Monthly Archives: April 2014

PWR Presentations at SURF

Many students presented research relating to Professional Writing and Rhetoric in Tuesday’s SURF Day as a part of Celebrate! Week. There were a variety of projects ranging from discussions on social media, case studies on group work, and discussions of metaphors and how they impact our understanding of climate change. Senior Emily Bishop participated in the SURF Day poster session … Continue Reading

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Discuss intellectual climate at Elon!

Interested in the discussion on intellectual climate at Elon? Tomorrow, on Wednesday, April 30th, join faculty, staff, and students in a talk on how our programs engage the mind from 4:30-7:30pm in Whitley Auditorium – “Deliberative Dialogue: Strengthening the Intellectual Climate at Elon University.” “There is no doubt Elon University values engaged learning. Many of our signature programs engage the heart, … Continue Reading

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Visit PWR presentations this SURF Day!

SURF Day is tomorrow, this Tuesday, April 29! Come support presentations by Professional Writing and Rhetoric students throughout the day. For a complete look at presentations for the day, click here. 9:00-10:30 AM | Emily Bishop, “How Small Businesses Can Leverage Social Media Sites for More Sales” (Poster, McKinnon Hall) 9-00-10:30 AM | Kyle Whitaker, “The Academic and Self-Sponsored Writing … Continue Reading

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Client Projects: Navigating Group Work

To complete a week dedicated to professional communication, Alice Sudlow ‘14 will share some tips and advice of how to navigate group work within the context of client projects!  Students in the CUPID Studio course are now working on client projects, creating materials for organizations around Elon. We’ve split into four groups, with each set of three or four students … Continue Reading

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Leave Your Baggage At the Door: How Self-awareness Can Save A Group Project

To continue our discussion about professional communication, Margaret Bryant ‘16 will highlight the importance of remaining focused and neutral in any group setting and how being self-aware in such situations is key to accomplishing great group work.  It’s no surprise that group projects tend to have the reputation as the bane of your educational experience, especially in college. Once in … Continue Reading

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Collaborative Projects: Learning to Love Group Work

Hi everyone! This week, we will be discussing professional communication, in both professional and academic settings. To start, Sarah Paterson ’15 will begin the discussion with collaboration by reflecting on her personal experiences and how she came to enjoy academic collaboration! Since high school, I’ve noticed a common class reaction to group projects: a collective groan. From research papers in … Continue Reading

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Emailing Effectively: How to email like a professional

  Guest Post by Lauren Phillips ’16 As a continuation of Preregistration Week, today’s guest post is by Lauren Phillips who provides some helpful tips on how to write professional emails.  As a college student involved in several different organizations, I have to communicate with different people all the time. My inbox is flooded with emails on a daily basis. Some … Continue Reading

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Introducing Dr. Li

To continue Preregistration week, today I’ll be introducing Elon’s newest PWR Professor, Dr. Li. Dr. Li completed her bachelor’s degree at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China; followed by her master’s degree, which she completed at University of Edinburgh in the UK; and finally her doctorate, which she completed at the University of Iowa. She has experience teaching … Continue Reading

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New Class for Fall 2014: Data & Information Visualization

This week, as we all know, is Preregistration week!  To help you with your class selection, I’ll be discussing the PWR Special Topics Course for this fall: Data & Information Visualization. Topics: Data & Information Visualization will be taught by Dr. Li, a new professor to our PWR department, and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:40-3:20.  This course … Continue Reading

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Researching Communication for Social Change: An Interview with Rachel Fishman

As I stated on Monday, this week’s blog posts will highlight student research. For this post, I interviewed Rachel Fishman, a PWR major with a minor in business administration and junior Honors Fellow. Doing work that matters in the real world Rachel knew that she wanted to do nonprofit work, so the PWR major was one that attracted her, especially … Continue Reading

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