First-Year Writing

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Sarah Ghoshal publishes multiple poems and is Semi-Finalist for Annual Poetry Award

Sarah's poems "For Chris," "The Sharp Edges of Trees," and "Garage Sale" will be published in Tic Toc, an anthology by Kind of a Hurricane Press and another poem "He Told Me" is published in Shampoo Magazine. Also, Sarah's poem "A MOSQUITO" has been selected as a Semi-Finalist for the Kind of a Hurricane Press Annual Poetry Award and her Conference Proposal, "Making Parallels Between the Corporate World and the Teaching of Academic Writing" has been accepted for NJWA 2014.

Questions about Your Fall 2014 Placement Assessment?

The Fall 2014 Placement Assignment looks at Mullainathan and Shafir's _Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Click the headline to connect to the assignment and feel free to email us with any questions you have about the assessment at

Welcome Jennifer Holly-Wells - New Associate Director of FYW

We are happy to announce and welcome Jennifer Holly-Wells as the new Associate Director of First-Year Writing. Jennifer received her BA in English from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, and an MA, M.Phil and Ph.D. in Modern History and Literature from Drew University. Jennifer brings with her a wealth of administrative and teaching experience with writing and writing programs and has published articles about writing instruction and administration in Writing Lab Newsletter and Small Talk. We look forward to Jennifer being an integral and active piece of our award-winning program.

Susan Wright gives three Presentation Workshops on Writing

Susan Wright presented "Writing for Effect: Techniques to Ensure that your Writing Stands Out" and "E-Mail: Communicating your Ideas and Advocating for Change Directly, Consciously, and Effectively" at the Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Organizations Annual Training Workshop in Freehold, NJ and presented a workshop on "Resumes and Cover Letters: Making Your Best First Impression" at Social Connections Self-Help Center in Clifton, NJ.

Janis Hubschman publishes two stories and receives two fiction awards

Janis Hubschman's story "Reclining Bacchante" has been published in the Winter issue of StoryQuarterly and her story "No One Sleeps" was published in upstreet #9. Her story "Fearless" was also Top 25 Finalist for the Glimmer Train Open Fiction Contest and she received the 2013 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholarship Award in Fiction.

John Hodges publishes a story and a portfolio of his photography featured in Juxtapoz

John Hodges story "Save Sophie!" is forthcoming from Crossed Out Magazine and a portfolio of his photography will be featured in Juxtapoz magazine.

Catherine Keohane presents at MLA and East/Central-American Society for 18th Century Studies

Catherine Keohane presented her paper "Contingent Faculty: Changing Labels but Continued Divisions?" at MLA and her paper "Redefining the Self in Scott’s Millenium Hall" at the East/Central-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Jill Rosenberg is a finalist for multiple fiction prizes and has been invited to Masters Workshop at the Tuschon Book Festival

Jill Rosenberg, who won the 2013 Crazyhorse Fiction context, has a story published in the current issue and was a finalist for Diagram's Innovative Fiction Contest, The New Millenium Writers Fiction Contest, the New South Prose Contest, and the Colorado Review's Nelligan Prize for Fiction. Jill has also been invited to participate in the Masters Workshop at the Tuscon Book Festival in March.

Richard Fulco publishes his novel There Is No End to this Slope

Richard Fulco's novel There Is No End to this Slope will be published this March.

Ann Evans publishes an essay, a story, and her memoir is forthcoming from SheWrites Press

Ann Evans' story "Looking for Blood" was published by Words & Images and her essay "The Writer as a Small Business" was published by Ozone Park Journal. Her yet to be titled memoir will be published by SheWrites Press in the fall.