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Term Faculty, Peggy Scolaro, Edits The Dream King

Term Faculty, Peggy Scolaro, Edits The Dream King

The Dream King was pre-released in a Facebook live event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.  Ironically, in an unwitting decision by the publisher, the full release of the book came out on August 28, 2018, fifty-five years after Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech.  The book is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble in both paperback, Kindle, and Nook, as well as from DreamStreamCompany.com

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October 20th is the National Day on Writing

October 20th is the National Day on Writing

The George Mason University community of writers will celebrate the National Day on Writing on Friday, October 19 through a Tweetathon. Use hashtag #whyiwrite and share advice about writing, clever tactics for writing, or neat writing tricks.

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Composition faculty awarded 2018 emergent researcher award by the CCCC

Composition faculty awarded 2018 emergent researcher award by the CCCC

The Archive of Workplace Writing Experiences (AWWE), an early-stages research project by Professors Brian Fitzpatrick (George Mason University) and Jessica McCaughey (George Washington University) was recently awarded a 2018 Emergent Researcher Award grant of $8,000 by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).

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Life without Writing

Life without Writing

What role does writing play in our lives? Professionals from three different fields (history, journalism, law) discuss the importance of writing in the 21st century. In Spanish and English. Thursday, March 29, from 12:00-1:15 PM

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Composition faculty receive funds to develop OER materials

Composition faculty receive funds to develop OER materials

During spring and summer of 2018, with help from a second round of 4-VA OER funding, an eleven-member team of faculty will continue the transition of the OER collection to a public-facing platform hosted by Mason Journals, and will add additional items developed by members of the composition program’s 2016-2017 learning communities, a professional development initiative funded by the Students as Scholars initiative.

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Mason Korea expands its writing course offerings

Mason Korea expands its writing course offerings

GMU-Korea opened its door in Spring 2014 in Songdo, a newly-developed town on land reclaimed from the sea and a part of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in the Incheon Metropolitan City. The program has grown rapidly since the first English composition course was offered. In addition to multiple sections of ENGH 100 and ENGH 101, the campus began to offer ENGH 302 in Fall 2017; during the Spring of 2018, Mason Korea is offering three composition courses and three literature courses.

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