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Good News - November 2022

Drawings of vegetables and the words "Good News November 2022" with the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies logo

As we prepare to welcome and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday [this] week, we indeed have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate. Below are a few examples that deserve our gratitude and congratulations... My heart-felt congratulations to our colleagues for their commitment and for their successes.

- LuMing Mao, DWRS Chair

Jenny Andrus

  • Jenny has recently been selected to be a mentor for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) for her project "Staying or Leaving: A Discourse Analysis of Narratives told by Victim/Survivors of Domestic Violence." She will be working with and mentoring an undergraduate student in Summer 2023.
  • She has also been selected to receive a Fall 2022 Faculty Small Grant Program (FSGP) Award.
  • She has also been awarded a one-semester Tanner Center Fellowship for academic year 2023-24. 

Hua Zhu

Hua Zhu has also been awarded a one-semester Tanner Center Fellowship for academic year 2023-24

Our department is given two Tanner Center Fellowships this year, which is not common for any department, thanks to the high quality of the proposals by Jenny and Hua.

Romeo GarcÍa, Jay Jordan, and Alex Way have each been awarded an International Travel and Research Grant by the College.

Alex Way

Alex Way’s co-edited special issue of Writers: Craft & Context on Antiracist Conferencing was launched this past Monday. In addition, he recently published, in Writing Spaces, “Exploring Ideology in Written Language: A Translingual Approach.”

Christie Toth

In case you haven’t had a chance to read it, here is the news release about our colleague Christie Toth’s new open-access book from the College of Humanities weekly newsletter.

Last Updated: 12/14/22