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  • Professor Foley Unites Poets July 28-Aug 2

    For the fourth consecutive summer, Professor Ruth Foley is organizing and participating in the Connecticut River Advanced Conference on Poetry and Poetics in Chester, CT (usually simply called "Chester"). Born from a desire to grow as poets and educators, and based on the pedagogical underpinnings of The Frost Place, which emphasizes  our poetic roots through […] More »
  • Faculty Lunch: Creating a Process

    Wheaton-Emerson Writing Fellow Molly McGillicuddy kicks off this year's faculty brown bag lunch series on March 20 in PDR 1, from 12:30-200 with "Writing Research as Process: Designing Assignments to Enhance Exploration and Critical Thought." Molly will talk to faculty about ways of sequencing writing assignments so that students can identify questions and explore ideas […] More »
  • Campana's Olympian Writing: The Honors Thesis Pizza Jam

    Tweet this: Campana's Honors Help, Handouts and Hummus today @5 in Greenaway. Professor Connie Campana will host a revising and editing workshop for all Honors Thesis writers today, February 19 in the Library's Greenaway Room from 5-6. Writers are asked to bring at least 5 pages of their works-in-progress and to come with questions and […] More »
  • February Warm-Up: Teaching Research Writing

    This February, Wheaton-Emerson Writing Fellow Molly McGillicuddy will offer a faculty brown bag talk on breaking down the research writing process for students. Molly will discuss how faculty can scaffold assignments in a way that emphasizes writing processes. She'll also share samples of assignment sequences. Once we have a precise date and location for Molly's […] More »
  • Wheaton Fellow Dishes on Writing

    Wheaton-Emerson Writing Fellow Angie Sarhan will offer a faculty/staff brown bag lunch discussion on student peer review this Wednesday, October 16 in Emerson PDR 1 and 2. Several students will join Angie, who teaches First-Year Writing and Writing for Multi-Lingual Speakers of English. Angie will share strategies designed to help faculty and students get the […] More »
  • Academic Festival Celebrates Writing!

    Wheaton's Academic Festival celebrates student creativity and research in all disciplines on Friday, April 26 in Balfour Hood, from 12:30-3:30.   Come to Balfour to see poster presentations on buffleheads and turkey vultures. See demonstrations on liquid nitrogen ice cream and the history of needlework. Hear original songs and watch original ten-minute plays. Listen to papers […] More »
  • Music major tommy Van Duyne

    Music Major Thomas Van Duyne ('14)

    For his final project in Writing in Professional Contexts (English 280), jazz saxophonist and music major Tommy Van Duyne created a digital portrait of jazz band founder Rick Britto, who passed away in 2012. Using Rick's music as a rich backdrop for the portrait, Tommy narrates an artist-teacher's life in images and in words. More »
  • English Language Conversation Group

    Senior women's studies major and writing tutor Rasheeda Abdul-Musawwir has begun an English-language conversation group, which met once weekly during the fall semester for informal conversations in English. Rasheeda, an active member of the Distinguished Women of Color Collective (DWOCC) and Student Government Association (SGA), spent her last two summers teaching literature to seventh graders […] More »
  • Sylvia Reed

    Wheaton Welcomes Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Sylvia Reed

    Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Sylvia Reed joins the Wheaton English department this fall. Professor Reed, a linguist who received her doctorate from the University of Arizona, researches Scottish Gaelic, a fascinating and endangered language. Professor Reed explains that “like other Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic has many characteristics that might seem strange to a speaker of English--for […] More »
  • Wheaton Wins National Recognition for Writing!

    The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), an association within the National Council of Teachers of English, has awarded the Wheaton College Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program the 2010-2011 Writing Program Certificate of Excellence! More »