Conference on Community Writing Recap

NOTE: This post is written by GA Delasha Long This past quarter, I attended and presented at my first academic conference, The Conference on Community Writing (CCW). The CCW is a three-day conference that explores how communities write and how writing can be used for community organizing and change. The 2017 conference was held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. Students, instructors, and community organizers from all over the country participated in panels, talks, workshops, and think tanks. Topics ranged from “The Prison Story Project: On the Row”—which provides writing workshops for inmates and converts their writings into theater scripts

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Conference on College Composition and Communication

WRD Faculty Share Their Research at CCCC

If you were on the third floor of DePaul’s Schmidt Academic Center during the first week of April, you might have noticed that the hallways were not quite as bustling as usual. From April 6-9, several WRD faculty members traveled to Houston, Texas to attend the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC—the largest academic conference dedicated to writing and the teaching of writing. Curious about the work that WRD professors shared at CCCC? Here’s a peek: Julie Bokser, along with Sarah Brown, Michelle Navarre Cleary, and Kathryn Wozniak, presented on “Identifying and Eliciting Students’ Metacognitive Development” Sarah Read and WRD

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Graduate Student Conference: Liberal Arts Research in the Classroom and Beyond

Interested in learning about what our colleagues in other disciplines are up to? Join us for a day of multidisciplinary learning at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Third Annual Graduate Student Conference! When: Friday, March 4, 12-5 pm Where: Lincoln Park Campus, McGowan South The theme for this year’s conference is Crossing Boundaries.  Graduate students will share their research on a wide variety of topics through presentations and posters . The event will conclude with “Scholarship Outside the Box,” a moderated panel of researchers discussing how they bridge academic and real-world concerns. All members of the DePaul community are welcome to

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Conference Spotlight: Computers and Writing

Graduate students in NMS or WRD: Have you done research in a graduate class related to digital technologies or pedagogy? Would you like to share that research with a wider audience? If so, consider presenting at the annual Computers and Writing Conference! This academic conference will happen from May 19-22 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. The theme for 2016 — Crossing Wires: Reaching Across Campus, Between Disciplines, and Into Communities — challenges presenters to consider how new media and digital technologies cross boundaries and expand horizons, in both scholarship and pedagogy. The conference spans a variety of

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WRD Professor Sarah Read Receives CCCC Research Grant

This quarter, WRD Professor Sarah Read was granted a competitive Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Initiative grant. Beginning in March, Read along with her colleague Michael Michaud at Rhode Island College, will begin a national survey research project called “Surveying the Status of the Multi-major Professional Writing Course in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education.” As the title of the project suggests, the main goal of this research project is to gather vital data about introductory professional writing courses taught at colleges and universities across the country. According to Read, what is interesting about these introductory professional writing

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Spread the WoRD 2014: Conference Recap

Spread the WoRD, the sixth annual student conference, was a huge success thanks to the participation of MA in WRD and MA in NMS graduate students, WRD undergraduate students, friends, family, and WRD faculty. The conference was held in Courtelyou Commons on May 17, and approximately 100 individuals attended throughout the day. Attendees enjoyed a light breakfast and lunch and participated in a Jeopardy-style trivia game on the topics of rhetoric and new media.

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News and Updates

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

WRD students, alumni, and faculty share their recent professional and academic achievements. Students Katie Booth (MA in WRD) presented her paper “One Who, Two Who, Old Who, New Who: The Discourse of Identity in the Doctor Who Fan Community,” at the Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association Conference in St. Louis, MO, on October 12, 2013. Booth’s paper is an analysis of recorded interviews with fans of the cult television series, focusing on identity and authenticity as represented in language.

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Students Present Recent Research in Rhetoric and New Media

Spread the WoRD, the fifth annual WRD student conference, was a huge success in part to a large number of presenters, their friends and family, and the support of WRD faculty and staff. This year’s conference was attended by approximately 80 people, double the number of guests who attended in 2012. Special thanks to graduate assistants and conference organizers: Amy Hubbard, Tasha Sookochoff, Hilary Conlisk, and Megan McCarthy.

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