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Third Annual Celebration of Writing 2022

Second Annual Celebration of Writing 2019

First Annual Celebration of Writing 2018

On April 19th, 2018, Spalding held its 1st Annual Celebration of Writing! The event brought together undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, academic support staff, administrators, and family and friends to read, discuss, and appreciate the fabulous written work being done on our campus. The Celebration took place in the newly-dedicated Academic Commons, on the 2nd floor of Spalding's Library, which is an inviting, flexible, technology-rich space for individual/group study, tutoring, and writing support. We hope you will help us to make Spalding's Celebration of Writing a spring tradition for years to come!


Dedication of Academic Commons

10:45 a.m. President Tori Murden McClure

Interdisciplinary Panels

11:00-11:45 a.m. Embodying America: Cultural Reflections and Critiques

  • Savasia Thompson, “I Am” and “My America”
  • Angel Gutierrez, “The American Dream”
  • Roxanne Franco, “Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Obesity as Stated by the Healthy People 2020 Initiatives”
  • Brittany Gray, “Interdisciplinary Approach to Celebration of Life Ritual”

11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Fantasy and Gender Norms in Popular Culture

  • Paige McWilliams, “Stay Safe” and “If You Gather a Group of Women”
  • Sally Rother, “Forbidden Planet: The Future-Movie of the Past”
  • Terry Wilkerson, Jr., Volcano Boy  

12:20-1:00 p.m. Discovering the Self through Writing

  • Lisa Kiper, “Writing, Inc.”
  • Jessica Nelson, “The Slap Sentence”
  • Jonathan Siason, “By the Sea, Sun-kissed Children”

Business and Social Work Panels

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Writing for Good: How Collaborative Revision Serves the Community

  • Cynthia Conley, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor
  • Laneshia Conner, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor
  • Stacy Deck, PhD, MSSW, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Analysis and Strategy in the Corporate World

  • Jordan Emily, “Strategic Evaluation: Love the Hungry”
  • Bryce Spalding, “Marketing Audit: Cincinnati Reds”
  • April Troutman, “Problems in Paradise”
  • Matthew Harper, “Marketing Audit: MVMT Men’s Watches”

Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m. Dr. Mistalene Calleroz-White, Undergraduate Dean

Pictures from the First Annual Celebration of Writing