The ABCs of ABDs

We write a lot of congratulatory posts on this blog when our students clear another hurdle on their road to the PhD, and that includes successfully completing the preliminary exams. You've probably seen a number of "So-and-So, ABD" updates over the last year, and while that's certainly a good thing--it means we're doing what we're …

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Jason Kalin, ABD

Jason Kalin, our reigning CRDMSA president, joined his fellow ranks of doctoral candidates by successfully passing his preliminary exams on Tuesday, February 15th. Jason's research focuses on the fourth canon of rhetoric and how it intersects with digital media tools and cultural practices. Now that he's ABD, Jason will begin the long and challenging super …

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Literacy isn’t going to hell in a handbasket: The NC Symposium on Teaching Writing

On February 4th and 5th, The First-Year Writing Program hosted the North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. For a weekend one month into the semester, The CRDM showing was strong, both in audience members and presenters. Dana Gierdowski and Robin Oswald presented "Altering Our Assumptions: A Study of the Digital Literacy Skills of First-Year Writing …

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RSA Chapter Kicks Off at NCSU with Sound Advice for Responding to Calls

(Not from Advice Dog, thankfully.) As we promised earlier, NC State's Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) chapter held its first meeting with several CRDM students in attendance. Dr. Carolyn Miller, one of our program's co-founders and the current editor of the journal Rhetoric Society Quarterly, was there as well to offer advice on responding to calls …

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