As part of its virtual Homecoming 2020, Rowan University is holding a series of special Zoom presentations; one will feature the financial educator and champion of financial literacy after whom our college is named, and another will come from Rowan’s resident paleontologist and international Explorers Club medal winner. . . . Ric Edelman, a 1980 Rowan graduate, will speak on Monday, October 5 at noon about the keys to financial success; Ric also will take questions from viewers. . . . That same day, at 6 p.m., Dr. Ken Lacovara, dean of Rowan’s School of Earth and Environment will guide viewers on an exclusive Zoom tour of the university’s paleo laboratory; Ken also will answer audience questions. . . . For more information on how to attend either (or both!) events, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.
Here are the latest submissions of academic and creative works from Rowan Writing Arts faculty to be vetted, reviewed, and published. Congratulations, folks! Job well done!
- Amy Reed had an article published in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, from the University of Florida Press. In “Shaping Contexts and Developing Invitational Ethos in Response to Medical Authority,” Amy and a colleague from the University of Kentucky discuss how Down syndrome advocates, predominantly mothers, can better position their messages with well-shaped context and invitational ethos.
- Keri Mikulski’s latest essay – “Bowled Over by Grandma” – was published earlier this month on the University of Dayton’s humor site dedicated to Erma Bombeck. Anyone with an older relative who is adored will appreciate this piece.
- Jason Luther (right) led the Featured Workshop at “Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference,” a one-day online conference sponsored by Virginia Tech University earlier this month. Jason’s topic was “Make a Quaranzine” and covered how to teach the skill in either online or face-to-face classrooms.
- Rachael Shapiro and four co-authors had their article “Embracing the Perpetual ‘But’ in Raciolinguistic Justice Work: When Idealism Meets Practice” published in the Summer 2020 issue of Composition Forum, a journal of the Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition. “Embracing” features five short video-recorded stories that highlight specific moments of struggles to practice antiracist and linguistic justice values.
- The next “Re-Imaging Social Justice Movements” presentation, scheduled 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 28, looks at Triumphs and Shortcomings in various ongoing efforts. Click here for access to the link.
- The semester’s initial meeting of the Writing Arts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will be 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 via Zoom. Anyone can attend to learn and can join to participate in the committee’s activities. Please contact Rachael Shapiro for details and “Zoom-in” instructions.
- You still have time to read the SJICR Fall Book Club selection – In the Name of Salomé – by Julia Alvarez. Register here for the 3 p.m. Thursday, October 1 discussion.
- The Wellness Center at Winans Hall will be holding a drive-through flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 15, according to University Senate President Bill Friend. The time and location of the drive-through event, which will be followed by a series of smaller clinics, are still to be determined. Contact Scott Woodside at the Center for details.
Stephen A. Royek M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts, Rowan University
Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts
Chair, University Senate Awards Committee
Lecturer Representative, Faculty Center Advisory Board
Victoria Hall, Room 521