First-Year Writing @ Clayton State University
Faculty and Student Happenings
Jeanne Bonner, Part-time Instructor, published "Recording the Sound of My Child's Voice" on the New York Times website. Available at:
Shantay Robinson, Part-time Instructor, presented "Addressing Literary Sister Circle and their Filmic Counterparts through a Feminist Lens" at New Voices Graduate Student Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 5, 2016
Greg Kirk, a CSU English major alumnus and Writers' Studio Consultant, published “God, Family, & Journalism,” in the Southern Journalism Magazine March/April 2015 and “Seasons Bistro: A Team Creating a Culinary Experience” in the Southern Journal Magazine January/February 2015.
Margaret Fletcher, Lecturer, presented "The Fletcher-Ridenour Blogging Experience: How Two Instructors Can Cooperatively Use Student Blogs to Improve Metacognitive Skills in First-Year Writing" at the Student Success in Writing Conference, April 4, 2014, in Savannah, GA. Mary R. Lamb, Associate Professor, and Bob Pfeiffer, Assistant Professor, each won Engaged Learning Initiative grants to revise ePortfolio requirements for first-year students. They piloted their research Fall 2013 in two sections of 1101/1102 and implemented changes Fall 2014.
Sipai Klein, Assistant Professor, presented "Digital Architectronics: The Mechanics of Educator Designed Multimodal Texts" at the Computers and Writing Conference, June 2013.
Margaret Fletcher, Lecturer, presented a paper, "Public Work: Voices for the Voiceless" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 15, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV.
Benie Colvin, Visiting Instructor, led a workshop, "Teaching Thesis Statements with a Tactile Twist," at the Success in First-Year Writing conference sponsored by Georgia Southern University, February 8, 2013. Dr. Colvin also has an article coming out in the April issue of New Horizons in Adult Education, "Where is Merlin When I Need Him? The Barriers to Higher Education are Still in Place: Recent Reentry Experience."
Lizcha Bennet, First-Year Writing Student, has an essay, written for Dr. Lemaster's English 1101, published in "This I Believe," Sept. 1, 2010, available at http://thisibelieve.org/essay/81588.
Margaret Fletcher, Lecturer, received a grant covering registration for contingent faculty that enabled her to attend the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, April 2011.
Barbara Fortier, First-Year Writing Student, has her essay, "East China Sea," first written in Dr. Lamb's English 1101, published in the Cygnet, Spring 2010.
Andrew White, First-Year Writing Student, has an essay, written for Dr. Lemaster's English 1101, published in "This I Believe," Sept. 1, 2010, available at http://thisibelieve.org/essay/81829.