The Office of Liberal Education and the Howe Writing Center invite Miami’s newest students, members of the Class of 2017, to enter a composition contest based on the book selected for this year’s Summer Reading Program, Jane McGonigal’s Reality Is Broken. All other Miami students, faculty, and staff are welcome to post their compositions as well.
Past Spotlight Articles
Here is where you can catch up on the recent news coming from the Howe Center for Writing Excellence.
- Entries to Summer Reading Contest: Changing Games
- 2013 Summer Reading Contest: Submitting Your Entry
- 2013 Summer Reading Composition Contest FAQs
- 2013 Summer Reading Composition Contest: Changing Games
- Writing Center Info for Syllabi
- Student Review of Assignments Service
- Great Seal Writing Contest Winners
Howe Writing Center consultant Krista Warren spent the semester of fall 2012 studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. During her travels, she was able to impact the lives of elementary school students through volunteer online journalism, and her writing was even featured by the National Geographic Traveler Thursday Education Blog. Krista blogged about her travels through
Howe Center for Writing Excellence consultants Ray Fu and Samuel Seeds are both published authors in College Composition at Miami, 2012-2013. “I feel like students would enjoy reading my essay a bit more as its format isn’t exactly standard…it reads more like a story than a strict analysis,” said Fu of his essay, “A
Rita Dove, Miami University graduate and former poet laureate, was awarded a 2011 National Medal of the Arts by President Barack Obama. Dove, who graduated in 1973, was one of eight people presented with the medal on February 13. Now a Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Dove was awarded for her
Miami University’s newest publication, “Her Campus,” was started Fall semester by Howe Writing consultant Alaine Perconti. “Her Campus,” according to Alaine, is an online lifestyle magazine for college women. With issues ranging from style and beauty to health and career advice, “Her Campus” provides college females a go-to publication they can count on for any of their
Seventeen first-year students won gift certificates for essays written for last summer’s Creative Currents Writing Contest – a composition contest about making a difference. The contest was inspired by the book selected by the Summer Reading Program for all members of the class of 2015 to read before coming to campus in August: “The Boy
Joshua Kiger, consultant and graduate assistant director at Miami University’s Howe Writing Center, was recently presented with the Tutor Leadership Award at the East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA) annual conference in Clarion, PA, April 12-13. Each year, the Tutor Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by one tutor in regard to consulting, working with fellow
MU Senior Kelly Zehler, Early Childhood Education major, travelled with a group from Miami to Belize over Spring Break as part of Miami’s Ambassadors for Children chapter. AFC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that provides travel experiences with global volunteer opportunities to help children in need around the world. MU was the first AFC chapter
To give their students a quick overview of Howe Writing Center student services, faculty can arrange for Howe Center Writing consultant visits to their classes. Visits last about 10 minutes; the consultant will explain what kinds of help writers can expect, the benefits of receiving peer feedback, how to schedule appointments, and how students can
APPROVED PHASE 2 WRITING PLANS The following Phase 2 Writing Plans are posted to assist programs still working on their plans. Bridge Course Plans Western Program Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scaffolded Courses Plan Chemistry and Biochemistry Overwhelmingly approved by College faculty in 2009, the policy demonstrates the faculty’s strong commitment to equipping all of
More than 10,000 consultations have been provided to students since the Howe Center opened its doors three years ago.