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Campus Buzz April 2, 2018

Campus Buzz April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

Michelle Pomposello Honored at PA Academy of Sciences Meeting

Senior research student Michelle Pomposello received an honorable mention for her oral presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting this past weekend. The Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences is widely attended by undergraduates in a multitude of scientific disciplines. Pomposello has been in assistant professor of biology Kara Mosovsky’s lab since the summer of 2017, first doing a SOAR project and then completing two independent-study projects. Her presentation was titled, "The Effect of Dietary Antioxidant Seleno-L-Methionine (SeMet) on Burkholderia thailandensis infected macrophages."

Writers as Activists

Jade Bolds ’19, Ellyce Nieves ’19, and Alicia Pisano ’18 presented at the 2018 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference held on Friday, March 23, at the Hotel  Bethlehem. Their presentation, "Writing as Activism: Reflections and Writings from a Fall 2017 'Moral Life' Course at Moravian College," built upon work they completed in English Professor Joyce Hinnefeld's ENGL 236/391 "Writing as Activism" course.

Writing Center Tutors Present Their Work at Conference

At the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference, held March 24 at Rowan University, two groups of students presented on their work related to their roles as writing center tutors and writing fellows. Mike Guarino ’18, Na'im Pretlow ’19, and Vaughn Tempesta ’19 presented a talk titled, “Identity, Privilege, and Activism: Cultivating Spaces of Community for First-Year Writers.” This presentation was inspired by the students' work as writing fellows in Fall 2017 First-Year Writing Seminar courses taught by Associate Professor of Political Science Khristina Haddad (Na'im and Vaughn) and Assistant Professor of English Belinda Waller-Peterson (Mike).

Katelyn Snyder ’18, Autumn Paul ’20, and Sara Weidner ’18 presented “Connection, Cooperation, and Collaboration: Building Community in the Writing Center,” which explored ways that writing center tutors and writing fellows can instill a sense of community among student writers by emphasizing collaboration and encouraging a culture of peer support. This panel drew upon students' work as writing center tutors (Katelyn and Sara) and Writing Fellows with Fall 2017 First-Year Writing Seminar courses taught by Sarah Goletz (Autumn) and Assistant Professor of Music Joy Hirokawa (Sara).