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Allison Hitt Named HASTAC Scholar for 2012-2013
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Student Allison Hitt has been accepted into the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholars Program for 2012-2013.2 . . . . more.
October 2012
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Minnie Bruce Pratt Poem Featured: American Life in Poetry: Column 389
American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser. . . . . . link.
September 2012
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Ivy Kleinbart Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Ivy Kleinbart has been selected as the biennial winner of the Professional Writing Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum." . . . . more.
August 2012
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Figure/Ground Communication's 100th scholarly interview:
Collin Gifford Brooke

Collin Gifford Brooke is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing in the Writing Program at Syracuse University, . . . . He is the author of Lingua Fracta: Towards a Rhetoric of New Media (Hampton Press, 2009), which received the 2010 Computers and Composition Award for Outstanding Book . . . . more.
August 2012
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Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
—story by Ivy Kleinbart
Each month, veterans from Syracuse and surrounding areas gather at the Writing Center at Syracuse University to share stories about their military and life experiences . . . . more.
May 2012
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SU's RSA Chapter to Have Strong Presence at RSA
The RSA@SU Chapter is pleased to recognize the 25 scholars who will represent SU at the 15th Biennial RSA Conference, May 25-28. The theme of the conference is "Re/Framing Identifications." . . . more.
April 2012
Creative Nonfiction from the Writing Program
On Wednesday, April 18th, the Writing Program hosted a Nonfiction Reading Series event that featured undergraduate students reading creative nonfiction. Organized by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies Minnie Bruce Pratt, the event showcased the work that these students have developed . . . . more.
April 2012
Watson and Celeste Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities . . . . more.
April 2012
Ben Kuebrich Receives Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Ben Kuebrich, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD student, has received a 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) for his work with community organizing in the West Side neighborhood. Kuebrich received a Chancellor’s Citation, . . . . more.
April 2012
CCR/WP to Have Strong Presence at CCCC 2012
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 21 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in St. Louis . . . . more.
March 2012
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Planting Potential in Pixels
It’s been less than a year since Kuan Luo, the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Carol Lipson Outstanding Major Award, graduated with degrees in Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric . . . . more.
February 2012
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Patrick Berry coauthors Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Patrick W. Berry has recently published Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times. . . . more.
February 2012
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Fusing Traditions: Arthur Flowers
With bells, a blues harp, and limitless energy, Arthur Flowers kicked off the first Nonfiction Reading Series Event of 2012. A novelist, memoirist, and performance poet, Flowers is the author of the graphic nonfiction book I See the Promised Land, . . . . more.
February 2012
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Steve Parks Co-Edits Two Books
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Steve Park has co-edited two books . . . . more.
February 2012
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Ben Kuebrich Edits I Witness: Perspectives on Policing in the Near Westside
The Gifford Street Community Press will celebrate the publication of its second book, I Witness: Perspectives on Policing in the Near Westside . . . . more.
February 2012
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Eileen Schell Co-Publishes Reclaiming the Rural
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Director and Chair Eileen Schell has recently published Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy. The book, co-edited with Kim Donehower and Charlotte Hogg, is a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric, and pedagogy in the United States, Canada, and Mexico . . . . more.
January 2012
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LaToya Sawyer Awarded 2012 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric are pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate LaToya Sawyer has been awarded a 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award. . . . . more.
December 2011
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RSA Chapter Formed
Graduate students from Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) and Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) have formed a joint chapter of the Rhetorical Society of America (RSA) at SU. RSA is the foremost (and fast growing) national organization for rhetorical scholarship that joins work on rhetoric being done in Rhetoric & Composition, Communication Studies, and English. . . . . more.
December 2011
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Through a Kaleidoscope
"I see like a person who looks through a kaleidoscope; my impressions of the world at once beautiful and largely useless," writes Stephen Kuusisto in Planet of the Blind, a memoir of blindness and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Kuusisto, who read from his memoir in front of a packed house at the Writing Program's second Nonfiction Reading Series event this semester, . . . . more.
December 2011
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Abrams Earns Spot in Prestigious GE Leadership Program
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that senior Writing and Rhetoric major Alexandra Abrams has been awarded one of just eight spots in GE's prestigious Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP). Ally, who was chosen from among 3,000 applicants internationally, is the only student chosen who is not enrolled in a communications program . . . . more.
November 2011
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Seeking Connections
Kuan Luo, recipient of the 2011 Carol Lipson Award for Outstanding Major, has focused on seeking connections with her Writing and Rhetoric degree. As a 2011 graduate with a double major in Graphic Design and Writing and Rhetoric, Kuan has learned the art of multitasking. Kuan says, "The most powerful and valuable thing I learned at Syracuse is how to find connections between multiple seemingly irrelevant ideas" . . . . more.
November 2011
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Brave Writer Reading
How can a writer marry personal narrative and science journalism? How can a mother write about her daughter's experiences ethically? And how can someone creating a memoir limit the elements of fictionalization while still maintaining a style that engages readers? These are just some of the questions that Harriet Brown . . . . more.
October 2011
Soldiers' Stories
"One local group is helping heal America's defenders through the written word . .
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August 2011
Margaret Himley Named Associate Provost
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August 2011
Chase Shares Untold Stories
More than a decade ago, Writing Program Professional Writing Instructor Lawrie Chase began envisioning a project in which her Syracuse University students could work with students in the Syracuse City School District, each group benefiting from the perspectives of the other. . . . more.
May 2011
Focus on 400: Global Rhetorics
"Global Rhetorics" may seem like a massive undertaking for a 14-week course, but Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Iswari Pandey has designed a course that enables students to easily explore and experience a sampling of different cultures and context.. . . . more.
May 2011
Writers In-Between: Creative Nonfiction from the Writing Program
On Wednesday, April 20th, the Writing Program held its final Nonfiction Reading Series event for the academic year. The event, organized by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies Minnie Bruce Pratt, brought together readers from . . . . more.
April 2011
Uncovering Great Stories at The Nottingham
What does it mean to think about writing as something people do throughout their lives, not just in college? This question is central to the work SU Writing and Rhetoric students take on at The Nottingham, a senior living community where they can participate in an internship . . . . more.
April 2011
Lois Agnew Awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Lois Agnew has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award by the Graduate School at Syracuse University.
The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty. . . . more.
April 2011
Stuckey and Poole Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the Outstanding TA award is made by a university-wide committee . . . . more.
April 2011
Hungry For More: Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes Anthony Di Renzo
Anthony Di Renzo, author of Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen, was the featured speaker at April 1st's Nonfiction Reading Series event. . . . more.
April 2011
Reva Sias Co-Edits Issue of Reflections
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral student Reva Sias, along with Beverly Moss, of Ohio State University, recently edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy focused on the work of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. . . . more.
April 2011
CCR/WP to Have Strong Presence at CCCC 2011
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 23 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Atlanta in April. The theme of the 2011 conference is "All Our Relations: Contested Space, Contested Knowledge". . . . more.
April 2011
Pough Sets Ambitious Agenda as CCCC Chair
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Chair and Associate Professor (Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies) Gwen Pough considers herself a "sister outsider" and describes herself as "someone who is both inside the field and outside . . . . more.
March 2011
Stuckey and Agnew Co-Author Open Words Article
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric PhD Candidate Zosha Stuckey and Associate Professor Lois Agnew recently co-authored "Rhetoric, Ethos, and Unease: Re-negotiation of the "Normal" in the Classroom and on the Quad," which appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Open Words . . . . more.
March 2011
Creative Chaos: Writing Center Continues Hillside Partnership
When John Colasacco, Professional Writing Instructor and Writing Consultant, walks into Danforth Middle School each week, he knows that the next couple of hours will be noisy and even at times chaotic. But he says that's an important part of the workshops . . . . more.
March 2011
Bailie and Caton Co-Edit Issue of Reflections
Brian Bailie and Collette Caton, doctoral students in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, recently co-edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, entitled "Social Change by Digital Means" . . . . more
February 2011
Focus on 400: Information Design
"Writing no longer means writing only on paper or writing on a word processor; it means writing in digital images and sound, it means writing on the web, with status updates, texting, tweets, and the works. It means communicating information in varied ways to variable audiences," . . . . more
February 2011
Nonfiction Reading Series Spring 2011: Anthony Di Renzo
February 25 noon-1
Di Renzo will read from his new book Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen . . . . more
January 2011
WRT 424 Queer Writing Posts "Beyond Better: A Manifesto for Queer Youth " to YouTube
December 2010
Reva Sias Awarded 2010 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric are pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Reva Sias has been awarded a 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award . . . . more
December 2010
Studying Global Englishes in India
Last year, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Iswari Pandey traveled to India after receiving a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities . . . . more
November 2010
Gwendolyn Pough Nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. . . . . more
November 2010
Zosha Stuckey Publishes Article in Enculturation
Congratulations to Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral candidate Zosha Stuckey, whose article, "Staring Back: The Rhetorical Fitness and Self-fashioning of Ann E. Leak and Lavinia Warren, 19th Century Side Show Performers," appears in issue 9 of Enculturation . . . . more
November 2010
Focus on 400: Writing With Video
"That's a writing class?" people would ask when students in last spring semester's WRT 400: Writing With Video mentioned the medium at the center of their course. The class, taught by Assistant Director for Writing Technologies George Rhinehart, was one of several pilot . . . . more
November 2010
Leaning In/Green Tea and Advice
George Saunders has had what Writing Program Chair Eileen Schell calls a "checkered work history," working jobs as a doorman and in a slaughterhouse. But on October 21 Saunders spoke as was part of the Nonfiction Reading Series . . . . more
November 2010
Homeless Advocate Matthew Works Visits WRT 105
"Having a homeless man talk to my WRT 105 class seemed like a rare opportunity to take my students out of their comfort zone and listen to a perspective they wouldn't ordinarily hear," writes Jules Gibbs, a TA teaching WRT 105. This opportunity presented itself . . . . more
November 2010
Still Outstanding
Like Kim Wolfe, this year's recipient of the Carol Lipson Outstanding Major Award, Caitlin Heikkila (2009) and Mary Gallagher (2008) won the prestigious award for their success as writing majors in the Writing Program. Both Mary and Caitlin have accomplished . . . . more
October 2010
Anything I Want
When skeptics asked Kim Wolfe, the recipient of the 2010 Carol Lipson Award for Outstanding Major, what she could do with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric, her answer was clear: "Anything I want." And since declaring the major, she has done plenty . . . . more
October 2010
Fall 2010 Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes George Saunders
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that our fall featured speaker in the Nonfiction Reading Series will be George Saunders.
October 21, 3:30-5:00. Katzer Room, Hinds Hall . . . . more
October 2010
Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko
Native American author and advocate Leslie Marmon Silko visited SU as part of the 2010 Syracuse Symposium, Conflict: Peace and War. Silko—author of Laguna Woman: Poems (1974), Ceremony (1977), Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Yellow Woman and . . . . more
September 2010
Benette Whitmore Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Benette Whitmore has been selected as the biennial winner of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum.". . . . more
July 2010
Thorley wins Faculty Award from the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Professsional Writing Instructor Steve Thorley has been awarded the 2010 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty in the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement (CGPA) . . . . more
May 2010
Unique Voices
Whose voice comes through me now? students know well. Pratt sets an ambitious agenda in her classroom—first helping her students identify issues that are crucial to them personally and then urging students to realize that their own experiences are essential to how they respond to those issues in their writing . . . . more
May 2010
Brooke Wins Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award
Collin Brooke is the winner of the Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award for his book Lingua Fracta: Toward a Rhetoric of New Media (Hampton Press, 2009)! According to the Computers and Composition website, the “award honors book-length works that contribute in substantial and innovative ways to the field of computers and composition.” The committee received seven nominations, and Collin’s book was the clear winner! . . . . more
May 2010
Keynote: Alexander Challenges Composition to Evolve
—story by J Haynes & Amber Luce
During his keynote address on Wednesday, April 7, Jonathan Alexander asked participants to question how digital spaces have increasingly become colonized in the composition classroom by the ways of thinking, writing, and composing that are most favored by compositionists . . . . more
May 2010
Davies and Ahnert Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2010 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the Outstanding TA award is made by a university-wide committee of faculty recognized for their teaching excellence, and is given to approximately the top 4% . . . . more
April 2010
Major Sentences
This Fall, two Syracuse University Writing & Rhetoric majors went to prison—that is, they participated in internships at Auburn Prison. The internships—sponsored by Writing Program Chair and Director Eileen Schell and completed as part of the Writing major—involved Victoria Arnold and Alonna Berry tutoring inmates working toward their GED. . . . more
April 2010
Parks in High Gear This Spring
Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Steve Parks has never been one to sit still, and this semester is no exception. Parks recently published Gravyland: Writing Beyond the Curriculum in the City of Brotherly Love . . . he's also the vision behind this year's SU Showcase, which will be held on April 19th . . . . more
April 2010
Margaret Himley Named Meredith Professor For Teaching Excellence
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Margaret Himley has been awarded the title of Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence. This professorship signifies the highest achievement in teaching excellence on the SU campus. Margaret’s many contributions as a program leader in the WP and in LGBT Studies, . . . . more
March 2010
J Haynes Co-Edits Issue of Reflections
J Haynes, a doctoral student in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, recently co-edited a special issue of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, entitled "Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning." . . . . more
March 2010
Spring Conference 2010, April 7-8, Keynote: Jonathan Alexander: Spaces of Media, Spaces of Composing: An Historical Critique . . . . more
March 2010
Christina Feikes Receives Meredith Teaching Recognition Award
The Writing Program is happy to announce that Christina Feikes has been selected to receive the 2010 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. Chris was nominated for this award by Eileen Schell (Chair and Director) on behalf of the Writing Program: "Chris's success in the classroom derives from her firm belief in her students' potential to succeed, her sensitive awareness . . . . more
March 2010
Beyond Duty Authors Tell A Soldier's Story
"This is my voice rising out of that terrible silence. This is my story trying to order the ruins of that day," read Michael Rivezzo, an SU senior and president of the SU Student Veterans Club. Those lines were written not by Rivezzo but by Shannon Meehan, who, with Roger Thompson, wrote Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq . . . . more
February 2010
Gwendolyn Pough Named for Emma Awards Finalist
Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's and Gender Studies has been nominated as a finalist for the upcoming Emma Awards to be awarded during this year’s Romance Slam Jam Conference to be held held April 10-15, 2010 . . . . more
February 2010
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Brian Bailie Publishes Cindy Selfe Interview in Composition Forum
"Digital humanists, working with networked technologies in their classrooms at the same time as they make the human use of technology a large part of their scholarship, are often dismayed by the general critique of their work as “scholarship lite,” something only worthwhile as long as the current new thing . . . ." more February 2010
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Creative Nonfiction Alum Published in The Huffington Post
The WP is pleased to announce that Rob Smith, a former student in Professor Minnie Bruce Pratt's Creative Nonfiction class, has published an essay in The Huffington Post, a national news website and blog. Smith's piece, titled "Military Leader Memo: Your Gay Soldiers Are No Longer Worthless" was published in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address . . . . more
February 2010
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Spring 2010 Nonfiction Reading Series Welcomes Beyond Duty Authors
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that our spring featured speakers in the Nonfiction Reading Series will be Shannon Meehan and Roger Thompson, authors of Beyond Duty: Life on the Front Line in Iraq. They will give a reading and lead a discussion on their book on Thursday, February 18 from 3:00-4:15 in 500 Hall of Languages . . . . more
February 2010
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Eileen Schell and K.J. Rawson Publish Rhetorica in Motion
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Rhetorica in Motion; Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies, co-edited by Program Director and Chair Eileen Schell and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Candidate K.J. Rawson . . . . more
January 2010
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WP Innovates in WRT 400
This semester's WRT 400 pilot course, The Ethics of Rhetoric: Truth or Flattery?, is taught by Lois Agnew, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of Undergraduate Studies. We've all heard phrases like "nothing but rhetoric" and "empty rhetoric"—terms that . . . . more
December 2009
Margaret Himley Publishes Jenny's Story
Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Margaret Himley recently published Jenny's Story: Taking the Long View of the Child, Prospect's Philosophy in Action. The book, co-authored by Patricia F. Carini, with contributions from Carol Christine, Cecilia Espinosa, and Julia Fournier, is . . . . more
December 2009
Candace Epps-Robertson Awarded 2010 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral candidate Candace Epps-Robertson has been awarded a 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Scholars for the Dream Award . . . . more
December 2009
Peer Consultants Work with Somali-Bantu Students
On Saturday, November 14, peer consultants in Jason Luther’s WRT 331: Peer Writing Consultant Practicum class tutored 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Somali-Bantu students at Dr. King Magnet School on Syracuse’s south side . . . . more
December 2009
Collin Gifford Brooke Publishes Lingua Fracta
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the publication of Lingua Fracta—Toward a Rhetoric of New Media by Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Collin Gifford Brooke . . . . more
November 2009
WP/CCR to Have Strong Presence at CCCC
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that 27 WP teachers will represent SU at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Louisville in March. The theme of the 2010 conference is "The Remix: Revisit, Rethink, Revise, Renew." . . . more
November 2009
Rebecca Moore Howard Publishes Writing Matters
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Rebecca Moore Howard recently published Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research . . . . more
November 2009
What Could Be Better? W&R Graduate Caitlin Heikkila
A year ago, Caitlin Heikkila was an SU senior spending most of her time attending class, writing papers, and applying for jobs. Now she lives in New York, works in marketing, and attributes much of her success to her experiences and opportunities as a Writing and Rhetoric major . . . . more
October 2009
Vicki Tolar Burton to Speak November 2
Vicki Tolar Burton will visit the Writing Program November 2 to lead an informal discussion session and give a public lecture. . . . more
October 2009
Jack Cavanaugh, Veteran Sportswriter and Biographer, Returns to Alma Mater
On October 1 and 2, veteran sportswriter and biographer Jack Cavanaugh returned to Syracuse University for Orange Central Homecoming + Reunion. Cavanaugh spoke and read from his work as part of the Nonfiction Reading Series, sponsored by the Writing Program and . . . . more
October 2009
The Write Stuff
SU's Writing Program fosters self-expression through community engagement, service learning . . . . more
July 2009
Kelly Rawson Awarded SU Humanities Center Dissertation/Thesis Fellowship
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Kelly Rawson has been awarded the Syracuse University Humanities Center Dissertation/Thesis Fellowship. Kelly is one of two doctoral students awarded this fellowship in the College of Arts and Sciences . . . . more
May 2009
Tamika Carey Receives AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
The WP is pleased to announce that CCR doctoral candidate Tamika Carey has been selected to receive an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009-2010 academic year. . . . more
May 2009
Gries and Petrek Win 2009 Outstanding TA Awards
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2009 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes TAs who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. Selection for the is made by a university-wide committee of faculty . . . . more
April 2009
Zosha Stuckey's WRT 205 Class Receives Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement
At the recent (March 23) Chancellor's Award For Public Engagement & Scholarship Dinner, WP Teaching Assistant and CCR Doctoral Candidate Zosha Stuckey's WRT 205 (Spring 2008) class received an award in the Academic Service Learning category . . . . more
April 2009
Rebecca Moore Howard Publishes New Book with Former CCR Student
The WP is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Writing and Rhetoric Rebecca Moore Howard and CCR graduate Amy Rob`illard recently published Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies . . . . more
March 2009
Agnew and Lipson Books Published
The Writing Program is pleased to announce the recent and forthcoming books of two of its faculty members . . . . more
February 2009
Minnie Bruce Pratt's Poem Chosen for Former Poet Laureate's Column
The WP congratulates Minnie Bruce Pratt, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies, whose poem "Cutting Hair" was recently published by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser as part of the American Life in Poetry project . . . . more
January 2009
Iswari Pandey Receives American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship
The WP is pleased to announce that Iswari Pandey, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, has received a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. This competitive fellowship is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities . . . . more
November2008
Gail Hawisher to Present Workshop and Lecture
Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and noted scholar in the field of computers and writing, Gail Hawisher will join the Writing Program on November 5 for a workshop and lecture to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Colloquium . . . . more
November 2008
Writing Program Hosts Writer-Activist Susan Faludi
Award-winning writer-activist Susan Faludi spent the day on campus speaking to SU students, faculty, and staff. Faludi is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and noted feminist author who has chronicled—with astonishing clarity—the changing roles of men and women in society . . . . more
October 2008
Feminist Rhetorics for Social Justice Symposium features Susan Faludi
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October 2008
Susan Faludi Visit Part of Nonfiction Reading Series
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist/nonfiction writer Susan Faludi will be on campus as part of the Feminist Rhetorics for Social Justice Symposium and as part of the Writing Program's Nonfiction Reading Series . . . . more

October 2008
Gwendolyn Pough Elected Chair of CCCC
Pough, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Women's Studies, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communications, the highest office in this professional organization for researching and teaching composition . . . . more
September 2008
Steve Thorley Receives PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The WP is happy to announce that Steve Thorley has been selected as the biennial winner of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is given out every other year in honor of a PWI; the award "recognizes exemplary interpretations of the lower or upper division curriculum". . . . more
August 2008
Tamika Carey Receives Outstanding TA Award
The Writing Program and Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program would like to congratulate Tamika Carey, a 2008 Outstanding TA Award winner. Tamika received a nomination from faculty members Collin Brooke, Lois Agnew, and Eileen Schell . . . . more
April 2008
Eileen Schell Receives Chancellor's Award in Public Service
At the 2008 Chancellor's Award For Public Engagement & Scholarship Dinner, WP Director Eileen Schell received the Faculty and Staff Inspiration Award at the Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship . . . . more
April 2008
Margaret Himley Awarded Excellence in Graduate Education Award
The WP is pleased to announce that Margaret Himley has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award by the Graduate School at Syracuse University. The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty . . . . more
April 2008
Gwendolyn Pough Awarded Sojourner Truth Award
Gwendolyn Pough was recently awarded the Sojourner Truth Award as part of the 19th Annual Tribute to the African-American Woman, hosted by the Syracuse Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club and the Student African-American Society . . . . more
April 2008

Nonfiction Reading Series Kicks Off April 2008
Judith Kitchen—"The Non in Nonfiction"; Minnie Bruce Pratt—"Stranger than Fiction: Some Thoughts on Essaying Creative Nonfiction". . . . more
March 2008
WP and Women's Studies Program Host Valentine's Day Event—"Love in the Afternoon"
Syracuse University's writing and women's studies programs will celebrate Valentine's Day by hosting a discussion with two local romance novelists—who also happen to teach at SU. . . . more
February 2008
Ray Smith Symposium: Workers Struggles in the 21st Century: The Role of Art
Since the 19th century, workers and labor leaders in this country have turned again and again to the arts—to music, drama, the graphic arts, poetry, writing, testimony, and now, increasingly, photography, video, and digital technology . . . . more
January 2008
Undergraduate Community Research Fellows Announced; Writing Program/PARC Jointly Announce Competition Winners
Every day, grassroots community-based groups work to improve the lives of people in their neighborhoods, and every day the leaders of these groups need good, detailed research . . . . more
January 2008
Peer Consultants Assist Students from Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Peer consultants from Writing 331 invited students from the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to the Writing Center to receive help on an essay about the pollution in Onondaga Lake. The writers, seventh and eighth graders from Blodgett Middle School . . . . more
December 2007
Steve Parks Appointed Reflections Editor
Parks, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, has been appointed the editor of Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service Learning, a peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning and community literacy . . . more
December 2007
Damián Baca talks on "Gloria Anzaldúa, mestiza consciousness, and Writing in Colonial Situations"
This presentation advances Gloria Anzaldúa’s “new mestiza consciousness” as a dynamic strategy for understanding and teaching contemporary codex rhetorics. The powerful aesthetic of placing oneself at the cross-roads between Iberian, Náhuatl, and Anglo-American traditions . . . . more
November 2007
Writing Major Web Pages Launched
The Writing and Rhetoric Major focuses on different genres and practices of writing as enacted in specific historical and cultural contexts. Students write in a wide range of genres . . . . more
October 2007
Cezar Ornatowski Featured Speaker for Theory Day 2007
The Writing Program will host Theory Day 2007 featuring Cezar Ornatowski, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University. Ornatowski will be speaking on Rhetoric, Social Change, and Emergent Democracies . . . . more
March 2007
Lois Agnew Receives Meredith Teaching Recognition Award
The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account of $3,000 for professional development for one year. Its specific goals are to recognize excellence in teaching and to encourage a culture of collegial mentoring among faculty members . . . . more
March 2007
Norris and Eye Named Outstanding TAs
Two WP nominees have been awarded 2007 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities. The award . . . is given to approximately the top 4% of all TAs campus wide. . . . . more
March 2007
Upper Division Electives for Fall 2007 Announced

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March 2007

New Graduate Editing Center Launched
In addition to the services offered by the Writing Center, graduate students may also make use of the Graduate Editing Center (GEC), which provides free editing and proofreading services. Our editors work with a range of texts, from dissertations and master's theses to . . . . more
August 2006
Karen Oakes Named First Recipient of PWI Excellence in Teaching Award
The WP is delighted to announce that Karen Oakes is the first recipient of the Professional Writing Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. The Selection Committee unanimously agreed that Karen's teaching materials represented exemplary interpretations . . . . more
June 2006
Brooke Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education
Collin Gifford Brooke, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and CCR Director of Graduate Studies, has been honored with a 2006 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The award is presented faculty based on demonstrated excellence . . . . more
April 2006
Coskan-Johnson Named Outstanding TA
Gale Coskan-Johnson, a PhD student in the CCR program, has been named as a recipient of an Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for 2006. The award recognizes teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in significant instructional capacities . . . . more
April 2006
Himley Receives Senate Diversity Award
Margaret Himley, Director of Undergraduate Studies in The Writing Program has been named a recipient of the Third Annual Diversity Recognition Award from the Syracuse University Senate Diversity Committee . . . . more
April 2006
Voorheis Receives Meredith Award
The Writing Program would like to congratulate Molly Voorheis, recipient of the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for an adjunct or part-time instructor. The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account of $3,000 for professional development . . . . more
March 2006
30 To Represent WP/CCR at 2006 CCCC
We are pleased to announce that 30 WP teachers will be representing SU at the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Chica; this year's convention theme is "Composition in the Center Spaces: Building Community, Culture. Coalitions.". . . . more
February 2006
Diversity Committee Sponsors African-American Read-In
The WP's Diversity Committee, in conjunction with the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, is sponsoring the 17th National African-American Read-In. The goal of this Read-In is to focus special attention on African-American literacy . . . . more
January 2006
Fall 2005 Symposium on Visual and Digital Rhetorics
Fall 2005 Symposium on Visual and Digital Rhetorics Announced . . . . more
November 2005
Brooke Honored for 2005 Kairos Best Academic Weblog
Professor Collin Gifford Brooke has been awarded 2005 Kairos Best Academic Weblog; the honor was recently announced at the 21st Annual Computers and Writing Conference Awards Banquet.
Judge Mike Edwards also announced the honor on the Kairos . . . . more
June 2005
Schell Receives 2005 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Eileen Schell is a 2005 recipient of a 2005 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award honors faculty members whose dedication to graduate students . . . . more
April 2005
Sennett Wins Foundations Award
Congratulations to Ryan Sennett, second year Writing Program TA, for winning the Foundations Award for teaching and curriculum at the LGBT Rainbow Banquet on April 21, 2005. He was nominated by one of his students this semester . . . . more
April 2005
Margaret Himley Honored with Chancellor's Citation
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March 2005
Writing Program Nominee Wins 2004 Outstanding TA Award
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Susan Adams, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in CCR, for being awarded a 2004 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Susan has taught WRT 105, WRT 109, WRT 195, WRT 205, WRT 209, and WRT 307 . . . . more
April 2004
A New Writing Minor
The minor in writing offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes. The coursework provides practice in writing in a range of genres, editing and style, publishing, and digital media . . . . more
February 2004
2004 Spring Conference to Feature Amitava Kumar
Amitava Kumar's talk--a reading from published as well as new work--will be a report on migrant writing. It will be a commentary on the borders not only between nations but between conditions of knowledge that leave us among a divided world and a divided people.. . . . more
February 2004
Diversity Website Launched
In the fall of 2003 the Writing Program accepted a grant from the Vice Chancellor’s Fund for Diversity to integrate diversity into WRT 105 and WRT 205. It made sense for us to take up this challenge, because to write well is to write rhetorically—that is, to understand . . . . more
January 2004
Writing Program Nominees Win 2003 Outstanding TA Awards
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Paul Butler, a third-year Ph.D. student in CCR and to MA student and second-year TA Amy Barone-Phillips for being awarded 2003 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards . . . . more
April 2003
Ralph Cintron to Speak: 9/11 and Hyperbolic Culture
This presentation analyzes the events of 9/11 and American responses to it as an example of the hyperbolic hypermodern. Utilizing rhetorical history and theory, the speaker argues that late modernity conceives itself along the topos of limit vs. limitlessness . . . . more
March 2003
Schell and Stock win CCCC Outstanding Book Award
Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education, co-written by Eileen Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Book Award at CCCCs in New York City this spring . . . . more

March 2003
24 WP Teachers to Present at CCCC
The WP is announces 24 teachers will be representing SU at the 54th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in NYC, several as featured speakers; this year's convention theme is "Re-writing "Theme for English B": Transforming Possibilities". . . . more
February 2003
WP Teachers Win Vision Fund Grant
The WP has been awarded a University Vision Fund Grant for "Multicultural Literacy: Diversity in the Writing Curriculum," a project designed to extend conversations on diversity already begun by the program's current Diversity Speaker Series, an annual public lecture and . . . . more
February 2003
WP Spring Teaching Conference to Focus on Globalization
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February 2003
Honors and WP Collaborate on Workshop
The Honors Program and the Writing Program offered a special half-day workshop for honors faculty, to help them prepare innovative writing assignments and integrate them into their honors courses for the following fall and spring semesters. . . . more
January 2003
Lyons Elected To CCCC Executive Committee
Scott Lyons, Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric has been been elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a constituent group of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) . . . . more
December 2002
Malea Powell to Speak
Malea Powell, Associate Professor of American Thought and Language, will visit Syracuse University and will give a lecture at in 500 Hall of Languages (the Killian Room). Professor Powell's visit is sponsored by a Vision grant . . . . more
October 2002
David Jolliffe to Speak
Drawing on the literature of critical linguistics, particularly the work of Norman Fairclough, this presentation develops a definition of identity formation, a process fostered, in varying degrees, by the discourse of academic disciplines and professional fields . . . . more
October 2002
Writing Program Fall Retreat 2002 . . . . more
August 2002
Howard Book Named WPA Best
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce its first Award for Best Book on Writing Program Administration. Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum, edited by Linda K. Shamoon, Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, and Robert A. Schwegler . . . . moreJune 2002
Rebecca Moore Howard Plenary Speaker at WPA Conference
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June 2002
Writing Program Nominees Win 2002 Outstanding TA Awards
Congratulations to Teaching Associate Heather Shearer, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in CCR and to MA student and 2nd year TA Cristina Lucia Stasia for being awarded 2002 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards . . . . more
April 2002
Fall 2002 Electives
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April 2002
Harriet Malinowitz to Speak
In her published works, Harriet Malinowitz examines rhetorical theory and criticism, institutional and professional authority, and feminist theory, lesbian studies, and queer theory . . . . more
April 2002
Carol Lipson named ATTW Fellow
Congratulations to Carol Lipson who was awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing at CCCC. The citation states, "We are here today to elevate Carol Lipson to Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing . . . . more
April 2002
Writing Center Wins Vision Grant
The Writing Center at Syracuse provides a space for interdisciplinary knowledge making and for development of academic literacy practices and attracts students from around the University and from a range of backgrounds . . . . more
January 2002
Paula Gillespie to Speak: Centered Research: Extending the Conversation
Paula Fleischmann Gillespie, Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center and Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University, currently vice president of the International Writing Centers Association . . . . more

October 2001
Two Writing Program Nominees Win Outstanding TA Award
Seth Kahn is a third-year graduate student in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program and a 2nd year TA . . . Chris Boucher is a 2nd year student in the MFA program in the English Department and a 2nd year TA . . . . more
March 2001
Visiting Speaker Scott Lyons; American Indian Rhetoric
The history of American Indian education is a dismal one at best. Intimately intertwined with the larger project of American colonization—of both land and its Native inhabitants—American Indian education of the past century has been the site . . . . more
March 2001
Anne Fitzsimmons named Meredith Award Winner
The Writing Program would like to congratulate Anne Fitzsimmons, Syracuse University's first recipient of the Meredith Recognition Award for an adjunct or part-time instructor. The Meredith Recognition Award provides the recipient an expense account . . . . more
February 2001
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