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Internships in the Time of Pandemic
Carley Prendergast didn't let COVID-19 stop her plans to find the internship(s) of her dreams in the media industry. Her story is truly inspirational.

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All Sides Now: First-Year Writers Research Current Controversies
Students in Danielle DeRise's WRTC 103 class are using a collaborative approach to research controversial topics. 

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Internships in the Time of Pandemic
What happens when COVID-19 interferes with your study abroad and internship experience? Meet Caitlyn Hart who made the most of an unusual situation.

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COVID-19 in Perspective: Course Covers the Disease, and Much More
Students enrolled in a special course are learning about COVID-19 from experts in chemistry; health; history; philosophy; and Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.  

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WRTC Graduate Student Alumni Show Amazing Career Outcomes
A recent WRTC graduate alumni analysis revealed strong career outcomes across a wide variety of industry sectors. 

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WRTC Major Thriving in Her Internship
This WRTC major is gaining skills in her internship that will be key to her future in professional editing.

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Professional Proposal Writer Speaks to WRTC Capstone Classes
Professional proposal writer, Matt Dale of TSSi, shared his knowledge of government contracting with the WRTC capstone class.

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Along Came the Board
A JMURJ Editorial Board member recounts her journey through her major and how it led her to join JMURJ.

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"We All Need A Voice"
Remembering Whitten Maher
The Whitten Maher Memorial Scholarship recognizes undergraduates in all JMU disciplines whose writing and design reflects Maher’s commitment to advocacy and change.

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WRTC Students Present Type 2 Diabetes Research at Conference on Community Writing
In this interview, WRTC students discuss how presentation of their research at a conference can bring potential action over real issues.

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Stories of Change
Students in WRTC 426: Prison Writing are highlighting the community work of formerly incarcerated persons who are doing something exceptional in their communities.

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WRTC Majors Encouraged to Take Human Trafficking Class Through JMU X-labs
New transdisciplinary class invites students to help solve "wicked problems" such as human trafficking.

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What's That Sound? 
WRTC Advanced Popular Writing: Soundwriting students are learning how the aural environments around them can affect their lives as writers.

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WRTC Alumni Panel Inspires Graduating Class
WRTC Capstone students received great advice from recent WRTC alums about job hunting, landing a great job and life in the workplace.

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Honey Bees Found in Harrison Hall Prove JMU is "Bee Friendly"
JMU supports honey bees, even when they come to class.

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A JMU Humanities Student Becomes a Rocket Man
Raphael Perrino shares the story of how he is now using his master's degree as a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Virgin Orbit.

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Faculty Expert Q&A
Professor of writing, rhetoric and technical communication, answers questions about her research on rhetoric of health and medicine and rhetoric of mental healthcare.

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WRTC Professors Receive Prestigious University Awards 
Dr. Seán McCarthy and Dr. Jennifer Almjeld received awards at the Academic Affairs Luncheon on 04-11-19.

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Experiential Learning 
The WRTC major supports and encourages students to gain professional experience prior to graduation.

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Diabetes, Stigma, and Healthcare in the Shenandoah Valley
WRTC 458: Scientific and Medical Communication students are getting hands-on experience researching type 2 diabetes. 

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Mark Your Calendars! The College of Arts and Letters Career Conference is Happening After Spring Break!
This two-day conference helps liberal arts students build their job-seeking toolkit.

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2019 FemRhet: Redefining Feminist Activism at JMU and Beyond
DIY feminist activism is the theme of the 2019 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference sponsored by WRTC.

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"In Your Newspaper, On Your Campus": Remembering Whitten Maher T
The Whitten Maher Memorial Scholarship recognizes undergraduates in all JMU disciplines whose writing and design reflects Maher’s commitment to advocacy and change.

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All in the Details: New Advanced Editing Class Enables Students to Glimpse the Editing Workplace 
WRTC students who have completed WRTC 300: Professional Editing have an opportunity to learn advanced editing skills in new experimental course, WRTC 401E.

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Culture, Community and Environment in Ireland
The Culture, Community and Environment in Ireland summer program offers a unique study abroad experience, one that is interdisciplinary and community-oriented.

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Body Talk: How Do We Conceptualize a "Normal" Body?
A new cross-disciplinary course explores what language we use to conceptualize a "normal" body across axes of gender, race, age, mobility and sexual orientation.

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A Great Option for Spring: Build your Digital Skills and Learn How to be a Consultant.
WRTC 359: Digital Communication Consulting course teaches students how to teach other students digital skills. 

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Mark Your Calendars: Documentary The Bleeding Edge Screening at JMU
WRTC in partnership with the Medical Humanities minor will host a screening of the new documentary "The Bleeding Edge" in the Grafton-Stovall Theater on October 30 at 7pm.

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Who Writes Content for Voice Interfaces Such as Siri and Google Assistant? It Could Be You.
Toni Byrd Ressaire, graduate of JMU's MS in Technical and Scientific Communication program ('08), speaks to WRTC faculty and students.

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Interview with Jennifer Almjeld

In this interview, Jen Almjeld, Director of Graduate Studies in WRTC, highlights the unique opportunities available in the WRTC graduate program.

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The Breeze - WRTC Professor Teaches Course on Prison Writing

WRTC professor Sarah O'Connor's WRTC 426 Prison Writing course was featured in The Breeze on 03-01-18.

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JMU Shines at "Caring for the Caregiver" Hackathon

WRTC's Elizabeth Pass helps JMU team to a top three spot in the annual "Caring for the Caregiver HACK" in Richmond, VA.

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Ten Years of WRTC

On Valentine's Day 2008, the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters announced the formation of a new, interdisciplinary academic unit.

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WRTC Student and Faculty Start Harrisonburg's First "Girls Who Code" Event

If WRTC major Catie Willett has her way, the future will be more welcoming to women in computer science.

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“We All Need a Voice”: Remembering Whitten Maher

Read any Breeze article by Whitten Maher and you'll appreciate the JMU Foundation scholarship that the Maher family has founded in his name.



Dr. Lori Beth De Hertogh Receives 2017 Excellence in Teaching & Learning with Technology Award 
JMU's Innovation Services recognizes teachers who have demonstrated leadership in teaching and technologies at JMU and beyond. 



WRTC Announces the JB Hancock Endowed Scholarship for Writing and New Media 
The JB Hancock Scholarship will award at least $1000 annually to one or more WRTC majors who have created compelling writing/new media projects. 



WRTC Participates in the New Cross Disciplinary Minor in Medical Humanities 
Designed to complement any major, the Medical Humanities minor provides students with a humanistic and social study of illness, health and the body. 



WRTC Houses New Cross Disciplinary Minor in Disability Studies 
 Beginning in Fall 2017, JMU students will have the opportunity to earn the new, interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies. 



WRTC Colleagues Provide Writing Workshops for City of Harrisonburg Firefighters 
August 11, 2017: WRTC colleagues Cindy Allen and Kristin Knapp facilitated six writing workshops for city of Harrisonburg firefighters over the summer. 

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Dr. Seán McCarthy and Dr. Mollie Godfrey Recieve Award for Outstanding College-Community Project 
Dr. McCarthy (WRTC) and Dr. Godfrey (ENG) received the 2017 "Outstanding College-Community Project Award" for "Celebrating Simms." 



Michael Critzer Interviewed by Heroic World About His New Book on Superheroes 
By day, Michael Critzer teaches college students about superheroes, but by night he seeks to understand their moral character, resulting in his inspirational new book. 



Dr. Jen Almjeld Receives Prestigious Award for Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship 
Dr. Jen Almjeld was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award. 



Dr. Alex Parrish's Research Featured on NPR's With Good Reason 
In an NPR interview, Dr. Alex Parrish argues the importance of recognizing animal voices. 

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WRTC Faculty Present at Inaugural CCCCs Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 
Four WRTC faculty were selected to present at the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Regional CCCCs conference held at Virginia Commonwealth University in June. `

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2017 Provost's Award for Honors Teaching and Service 
Scott Lunsford receives 2017 Provost's Award for Honors Teaching and Service. 

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"Speaking up in a Sea of Silence": Remembering Whitten Maher 
Read any Breeze article by Whitten Maher and you'll appreciate the JMU Foundation Scholarship that the Maher family has founded in his name. 

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