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UMD Represented at MNWE

Sign at University of Minnesota Duluth
April 7, 2019

UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni recently presented at the Minnesota Writing and English conference.

UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni recently presented at Minnesota Writing and English [MNWE] a Minnesota Conference on Writing and English in April at North Hennepin Community College in Minneapolis.

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Presentations included:

“ESTABLISHING A LIMINAL UNDERSTANDING OF WRITING PEDAGOGY: THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING STUDIES THRESHOLD CONCEPTS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGLISH PROGRAMS” by Courtney Salmela, graduate student in English, UMD.

“USING POPULAR CULTURE IN VISUAL TEXTS TO AID ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENT OF ESL COLLEGE STUDENTS IN FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSES” by Anna Gavrilova,  and Jessica Jongquist-Malyuk, both UMD alumni.  Anna is a graduate of the Master of Liberal Studies [now Master of Professional Studies] program at UMD, while Jessica is a graduate of the MA in English.  Both now work in writing instruction at UMD.

“DIGITAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM” by Brilynn Janckila of St. Cloud State University.  Brilynn graduated from the undergraduate major in Writing Studies with an emphasis in Professional Writing at UMD, before moving to study Rhetoric at St. Cloud State.

“INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING AS CRUCIBLE FOR RESEARCH INTO MASCULINITY” by David Beard, faculty in Writing Studies, UMD, and John Heppen, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Learn more about UMD's Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies.