May 7, 2013
Coming To Writing Schedule,
9:00 a.m. "Writing for Social Justice" Moderated by Sean Murray
(D’Angelo Center, Room 306)
Juniors from the High School for Community Leadership will be
presenting excerpts from their Problem/Solution projects. Their
self-chosen topics range from investigating Mayor Bloomberg's soda
ban to examining U.S. policies on North Korea.
"Writing Culture, Reading Diversity and Finding Your Way In as a
Moderated by Collin Craig
(D’Angelo Center, Room 307)
Juniors from Jamaica High School will be participating with St.
John’s University college writers in discussing their research
projects. The High School Juniors will share excerpts of their
projects while St. John’s writers will present a major writing
project they produced this year to talk about how they made
transitions into college writing as a recent high school
"Voices of the Self: A Cultural Mosaic"
Moderated by Sharon Marshall
(IWS Conference Room)
Students in Professor Marshall's classes composed cultural
memoirs that included research into their names and families and
recollections of the cultural practices, values, and landscapes
that shape their identities and experiences. In our session,
students will read from their work and create a collective mosaic
of individual voices and histories.
10:00 a.m. "More Than Words: We Wrote Books and Made Movies"
Moderated by Bill Torgerson
(IWS Conference Room)
Students in Prof. Torg's class wrote nonfiction books and made
films inspired by their stories. Hear about the process from idea
to the screen.
11:00 a.m. "Students’ Multimodal Responses to Student Debt"
Moderated by Sophie Bell and Amanda Moulder (IWS Conference
Students in Sophie Bell’s and Amanda Moulder’s sections of ENG
1000C recognized that the national trends in student debt are
unsustainable. They turned this realization into a reason to call
for more attention to this problem. During this panel presentation,
they will show and discuss their resulting projects. Using videos,
podcasting, digital poster design, poems, and songs, they
contributed their voices to public discourse on this crisis.
"Passports, please..." Moderated by David Farley (IWS Back
Students from David Farley's classes will discuss the various
ways that they have "reclaimed" the document of the passport for
their own purposes. Particularly, students will show how they
construct their identities through papers written in response to
the categories found on a passport.
12:00 p.m. "The Freshman Passport Program: Students Look Back"
Moderated by Tara Roeder (With David Farley, Sean Murray, and Derek
Owens) (IWS Conference Room)
Graduating seniors who participated in the Freshman Passport
study abroad trip to Rome four years ago will reflect on their
experience in the program and the role it played in their college
career, and answer questions from faculty and students.
1:00 p.m. ""Race, Gender, Identity and Writing" Moderated by
Sophie Bell (IWS Conference Room)
The group will look at a text related to our topic, and discuss
it in an open forum.