WRD Guest Speaker: Annette Vee

We are pleased to announce that this quarter’s guest speaker will be Annette Vee from the University of Pittsburgh. The event will be held Tuesday, October 13 from 4:20-5:50pm in the Scholar’s Lab on the first floor of the Richardson Library. She will be giving a talk called, “Coding for Everyone: What Does It Mean to Call Computer Programming a ‘Literacy’?”.

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2015 WRD Awards Party Recap

  The Fifth Annual WRD Awards Party was a great success thanks to the participation of WRD majors and minors, MA in WRD graduate students, and MA in NMS graduate students! The awards party was held on Friday, June 5 in Cortelyou Commons and was attended by approximately 60 individuals throughout the evening. The celebration began with a time for students, their friends and family, faculty, and staff to interact and chat over dinner appetizers and live music. The awards ceremony then honored some of the best work from students in WRD’s programs and honored the 2015 inductees of the

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Celebrating Writing at DePaul

We’re excited to announce the debut of Celebrating Writing at DePaul, a student-curated exhibit that showcases different writers and how writing affects their lives! Led by Julie Bokser, each student has created a unique presentation on a writer here at DePaul. From librarians to WRD faculty, Celebrating Writing explores the impact writing has on their lives, their values, and their communities. Join us at 1:00 in the Brownstone’s annex on Tuesday, June 2nd and celebrate writing with us. Snacks will be provided! For more information, please visit the Celebrating Writing website.

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Spread the WoRD 2015: Meet the Panelists

We are excited to announce the three alumni speakers who will join us at the Spread the WoRD Conference on May 16! As panelists in a moderated discussion, Nicole Anderson, Liz Lane, and Adrienne Vitt will share about their time at DePaul and their work post-graduation. Nicole Anderson is a 2013 graduate of the MA in WRD program and a recipient of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. She currently travels around the world as Associate Director of International Alumni Programs at the University of Chicago, and, before that, she applied her WRD knowledge developing curricula for non-profit professional organizations. This year, Nicole is

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Teaching Prose Style: T.R. Johnson to Visit DePaul

Join us on Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm (reception at 5:30pm) in McGowan South 104 as WRD welcomes Professor T.R. Johnson from Tulane University. An associate professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Tulane, his most recent scholarly work explores the potentials of Lacanian psychoanalysis as a resource for thinking about undergraduate education and, in particular, the development of writing abilities. The focus of Johnson’s talk will be “Teaching Prose Style: Why and How.”

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Social Justice and Writing: Angela M. Haas to Visit DePaul

Join us on Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm (reception at 5:30pm) in McGowan South 104 as WRD welcomes Professor Angela M. Haas from Illinois State University. An Associate Professor of rhetoric and technical communication, her research and teaching focus on working toward social justice in diverse local and global work places and learning spaces. Haas is also an affiliate faculty member in ethnic, Native American, and women’s and gender studies. The focus of her talk will be “Social Justice Writing Practices & Pedagogies.”

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What’s So Important About Liberal Arts?

What’s so important about Liberal Arts? John W. Rowe, serving most recently as the chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corporation, will answer this question when he visits DePaul on Tuesday, February 24th. Join us at 4:30pm in Cortelyou Commons to hear Rowe discuss Liberal Arts in the 21st century and why this form of education remains relevant now as well as in the future.

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Portfolio Workshop This Thursday!

Do you need to build an online portfolio? Whether you’re applying for jobs, polishing your resume, or simply completing a portfolio class assignment, the WRD and NMS Grad Assistants are here to make your job a little bit easier. Stop by the WRD Invention Lab (SAC 302) this Thursday, November 13, from 5:00-5:50 pm to learn more about portfolio platforms and best practices. The workshop will also review sample portfolios of recent graduates to see how they best highlighted their skills and abilities.

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Event Review: Stuart Selber on “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age”

On October 21, Dr. Stuart Selber presented “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Agents, Infrastructures, Pedagogies” to WRD students and faculty. In attendance at the event were students from both the WRD Proseminar and the NMS Proseminar, who have been reading Selber’s monograph Multiliteracies for a Digital Age. In his talk, Selber explored the ways current technologies set the social scene for teaching writing, rhetoric, and discourse to students at colleges and universities. Selber began by discussing commonly accepted characteristics of today’s students and the technologies and infrastructures that inform their reading and writing practices. He emphasized that procedural

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WRD Event, Oct. 21: Stuart Selber to Lecture on “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age”

  Date: October 21, 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (reception from 5:15-6:00) Location: McGowan South Room 104 DePaul’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse is excited to welcome Dr. Stuart A. Selber for a public guest lecture. Dr. Selber’s talk, “Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Agents, Infrastructures, Pedagogies,” will be held on October 21. A reception will be held at 5:15 pm, with Dr. Selber’s talk to follow at 6:00 pm. Dr. Selber is an Associate Professor of English and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State, where his teaching and research interests lie at the intersection

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