Some Items for Your Writing Arts Calendar
Here are a pair of upcoming events you might find of value and interest:
Rowan Makes a Strong Showing at 4Cs in Kansas City
Rowan Writing Arts made a strong showing at last week’s Conference on College Composition & Communication in Kansas City. Seven of our colleagues participated in four separate presentations over the four-day event. Grace Fillenwarth spoke on “Incorporating Engineering Practices into Engineering Writing Classrooms;” Jeff Maxson (top photo) discussed “Languaging One’s Way to Critique: Translating Languages, Translating Cultures;’ Jason Luther ( center photo) talked about “Historicizing Circulation in the Late Age of Print;” and the quartet of Amy Woodworth, Anna Bassiri, Steve Royek, and Celeste Del Russo covered the topic “Pivoting From The P-Words: Moving from Policing Students and Punishing Plagiarism to Teaching Students about Ethical Writing.” In addition to the conference’s annual Cultural Event (which this year featured a Kansas City barbecue dinner and a 14-piece jazz band), several publishers and textbook vendors sponsored events. In the bottom photo, from left to right, colleagues Jude Miller, Anna, Amy, and Grace attended a reading of Anthony Ray Hinton’s book “The Sun Does Shine,” published by St. Martin Press. . . . Mark your calendars for “4Cs 2019,” which will be in Pittsburgh from March 13-16. Next year’s theme will be “Performance-Rhetoric, Performance-Composition” and the deadline for presentation submissions is this coming May 7. Visit http://cccc.ncte.org for more details.
Double-Threat Mikulski Wins Honors for Poetry, Rom-Com
Showcasing the creativity and versatility that are hallmarks of the Rowan Writing Arts Department, colleague Keri Mikulski scored a pair of honors this month for her poetry and her romantic-comedy prose. Her poem “Weighted” was accepted as part of the “Philadelphia Says #metoo” anthology, and Keri was one of more than two dozen poets to read at a Center City Philadelphia event sponsored by the Moonstone Arts Center at Fergie’s Pub on March 11. . . . In addition, the North Texas Romance Writers of America selected Keri’s latest book, “Just for Kicks” as one of its top four finalists in the Contemporary Series category of its Great Expectations 2018 awards competition.
Rohrer College of Business Among the Best in the Land
The Princeton Review placed Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business at number 295 in its rankings of “Best Business Schools” in a study that looked at more than 1,800 such institutions. Rohrer College has nine undergraduate and three graduate programs of study and boasts a freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 86 percent, exceeding both national and regional averages in that category.
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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