Rowan University, the College of Communication and Creative Arts, and the Writing Arts Department are proud to host the Fall 2018 meeting of the Philadelphia Writing Program Administrators (PWPA) . . . and we need your help. The one-day meeting is Friday, October 12, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Victoria Hall and Hollybush Mansion. We’re looking for faculty members to greet attendees and visitors and help direct them to the various buildings and rooms related to the meeting. Contact Amy Woodworth for more information and to sign up to help. Among the day’s events – several of which are restricted to just PWPA members – is a keynote address by Temple University associate professor Shannon Walters (left). In her speech – “Access Paradigms: Disability Delivery and Notes Toward a Crip Style” (to be delivered at 12:30 p.m. in Victoria 200, Dr. Walters will review her research into rhetoric and composition, women’s studies, disability studies, and critical animal studies. The general public is invited to attend the lunch session; click here to RSVP. Following her speech, Dr. Walters will conduct a professional development workshop at 2 p.m. for the undergraduate and graduate tutors in the Rowan Writing Center on the first floor of the Campbell Library. The PWPA, a nonprofit, professional organization, advocates best practices in writing programs for all postsecondary institutions in our region, supports research in the field of composition, and offers regional professional development programs.
University Assembled, College Assembled Coming Up Soon
What are Rowan’s plans for student housing and classrooms? Are big changes in store for the West Campus? What new initiatives and programs are in the works at the CCCA? Stay in the know on these and other issues by attending the Fall 2018 University Assembled and College Assembled programs later this month. First, this Friday, October 5, President Ali Houshmand will address the Rowan community at 2 p.m. in Tohill Auditorium at Bunce Hall. Then, just over two weeks later, on Monday, October 22, Dean Sandy Tweedie will discuss the latest news in our college at Bozorth Hall’s King Auditorium. Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged at both events. See you there!
Queen and the Pharaohs: Treats For The Eyes and Ears
The power of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the science of ancient Egypt combine to highlight the Fall 2018 schedule at Rowan’s Edelman Planetarium. These two new shows – “Laser Queen” and “Stars of the Pharaohs,” each an hour long – will run weekends this semester through mid-November. “Laser Queen” follows in the successful models of “Laser Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Laser Beatles” by using the planetarium’s projection and sound systems to create what’s called an engaging audience experience. “Queen” can be seen Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. through November 17. “Stars of the Pharaohs” shows us how this early civilization used the skies to tell time, create calendars, and align structures. Actor John Rhys-Davis – of Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings fame – narrates Pharaohs, which runs Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission to all Planetarium shows is $3 for Rowan students with ID, children 16 and younger, and senior citizens 60 or older, and $5 for adults and non-Rowan students. You can purchase tickets and learn more by clicking here.
Do you have a new publication, a reading, or any other event of interest coming up? Please let me know so I can let all our colleagues know in the weekly Rowan Writing Arts Events Update newsletter. Stop by my Victoria 521 office or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me the 4-1-1.
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Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts
2015 Rowan Medallion Award winner
Victoria Hall, Room 521