Posted on September 25, 2012 by Christopher Thrall

On Thursday, September 20, Augustana Campus hosted the seventh annual Campus Alberta Writing Studies Colloquium.

On Thursday, September 20, Augustana Campus hosted the seventh annual Campus Alberta Writing Studies Colloquium.

Liv Marken, Writing Centre major domo from U Saskatchewan and granddaughter of Augustana founder Ed Marken, is speaking at the Campus Alberta Writing Studies colloquium here today on campus! Posed here with her fellow student from MA times, Roxanne Harde.

Liv Marken presented on the successes she has enjoyed at the University of Saskatchewan with her innovative, 14-day, “U-Start” International program that facilitates the integration of international students into the social and cultural life of Canadian academia.

Craig Peterson of Augustana and visiting Chinese scholar Lichun Liang continued the focus on international students with a discussion of the surprising number of challenges faced by international students and of how some of these challenges can be overcome by teaching “writing to learn” techniques in the field of scientific discourse.

Heather Graves from the University of Alberta continued the discussion of writing in the sciences by giving an illuminating presentation on her work in the field of rhetoric and science, specifically investigating the role rhetoric plays in bringing to light the facts that underlie empirical science.

Visit the Augustana Writing Centre for assistance with any writing – academic or personal – and for details on upcoming writing events.


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