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Writing as an Imperfect Process: Modality, Research and Inclusion at FYW Symposium

The First-Year Writing (FYW) Program at MSU again offered undergraduates a unique experience and the chance to demonstrate the research and writing skills they acquired in their fall 2021 writing classes in a formal conference setting. The fall 2021 First-Year Writing Symposium, which took place December 3, was an exciting opportunity for students to present the work they did in their classes and reflect on what they learned.

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P2W Major Bids Farewell and Reflects on Four Years of Transformational Change

Like most incoming first-year students, when I arrived at MSU to move into my Bailey Hall dorm room, I was nervous, homesick, and overwhelmed. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears at Noodles & Company as I ate lunch with my family before they left to go back home without me. A new chapter was ahead of me, and the blank pages were daunting.

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The Cube Wins Prestigious University Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant

The Cube (publishing – process – praxis) has won a 2021-2022 university Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CEIG). The grant will be used to support three of The Cube’s upcoming projects: the Detroit Accessibility Project, Indigenous Games, and Holt Public Schools’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) content strategy and implementation.

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Two Experiences, One Company: Interns Complete International Internship with Australian Magazine

After developing an admiration for editing from her professional writing courses at MSU, Rachel Gignac completed a virtual internship as a Publishing and Communications Intern with Publishing ByChelle, an Australian-based publication that produces in-flight magazines for Australian airlines. The internship allowed the recent Professional and Public Writing alumna to receive hands-on experience with writing and editing before graduating this past spring.

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What WRAC Is Making: Community Health and Outreach

The communications team in the department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) recently released our first in a series of “What WRAC Is Making” pieces. These articles showcase some of the amazing things the folks in WRAC are doing at work/school and outside of it. This week, we are showcasing some of the community health and outreach work in which our faculty and grad students are engaged.

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P2W Club Game Night Builds Community

WRAC’s Professional and Public Writing (P2W) Club held their first social event of the semester, a student-led Game Night, on November 16th. The event allowed P2W students to unwind and build community with snacks and games in a fun, relaxed environment. Game Night also strengthened writing and revision skills—and the entire P2W program—in the process.

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WRAC Students and Faculty Present at MSU’s 3rd Annual Digital Humanities THATCamp

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an unconference-style gathering of peers, specialists, and interested students, faculty, and staff meeting to learn more about digital humanities from each other. WRAC…

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Finding Solace in Creating With Support From a CREATE! Micro-Grant

Iliana Cosme-Brooks, a senior double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Public and Professional Writing, has found solace in creating during the COVID-19 pandemic and has picked up embroidery, sewing, crochet, and knitting. She was selected to receive a $500 CREATE! Micro-Grant to respond critically and creatively to the events of the pandemic. Her CREATE! Micro-Grant project, titled “Synonyms for, Symptoms of, Suffocation, Solitude,” is of a mask and an exaggerated and oversized sweater that she made to illustrate how she has felt during the pandemic.  

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