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DWR Instructors Present at Conference on College Composition & Communication

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by jsmitch1

At the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX, Alice Myatt, Jeanine Rauch and Rachel Johnson hosted a panel presentation entitled “Inspiring Action by Enabling Agency in Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing Courses.”


Jane Meek Wins UM Paragon Award

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by jsmitch1

Jane Meek has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Paragon Award for Excellence in Distance Teaching. The Paragon is awarded annual by Online Design & eLearning. The award is set up, “to recognize faculty who use online learning technology effectively through good practices in course design, innovative use of technologies that transcend traditional classroom instruction and engage students, and commitment to providing a quality education to students.” Jane will be receiving a trophy, a $1000 cash prize, and her name on the plaque for the award in J.D. Williams Library.


David Sax, Author of the Tastemakers Visits UM on February 29

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by jsmitch1

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Southern Foodways Alliance have once again partnered together to bring an outstanding food writer to campus. This year’s selection of a common read for our food themed courses was The Tastemakers by David Sax. “From fondue in Florida to food trucks in DC, Sax goes in search of the farmers, chefs, and even data analysts who help decide what you’re having for dinner.

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