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Faculty and Writing Center consultants present at national peer-tutoring conference

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by addavis

Instructors and writing center directors and consultants from The Department of Writing and Rhetoric recently presented papers and participated in round table discussions at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and the International Writing Centers Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Attendees included Ms. Taylor Brack, Ole Miss senior and an undergraduate writing consultant in the University’s Oxford campus writing center; Ms. Jeanine Rauch, Director of the DeSoto Campus’s writing center; Mr. Ben Lowery, W&R adjunct instructor and past assistant director of the Oxford writing center; Mr. Brad Campbell, director of the Oxford campus writing center; and Dr. Alice Johnston Myatt, W&R associate director.

Presentations included papers on the best practices of collaborative work, online tutoring of writing, and the development of TutorCon, an annual event that is planned by the University’s writing center consultants and administrators. TutorCon brings writing center tutors and directors from across Mississippi to the beautiful Oxford campus for a day of professional development, giving them an opportunity to share experiences and strategies about the way in which writing centers work with student writers, helping them to become more confident and flexible in their writing skills.

W&R Representation at NCPTW

W&R Representation at NCPTW

Brad Campbell, Ben Lowery, and Taylor Brack Present

Brad Campbell, Ben Lowery, and Taylor Brack Present

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.