Graduate Student Notes for April 2017

Krystin Gollihue (CRDM) published her essay “Becoming Sensate: New Approaches to Observing Play” in First Person Scholar.

Marisa Incremona (Rhetoric & Composition) presented “Blog Writing as a Metacognitive Writing Tool” at the College English Association 48th Annual Conference (Hilton Head Island, SC) on March 30. Incremona lead “A Conversation on Multimodal Visual Analysis” at the Unconference for (Ex)change, which was hosted by NC State’s chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America in Raleigh on April 29.

Ian Richards-Karamarkovich (MFA) has been awarded a Fellowship and Residency at the Edward F. Albee Foundation. He was also awarded a Creative Writing Residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Alyssa Wong (MFA) has two stories nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award: “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” and “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay” (in the short fiction and novelette categories, respectively). On April 21, Wong spoke and read at Stanford for Stars in Our Pockets: Queering Science Fiction, A Symposium with Readings. 

On April 1, the Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS) hosted a conference attended by representatives from all four MA English concentrations and the MS Technical Communication program. In addition to these research presentations, the day included a roundtable session on alternative media led by Melanie Graham of the Professional Writing Program and a discussion of the rhetoric of space/place inspired by Dana Gierdowski’s keynote address.

On April 7, the MSTC Technical Communication Association partnered with the Industrial Systems Engineering graduate student group to deliver a workshop on oral communication best practices. Arthur Berger gave the presentation on how to present technical engineering information. Rachael Graham, Nikita Apraj, Jiaxin Zhang, and Chris Sanchez led the interactive workshop and consultation portion with the ISE students.

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