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W&R Faculty Member’s work to be featured in Sept. 21 New York Times Magazine

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by addavis

University of Mississippi Writing instructor Abigail Meisel’s new piece, “Bitten to the Quick,” will be published in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine

Congratulations, Abigail! Everyone in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric is proud to have you here!

Writing and Rhetoric Starts the New Year with Free Donuts

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by addavis

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric welcomed back the start of fall classes with donuts and bottled water for all students and instructors. On Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26 representatives from the department passed out donuts and bottled water at each of the Lamar entrances. This was a celebration of not just the students being back on campus, but also the Department of Writing and Rhetoric offices, classrooms, and the Writing Centers all being located in Lamar together. Students were very appreciative to have some brain fuel on their first days of classes.

Brad with Donus

Brad Campbell welcomes students with donuts.

joanne with donuts

Joanne Mitchell welcomes students with donuts.

Department of Writing & Rhetoric Welcomes Teachers to the Fall Semester

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by addavis
Nick at Orientation

Nick Carbone talks to W&R Teachers at Fall Orientation

Oxford, MS – On August 20, 2014, The Department of Writing and Rhetoric held a day-long orientation for its writing instructors in its new home in Lamar Hall. The orientation featured a welcome breakfast for 22 new writing instructors, workshops that helped all writing instructors prepare for fall classes, and it gave attendees the opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Nick Carbone, Director of Digital Teaching and Learning for Humanities Higher Education with Macmillan Education. Carbone spoke about trends in composition studies, which include teaching process-based writing, the use of big data to shape student learning, and the increasing trend of including multimodal compositions in writing assignments. The full trends talk can be viewed at, and more information on multi modality can be found at