Congratulations to University at Albany students Lilian Newton and Seth Butler for their Honorable Mentions at the 120° Intercollegiate Art Regional. Lilian and Seth are two of seven students representing the University: Tianqi Niu, Juliana Haliti, Alicia Barton, Angela Marden, and Maggie Schwind. The art exhibition runs from March 6 through April 16. It is being held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. For more information about the exhibits and the organization, see their website: artscenteronline.org.
(Picture: "Calloused" by Lilian Newton)
We are now accepting submissions for the Fall, 2021 WCI Writing Contest. For more information about the contest and how to enter, click on the WCI Writing Contest link. You can also see the flier for more information.
WCI Write-Ins--every other Tuesday, from 7-8 p.m.
"This semester the WCI Writing Contest Committee will be hosting a virtual Write-In every other Tuesday evening, from 7-8 p.m. starting 2/16. This is an optional event, where students will have a dedicated time and space to write alongside other WCI students and faculty. Feel free to join once, or every time. The mood is casual, yet productive. Guest hosts and writers may include past contest winners, or many of our spectacular peer mentors. For more information, email Dr. Orr at [email protected]"
Zoom link page.
University at Albany's Mock Trial's A team has won a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series. The Open Round Championship Series is usually dominated by private schools, so it is quite the achievement for the University at Albany to make the Series yet again. Congratulations to WCI's Marcie Newton and our incredible students for all of their hard work and dedication.
University at Albany Mock Trial, with WCI’s pre-law lecturer and faculty coach Marcie Newton, hosts its 2nd Annual Capital Region Clash Mock Trial Invitational.
For more information on the event, click on the following link.
Dr. Robert Yagelski appeared on The Long Conversation podcast with Rachel Jepsen, episode #5. The "discussion ranges from the classroom to the office to the heart, in search of answers to one (massive) question: How can we write ourselves awake?" (Jepsen).
Listen to the episode.
Announcing the winners and finalists for the Fall, 2020 WCI Writing Contest. Visit the Writing Contest webpage for more information about our authors, interviews, and student feedback on the essays.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring, 2021 WCI Writing Contest. Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2020. For more information about how to submit your essay, visit the WCI Writing Contest page. You can also click on the flyer for more details.
Recently, Moriah Hampton had the opportunity to sit down and interview Donna Hemans, author of River Woman and the more recent Tea by the Sea. Moriah touches upon the following topics in the interview: words of encouragement in these difficult times; the significance of water in both of Hemans's books; and how to find the motivation to continually write. Use the following link to read the interview in its entirety.
WCI's own Kimberly M. Smith has been recognized for her dedication and outstanding work with a President’s Award for Excellence in Support/Classified Service.
Tori Ferraro, a former WCI student and finalist in the Personal Inquiry category from the Spring, 2017 WCI Writing Contest, has just published her first book of poetry and prose: Blue Jay Dreams.
The book is described as one that "will help you to see the truth and clarity in heartbreak, life, and the happiness in loving yourself" (Amazon).
The Death Spiral, a collection of poems by Sarah Giragosian, has just been released by Black Lawrence Press.
April Ossmann, author of Event Boundaries, notes:
Giragosian’s fierce, gorgeous poems embody our role as one in body and mind with other peoples, plants and animals—living and extinct—arguing a familial connection integral to the survival of species including our own: “he is a thrashing turtle/on a bone hook, speaking from otherwhere/of his apartness. I point to hearth, to kin…” These poems hope we won’t find ourselves with, “Nothing left on Earth to love or fear,” asthey invoke the beauty around us, and in us.
For more information (and to purchase your own copy) use the following link: Black Lawrence Press.
Peer mentor application deadline has been extended to April 3rd, 2020. For more information on how to apply, visit the Peer Mentor page.
Join us on March 29th for a wildlife rehabilitation event. If you're interested in learning more about the event, click on the flyer.
We are now accepting submissions for the Fall, 2020 WCI Writing Contest. For more information about how to submit your essay, click on the flyer.
Congratulations to Amber Jackson and Shawn Jasinski. They were recently honored at the UAlbany Athletics Faculty Appreciation Night.
Introduction to Feminist Thought and Action: #WTF and How Did We Get Here? #WhosThatFeminist #WhatsThatFeminism by Allison V. Craig and Menoukha Robin Case is available through Routledge. The work is being described as an "accessible foundation that whets appetite for further study" (Routledge).
The Albany Book Festival is taking place this Saturday, September 14th in the Campus Center. From 10:30-11:15am, in the West Boardroom, past winners of the WCI Writing Contest will be reading from their essays. Join us to celebrate their hard work.
Moriah Hampton’s short story “While at the Park” recently appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of The Sonder Review.
Rae Muhlstock has been selected to receive one of the The Lillian Barlow Awards made available through Initiatives for Women. Award winners will be recognized at a special reception on Thursday, July 18 in the Campus Center Assembly Hall at 2:00p.m.
Marcie Newton was nominated for the Torch Faculty/Student Engagement Award for outstanding faculty/student academic engagement. Congratulations, Marcie.
On February 23-24, Marcie Newton, Mock Trial’s faculty coach, accompanied the A and B teams to Regionals at Princeton University, hosted by America Mock Trial Association. Team A tied with Princeton in the final round to secure an Open Bid for the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). This year ORCS was held in just nine national locations with 24 teams competing per location to win a bid for the national championship. On March 9-10, Marcie accompanied Team A to ORCS in Central Islip, Long Island. "It has been a great year for UAlbany Mock Trial," said Marcie. "I’m so proud of what all the team members have accomplished."
Join us on May 1st for a celebration of student writing. Winners of the Fall, 2018 WCI Writing Contest will read from their work. The event will be held in the Campus Center Assembly Hall. For more information about the event--and for instructions on how to RSVP--click on the flyer.
Congratulations to Rae Muhlstock for receiving the Community Engaged Learning award from the Center for Experiential Education.
We are now accepting submissions for the Fall, 2019 WCI Writing Contest. For more information about the contest and for submission instructions, see the WCI Writing Contest page.
Announcing the winners and honorable mentions for the Fall, 2018 WCI Writing Contest.
Official submissions for the Spring, 2019 WCI Writing Contest are being accepted. Visit the Writing Contest section of the WCI website for more information on the contest and the submission process.
Join us November 1st-4th for the WCI Film Festival and Lecture series. This year's theme is Science Fiction. For more information visit the Film Festival section of the WCI website.
Rae Muhlstock is currently being featured on the University's Faculty Spotlight page for her use of experiential learning in the classroom.
Titcha Ho will be presenting a webinar and discussion entitled "Multilingual Writers & Technology: 4 Ideas from the Second Language Writing Standing Group at CCCC" on Friday, April 27 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT). The focus of the presentation will be on how to use technology to teach ESL writing with TESOL.
To join the webinar on your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/959077325
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 959-077-325
Joining from a video-conferencing room or system?
Cisco devices: [email protected]
Registration is not required. The session will be recorded by TESOL and posted on YouTube if you can't attend.
On April 9th, Rae Muhlstock delivered a lecture on "Myth, Metaphor, and Movies: The Labyrinth on Film" at Montclair State University. The lecture was hosted by the Department of Classics and General Humanities and held in Schmitt Hall, room 104.
WCI's Joe Meyer is being recognized at the Disability Resource Center Annual Awards Reception for outstanding service to individuals with disabilities. The ceremony will be taking place from 3:30-5:00pm in Assembly Hall on April 27th. Join us in celebrating this wonderful recognition of service.
Please join us on May 2nd from 3-5pm in the Campus Center Assembly Hall for a Celebration of Student Writing. Winners from the Spring, 2018 WCI Writing Contest will be reading from their works. Light refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Kim Nava by April 25th at [email protected].
The Spring, 2018 WCI Faculty Colloquium will take place from 3-5pm on April 6, in the Large Conference room in Empire Commons.
Our speakers will be reading from their creative works and academic research. There will be light refreshments available.
Bethany Aery Clerico: "Waking Up Different"
Rae Muhlstock: "Crete in the Catskills: The Mythopoesis of Michael Ayrton’s Arkville Maze"
Joe Meyer: "Henry's Quest for Narrative in the Red Badge of Courage"
Peter Monaco: "Youth Against Fascism"
Marcie Newton accompanies UAlbany's Mock Trial teams to New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University, February 16-18. For more information, click on the following link: mock trial.
Titcha Ho served as roundtable leader for a workshop on "Languaging with Technology in Diverse Settings: Multilingual Writers and the Digital Age" at the 2018 CCCC in Kansas City, MO.
Additionally, Titcha Ho Contributed to the CCCC 2018 statements for social justice (All-Convention Event). Link: Statement (15).
Lisa Arrastia answers 5 questions from the We Are Human campaign. You can watch and listen to the video here: link to video.
Charlie Rossiter of Poetry Spoken Here interviews Sarah Giragosian on Queer Fish and on teaching in the WCI program. You can listen to the interview here: link to interview.
WCI's own Rae Muhlstock is interviewed by The Alt on the topic of how studying zombies can help us build knowledge and community. For the full interview, click the following link: "UAlbany professor uses zombies to educate and build community"
WCI open house event welcomes all to our new home in LI B.
Queer Fish, a book of poetry by Sarah Giragosian, has just recently been released by Dream Horse Press. Sarah's book is the recipient of the American Poetry Journal Book prize.