Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen's edited collection, Writing Assignments in Context, has been accepted by McFarland for publication in 2016. The volume includes twenty original, classroom-tested writing assignments, plus supplementary materials to help readers incorporate the assignments into their own courses.
Laurie Glover was one of 72 international poets chosen to attend the 2015 Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop, where she participated in workshops with poets such as Sharon Olds and Robert Hass.
Emily Alameida, who is completing an Individual Major in Technical Communication through the University Writing Program, has been awarded the Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The scholarship includes a cash award and a complimentary student membership in the STC, the world's largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication.
These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines.
In spring 2015, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines
During one of her Business Writing courses two years ago, UWP Lecturer Lisa Sperber assigned a community-based proposal assignment for which students were required to propose a solution for a situation they deemed problematic.
University Writing Program Lecturer Karma Waltonen served as the sole editor for the recently-published collection of essays titled "Margaret Atwood’s Apocalypses," which features essays by established and new Atwood scholars on Atwood’s poetry, "The Handmaid’s Tale," and the famous MaddAddam trilogy. Through this collection, readers will encounter ways to trace the theme of apocalypse through decades of Atwood’s work, and lenses through which to view various fictional apocalypses, including disability studies, theology, and ecofeminism.
In January, Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), an organization of information-development, training, and support managers from around the world (http://www.infomanagementcenter.com). The Advisory Council is made up of a select group of members invited to advise the CIDM on the issues and activities that are most valuable and timely to professionals within the field of information development.
University Writing Program Professor Dana Ferris is the founding Editor-in-Chief of a new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Response to Writing. Hosted online at Brigham Young University, the first issue has gone live and can be accessed for free here: