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Get ready for the 2018 Transitioning to College Writing Symposium!

Posted on: September 13th, 2018 by addavis

The 2018 Transitioning to College Writing Symposium at the University of Mississippi will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 18-19, 2018. This year’s symposium will coincide with the National Day on Writing, sponsored by the National Writing Project. Our symposium will tackle key issues in the teaching of writing as well as provide a space to share resources and interact with other teaching professionals from middle, high school, community college, and four-year institutional backgrounds.

To view our professional development offerings, including our program, featured speakers, registration details, CEU opportunities, travel grants, and more, please visit our website.

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Gretchen Bunde Named Kramer Award Outstanding Teacher

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by jsmitch1

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Writing and Rhetoric awarded the X.A. Kramer Jr. Award for Outstanding Teacher to Gretchen Bunde. Bunde, an instructor in composition and rhetoric, was nominated by numerous students for her long history of excellence in teaching


Professional Writing students participate in dining etiquette class

Posted on: May 2nd, 2017 by addavis

Students from Writing 310, Writing in Professional Contexts, taught by Jeanine Rauch of UM’s Southaven Campus, joined Dr. Jonathan Harrington’s EDHE Career and Life Planning class to learn how to prepare for and conduct themselves professionally at interviews held in restaurant settings. The experience, facilitated by Dr. Janet Cherry of the University of Memphis, was voluntary for the Writing 310 students, who were asked to engage in interview question analysis and prewriting in order to develop answers to commonly asked interview questions. Students were able to practice their solutions in a local restaurant; many commented on how helpful the experience was for them.