The first Rhetoric Reading Group Meeting of the Summer will take place at 1:30 PM, Friday, June 12. The location will be The Motor City Brewing Works (470 W. Canfield Street). Our text will be janet Atwill’s Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition (Cornell University Press, 1998).
Professor Pruchnic has won a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award for the academic year 2008-2009.
Professor (and Directory of Composition) Ellen Barton and Sue Wells (Temple University) will lead a workshop entitled “Medical Rhetoric: Ethical Issues, Archival Concepts, and Imaginative Writing” during the 3rd Annual Summer Institute of the Rhetoric Society of America. The Institute is hosted by the Pennsylvania State University and takes place during July 22-28, 2009.
The program will hold an informal job search brown bag for R/C graduate students on Friday, May 29 at 1 PM in the English Department’s 10th floor conference room. A casual discussion of the ins and outs of the job search process will be followed by reviews of job application materials solicited from individuals recently hired to and from WSU. Participants are encouraged to review in advance Collin Brooke and Eileen Schell’s (Syracuse) handout on Preparing for the Job Market and the first few chapters of Kathryn Hume’s Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt (available as an e-book download from the WSU library).