Monthly Archives: April 2012

Senior Projects Shine in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase

Ten PWR seniors presented their senior projects yesterday afternoon in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase. It is very appropriate that the event was held during the week dedicated to the appreciation of student achievement. All of the projects were certainly worthy of appreciation. PWR faculty evaluated the presentations while faculty in other concentrations of the English department, faculty from … Continue Reading

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Kelsey O’Connell ’14 Named Lumen Scholar

Congratulations to PWR’s very own Kelsey O’Connell and her mentor Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark for being named one of Elon University’s 2012 Lumen Scholars! The Lumen Prize is Elon University’s most respected and premiere award. Recipients of the Lumen Prize are awarded $15,000 in scholarship to support their research proposals and their academic performance and strides. The Lumen Scholar recipients will work closely … Continue Reading

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PWR Seniors Present at SURF

Congratulations to all of our Professional Writing and Rhetoric student presenters and faculty mentors on very successful and interesting SURF Day 2012 presentations! Mary Kate Hinshaw, Katie Kenney, and Anna Beckerdid a wonderful job presenting their research. Presenter: Mary Kate Hinshaw Mentor: Paula Rosinski Project: Text Messaging: The Digital Writing Underlife of Elon University   Presenter: Katie Kenney Mentor: Michael Strickland … Continue Reading

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Two PWR Seniors Inducted into Elon’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Congratulations are in order for PWR seniors Mary Kate Hinshaw and Kate E. Kinney who were two of the fifty-three Elon University students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 16. Phi Beta Kappa, which is the oldest and often considered the nation’s most prestigious honor society in the country, has only established chapters at 280 colleges and universities all over the country. At … Continue Reading

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Anticipating the PWR Presentations Featured in Celebrate! 2012

This Sunday, April 22, is the beginning of Celebrate!, a week dedicated to the appreciation of student achievement in academics and the arts.  Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) seniors Mary Kate Hinshaw, Katie E. Kenney, and Anna E. Becker will be presenting their projects on Tuesday, April 24 during Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Session II. Presentations include Hinshaw’s “Text-Messaging: … Continue Reading

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Dr. Jessie Moore visits Cambodia on sabbatical

Professional Writing and Rhetoric Professor Dr. Jessie Moore is spending this semester on sabbatical, during which she has taken advantage of developing her research in second language writing in a great way. While on sabbatical, Dr. Moore is spending time extending research she conducted almost 10 years ago on second language writing. Returning to this research has provided Dr. Moore with … Continue Reading

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Universal Application of the Professional Writing Studies Minor

No matter what career path you take after graduation, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be required to write. As Coordinator of the Professional Writing Studies (PWS) minor and Assistant Professor of English, Rebecca Pope-Ruark explains, “Every career requires writing skills, and strong communicators are statistically more likely to advance in their organizations. PWS is flexible, engaging, and complements … Continue Reading

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Meet Michael McFarland

Michael McFarland is an Elon senior from Arlington, VA, majoring in English with a double concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and Creative Writing. Over the past few years, McFarland has been a CUPID Associate  and has worked directly with the North Carolina Open Government Coalition through CUPID to help their organization visually redesign a newsletter as a CUPID project. … Continue Reading

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ENG 313SL: Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Ever wondered how non-profit organizations survive in a bad economy? The answer is grant writing. In this Service Learning Special Topics in Professional Writing and Rhetoric course, we’ll explore the world of grant writing and grant making. Guest speakers will include representatives from local non-profits who rely at least partially on grants to continue to provide their services to the … Continue Reading

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ENG 282: CUPID Studio

Looking for a course to work on a professional portfolio and a small project to put in that portfolio? Then CUPID Studio is the course for you. This is a two credit course meeting Mondays at 3:35-5:15. You’ll build the foundations of your own electronic portfolio and work on a publishing project for a real client. Projects in the past … Continue Reading

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