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2010 - 2011 Events



Today's Holy Cross Student: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Hogan Suites B/C

Guest Speaker: Alma Clayton-Pedersen: Outgoing Vice President; Office of Education and Institutional Renewal; Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU); Formerly a faculty member; Associate Provost; and Dean at Vanderbilt University


First in the Family in College: Access, Aptitude, Aspiration
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Rehm Library

Speaker: Mary Childers, Ph.D., author of Welfare Brat

Follow-Up Brown Bag Discussions:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
CREC Conference Room

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Swords Faculty Lounge

Slideshow from this event can be found here.


Making Our Students Better Writers: Teaching Arguments in the Disciplines
January 20, 2011
Hogan Suites B/C and A

This workshop included a presentation, analysis and discussion of writing samples, discussion of expectations and teaching strategies, and time to work on revising an assignment by consulting with colleagues.

Speaker: Anne Herrington, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Director, Western Massachusetts Writing Program; and Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. 

Learn more about Anne Herrington's Strategies for Helping Students Write More Effective Arguments by clicking here.



My Family to Attend College: A Candid Conversation among Students and Faculty

February 24, 2011
Rehm Library

This presentation included a variety of stories about the unique challenges facing students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Fishbowl style conversation with: Vladimir Casseus '12, Jonathan Casseus '14, Anthony Almanzar '13, Gordon Wong '11, Katie O'Connell '11, Krist Dhima '11, Sinthia Pena '12, Mary Conley, Dept. of History, Ron Jarret, Dept. of Chemistry/Class Dean.

View the poster for this event here.


Writing as a Mode of Learning in the Social Sciences
February 28, 2011
Dinand Faculty Room

Brown bag lunch discussion co-facilitated by Royce Singleton, Prof. Emeritus Sociology and Amy Wolfson, Dept. of Psychology.



Writing as a Mode of Learning in the Humanities and the Arts
March 2, 2011
CISS Conference Room (Smith 234)

Brown bag lunch discussion facilitated by Patricia Bizzell, Dept. of English, Cristi Rinklin, Dept. of Visual Arts, and Susan Amatangelo, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures.



Writing as a Mode of Learning in the Sciences

March 4, 2011
Swords Faculty Lounge

Brown bag lunch discussion co-facilitated by Garland Allen*, Professor of Biology, Washington University, and other science faculty.

*Internationally known, Gar Allen's research interests are in the area of history and philosophy of biology, particularly genetics, development, and evolution. He has always combined an interest in the history and philosophy of biology with teaching introductory biology, and currently teaches the first of a three-semester introductory course for majors along with specific courses on writing in biology.


Multilingual Students and Academic Writing: A Panel Discussion
May 4, 2011
Hogan 401

Continental breakfast will be served.

Speakers: Tina Chen, Director, Academic Services; Elaine Hays, Director, Writers' Workshop; Patricia Bizzell, Professor of English; Daniel Frost, Professor of Spanish.