Professional Writing Program

Professional Writing courses teach the research, analysis, writing, and language skills that students will need in their lives beyond the classroom.


May 27, 2020
Each student team chose an engineering or science topic of interest, researched the topic, and presented their findings in this digital forum. Each site also has a page dedicated to younger audiences to share in learning about these ideas. This digital forum was made possible by funds from the Writing Program Award that Alexandra Calloway received this spring. 
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn participated in the panel "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Peter Witte's letter was published in March as part of The Rumpus's "Letters for Kids" program, a subscription-based series that sends letters from authors to children, educators, classrooms, and libraries to help foster a love of reading and writing in children.
March 24, 2020
Sabrina Islam received a scholarship to attend Key West Literary Seminar's Writers' Workshop Program, January 13-17. The program was a literary week of writing and discovery. In the mornings, Sabrina took part in Fernanda Eberstadt's workshop. Her afternoons were busy exploring the island, stopping into local bookstores, and touring the homes of Elizabeth Bishop, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway.
March 20, 2020
Wible's article, "Using Design Thinking to Teach Creative Problem Solving in Writing Courses," builds on a residency at Stanford University's Teaching and Learning Studio Faculty Workshop and a CLCS "Beyond the Classroom" grant. 
March 11, 2020
Jonathan Rick began writing a column for PR Daily. Check out his first two articles: “A PR Pro Never Mistakes Silence for ‘No’” and “Want to Close More Clients? Then You Need to Do This.”
February 18, 2020
Mary Dustin Turner passed away this past Saturday, February 15.

PWP Dates

  • January 23:  Spring 2020 Faculty Developent Day
  • January 27:  First day of spring 2020 classes
  • February 3:   AY 2020-21 teaching requests due (for Lecturers)
  • February 7:  Last day to add/drop spring 2020 class
  • February 21:  Instructors need to verify electronic class rosters on UMEG
  • March 15-22:  Spring break
  • May 12:  Last day to withdraw spring 2020 class with "W" (restrictions apply--check Testudo)
  • May 12:  Last day of spring 2020 classes
  • May 13:  Writing Contest Awards Ceremony (online on Zoom) at 1 p.m.
  • May 27:  Final grades due by 11:59 p.m.
  • May 31:  Last day for students to change from P/F grading to regular grading by 11:59 p.m.

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