UCF Alumnus Heads to His New Position at Daytona State College Writing Center

November 02, 2016  The Daytona State College Writing Center welcomes UCF alumnus Mikael Romo as their new writing specialist. Mikael is a 2015 graduate from UCF with a BA in Writing and Rhetoric. He had this to say about the Writing and Rhetoric major: “Writing & Rhetoric is an intellectually challenging major; it...

Writing Across the Curriculum and Working Across Campus: WAC Partners with Faculty Across Disciplines

October 13, 2016  With the objective of assisting faculty across different disciplines in creating and achieving effective writing instruction, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program implements several ongoing programs simultaneously. Recent news of the WAC program includes: In September, a year-long interdisciplinary project focusing on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)...

UCF Students Compete at an International Conference

October 13, 2016  The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for the Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC) works to advance an interdisciplinary approach to design, development, and delivery of communication. The mission of SIGDOC includes the encouragement of research, development, and use of emerging modes of communication. In September, SIGDOC held its...

Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Student Enriches the UCF Community

September 28, 2016  Rachel E. Molko is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts Rhetoric and Composition program. Her recent work on exploring spoken-word poetry as a literacy tool has led to opportunities to present at the WPA conference, the Thomas R. Watson conference, and Cultural Rhetorics Conference. Hosted by the...

Student-led Inquiry Project Becomes Expanded Research Project

September 28, 2016  Congratulations to Texts & Technology students Brandy Dieterle and Landon Berry on the publication of their article in Computers in Composition on the Writing Center Digital Workspace they designed for our University Writing Center. Brandy previously worked as a peer tutor in the University Writing Center and teaches composition for...

DWR Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Dustin Edwards

August 04, 2016  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to welcome assistant professor Dustin Edwards to the UCF community. Edwards researches and teaches digital-material rhetoric, and he has particular specializations in public writing and circulation, writing infrastructures, and intellectual property. “I’m thrilled to join the department of Writing and Rhetoric at...

Annual Schell Award Recognizes Innovative Writing Instruction

July 01, 2016  Each year, UCF’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program, which is housed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, honors one innovative teacher with the Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines. The award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated commitment to and success in...

DWR 2015-16 Award Winners

June 17, 2016  Congratulations to the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s faculty who received 2015-2016 TIP and SoTL awards. Kathleen Bell and Nate Holic received the Teaching Incentive Award (TIP), which rewards sustained high levels of teaching effectiveness. Mark Hall, Mary Tripp, and Pavel Zemliansky received the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award...

Middle School Writing Center Modeled after UCF University Writing Center

January 06, 2016  The University Writing Center was used as a model for Orange County’s first middle school writing center at Glenridge Middle School. The UWC Director, R. Mark Hall, was a consultant on the school-wide writing initiative. The project was started by Bernice Johnson, a science teacher, and the school’s principal, Trever...

R. Mark Hall Awarded 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award

September 23, 2015  R. Mark Hall has been awarded the 2015 Faculty/Staff Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. He was nominated by Mary Tripp and Mariana Chao for his sustained efforts to help Writing Center consultants at the University Writing Center consider issues of language and diversity...

New Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Rhetoric to Begin in Fall

May 06, 2014  Before UCF student Allyson Goolsby took a Rhetoric & Civic Engagement class this semester, she didn’t realize she could play such a role in confronting and solving social problems. But then, that is the purpose of this course that teaches how to use the art of persuasion and effective writing...

Department of Writing and Rhetoric's First Annual Awards Reception

May 02, 2014  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric hosted its first annual Awards Reception on May 1, 2014 in the Sand Key Room. Awards were given to three students and three faculty members who had demonstrated excellence in areas related to departmental goals. Two faculty committees (one for student awards and one...

Vie Wins Chuck D. Dziuban Award

April 21, 2014  Stephanie Vie is the 2014 winner of UCF’s Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Vie will receive an iPad tablet along with a stipend to attend the 2014 Sloan-C Asynchronous Learning Networks Conference in Orlando. The Dziuban Award is a peer-reviewed selected honor. The award committee consists...

Coming this Fall: B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric

April 02, 2014  On March 27, the UCF Board of Trustees approved a new bacholor’s degree in Writing and Rhetoric. The new program is the first of its kind in Florida and was designed to address workforce needs by producing graduates who are proficient in analyzing, creating, editing and adapting text. Surveys of...

Science Magazine Publishes Essay by UCF Professor and Alumnus

August 30, 2013  Writing and Rhetoric Professor Melody Bowdon co-authored an essay with Erin Saitta (PhD Chemistry 2010 and Assistant Director of FCTL) and Tamra Legron-Rodriguez (PhD Chemistry 2013 and Rollins College faculty member) that was published today in Science Magazine. The essay and its attending online module have been honored with a...

Zemliansky Awarded a Council for Programs Grant

August 26, 2013  Pavel Zemliansky was awarded a grant from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. This grant program is intended to: Promote programs in technical and scientific communication Promote research pertaining to programmatic issues in technical and scientific communication, or Develop opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information...

Ríos and Walls Join McNair Scholars Program as Faculty-in-Residence

August 12, 2013  Gabriela Raquel Rios and Douglas Walls have been awarded Faculty-in-Residence status by the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Central Florida. The McNair Scholars Program is UCF’s nationally recognized program dedicated to preparing low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students for graduate education leading to a Ph.D. One of the...

Dr. Stacey Pigg wins NEH Summer Stipend

April 12, 2013  Stacey Pigg was awarded with a Summer Stipend Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, Writing Unbound: Invention, Sociability, and Digitized Public Space. The NEH Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer. Recipients typically produce scholarly...

"Why Writing Matters" Contest Winners

March 26, 2013  On Tuesday, March 19, the University Writing Center hosted a reading for the winners of its “Why Writing Matters” contest. Entrants addressed the topic—in 500 words or less—in the genre of their choice. The winners represent a variety of academic backgrounds. 1st Place: Will Henken, undeclared major in the Burnet...

Knights Write: Works of First-Year Writers Showcased

February 02, 2013  The thought-provoking research and writing of first-year students were presented at the Third Annual Knights Write Showcase, hosted in the Student Union this week by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. The showcase is an opportunity for the UCF community to view the exceptional work of students from the First-Year...