The School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication (WRTC) is a community of exceptional faculty, dedicated staff, talented students and energetic alumni in one of the only stand-alone schools dedicated to the art and science of communication across a variety of modes and genres.

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  • emily knapp_temple_fullwidth_1000x600 JMU Alum Thrives at a Global Nonprofit

    Harrisonburg native and JMU alum Emily Knapp ('18M) grew up with dreams of making Hollywood films and instead found her passion in the nonprofit sector.

  • quad-fall-drone-1000x600.jpg Applications open for Latinx studies cohort hire

    Following a successful seven-faculty cohort hire in 2020-21, the College of Arts and Letters is launching its second cohort search for six outstanding, tenure-track faculty working broadly across Latinx studies.

  • g-johnson-thumb-173x103 In Their Own Words

    Many JMU students combine majors, minors and extracurricular activities to build their future career. In this story, Grant Johnson writes about adding a summer leadership institute to his resume.

  • retire-compilation-1000x600.jpg Serving the college

    The 19 retirees have collectively contributed over 500 years of service to their units, the college, the university and the local community.

  • gemeinschaft-thumb Community-Based Learning: WRTC Creates Opportunities for Community Engagement

    WRTC Writing for Nonprofits students use research and writing to spread the good news about a local residential home for formerly incarcerated men and women.

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