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Kendra L. Andrews presents at the International Conference on Writing Analytics and receives acceptance to the Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research


Last week, second-year CRDMer, Kendra L. Andrews,  attended the International Conference on Writing Analytics in St. Petersburg, Florida where she presented on “Mining for Transfer: Using MyReviewers to Address Evidence of Writing Transfer in Upper-Level STEM courses.” Her presentation evolved from her work with Dr. Chris Anson on a NSF-funded research project on facilitated peer review in upper-level STEM courses in conjunction with faculty at USF, Penn, Dartmouth, and MIT. Kendra’s primary focus is applying transfer theories to peer review practices in STEM-courses with Richard Straub’s work, “Responding—Really Responding—to Other Student Writers” as the framework for analysis.

With this research focus, Andrews will attend the 2017 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research in New Hampshire. At the seminar, she will spend two weeks developing her research as she moves toward publication and working toward her dissertation.


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Karl Feld’s Radio Interview

Third-year CRDMer, Karl Feld was invited to do a radio interview by The Measure of Everyday Life on conducting opinion research in challenging situations around the world. It was titled: “Challenging Environments and Global Opinion Research.

You can find Karl’s professional profile at:  

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Carolina Rhetoric Conference and CRDM Symposium are Happening this Week 3/17-3/20!!!


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by | March 15, 2016 · 11:13 am

CRDMers Contributed to a Collaborative Digital Video Installation









Earlier this semester, CRDMers Jason Buel and Chandra Holst-Maldonado contributed to Local History Through the Camera Lens, a collaborative ​digital video ​installation at Hunt Library. An extension of the project is available at

From the Event Description at Hunt Library:

“Explore the history of Raleigh’s Century Film Studios (1950s-1980s) through this exhibit researched by NCSU students and faculty. Century was founded in Raleigh in the mid-1950s by O.B. Garris (formerly of WNAO and WRAL), a prolific cameraman, photographer, and filmmaker. The studio produced campaign films and public service announcements for various prominent North Carolina political figures including Governors Terry Sanford, Jim Hunt, Bob Scott, and others; and short sponsored films for the likes of the North Carolina State Fair, NCSU, the North Carolina Police Information Network, the Boy Scouts, the Record Bar, and Mt. Olive Pickles.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in Dr. Devin Orgeron’s Seminar in Nonfiction Media (ENG 585 / Fall 2015) were assigned films from the collection, which they then researched, establishing a context for understanding Garris’ work and the historical moment during which they were produced. The exhibit will be available to view on the iPearl Immersion Theater by selecting it from the gallery console from November 11 to December 11.

This exhibit was developed by Dr. Devin Orgeron and Melissa Dollman, with support from NCSU Libraries, NCSU Film Studies, the State Archives of NC, and A/V Geeks.”


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New CRDM GA Position for CHASS IT!

CHASS IT is offering a one-year (renewable) graduate assistantship for one CRDM student. This is a great opportunity for those interested in digital humanities, emerging technologies, pedagogy, and interdisciplinary collaborations. The student selected for this position will work full time (20-hours/week) as a graduate assistant with CHASS IT under the supervision of Justin Daves.

At this point, we are selecting candidates for the 2016-17 academic year. Only students on GSSP are eligible for the position. If you are interested, please send me a CV and a brief statement of interest by JANUARY 15th, 2016.

For more information, please see the call below.

CRDM Graduate Assistantship assigned to CHASS IT
General Duties: The primary purpose of this position will be to serve as a conduit between faculty teaching courses related to digital humanities and CHASS IT.  The TA will provide consultation to faculty and assist them in selecting appropriate technologies for their pedagogical needs; convey system or technology requirements to IT staff members; assist faculty with implementing the selected technologies; and provide some support to the classes.  The TA may need to conduct demonstrations of how to use technologies for classes or serve as a support resource to either faculty or students enrolled in those courses.  The types of technologies a TA may encounter in this role include XML, Omeka, LAMP environments, OpenJournal, content management systems, ArcGIS, open source tools or software (such as GIMP, InkScape, etc.), and Arduino.  The successful candidate is not expected to be familiar with all of these technologies, but should be open to exploring them (and other solutions) individually and with guidance and assistance from IT staff members.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills: The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to translate pedagogical needs into technical requirements.  The candidate should also be comfortable with recommending a variety of technologies to solve various problems.  The candidate should be comfortable giving overviews or presentations related to technical solutiosn when necessary.  Some familiarity with some of the technologies listed above would be a plus.

For additional questions, please contact:
Justin Daves, CHASS IT Director

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Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016 is Accepting Proposal Submissions!

Hosted by NCSU Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter, Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016 will take place on March 17-18th, immediately before the CRDM Symposium on the 19th and 20th. The Planning Committee is led by co-chairs Chen Chen, 2nd-year CRDMer, and Kendra Andrews, 1st-year CRDMer.

Please see the CFP below and circulate!

Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2016: Rhetoric in the Making

March 17-March 18, 2016

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Rhetoric from antiquity to now has been about invention, as rhetors shape situations through persuasive practice. The productive capacities of technologies available in the contemporary moment offer new meanings to rhetoric and create spaces for new rhetorical actions. With the historical and contemporary in mind, the CRC invites presentations on the theme of “Rhetoric in the Making.” How have technologies and media changed the way we practice, understand and theorize rhetoric? How do we “make” rhetoric now? Presenters may explore questions/topics such as:

  • rhetoric and new media
  • digital rhetoric
  • critical making
  • new means of invention and delivery
  • rhetoric and embodiment
  • performative rhetoric
  • rhetoric and social movements
  • digital activism

Presenters are invited to submit proposals in the following formats:

  • Individual Presentations
    • Paper Presentations: Individual papers will be grouped into panels based on common themes.
  • Panel Presentations: Each panel should include three 20-minute individual presentations focused on a central topic, with 15 minutes for Q&A.   
  • Roundtable Discussions: Roundtable discussions should have at least four presenters, focusing on subjects that reflect current conversations in the field and extend the conference themes. Presentations should be short, and presenters should conversationally engage the audience in dialogues and discussions.  

Individual proposals should be no more than 350 words. Panel or roundtable proposals should be no more than 750 words.

In an effort to extend the conference both spatially and temporally, the CRC will produce and distribute a series of conference recordings that will serve as the digital proceedings. Once your proposal is accepted, we will ask for your consent to have your presentation recorded and included in the digital proceedings.
Proposals due: Jan 31, 2016.  Presenters will be notified February 15, 2016, of acceptance. Submit your proposal abstract or panel presentation via this Google Form:

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Adele talks about “Meat and the Politics of Nutrition”

Adele Hite was invited to speak recently at the NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference on October 13, 2015, in Winston-Salem, NC.  Adele, who is also a registered dietitian, addressed the topic of “Meat and the Politics of Nutrition,” as part of a Nutritional Benefits of Meat presentation with Dr. Pete Ballerstedt of Barenbrug USA.  Her talk was based in her ongoing critical examination of the concept of “healthy food” and the historical, social, political, and technological contexts surrounding the creation and evolution of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The Carolina Meat Conference was hosted by NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS).  CEFS is a partnership of NC State University, A&T State University and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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Photo credit:  Briana Brough, NC Choices; Media sponsor:  Laser Image

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