Excellent News on the Writing Arts Scholarship Front
Despite the fact that Rowan University’s tuition increases over the past five years have been held below the national rate of inflation, the cost of higher education still is one of the biggest ticket items facing young adults today. The Writing Arts Department, however, has two updates that will help ease this burden:
FYWP Accepts Rowan’s Excellence In Teamwork Award
Nearly a score of colleagues from the Writing Arts Department’s First-Year Writing Program (FYWP) were on hand to receive one of just seven university Employee Recognition Awards presented for the 2017-2018 academic year. FYWP Coordinator Amy Woodworth accepted a plaque for the “Teamwork – Team Honor” award from President Ali Houshmand as part of Rowan’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet at the Chamberlain Student Center. The award narrative says First-Year Writing teaches about 5,500 students each year who are “embarking on their academic writing careers.” While also mentioning Dr. Woodworth’s predecessor as coordinator, Erin Herberg, the program says “faculty in the First-Year Writing Program are on the front lines, so to speak, when it comes to supporting students. They are often among the first to notice under-performing students, those struggling to adjust to college-level work, or students in need of tutoring or academic services.” . . . Among other award winners at the event was Professor Gregory Biren from the School of Health Professions who took home the prestigious Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. In his acceptance speech, Prof. Biren thanked his faculty colleagues for their support by saying the friendship permeating his department “creates a culture of learning and a culture of family.” (At the top, President Houshmand presents the Teamwork award to Dr. Woodworth and, below that, smiles abound after the banquet as Writing Arts colleagues gather for a team photo.)
Speaking of Winning and Recognition, Here are Two More
Writing Arts Club Receives Charter; Announces New Board
Here’s A Trio Of Events To Add To Your Outlook Calendar
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.
Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Instructor, Writing Arts
2015 Rowan Medallion Award winner
Victoria Hall, Room 521
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