Seven University Writing Center consultants (Pedro
Alfonso, Alyssa-Rae Hug, Noshee Mahmood, Josephine Marescot,
Sandra Nelson, Cassandra Richardson-Coughlin, and Jonaki
Singh) will be presenting at the Conference on College
Composition and Communication 2013 (CCCC) in Las Vegas, Nevada,
in March. [
Hug's proposal was accepted for "A Gateway to
Professionalization: An Undergraduate Researcher Poster Session" at
the Conference on College
Composition and Communication 2012 (CCCC) in St. Louis,
Missouri in March 2012. Her research/poster --
"Two's Company, Three's a Conversation: A Study of Dialogue among a
Professor, a Peer-Writing Fellow, and Undergraduates around
Feedback and Writing" --focuses on her study of a collaborative
commenting process. This is the first undergraduate poster
session to ever take place at this conference, and her acceptance
is a significant achievement. Congratulations!
Doctoral Fellow Nicole
Papaioannou presented "‘But they would not teach her
to play’: Augusta Webster’s Daffodil and the Croäxaxicans: A
Romance of History and the Victorian Debate on Female
Education" at the
2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities"
at Ohio State University in April 2011.
Writing Center Tutors Angela Vallario and
Mitchell Zink presented original Writing Center
reseach, "An Analysis of the Viability of the Writing Center
Method on a WAC-instituted Campus", during Student Research
Week 2011 in April.
Doctoral Fellow Jody Ludlow and Carmen
Kynard, Director, First-Year Writing presented
"Unrelated Kin: Building Relationships With Critical Race
Theory and Out-Loud Public Literacies in Rhetoric Composition
Studies" at the 2011
CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) Annual
Convention themed "All Our Relations: Contested Space,
Contested Knowledge" in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2011.
Writing Center tutors Que John Chen and
Mohammad Saad Qasim presented "Creating
Fertile Environments for Transplanted Writers" along with
Anne Ellen Geller, Director, Writing Across the
Curriculum, at the Northeast Writing Centers Association (NEWCA)
2011 Conference at Southern New Hampshire University in March
2011. The theme of the conference was "
The Writing Center as Community Garden".
Qasin received the Robert J. Connors Memorial
Scholarship as a first-time presenter at NEWCA who is currently
working in a writing center.
Also at NEWCA in March 2011:
"Branching Out: Digital Literacy
and Writing Centers" was presented by Doctoral Fellows
Tara Bradway, Tuli Chatterji, and
Nicole Pappaioannou; and Writing Center tutors
Jordan Dolan and Gabrielle Levin
along with Harry Denny, Director, Writing Centers
and Chris Leary, Assistant Director, Writing
Center, Staten Island.
Doctoral Fellow, Lauren
Williams, participated in the panel presentation
"Bearing Fruit: Research Into Writing Fellows Programs."
Lauren Williams presented "Crossing the Great
Divide: What We Can Learn About Critical and Disciplinary Thinking
in the Majors from Writing Fellows" at the International Critical
Thinking/Writing Across the Curriculum Confernce at Quinnipiac
University in 2010 and "Creating a New Image: Re-Imagining the
Undergraduate Writing Consultant as Writing Fellow" at the NEWCA
Conference at Boston University in 2010.