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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Wording It Your Way with Nicole Anderson

This quarter, we spoke with Nicole Anderson, an MA in WRD alum and a recipient of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Nicole works as the Associate Director of International Alumni Programs at the University of Chicago. She travels frequently, working with alumni communities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to build their networks and support the events they organize. We’re happy she took the time to share a little about her experiences! What was your academic and professional background prior to entering WRD? I have a BA in English from Loyola Chicago, which was followed by a year of

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2014 MA in NMS Awards

Best New Media Content You Are Beautiful – The Small Message That Became A Movement By Jill Ochawa Click here to view Jill’s project. Best Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Portfolio Website By Hilary Conlisk Click here to view Hilary’s project.

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2014 MA in WRD Awards

Best Project in Professional & Technical Writing A Recommendation Report for LCDC: Visual Storytelling & Social Media Strategy By Brendan Bergen, Matt D’Agostino, Arielle Lockett, & Jeffrey Melichar Best Project in Teaching Writing & Language Rethinking the Creative Writing Model at a Writing and Tutoring Center By Bridget Wagner Click the link below to view Bridget’s project. 2014 Teaching Writing and Language Award Project Best Project in Rhetoric & Discourse “Getting with the Program”: Algorithms, Software, and the Everyday By Molly Rentscher Click the link below to view Molly’s project.

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Fourth Annual Student Project Award Winners

2014 Award Winners UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS Best Undergraduate Essay Allison Guntz Best Project in Professional and Technical Writing Allison Guntz MA IN WRD AWARDS Best Project in Professional and Technical Writing Jeffrey Melichar, Arielle Lockett, Brendan Bergen, & Matt D’Agostino Best Project in Teaching Writing and Language Bridget Wagner Best Project in Rhetoric and Discourse Molly Rentscher MA IN NMS AWARDS Best Interactive Media Design Hilary Conlisk Best New Media Content Jill Ochawa GRADUATE TESOL AWARD Best Project in TESOL Lauren Martyn Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the WRD Awards Party, held Friday, June 6, 2014, at Cortelyou

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WoRDing It Your Way with Kimberly Coon

This month, we interviewed Kimberly Coon, a 2012 grad of the MA in WRD program.  Kim used her experiences in WRD to land an exciting job in the non-profit sector. What was your academic and professional background prior to entering WRD? What I focused on once I was in the WRD program was a really natural extension of what I’d spent the five or so years prior to WRD doing, which was finding ways to tell the stories non-profits are creating through their cause-based work.

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News and Updates

News & Updates

WRD students, alumni, and faculty share their recent professional and academic achievements. Students & Alumni Sarah Brown (MA in WRD 2010) presented “The Girl Scout Career Model: Open Badging and Representations of Learning” at CCCC in Indianapolis, Indiana in March. Eric Iberri (MA in WRD 2010) recently began working as a Proposal Editor for SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. Stephanie Irvine (MA in WRD 2011) quit her full-time marketing job in February to pursue an independent writing career.

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News and Updates

Alumni and Faculty News

  WRD alumni and faculty share their recent professional and academic achievements. Alumni Jessica Vician (MA in NMS 2013) and colleague Libby VanWhy (MS in HCI 2014) launched YOUparent.com, 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.

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