FYW Newsletter (April)

FYW Newsletter


FYW Sandbox Module: Lectures & Scholarly Resources–Critical lenses, Drafting, MLA & Fair Use


Dates & Deadlines

The Major Launch Party is Wednesday, April 3, from 12 – 1 p.m.  in the College Writing Workshop (Schmitt 132)–send your students!


Dept. Meetings

  • April 3 @ 2:30 p.m./ Schmitt 104
  • May 1 @ 2:30 p.m./ Location TBA


  • President’s Address to the University Community/ April 24 @ 3 p.m.  

Professional Development

  • NEW DATE/ TIME: “What Can ESL/L2 Learners Teach us about Good Pedagogy?” with Jamie Dritt,  Wed, April 10/ 11:30-12:45 p.m./ Schmitt 380


Live Lit

  • Wednesday April 10, 4 pm, Kasser Lobby: Kathy Curto and Maria Giura, Memoir
  • Thursday May 2, 5 pm, SC 251: Jayne Anne Phillips, Fiction (co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program)

Important Dates

  • April 19 – 21 Easter Holiday (no classes)
  • Tues. May 7—Last day of classes–designated as a Friday (no Tues. classes)
  • Wed. May 8—Reading day (no class/ no finals)
  • Wed. May 15—Semester ends
  • Mon. May 20—Grades due by 9 a.m.





The Write Mode Podcast’s  episode featuring University College, MSU.




Publications, Performances & Events


Melissa Adamo co-chaired a roundtable and then presented on it at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, “Continuing the Discourse on Multimodality from NeMLA 2018: A Co-presentation,”  & “Taking Risks and Code-Meshing: Multimodal Approaches to Engaged Pedagogy.”


Emily Axelrod will present “How to Teach Rhetorical Analysis Using the SAT Essay” at the NJ Writing Alliance conference.


Denell Downum presented “Embodied Rhetorics: Role Playing Scenarios in the First-Year Writing Classroom” at the New Jersey College English Association conference in March.


Rose McKiernan-Reyes presented for MSU’s Center for Leadership Development series on Narrative Leadership and will present at the university’s 9th Leadership Institute event on Legacy Leadership.  Her article “Why Putting Your Phone Down and Picking Up a Book is Good For Your Practice”will be published in the spring edition of Women Lawyers In Bergen newsletter.


Shil Sen has been busy in March with presentations “‘To a nunnery, go!’: Or Maybe Not!” (co-authored with Smita Mathur) at the Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare, Shakespeare Society of India International Conference in New Delhi; also “Kamala Khan as Miss Marvel: On Being a Brown, Muslim, Immigrant Superhero”  (co-authored with Kay Sohini Kumar) at the Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Shil will also present “Mediating Audience Uncertainty via Metatheatre on the Early Modern Stage” at the Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference in April.

Have a contribution–committee meeting, personal announcement, requests for future installments?  Email csverem@gmail.com to be included in a future issue.

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