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Student Success in Writing Conference held in Savannah

The 2018 Dorothy Golden Award for Excellence in the Teaching of First-Year Writing was presented to Sean Barnette of Lander University. Sean receives the award from CAH Dean Curtis Ricker while SSWC co-chairs Peggy Lindsey and Nan LoBue look on.

On April 6, the Department of Writing & Linguistics sponsored the nineteenth annual Student Success in Writing Conference, held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

Beautiful weather and an attractive venue combined with informative sessions for a most successful day. Visitors from fifteen states, including Texas, Iowa, Colorado, and Oregon, participated in practical and theoretical sessions aimed at the promotion of student success in writing. Comments from attendees included raves about “the focus on praxis and pedagogy”; one attendee “couldn’t wait to tell colleagues how helpful it had been.” Another praised the “collaborations across campus” featured in several sessions.  Yet another commented that “We met some really great people and came home with many new ideas.” Another praised the “good engagement and conversation among participants” and stated that “Each of the sessions I attended was informative, interactive, and a joy to participate in.”

For more about SSWC, visit their web site or contact conference organizer Nan LoBue.

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