News and Updates

Alumni and Faculty News


WRD alumni and faculty share their recent professional and academic achievements.


Jessica Vician (MA in NMS 2013) and colleague Libby VanWhy (MS in HCI 2014) launched, a parenting website that provides community support for child success, in December 2013.

Laura Collins (MA in NMS 2013) designed the winning logo for the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation’s new project, Gen Ops Plus.  The project expands grant-making opportunities for Chicago-region art groups.

Ana Milena Ribero (MA in WRD 2009) received the Scholars for the Dream Award from the Conference for College Composition and Communication.  Ribero is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona.


Professor Darsie Bowden and Associate Professor of English Lucy Rinehart presented two Teaching Commons workshops on “Reading Strategies — Helping Students Read Effectively.”

Professor Darsie Bowden received a 2014 CCC Research Initiative Grant for her project “Instructor Comments on Student Papers:  Student Perspectives” in January 2013.