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Jennah Gunter with ESOL students Jennah Gunter has successfully completed an internship with the English Bridge Program at Longwood’s Office of International Affairs. Jennah, who took Professional Writing with Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust, reflects on how her studies in English and Professional Writing informed her experience: “English majors have a particular approach to language. We receive a […]

Haley Vasquez (an English major with a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Writing) successfully presented her senior seminar paper, “‘There’s No Returning Me; I’m Yours Forever’: Clothing as a Language for Southern Identity.” Organized by prominent professors of literature like Dr. John Miller of Longwood’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Haley’s panel was well […]

Chris Crider presenting his research to Longwood faculty and students Chris Crider successfully presented his CURIO research, “The Raven’s Demons: The Psychoanalytic Relationship Between Edgar Allan Poe’s Life and His Literary Works,” at The 2017 Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Chris expounded on psychoanalytic perspectives to Edgar Allan Poe’s work by combining them with Kubler-Ross’s […]

Haley Vasquez, an English major with a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Longwood, got offered a fully funded M.A. position to study Rhetoric and Composition at Washington State University. Congratulations, Haley! We are so proud of your accomplishment! Haley Vasquez

It is my great pleasure to announce that one of our Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentrators, Garrett Badgley, was awarded the 1st place in the Humanities category among the essays submitted for the 2017 issue of Incite: Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. Garrett wrote his winning essay entitled, “The Rhetoric of Distrust: A Dangerous Game during the 2016 Presidential Campaign,” originally […]

Our Rhetoric and Professional Writing student, Haley Klepatzki’s essay entitled, “Hillary Clinton’s Rhetoric of Gender Inequality: The Past, Present, and The (Hypothetical) Future” has been selected to appear in the 2017 issue of Incite: Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. Haley wrote the essay originally for the ENGL 305: “Presidential Debates in a Global Theater” class during the […]

Drs. Heather Lettner-Rust and Elif Guler of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program at Longwood recently presented their research at the 2017 Conference on College Composition Communication (CCCC), which took place from March 15-18 in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust Dr. Lettner-Rust (Composition Coordinator) collaborated with Dr. James Holsinger (Director of the Writing Center) in […]

Sarah Curlee, an English major with a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Writing, successfully completed an internship with Prince Edward County Public Schools. Sarah assisted the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Johnson, and the staff of PECPS in the creation and maintenance of the institution’s presence on social media. Sarah immediately showed an interest in the internship opportunity […]

Chris Crider, a Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentrator, has recently received a CURIO program grant from The Student Research Advisory Council at Longwood University. As part of CURIO (The Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities), Chris will assist Dr. Elif Guler on her rhetorical research during the Spring of 2017. As a CURIO researcher, Chris will […]

Sarah Curlee and Chelsea Smith of the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program were appointed as two of the ambassadors to represent the Department of English and Modern Languages (EML) at Longwood’s Admissions Open House on November 12, 2016. Sarah and Chelsea shared their experiences in EML and successfully informed the attendees about the premise of The […]