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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2009

 

English and Mass Communications Professors to Speak at National Convention

 LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Three professors from the English and Mass Communications Department at Lincoln University were invited to participate in the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. The convention is being held from March 11-14.

 Jason Esters, lecturer, will be presenting during the session, “On Race, Privilege and Agency.” Esters’ presentation is titled “Re-digging Old Wells, Reopening Old Wounds: A Duboisian Approach to Writing Across the Curriculum Pedagogy and Technology Integration at a Historically Black University.” His session will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Jason will be receiving the Scholar for the Dream Award. He is the first time minority participant in the annual convention.

 William Donohue, adjunct instructor, will be presenting during the session, “Diving in, Diving Farther, Diving Deeper: The Future of Basic Writing.” Donohue’s presentation is titled “Looking Over Shoulders.” This panel discusses how local and global issues regarding the basic writing theory, policy, and pedagogy intersect. The session will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. 

Dr. Jeffery Hoogeveen was invited as a discussant due to his extensive background in writing. Hoogeveen is the writing program administrator at Lincoln University. In 1994, he wrote and directed an award-winning documentary, and in 1991, he wrote the screenplay for a film adaptation of Henry James' "Beast in the Jungle."  In 2008 Hoogeveen had published The Thomson Handbook, Comprehensive Edition, 1st Edition, a writing handbook he co-authored with David Blakesley.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University, located in Chester County, PA, is a premier, historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. 

 


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