News, Events, and Calls

Traci Gardner
- Traci Gardner, News Editor

We publish news from the WAC and writing communities. Visit to catch up on upcoming conferences, see calls for proposals, notices of newly published books and other scholarly projects, stories of WAC programs and practitioners in the news. If you have WAC news you want to share, please send a note to

April 22, 2019
Elementary Students VIsualizing and Communicating about Math

At this elementary school, students visualize math so that they’re able to communicate their thinking behind an answer

April 8, 2019
ATD Publishes Special Issue on Contemplative Writing

Across the Disciplines has published Volume 16, Issue 1 as a special issue on contemplative writing. "Contemplative Writing Across the Disciplines," guest edited by Marlowe Miller and Karolyn Kinane, is available on the home page of Across the Disciplines

April 5, 2019
Webster Grove HS Pairs Printmaking & Artist Statements

Webster Grove High School Pairs Printmaking and Artist Statements in a writing across the curriculum project. 

April 5, 2019
2020 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference Call for Proposals

The 2019 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) conference will be held from October 10-12 at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, May 6, 2019.

April 4, 2019
Call for Proposals for the 4th Biennial Rhetoric of Health Medicine Symposium

Proposals for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium, to be held September 5-6, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, are due April 10.  Potential categories, submission criteria, and instructions are available on the RHM website.

April 4, 2019
Call for #4C20 Workshop Presenters: WAC and Health Care

We are looking for proposals for this workshop and hopefully a future collection of essays on WAC and Health Care programs for CCCC 2020, Milwaukee.  If accepted the workshop will be requested in a Wednesday afternoon slot before the conference.

March 23, 2019
Fifty Years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going?

The presentation "Fifty Years of WAC: Where have we been? Where are we going?" was presented at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh.

March 20, 2019
Analyzing Sources in the WAC Classroom

Students analyze quotations to increase understanding, as shown in the related image.

March 19, 2019
Network Sense Selected for 2019 CCCC Research Impact Award

Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, by Derek N. Mueller, has been selected as winner of the 2019 Research Impact Award by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The award is presented annually to "the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances the mission of the organization or the needs of the profession." Mueller's book appears in the #writing series, edited by Cheryl E. Ball. Mueller's book is the first to be published in the series. 

March 9, 2019
Kindergartners Writing Across the Curriculum

These kindergartners are writing across the curriculum to share their love of @FirstInMath