that pushed me into applying and accepting the position, though,was that I still believe that there are a lot of changes that could take place within our professional organizations, many of which are related to the work I do in rhetoric and technology . . . ." more
February 2013

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Grad Students Edit Revolution By Love
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Revolution by Love: Emerging Arab Youth Voices, a book co-edited by three Composition and Cultural Rhertoric graduate students: Lindsey Banister, Tamara Issak, and Theresa Keicher. This project, which offers personal narratives from activists involved in the Arab Spring, . . . . more.
February 2013
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February Alumni News
Our February updates feature news from Jaclyn Bissell ('10) and Josh Albert ('12) . . . . more.

February 2013
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Nonfiction Reading Series: Combat Trauma
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that the first Nonfiction Reading Series reader of Spring 2013 will be James D. Johnson. Dr. Johnson will read from his book Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-term Consequences. Members of the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group will also participate in the reading . . . . February 20, 2013, 2:30-3:45, Kittredge Auditorium, H.B. Crouse . . . . more
January 2013

January Alumni News
January's updates come from Celeste Little ('09) & Joanna Rozansky (’10) . . . . more.
January 2013
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Like You’re Not Afraid
The author of three New York Times best-selling memoirs, Mary Karr encourages her students to “write what’s true; write like you’re not afraid.” In an event co-sponsored by the Raymond Carver Reading Series and the Nonfiction Reading Series, Karr offered a number of insights into her own writing and read from her work . . . . more
December 2012

December Alumni News
December's updates come from Julie Nascone ('12) & Soriana Stern (’12) . . . . more.
December 2012
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Lois Agnew Publishes Thomas De Quincey: British Rhetoric’s Romantic Turn
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Director and Chair Lois Agnew has recently published Thomas De Quincey: British Rhetoric’s Romantic Turn. The book is part of the Southern Illinois University Press Rhetoric in the Modern Era series. . . . more
November 2012
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What It Means: Benjamin Zender Receives Award for Outstanding Major
Benjamin Zender describes his first Writing course as “scary, rewarding, and thrilling.” That course, a Maymester creative nonfiction class with Professor Minnie Bruce Pratt, taught him to approach his own writing differently. “It was just so freeing,” Benjamin says. “For the first time I was typing furiously without hitting the backspace key a million times. And by the end of it I had produced things that I was proud of and that spoke to me.” . . . . more
November 2012
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CCR Alumna Tamika Carey Elected To National Office
2010 CCR Alumna Tamika Carey has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). While in our program, Tamika completed a dissertation entitled, “Vision, Voice, and Rhetorics of Healing: Towards a Black Feminist Rhetorical Analysis.” . . . . more
November 2012
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Reimagining Student Writers First Event
On Friday, November 2, the Writing Program—in collaboration with faculty from Reading and Language Arts—hosted Writing Across Contexts, the first in a series of Reimagining Student Writers events. For those who were unable to attend, video and pdf versions of the speakers' remarks and the discussion that followed are now available. . . . . more.
November 2012
November Alumni News
November's updates come from Sable Nerette('10) & Ally Abrams (’12) . . . . more.
November 2012
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Allison Hitt Named HASTAC Scholar for 2012-2013
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Student Allison Hitt has been accepted into the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholars Program for 2012-2013.2 . . . . more.
October 2012
October Alumni News
October's updates come from Eugene Park ('11) & Veronica Boehm (’11) . . . . more.
October 2012
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Reimagining Student Writers First Event Announced
Reimagining Student Writers—a WP initiative in collaboration with faculty from Reading and Language Arts—has announced its first event, Writing Across Contexts, scheduled for November 2 . . . . more.
September 2012
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Minnie Bruce Pratt Poem Featured: American Life in Poetry: Column 389
American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser. . . . . . link.
September 2012
September Alumni News
This month's updates are from Cory Ferreira ('09) & Kirsti Maurer (’10) . . . . more.
September 2012
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Ivy Kleinbart Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Ivy Kleinbart has been selected as the biennial winner of the Professional Writing Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum." . . . . more.
August 2012
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Figure/Ground Communication's 100th scholarly interview:
Collin Gifford Brooke

Collin Gifford Brooke is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing in the Writing Program at Syracuse University, . . . . He is the author of Lingua Fracta: Towards a Rhetoric of New Media (Hampton Press, 2009), which received the 2010 Computers and Composition Award for Outstanding Book . . . . more.
August 2012
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WP Welcomes New Director of Undergraduate Studies Tony Scott Associate Professor Tony Scott comes to the Writing Program from the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he was the Director of Rhetoric and Writing Program and Associate Professor of English. He completed his Ph.D. work in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville . . . . more.
August 2012
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WP and CCR Welcomes New Doctoral Students
The WP and CCR are pleased to welcome five students to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program . . . . more
August 2012
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WP Welcomes New Professional Writing Instructors
The WP is pleased to welcome five new PWIs . . . . more.
August 2012
June, July, and August Alumni News
Over the summer, we heard from Samantha Stark ('11), Wes Epstein ('10), and Braden Becker ('11). . . . more.
August 2012
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Intertext 2012 Launched!
Intertext 2012 was launched May 1 and is available online!


May 2012
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Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
—story by Ivy Kleinbart
Each month, veterans from Syracuse and surrounding areas gather at the Writing Center at Syracuse University to share stories about their military and life experiences . . . . more.
May 2012
Alumni News: Alonna Berry & Audrey Burns
In our May update, Alonna Berry ('11) and Audrey Burns ('10) . . . . more.
May 2012
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SU's RSA Chapter to Have Strong Presence at RSA
The RSA@SU Chapter is pleased to recognize the 25 scholars who will represent SU at the 15th Biennial RSA Conference, May 25-28. The theme of the conference is "Re/Framing Identifications." . . . more.
April 2012
Creative Nonfiction from the Writing Program
On Wednesday, April 18th, the Writing Program hosted a Nonfiction Reading Series event that featured undergraduate students reading creative nonfiction. Organized by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies Minnie Bruce Pratt, the event showcased the work that these students have developed . . . . more.
April 2012
Watson and Celeste Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities . . . . more.
April 2012
Ben Kuebrich Receives Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Ben Kuebrich, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD student, has received a 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) for his work with community organizing in the West Side neighborhood. Kuebrich received a Chancellor’s Citation, . . . . more.
April 2012
Alumni News: Justin Simon & Michelle Giordano
In our April installment, Justin Simon ('10) and Michelle Giordano ('11) . . . . more.
April 2012
CCR/WP to Have Strong Presence at CCCC 2012
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 21 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in St. Louis . . . . more.
March 2012
Alumni News: Alicia Landsberg & Al Ortiz
In our March installment, Alicia Landsberg ('10) and Al Ortiz ('09) . . . . more.
March 2012
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Planting Potential in Pixels
It’s been less than a year since Kuan Luo, the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Carol Lipson Outstanding Major Award, graduated with degrees in Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric . . . . more.
February 2012
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Patrick Berry coauthors Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Patrick W. Berry has recently published Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times. . . . more.
February 2012
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Fusing Traditions: Arthur Flowers
With bells, a blues harp, and limitless energy, Arthur Flowers kicked off the first Nonfiction Reading Series Event of 2012. A novelist, memoirist, and performance poet, Flowers is the author of the graphic nonfiction book I See the Promised Land, . . . . more.
February 2012
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Steve Parks Co-Edits Two Books
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Steve Park has co-edited two books . . . . more.
February 2012
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Ben Kuebrich Edits I Witness: Perspectives on Policing in the Near Westside
The Gifford Street Community Press will celebrate the publication of its second book, I Witness: Perspectives on Policing in the Near Westside . . . . more.
February 2012
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Conference on Activism, Rhetoric, and Research
Proposals due February 15th!
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February 2012
Alumni News: Brandon Linn & Shante Booker
In our February installment, Brandon Linn '10 and Shante Booker '11 . . . . more.
February 2012
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Eileen Schell Co-Publishes Reclaiming the Rural
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Director and Chair Eileen Schell has recently published Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy. The book, co-edited with Kim Donehower and Charlotte Hogg, is a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric, and pedagogy in the United States, Canada, and Mexico . . . . more.
January 2012
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Nonfiction Reading Series Spring 2012: Arthur Flowers
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that the first Nonfiction Reading Series reader of 2012 will be our SU colleague Arthur Flowers, author of the graphic nonfiction book I See the Promised Land, which traverses the milestones of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s short life, ministry, and journey . . . . more.
January 2012
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Alumni News: AJ Willingham & Victoria Arnold
In our January installment of Alumni News, we hear from AJ Willingham '09 and Victoria Arnold '10 . . . . more.
January 2012
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LaToya Sawyer Awarded 2012 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric are pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate LaToya Sawyer has been awarded a 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award. . . . . more.
December 2011
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RSA Chapter Formed
Graduate students from Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) and Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) have formed a joint chapter of the Rhetorical Society of America (RSA) at SU. RSA is the foremost (and fast growing) national organization for rhetorical scholarship that joins work on rhetoric being done in Rhetoric & Composition, Communication Studies, and English. . . . . more.
December 2011
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Alumni News: Celeste Little & Adrienne Becker
In our December installment of Alumni News, we hear from Celeste Little '09 and Adrienne Becker '11 . . . . more.
December 2011
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Through a Kaleidoscope
"I see like a person who looks through a kaleidoscope; my impressions of the world at once beautiful and largely useless," writes Stephen Kuusisto in Planet of the Blind, a memoir of blindness and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Kuusisto, who read from his memoir in front of a packed house at the Writing Program's second Nonfiction Reading Series event this semester, . . . . more.
December 2011
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Abrams Earns Spot in Prestigious GE Leadership Program
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that senior Writing and Rhetoric major Alexandra Abrams has been awarded one of just eight spots in GE's prestigious Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP). Ally, who was chosen from among 3,000 applicants internationally, is the only student chosen who is not enrolled in a communications program . . . . more.
November 2011
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Seeking Connections
Kuan Luo, recipient of the 2011 Carol Lipson Award for Outstanding Major, has focused on seeking connections with her Writing and Rhetoric degree. As a 2011 graduate with a double major in Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric, Kuan has learned the art of multitasking. Kuan says, "The most powerful and valuable thing I learned at Syracuse is how to find connections between multiple seemingly irrelevant ideas" . . . . more.
November 2011
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Alumni News: Andrew Farah & Joanna Rozansky
In our November installment of Alumni News, we catch up with Andrew Farah '09 and Joanna Rozansky '10 . . . . more.
November 2011
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Brave Writer Reading
How can a writer marry personal narrative and science journalism? How can a mother write about her daughter's experiences ethically? And how can someone creating a memoir limit the elements of fictionalization while still maintaining a style that engages readers? These are just some of the questions that Harriet Brown . . . . more.
October 2011
Alumni News: Bari Cohn & Francesca Merwin
In our first installment of Alumni News, we catch up with Bari Cohn '10 and Francesca Merwin '11 . . . . more.
October 2011
First Event for Fall 2011 Nonfiction Reading Series
Our first Nonfiction Reading Series event will be a reading by writer/journalist Harriet Brown on October 6 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 500 Hall of Languages. Harriet is an SU colleague and the author of Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia . . . . more.
September 2011
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September 2011
WP Welcomes New Professional Writing Instructors
The Writing Program is pleased to welcome three new Professional Writing Instructors . . . . more.
August 2011
WP Welcomes New Writing Center Administrator
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Ben Erwin has accepted the position of Writing Center Administrator. Ben completed his M.A. in English rhetoric and composition from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale . . . . more.
August 2011
New Faces in CCR
The WP and CCR are pleased to welcome four students to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program . . . . more.
August 2011
Soldiers' Stories
"One local group is helping heal America's defenders through the written word . .
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August 2011
Writing Program Welcomes Two New Faculty
The Writing Program is pleased to welcome two new assistant professors to the SUWP . . . . more.
August 2011
Margaret Himley Named Associate Provost
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August 2011
Chase Shares Untold Stories
More than a decade ago, Writing Program Professional Writing Instructor Lawrie Chase began envisioning a project in which her Syracuse University students could work with students in the Syracuse City School District, each group benefiting from the perspectives of the other. . . . more.
May 2011
Focus on 400: Global Rhetorics
"Global Rhetorics" may seem like a massive undertaking for a 14-week course, but Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Iswari Pandey has designed a course that enables students to easily explore and experience a sampling of different cultures and context.. . . . more.
May 2011
Intertext 2011 Launched!
The 2011 issue of Intertext was launched May 4 and is now available online.
May 2011
Writers In-Between: Creative Nonfiction from the Writing Program
On Wednesday, April 20th, the Writing Program held its final Nonfiction Reading Series event for the academic year. The event, organized by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies Minnie Bruce Pratt, brought together readers from . . . . more.
April 2011
Uncovering Great Stories at The Nottingham
What does it mean to think about writing as something people do throughout their lives, not just in college? This question is central to the work SU Writing and Rhetoric students take on at The Nottingham, a senior living community where they can participate in an internship . . . . more.
April 2011
Lois Agnew Awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Lois Agnew has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award by the Graduate School at Syracuse University.
The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty. . . . more.
April 2011
Stuckey and Poole Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the Outstanding TA award is made by a university-wide committee . . . . more.
April 2011
Hungry For More: Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes Anthony Di Renzo
Anthony Di Renzo, author of Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen, was the featured speaker at April 1st's Nonfiction Reading Series event. . . . more.
April 2011
Reva Sias Co-Edits Issue of Reflections
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral student Reva Sias, along with Beverly Moss, of Ohio State University, recently edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy focused on the work of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. . . . more.
April 2011
CCR/WP to Have Strong Presence at CCCC 2011
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 23 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Atlanta in April. The theme of the 2011 conference is "All Our Relations: Contested Space, Contested Knowledge". . . . more.
April 2011
Pough Sets Ambitious Agenda as CCCC Chair
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Chair and Associate Professor (Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies) Gwen Pough considers herself a "sister outsider" and describes herself as "someone who is both inside the field and outside . . . . more.
March 2011
Stuckey and Agnew Co-Author Open Words Article
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD Candidate Zosha Stuckey and Associate Professor Lois Agnew recently co-authored "Rhetoric, Ethos, and Unease: Re-negotiation of the "Normal" in the Classroom and on the Quad," which appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Open Words . . . . more.
March 2011
Creative Chaos: Writing Center Continues Hillside Partnership
When John Colasacco, Professional Writing Instructor and Writing Consultant, walks into Danforth Middle School each week, he knows that the next couple of hours will be noisy and even at times chaotic. But he says that's an important part of the workshops . . . . more.
March 2011
Fall 2011 Upper Division Course Descriptions Available
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March 2011
Spring Conference 2011 Schedule Announced
Spring Conference 2011: The Times They Are A Changing: Writing in Motion
March 28–29
What does it mean to write in motion—to write and speak with, for, and through significant changes in economic realities, higher education, and global/local politics? . . . . more.
March 2011
Bailie and Caton Co-Edit Issue of Reflections
Brian Bailie and Collette Caton, doctoral students in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, recently co-edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, entitled "Social Change by Digital Means" . . . . more
February 2011
Focus on 400: Information Design
"Writing no longer means writing only on paper or writing on a word processor; it means writing in digital images and sound, it means writing on the web, with status updates, texting, tweets, and the works. It means communicating information in varied ways to variable audiences," . . . . more
February 2011
Nonfiction Reading Series Spring 2011: Anthony Di Renzo
February 25 noon-1
Di Renzo will read from his new book Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen . . . . more
January 2011
Fall 2010 Issue of WRITING Available for Download
December 2010
WRT 424 Queer Writing Posts "Beyond Better: A Manifesto for Queer Youth " to YouTube
December 2010
Reva Sias Awarded 2010 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric are pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Reva Sias has been awarded a 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award . . . . more
December 2010
Studying Global Englishes in India
Last year, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Iswari Pandey traveled to India after receiving a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities . . . . more
November 2010
Gwendolyn Pough Nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. . . . . more
November 2010
Zosha Stuckey Publishes Article in Enculturation
Congratulations to Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral candidate Zosha Stuckey, whose article, "Staring Back: The Rhetorical Fitness and Self-fashioning of Ann E. Leak and Lavinia Warren, 19th Century Side Show Performers," appears in issue 9 of Enculturation . . . . more
November 2010
Focus on 400: Writing With Video
"That's a writing class?" people would ask when students in last spring semester's WRT 400: Writing With Video mentioned the medium at the center of their course. The class, taught by Assistant Director for Writing Technologies George Rhinehart, was one of several pilot . . . . more
November 2010
Leaning In/Green Tea and Advice
George Saunders has had what Writing Program Chair Eileen Schell calls a "checkered work history," working jobs as a doorman and in a slaughterhouse. But on October 21 Saunders spoke as was part of the Nonfiction Reading Series . . . . more
November 2010
Homeless Advocate Matthew Works Visits WRT 105
"Having a homeless man talk to my WRT 105 class seemed like a rare opportunity to take my students out of their comfort zone and listen to a perspective they wouldn't ordinarily hear," writes Jules Gibbs, a TA teaching WRT 105. This opportunity presented itself . . . . more
November 2010
WRTNEWS Turns 1!
The first issue of WRTNEWS, the WP's weekly recap of news, events, and deadlines hit your mailbox on October 30, 2009. Thanks to all the contributors. Check out the archives. . . . more
November 2010
Still Outstanding
Like Kim Wolfe, this year's recipient of the Carol Lipson Outstanding Major Award, Caitlin Heikkila (2009) and Mary Gallagher (2008) won the prestigious award for their success as writing majors in the Writing Program. Both Mary and Caitlin have accomplished . . . . more
October 2010
Anything I Want
When skeptics asked Kim Wolfe, the recipient of the 2010 Carol Lipson Award for Outstanding Major, what she could do with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric, her answer was clear: "Anything I want." And since declaring the major, she has done plenty . . . . more
October 2010
Fall 2010 Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes George Saunders
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that our fall featured speaker in the Nonfiction Reading Series will be George Saunders.
October 21, 3:30-5:00. Katzer Room, Hinds Hall . . . . more
October 2010
Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko
Native American author and advocate Leslie Marmon Silko visited SU as part of the 2010 Syracuse Symposium, Conflict: Peace and War. Silko—author of Laguna Woman: Poems (1974), Ceremony (1977), Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Yellow Woman and . . . . more
September 2010
Benette Whitmore Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Benette Whitmore has been selected as the biennial winner of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum.". . . . more
July 2010
Thorley wins Faculty Award from the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Professsional Writing Instructor Steve Thorley has been awarded the 2010 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty in the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement (CGPA) . . . . more
May 2010
Unique Voices
Whose voice comes through me now? students know well. Pratt sets an ambitious agenda in her classroom—first helping her students identify issues that are crucial to them personally and then urging students to realize that their own experiences are essential to how they respond to those issues in their writing . . . . more
May 2010
Brooke Wins Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award
Collin Brooke is the winner of the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for his book Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media (Hampton Press, 2009)! According to the Computers and Composition website, the “award honors book-length works that contribute in substantial and innovative ways to the field of computers and composition.” The committee received seven nominations, and Collin’s book was the clear winner! . . . . more
May 2010
Keynote: Alexander Challenges Composition to Evolve
—story by J Haynes & Amber Luce
During his keynote address on Wednesday, April 7, Jonathan Alexander asked participants to question how digital spaces have increasingly become colonized in the composition classroom by the ways of thinking, writing, and composing that are most favored by compositionists . . . . more
May 2010
Davies and Ahnert Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2010 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the Outstanding TA award is made by a university-wide committee of faculty recognized for their teaching excellence, and is given to approximately the top 4% . . . . more
April 2010
Major Sentences
This Fall, two Syracuse University Writing & Rhetoric majors went to prison—that is, they participated in internships at Auburn Prison. The internships—sponsored by Writing Program Chair and Director Eileen Schell and completed as part of the Writing major—involved Victoria Arnold and Alonna Berry tutoring inmates working toward their GED. . . . more
April 2010
Parks in High Gear This Spring
Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Steve Parks has never been one to sit still, and this semester is no exception. Parks recently published Gravyland: Writing Beyond the Curriculum in the City of Brotherly Love . . . he's also the vision behind this year's SU Showcase, which will be held on April 19th . . . . more
April 2010
Margaret Himley Named Meredith Professor For Teaching Excellence
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Margaret Himley has been awarded the title of Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence. This professorship signifies the highest achievement in teaching excellence on the SU campus. Margaret’s many contributions as a program leader in the WP and in LGBT Studies, . . . . more
March 2010
J Haynes Co-Edits Issue of Reflections
J Haynes, a doctoral student in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, recently co-edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, entitled "Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning." . . . . more
March 2010
Spring Conference 2010, April 7-8, Keynote: Jonathan Alexander: Spaces of Media, Spaces of Composing: An Historical Critique . . . . more
March 2010
Christina Feikes Receives Meredith Teaching Recognition Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Christina Feikes has been selected to receive the 2010 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. Chris was nominated for this award by Eileen Schell (Chair and Director) on behalf of the Writing Program: "Chris's success in the classroom derives from her firm belief in her students' potential to succeed, her sensitive awareness . . . . more
March 2010
Purple Players explore intersection of labor and expressive arts
Like most service employees at Syracuse University, Gertrude Danzy (left) comes to work each day and diligently goes about her business. Danzy, a custodian on campus for some 15 years, is one of many unsung heroes whose contributions to the University are substantial, although rarely recognized. “For most of us, 90 percent of our lives are spent working,” she said . . . . more
February 2010
Beyond Duty Authors Tell A Soldier's Story
"This is my voice rising out of that terrible silence. This is my story trying to order the ruins of that day," read Michael Rivezzo, an SU senior and president of the SU Student Veterans Club. Those lines were written not by Rivezzo but by Shannon Meehan, who, with Roger Thompson, wrote Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq . . . . more
February 2010
Gwendolyn Pough Named for Emma Awards Finalist
Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies has been nominated as a finalist for the upcoming Emma Awards to be awarded during this year’s Romance Slam Jam Conference to be held held April 10-15, 2010 . . . . more
February 2010
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Brian Bailie Publishes Cindy Selfe Interview in Composition Forum
"Digital humanists, working with networked technologies in their classrooms at the same time as they make the human use of technology a large part of their scholarship, are often dismayed by the general critique of their work as “scholarship lite,” something only worthwhile as long as the current new thing . . . ." more February 2010
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Creative Nonfiction Alum Published in The Huffington Post
The WP is pleased to announce that Rob Smith, a former student in Professor Minnie Bruce Pratt's Creative Nonfiction class, has published an essay in The Huffington Post, a national news website and blog. Smith's piece, titled "Military Leader Memo: Your Gay Soldiers Are No Longer Worthless" was published in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address . . . . more
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Spring 2010 Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes Beyond Duty Authors
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that our spring featured speakers in the Nonfiction Reading Series will be Shannon Meehan and Roger Thompson, authors of Beyond Duty: Life on the Front Line in Iraq. They will give a reading and lead a discussion on their book on Thursday, February 18 from 3:00-4:15 in 500 Hall of Languages . . . . more
February 2010
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Eileen Schell and K.J. Rawson Publish Rhetorica in Motion
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Rhetorica in Motion; Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies, co-edited by Program Director and Chair Eileen Schell and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Candidate K.J. Rawson . . . . more
January 2010
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WP Innovates in WRT 400
This semester's WRT 400 pilot course, The Ethics of Rhetoric: Truth or Flattery?, is taught by Lois Agnew, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of Undergraduate Studies. We've all heard phrases like "nothing but rhetoric" and "empty rhetoric"—terms that . . . . more
December 2009
Margaret Himley Publishes Jenny's Story
Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Margaret Himley recently published Jenny's Story: Taking the Long View of the Child, Prospect's Philosophy in Action. The book, co-authored by Patricia F. Carini, with contributions from Carol Christine, Cecilia Espinosa, and Julia Fournier, is . . . . more
December 2009
Candace Epps-Robertson Awarded 2010 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral candidate Candace Epps-Robertson has been awarded a 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award . . . . more
December 2009
Peer Consultants Work with Somali-Bantu Students
On Saturday, November 14, peer consultants in Jason Luther’s WRT 331: Peer Writing Consultant Practicum class tutored 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Somali-Bantu students at Dr. King Magnet School on Syracuse’s south side . . . . more
December 2009
Collin Gifford Brooke Publishes Lingua Fracta
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Lingua Fracta—Toward a Rhetoric of New Media by Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Collin Gifford Brooke . . . . more
November 2009
WP/CCR to Have Strong Presence at CCCC
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 27 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Louisville in March. The theme of the 2010 conference is "The Remix: Revisit, Rethink, Revise, Renew." . . . more
November 2009
Service Learning Course Offerings for Spring 2010
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November 2009
Meet New Faculty Member Krista Kennedy
Members of the Writing Program would by now no doubt have heard that we have a new tenure-track faculty member on board—Krista Kennedy. Krista comes to Syracuse from the University of Minnesota, . . . . more
November 2009
Rebecca Moore Howard Publishes Writing Matters
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Rebecca Moore Howard recently published Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research . . . . more
November 2009
Spring 2010 Upper Division Course Descriptions Available
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October 2009
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What Could Be Better? W&R Graduate Caitlin Heikkila
A year ago, Caitlin Heikkila was an SU senior spending most of her time attending class, writing papers, and applying for jobs. Now she lives in New York, works in marketing, and attributes much of her success to her experiences and opportunities as a Writing and Rhetoric major . . . . more
October 2009
Vicki Tolar Burton to Speak November 2
Vicki Tolar Burton will visit the Writing Program November 2 to lead an informal discussion session and give a public lecture. . . . more
October 2009
Jack Cavanaugh, Veteran Sportswriter and Biographer, Returns to Alma Mater
On October 1 and 2, veteran sportswriter and biographer Jack Cavanaugh returned to Syracuse University for Orange Central Homecoming + Reunion. Cavanaugh spoke and read from his work as part of the Nonfiction Reading Series, sponsored by the Writing Program and . . . . more
October 2009
Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes Jack Cavanaugh October 1
Veteran sportswriter and nonfiction writer Jack Cavanaugh will join us for our Nonfiction Reading Series during Homecoming Week. A Syracuse University alumnus, Cavanaugh is author of three nonfiction books, Giants Among Men and Tunney . . . . more
September2009
The Write Stuff
SU's Writing Program fosters self-expression through community engagement, service learning . . . . more
July 2009
WRITING
WRITING, a newsletter of the SUWP—first issue published . . . . more
May 2009
Kelly Rawson Awarded SU Humanities Center Dissertation/Thesis Fellowship
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Kelly Rawson has been awarded the Syracuse University Humanities Center Dissertation/Thesis Fellowship. Kelly is one of two doctoral students awarded this fellowship in the College of Arts and Sciences . . . . more
May 2009
Tamika Carey Receives AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
The WP is pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Tamika Carey has been selected to receive an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009-2010 academic year. . . . more
May 2009
Gries and Petrek Win 2009 Outstanding TA Awards
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2009 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes TAs who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the is made by a university-wide committee of faculty . . . . more
April 2009
Zosha Stuckey's WRT 205 Class Receives Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement
At the recent (March 23) Chancellor's Award For Public Engagement & Scholarship Dinner, WP Teaching Assistant and CCR Doctoral Candidate Zosha Stuckey's WRT 205 (Spring 2008) class received an award in the Academic Service Learning category . . . . more
April 2009
Rebecca Moore Howard Publishes New Book with Former CCR Student
The WP is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Writing and Rhetoric Rebecca Moore Howard and CCR graduate Amy Rob`illard recently published Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies . . . . more
March 2009
Agnew and Lipson Books Published
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the recent and forthcoming books of two of its faculty members . . . . more
February 2009
Minnie Bruce Pratt's Poem Chosen for Former Poet Laureate's Column
The WP congratulates Minnie Bruce Pratt, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies, whose poem "Cutting Hair" was recently published by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser as part of the American Life in Poetry project . . . . more
January 2009
Iswari Pandey Receives American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship
The WP is pleased to announce that Iswari Pandey, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, has received a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. This competitive fellowship is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities . . . . more
November2008
Gail Hawisher to Present Workshop and Lecture
Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and noted scholar in the field of computers and writing, Gail Hawisher will join the Writing Program on November 5 for a workshop and lecture to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Colloquium . . . . more
November 2008
Writing Program Hosts Writer-Activist Susan Faludi
Award-winning writer-activist Susan Faludi spent the day on campus speaking to SU students, faculty, and staff. Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and noted feminist author who has chronicled—with astonishing clarity—the changing roles of men and women in society . . . . more
October 2008
Feminist Rhetorics for Social Justice Symposium features Susan Faludi
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October 2008
Susan Faludi Visit Part of Nonfiction Reading Series
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist/nonfiction writer Susan Faludi will be on campus as part of the Feminist Rhetorics for Social Justice Symposium and as part of the Writing Program's Nonfiction Reading Series . . . . more

October 2008
Gwendolyn Pough Elected Chair of CCCC
Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communications, the highest office in this professional organization for researching and teaching composition . . . . more
September 2008
Steve Thorley Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The WP is happy to announce that Steve Thorley has been selected as the biennial winner of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum". . . . more
August 2008
Tamika Carey Receives Outstanding TA Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program would like to congratulate Tamika Carey, a 2008 Outstanding TA Award winner. Tamika received a nomination from faculty members Collin Brooke, Lois Agnew, and Eileen Schell . . . . more
April 2008
Eileen Schell Receives Chancellor's Award in Public Service
At the 2008 Chancellor's Award For Public Engagement & Scholarship Dinner, WP Director Eileen Schell received the Faculty and Staff Inspiration Award at the Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship . . . . more
April 2008
Margaret Himley Awarded Excellence in Graduate Education Award
The WP is pleased to announce that Margaret Himley has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award by the Graduate School at Syracuse University. The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty . . . . more
April 2008
Gwendolyn Pough Awarded Sojourner Truth Award
Gwendolyn Pough was recently awarded the Sojourner Truth Award as part of the 19th Annual Tribute to the African-American Woman, hosted by the Syracuse Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club and the Student African-American Society . . . . more
April 2008

Nonfiction Reading Series Kicks Off April 2008
Judith Kitchen—"The Non in Nonfiction"; Minnie Bruce Pratt—"Stranger than Fiction: Some Thoughts on Essaying Creative Nonfiction". . . . more
March 2008
Fall 2008 Upper Division Course Descriptions Available
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March 2008
WP and Women's Studies Program Host Valentine's Day Event—"Love in the Afternoon"
Syracuse University's writing and women's studies programs will celebrate Valentine's Day by hosting a discussion with two local romance novelists—who also happen to teach at SU. . . . more
February 2008
Ray Smith Symposium: Workers Struggles in the 21st Century: The Role of Art
Since the 19th century, workers and labor leaders in this country have turned again and again to the arts—to music, drama, the graphic arts, poetry, writing, testimony, and now, increasingly, photography, video, and digital technology . . . . more
January 2008
Undergraduate Community Research Fellows Announced; Writing Program/PARC Jointly Announce Competition Winners
Every day, grassroots community-based groups work to improve the lives of people in their neighborhoods, and every day the leaders of these groups need good, detailed research . . . . more
January 2008
Peer Consultants Assist Students from Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Peer consultants from Writing 331 invited students from the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to the Writing Center to receive help on an essay about the pollution in Onondaga Lake. The writers, seventh and eighth graders from Blodgett Middle School . . . . more
December 2007
Steve Parks Appointed Reflections Editor
Parks, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, has been appointed the editor of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service Learning, a peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning and community literacy . . . more
December 2007
Damián Baca talks on "Gloria Anzaldúa, mestiza consciousness, and Writing in Colonial Situations"
This presentation advances Gloria Anzaldúa’s “new mestiza consciousness” as a dynamic strategy for understanding and teaching contemporary codex rhetorics. The powerful aesthetic of placing oneself at the cross-roads between Iberian, Náhuatl, and Anglo-American traditions . . . . more
November 2007
Writing Major Web Pages Launched
The Writing and Rhetoric Major focuses on different genres and practices of writing as enacted in specific historical and cultural contexts. Students write in a wide range of genres . . . . more
October 2007
Cezar Ornatowski Featured Speaker for Theory Day 2007
The Writing Program will host Theory Day 2007 featuring Cezar Ornatowski, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University. Ornatowski will be speaking on Rhetoric, Social Change, and Emergent Democracies . . . . more
March 2007
Lois Agnew Receives Meredith Teaching Recognition Award
The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account of $3,000 for professional development for one year. Its specific goals are to recognize excellence in teaching and to encourage a culture of collegial mentoring among faculty members . . . . more
March 2007
Norris and Eye Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2007 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. The award . . . is given to approximately the top 4% of all TAs campus wide. . . . . more
March 2007
Upper Division Electives for Fall 2007 Announced

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March 2007

New Graduate Editing Center Launched
In addition to the services offered by the Writing Center, graduate students may also make use of the Graduate Editing Center (GEC), which provides free editing and proofreading services. Our editors work with a range of texts, from dissertations and master's theses to . . . . more
August 2006
Karen Oakes Named First Recipient of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The WP is delighted to announce that Karen Oakes is the first recipient of the Professional Writing Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. The Selection Committee unanimously agreed that Karen's teaching materials represented exemplary interpretations . . . . more
June 2006
Brooke Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education
Collin Gifford Brooke, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and CCR Director of Graduate Studies, has been honored with a 2006 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The award is presented faculty based on demonstrated excellence . . . . more
April 2006
Coskan-Johnson Named Outstanding TA
Gale Coskan-Johnson, a PhD student in the CCR program, has been named as a recipient of an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for 2006. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities . . . . more
April 2006
Himley Receives Senate Diversity Award
Margaret Himley, Director of Undergraduate Studies in The Writing Program has been named a recipient of the Third Annual Diversity Recognition Award from the Syracuse University Senate Diversity Committee . . . . more
April 2006
Voorheis Receives Meredith Award
The Writing Program would like to congratulate Molly Voorheis, recipient of the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for an adjunct or part-time instructor. The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account of $3,000 for professional development . . . . more
March 2006
30 To Represent WP/CCR at 2006 CCCC
We are pleased to announce that 30 WP teachers will be representing SU at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Chica; this year's convention theme is "Composition in the Center Spaces: Building Community, Culture. Coalitions.". . . . more
February 2006
Diversity Committee Sponsors African-American Read-In
The WP's Diversity Committee, in conjunction with the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, is sponsoring the 17th National African-American Read-In. The goal of this Read-In is to focus special attention on African-American literacy . . . . more
January 2006
Fall 2005 Symposium on Visual and Digital Rhetorics
Fall 2005 Symposium on Visual and Digital Rhetorics Announced . . . . more
November 2005
Brooke Honored for 2005 Kairos Best Academic Weblog
Professor Collin Gifford Brooke has been awarded 2005 Kairos Best Academic Weblog; the honor was recently announced at the 21st Annual Computers and Writing Conference Awards Banquet.
Judge Mike Edwards also announced the honor on the Kairos . . . . more
June 2005
Schell Receives 2005 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Eileen Schell is a 2005 recipient of a 2005 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty members whose dedication to graduate students . . . . more
April 2005
Sennett Wins Foundations Award
Congratulations to Ryan Sennett, second year Writing Program TA, for winning the Foundations Award for teaching and curriculum at the LGBT Rainbow Banquet on April 21, 2005. He was nominated by one of his students this semester . . . . more
April 2005
Margaret Himley Honored with Chancellor's Citation
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March 2005
Writing Program Nominee Wins 2004 Outstanding TA Award
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Susan Adams, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in CCR, for being awarded a 2004 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Susan has taught WRT 105, WRT 109, WRT 195, WRT 205, WRT 209, and WRT 307 . . . . more
April 2004
Intertext 2004 Published; Phelps Awards Presented
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April 2004
A New Writing Minor
The minor in writing offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes. The coursework provides practice in writing in a range of genres, editing and style, publishing, and digital media . . . . more
February 2004
2004 Spring Conference to Feature Amitava Kumar
Amitava Kumar's talk--a reading from published as well as new work--will be a report on migrant writing. It will be a commentary on the borders not only between nations but between conditions of knowledge that leave us among a divided world and a divided people.. . . . more
February 2004
Diversity Website Launched
In the fall of 2003 the Writing Program accepted a grant from the Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Diversity to integrate diversity into WRT 105 and WRT 205. It made sense for us to take up this challenge, because to write well is to write rhetorically—that is, to understand . . . . more
January 2004
Writing Program Nominees Win 2003 Outstanding TA Awards
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Paul Butler, a third-year Ph.D. student in CCR and to MA student and second-year TA Amy Barone-Phillips for being awarded 2003 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards . . . . more
April 2003
Ralph Cintron to Speak: 9/11 and Hyperbolic Culture
This presentation analyzes the events of 9/11 and American responses to it as an example of the hyperbolic hypermodern. Utilizing rhetorical history and theory, the speaker argues that late modernity conceives itself along the topos of limit vs. limitlessness . . . . more
March 2003
Schell and Stock win CCCC Outstanding Book Award
Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education, co-written by Eileen Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Book Award at CCCCs in New York City this spring . . . . more

March 2003
24 WP Teachers to Present at CCCC
The WP is announces 24 teachers will be representing SU at the 54th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in NYC, several as featured speakers; this year's convention theme is "Re-writing "Theme for English B": Transforming Possibilities". . . . more
February 2003
WP Teachers Win Vision Fund Grant
The WP has been awarded a University Vision Fund Grant for "Multicultural Literacy: Diversity in the Writing Curriculum," a project designed to extend conversations on diversity already begun by the program's current Diversity Speaker Series, an annual public lecture and . . . . more
February 2003
WP Spring Teaching Conference to Focus on Globalization
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February 2003
Honors and WP Collaborate on Workshop
The Honors Program and the Writing Program offered a special half-day workshop for honors faculty, to help them prepare innovative writing assignments and integrate them into their honors courses for the following fall and spring semesters. . . . more
January 2003
Lyons Elected To CCCC Executive Committee
Scott Lyons, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric has been been elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a constituent group of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) . . . . more
December 2002
Malea Powell to Speak
Malea Powell, Associate Professor of American Thought and Language, will visit Syracuse University and will give a lecture at in 500 Hall of Languages (the Killian Room). Professor Powell's visit is sponsored by a Vision grant . . . . more
October 2002
David Jolliffe to Speak
Drawing on the literature of critical linguistics, particularly the work of Norman Fairclough, this presentation develops a definition of identity formation, a process fostered, in varying degrees, by the discourse of academic disciplines and professional fields . . . . more
October 2002
Writing Program Fall Retreat 2002 . . . . more
August 2002
Howard Book Named WPA Best
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce its first Award for Best Book on Writing Program Administration. Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum, edited by Linda K. Shamoon, Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, and Robert A. Schwegler . . . . moreJune 2002
Rebecca Moore Howard Plenary Speaker at WPA Conference
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June 2002
Writing Program Nominees Win 2002 Outstanding TA Awards
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Heather Shearer, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in CCR and to MA student and 2nd year TA Cristina Lucia Stasia for being awarded 2002 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards . . . . more
April 2002
Fall 2002 Electives
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April 2002
Harriet Malinowitz to Speak
In her published works, Harriet Malinowitz examines rhetorical theory and criticism, institutional and professional authority, and feminist theory, lesbian studies, and queer theory . . . . more
April 2002
Carol Lipson named ATTW Fellow
Congratulations to Carol Lipson who was awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing at CCCC. The citation states, "We are here today to elevate Carol Lipson to Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing . . . . more
April 2002
Writing Center Wins Vision Grant
The Writing Center at Syracuse provides a space for interdisciplinary knowledge making and for development of academic literacy practices and attracts students from around the University and from a range of backgrounds . . . . more
January 2002
Paula Gillespie to Speak: Centered Research: Extending the Conversation
Paula Fleischmann Gillespie, Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center and Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, currently vice president of the International Writing Centers Association . . . . more

October 2001
Two Writing Program Nominees Win Outstanding TA Award
Seth Kahn is a third-year graduate student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program and a 2nd year TA . . . Chris Boucher is a 2nd year student in the MFA program in the English Department and a 2nd year TA . . . . more
March 2001
Visiting Speaker Scott Lyons; American Indian Rhetoric
The history of American Indian education is a dismal one at best. Intimately intertwined with the larger project of American colonization—of both land and its Native inhabitants—American Indian education of the past century has been the site . . . . more
March 2001
Anne Fitzsimmons named Meredith Award Winner
The Writing Program would like to congratulate Anne Fitzsimmons, Syracuse University's first recipient of the Meredith Recognition Award for an adjunct or part-time instructor. The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account . . . . more
February 2001
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