Cat Mahaffey to speak at event

Our own Cat Mahaffey will be one of several speakers at a TEDxCharlotte event on Friday, September 30, 2022. Livestream for free!
More information on this event can be found at TEDxCharlotte event.


Submit your Writing for the 2022 Loch Walker writing award

Award Amount:
Two $500 prizes will be awarded: one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. The submission deadline for the 2022 award will be posted soon. Please check back for more information.
Learn more about Loch Walker and previous award winners.

the 2019 – 2020 Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies Department First-Year Writing Student Awards

On April 23, 2021, the WRDS Department held its annual First-Year Writing Awards ceremony (via Zoom) for the 2019-2020 school year. The purpose of these awards is to recognize exemplary student work in first-year writing, particularly in the genres of inquiry projects, portfolios, and reflective writing. A link to the presentation shown during the ceremony may be accessed here. It includes names of student winners and honorable mentions, as well as samples of award-winning work. These awarded projects demonstrate the excellent work WRDS students did last year. Enjoy the work of our First-Year Writing students!

The 2018 – 2019 University Writing Program First-Year Writing Student Awards Ceremony

Friday, September 20, in the Atkins Library Halton Reading Room, the First-Year Writing Student Awards were held to celebrate the best in student writing.

To view the work of our past winners, visit the First-Year Writing Student Awards page.

This year’s winners (from left to right): Kenneth Elrod, Etan Seebaluck, Dina Damiano, and Lesli Kathman