Welcome to First Year Writing

April 15, 2017

Welcome to RE: Composing: A Journal by Writers for Writers!


November 29, 2016

University Writing Program Affirmation Statement

In light of hate crimes that have occurred on college campuses recently, and which appear to be committed in the context of the presidential election, the University Writing Program would like to reaffirm our commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and tolerance for all students, faculty, and staff. As stated in our official Equity Statement, we believe that everyone's lives, perspectives, and practices are enriched when we actively engage in discourse around all complex ideas. Our program is a welcoming and safe place for students regardless of their political stance, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, special health needs, age, religion, country of origin, or socio-economic status.


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March 14, 2017

Announcing a new University Writing Program course for Fall 2017; UWRT 2101

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February 21, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Crossing Borders Student Writing Contest.  

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November 14, 2016

Student Uses Digital Media and Rhetoric to Produce Inquiry Video

UWP Student Jason Matthews uses Vimeo to produce an inquiry video for UWRT 1102.

Former UWP student Christopher Winchester defends Ph.D. Dissertaion

On November 1, 2016 Christopher defended his dissertation entitled, "Use of an Interpretive Jewish Technique: The Function of Ps22 and Other Biblical Texts".

University Writing Program Lecturer Aaron Kashtan has a book under contract from Ohio State University Press.

Tentatively titled "Between Panel and Screen: Comics, the Future of the Book, and the Book of the Future", the book explores the dynamic relatinoship between printed and digital texts as well as they each has to offer in a rapidly chaging new media environments. 


August 31, 2016

New collection of poems from UWP Faculty member Barbara Presnell, "Blue Star". 

Blue Star is a story of war and its effect on family.  The poems weave history, census and militar records, letteres, journals and other documents to tell the 100-year story of one Southern family. 

Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC) at Ohio State University

Joan Mullin, Jan Rieman, Justin Cary and Mary Ellen Muesing enjoyed participating in the annual DMAC institute at Ohio State University in May 2016. 

Linda Hofmann Student Digital Stories on Display

Student digital stories projects around the theme "Boundaries" and personal histories on display at Levine Musuem of the New South's YouTube channel.


June 21, 2016

Announcing the Charlotte Area Veteran's Writing Group

The University Writing Program reaches out to a local community with compelling initiatives to encourage the practice of writing for all members of the military.     


June 15, 2016

The University Writng Program Fall Conference kicks off on October 28, 2016.  

The UWP Conference theme of Transcendant Literacies will excite both presenters and attendees alike with boundary-breaking ideas, presentations and workshops all topped off with a compelling keynote presentation.


UWP 60 // Bite-sized Discussions Around First-Year Writing

UWP 60 offers quick and easy to digist audio recordings remixed from larger conversations found on the UWP Podcast.  They are about 60 seconds long.