Graduate Student Notes for March 2017

Arthur Berger presented on the panel “Where Are We with Wayfinding?” at the 2017 Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) in Greenville, NC, on February 27.

Rachael Graham gave an augmented reality workshop for the Technical Communication Association’s SpeedTalk: Mixed Reality Night.

Nupoor Jalindre presented her poster “Methods to Visualize Search Queries to Improve Information Design” at the 2017 Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) in Greenville, NC, on February 27.

Hannah Williams presented “Visions of Death: Reading Memorials to Brutality in Bierce and Crane” at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association 38th Annual Conference on Memory and Commemoration in Charleston, SC, on February 4.

Alyssa Wong’s stories “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” and “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” were both nominated for the 2016 Nebula Award (in the short fiction and novelette categories, respectively). She also presented a solo reading of “Ghost Confessional” at the 2017 The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 38) in Orlando, FL, on March 23.

Laura Zdanski presented “Applying Rhetorical Theory in Accessibility Assessment Strategy” at the 2017 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) in Portland, OR on March 15.


Three Rhetoric and Composition MA students presented a panel on “Student Perceptions of Placement and Testing: Implications for Academic Identity and Success” (chaired by Nancy Penrose) at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, OR, on March 17: Christine Barba (MA 2016), “Student Perceptions of Standardized Assessment and the SAT”; Melody Owens, “Placement and Testing: Student Experience as the Decision-Makers”; Grace Taylor, “Exploring Effects of Placement on Latinx Student Identity and Writing Self-Efficacy.

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Karen Eisenhauer and Cecilia Tomasatti were first and second place winners in the Humanities Division at the 2017 Graduate Student Research Symposium.


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