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NIU’s First Year Composition Program will host its ninth annual Showcase of Student Writing from 3 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The showcase is a platform for hundreds of NIU English students to share their scholarship with the entire university community. Students present their...
Peer advocates
For the past three semesters, peer advocates have been making a difference in the lives of First Year Composition students at NIU. Peer advocates are sophomores, juniors and seniors who mentor freshman and transfer students in English 103 and 104 classes. Working in a collaborative team with other peer advocates, these mentors provide support through...
NIU Showcase of Student Writing
NIU’s First Year Composition Program (FYComp) will host its eighth annual Showcase of Student Writing from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The showcase is a platform for hundreds of NIU’s English students to share their scholarship with the university and local communities. Last...
Molly McNett
NIU students taking fiction and First Year Composition classes taught by English instructor Molly McNett can be assured of this: They’re learning from one of the nation’s best writers. McNett has proven time and time again that she’s the real deal. Now the award-winning short-fiction author has yet another national recognition to add to her...
First Year Composition Program
When 80 faculty members gathered in the Sky Room early this semester for a summit on First Year Composition Program retention, the challenge was clear. What innovative ways could the group conceive to assure that First Year Composition students receive the coursework and connections with faculty and peers that will bring them success as freshman...
Photo of a student at a previous NIU Showcase of Student Writing
The First Year Composition Program will host its annual Showcase of Student Writing (SSW) from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The showcase provides a forum for hundreds of students in various English classes to share their research with a public audience. Students present their projects through a combination...
Erin Vobornik
Erin Vobornik, a second-year graduate student at NIU who is working on her master’s degree in English linguistics, was named a 2013 fellow of the  Linguistic Society of America. Vobornik, who earned a bachelor’s degree in French from NIU in 2008, was awarded  the Dictionary Society of North America Fellowship. This fellowship provides $1,700 tuition for...
Showcase of Student Writing
NIU’s annual Showcase of Student Writing, sponsored by the First Year Composition Program in the Department of English, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The showcase provides a forum for hundreds of students in various English classes to share their...
Michael Day
NIU English professor Michael Day has received the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Technology Innovator Award. Day, director of NIU’s First Year Composition Program, received the award at the 2011 Computers and Writing Conference at the University of Michigan. “It was a pleasant surprise,” he said. “It’s a significant award in my field...
Photo of antique typewriter
The fourth annual NIU Showcase of Student Writing will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Sponsored by the English Department’s First Year Composition Committee, the showcase presents student writing and research in visual media. The event is free and open to the public....