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3rd Annual English Symposium on November 17

3rd Annual English Symposium on November 17

Yuma, AZ (October 24, 2017) - Arizona Western College will be holding their 3rd Annual English Symposium on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in BA 111. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and the AWC English Department.

The purpose of the symposium is to present papers and facilitate discussions on issues related to English pedagogies. This will be an opportunity for participants to hone in on their own composition skills and share ideas. Participants may discuss any interest broadly within the topic, including controversial issues, in a spirit of candor and collegiality.

Topics and presenters for the event include:

“Renaissance Mathematics” by Luis Martinez
“The Controversy and Hypocrisy Surrounding the N-word in ‘Huckleberry Finn’ and Nationwide” by Mizaba D. Abedi
“Polynesian Students at AWC” by Donna Taylor
“Composition Pedagogy (On-line)” by Bree McGregor
“Cracking the Code for Continuing Online Classes” by Dave Hannah
“Marvelous Reality and Magic Realism” by Daniel H. Herrera
“Mother Night” by Mark Schauer
“Getting Gritty: Mining the Poetics of Discomfort for Embraceable Authenticity” by David E. Kern

AWC faculty, staff, students, and Yuma and La Paz residents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Julissa Fitts at or at (928) 344-7757.


Julissa Fitts
Administrative Secretary
Center for Teaching Effectiveness
Arizona Western College
(928) 344-7757

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