Each of this year’s Master of Arts in Writing students will get double their allotment of Andy Warhol’s “fifteen minutes of fame” this week as they each have 30 minutes to present and defend their theses at the MAWR program’s annual Symposium. The three-night event – tomorrow, May 1; Wednesday, May 2; and Thursday, May 3 – will be held in Room 144 of the Chamberlain Student Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Here’s the lineup for each night: Tuesday: Emily Severance, Tara O'Day, Emily Strauser, Elizabeth DiPietro, and Myriah Stubee; Wednesday: Rachel Carly, Alfred Dansbury, Jaymilynn Rogers, Mikaela Langdon, and Elyssa Finkelstein; Thursday: Tyler Riggs, Joe Magaletta, Karen Teller, Rachel Saltzman, and Kimberly Erskine. Contact Master of Arts in Writing program coordinator Ron Block (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
There’s a lot of pride and a bit of bias in this statement, but it seemed pretty clear that the Writing Arts Department tables were the most active and energetic of them all at last week’s Student Awards & Showcase event. The sixth-annual edition of the Showcase, sponsored by the College of Communication and Creative Arts, featured outstanding fall 2017 and spring 2018 projects from students working with faculty colleagues Ron Block, Katie Budris, Celeste Del Russo, Doreen Fera, Grace Fillenwarth, Mike Fotos, Drew Kopp, Steve Royek, Rachael Shapiro, and Jen Tole. The work on display in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center came from such courses as those in the award-winning First Year Writing Program as well as Sophomore Engineering Clinic 1 and Writing for the Workplace; such student publications and organizations as Avant, Glassworks, the Rowan Writing Arts Club, and the Rowan Writing Arts Internship Program also were represented. Each of the six CCCA departments had tables from which they touted the best of their best as well, but the Writing Arts area was constantly clogged with visitors . . . and we went strong right to the end, even as other departments had packed up and left for the day. Well done, Writing Arts! (In the photo up top, from right to left, students Mikaela Langdon, Laura Kincaid, and Rachel Saltzman – and Writing Arts faculty colleague Mike Fotos – share some of the department’s creative projects with an interested attendee.)
Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts
2015 Rowan Medallion Award winner
Victoria Hall, Room 521