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UM Writing Centers presentation featured in Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Review.

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by addavis

A presentation at the International Writing Centers Association conference in Orlando, FL by UM Oxford Writing Center director Brad Campbell, former assistant director Ben Lowerly, and consultant Taylor Brack presented was recently featured in a Sweeland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative review.

Read more about their presentation here: http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2015/01/18/year-in-review-iwca-2014-defining-differences-and-achieving-consensus-what-is-an-online-writing-center/

W&R Spring Orientation is Friday January 16 at 8:00 in Lamar Hall; All WRIT 102, LIBA 102, and WRIT 250 faculty are required to attend

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by addavis

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric will host the Spring 2015 orientation for faculty teaching WRIT 102, LIBA 102, and WRIT 250 on Friday January 16 at 8:00 in Lamar Hall 323. At orientation, faculty will be introduced to curriculum resources for each theme and will participate in a grade norming exercise. Also, faculty will learn about new Somerville Hall offices and other general announcements from Department.

See the orientation schedule page for more details and the complete schedule.

All teachers for WRIT 102, LIBA 102, and WRIT 250 are required to attend Spring orientation.

Dr. Vershawn Young to headline 2015 TutorCon/MSWCA Conference

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by addavis

The University of Mississippi Writing Centers and the Department of Writing and Rhetoric are excited to announce the plenary speaker for MSWCA/TurtorCon 2015 on January 29-30 in Oxford, MS: Dr. Vershawn Young, a transdisciplinary scholar and teacher.

From the University of Waterloo:
[Vershawn Young] often integrates his training in multiple areas of arts and humanities into his published work and instruction. He has been writing about his sociolinguistic concept code-meshing, about African American English, about intercultural communication, about performances of masculinity, and about representations of race in art, film, and literature. He frequently collaborates with his colleagues and students and has authored or co-authored seven books.

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