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Archive for January, 2013

Andrea Lunsford Presents “The Role of Rhetoric (and Social and Other Media) Writing in 21st Century Universities”

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Andrea Lunsford, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at Stanford University, visited California State University, Long Beach on Friday, October 5, 2012 on behalf of CSULB’s Composition Program. A crowd of 85 faculty members and graduate students from CSULB and several other southern California […]

2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series Features CSULB Graduate and Author Kristen-Paige Madonia


The 2012-2013 Visiting Writers Series featured author Kristen-Paige Madonia on October 4th, 2012, at California State University, Long Beach’s Soroptomist House. Madonia read an abridged version of the first chapter of her first novel Fingerprints of You (Simon and Schuster, 2012) to a packed room. Following her reading, audience members asked Madonia several questions about her creative […]

The First-Year Composition Program Updates Social Networking Site “Composition at the Beach”

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First-year composition program co-coordinator Dr. Sarah Arroyo (English) created the social networking site Composition at the Beach for CSULB students and faculty. In Arroyo’s continued efforts to develop a web presence for a program that introduces thousands of students each year to college-level academic writing, the site affords many practical potentials for both teaching and talking about […]

English Graduate Students Present at the 2012 Young Rhetoricians’ Conference

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Graduate students of English Cortney Kimoto, Sarah Roussin, Corey Leis, and Brian Le presented the panel “Teaching and Learning in Evolving Hybrid Spaces” at the 2012 Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in Monterey, California on June 21st. Using California State University, Long Beach’s Composition at the Beach and other higher education web portals, they explored the theoretical and pedagogical concerns of […]

Nancy Sommers Explores the Important Topic of Responding to Student Writing to Inspire Revision

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Renowned scholar, teacher, and writing program administrator Nancy Sommers (Harvard) visited California State University, Long Beach on Friday, November 18th, 2011, on behalf of CSULB’s Composition Program. Her presentation and workshop focused on the important topic of responding to student writing to inspire revision.
Sommers began her presentation by prompting audience members to consider “the pleasures […]

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