Event: Victoria Hall Opening (Aug. 23)


Rowan University on is opening a new building, Victoria Hall, which will facilitate the Writing Arts classrooms and offices as well as the College of Communication & Creative Arts and Communication Studies. Victoria Hall will also contain a new Fitness Center.

Event Date: August 23rd

Event Time: 11pm-1pm


Opportunity: SGA Scholarships (Deadline Nov. 15)

The Student Government Association may award up to Ten $1,000.00 scholarshipsto Rowan University students on the basis of the following criteria:

About the Application

-You can only win one award, but you can submit applications for as many scholarships, for which you qualify.
-You must be returning to Rowan University as an undergraduate student in Spring 2017.
-The number of scholarships to be awarded per category is determined by the number of applicants and their qualifications.
-Applications must be submitted via Proflink.

About the Scholarships

The following is a list of available scholarships:

Outstanding Student Award
3.5 GPA or higher, Full time students only,
This award is intended for full-time students who have maintained a high standard of excellence in their academic endeavors while committing time to either an SGA chartered organization(s) or to the campus community. Awards will be based on the quality of campus involvement and GPA.

Extraordinary Prof Scholarship
2.0 GPA or higher, Full time students only,
This scholarship will be award full-time students who have exhibited excellence in leadership and service to the campus community. Must be involved with at least two (2) SGA chartered organizations or campus organizations.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
2.0 GPA or higher, Full time or Part time
This scholarship in intended for students who attend the university either full or part time. A non-traditional student can be define as students over the age of 24, delayed enrollment, attends part-time for at least part of the academic year, works full-time (35 hours or more per week) while enrolled, financially independent, has dependents other than a spouse (children or caregivers of sick or elderly family members), single parent. Students must exhibit a deep desire for learning in order to enhance their career or personal goals.

The deadline for the receipt of the application is Wednesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Notification of receipt of scholarship will be made by December 15, 2016.

Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2017 Semester.

Use this Link to Apply:

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the complete application and all supporting materials are received by the deadline date noted above. Please direct any questions to: Danielle Davis, Student Government Association (SGA), AVP of Academic Affairs, SGAAcademic@rowan.edu.sga

Event: WAC Writing Prompt – “A Letter to Your Future Self” (Nov. 15)

letterThis upcoming week, our meeting project will be working on a “Letter To Your Future-Self.” These letters will then be sealed into a container and placed away until the end of next semester (May 2017). A lot of things change on a daily basis, and it will be interesting to see how things progress within the next six months.


Event Date:  Tuesday, November 15th at 6pm

Event location:  Writing Center 

Opportunity: Writing and Art Contest! (Deadline Nov 28)

libraryRowan University Libraries and the Rowan Writing Center invite you to participate in a contest inspired by a passage from this year’s RU Reading Together novel, Americanah!

Interested writers and artists should respond to the following passage:

“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie…But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive…It’s true. I speak from experience.”

Category 1: What feelings, personal experiences or thoughts are evoked by this passage?
Respond to this passage with any of the following types of writing:
Personal essay
Short story (fiction or nonfiction)

Please keep your writing to no longer than 5000 words.

Category 2: What feelings, personal experiences or thoughts are evoked by this passage?
Respond to this passage with any of the following works of art:

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges. One first-prize winner will be selected from each category for the award of a $50 Amazon gift card!

Deadline to submit – EXTENDED: November 28, 2016

Submissions are accepted in person at Keith and Shirley Campbell Library, Room 145 or via email to Aileen Bachant Pritch (bachant@rowan.edu)

Event: “Americana – RU Reading Together Book Event” (Nov. 15)

The Rowan community is invited to join in on a thought provoking conversation about this year’s RU Reading Together selection, Americanah. Moderated by Dr. Chanelle Rose, a panel of scholars comprised of Drs. Mirangela Buggs, Dustin Crowley and Kelly Duke-Bryant will use excerpts from the novel to engage in a discussion about migration, diaamericanahspora, hyphenated identities, inter-ethnic tension, and race, power, and privilege.

Light refreshments will be served!

This event is made possible with co-sponsorship from African Student Association, Black Cultural League, History Department, Honors Concentration, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution (SJICR), Rowan Passport, Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness, and Writing Arts Department.


Event Location: Tohill Theater, Bunce Hall
Event Date: November 15, 2016
Event Start Time: 3:30 PM
Event End Time: 5:00 PM

Event: Graduate Level Graphic Novel Course with Mark Tatulli (Nov. 17)

Mark Tatulli will be joining our graduate-level Graphic Novel course, taught by Joe McGee, for an evening of insights about the interplay of words and images, the creative process, and how to be an entrepreneurial artist. The class will take place on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm in Bozorth 118.

  • All MA Writing students and undergraduate majors in Writing Arts are welcome!
  •        You must, however, reserve a spot in this class by emailing Ronald Block (blockr@rowan.edu) before Wednesday, November 16. Please respond soon since spots will be limited.

To say more, mtMark Tatulli is the author of the Heart of the City comic strip and the Desmond Pucket series (for kids) which features frequent interplay between narrative text and comics. He is also known as the award-winning author of the satiric, innovative, and very morbid comic strip Liō, a pantomime cartoon using little or no dialogue.

Opportunity: Create a Writing Profile with “The Artifice,” an online publication!

Screen Shot 2016-10-21 at 10.41.15 PM.pngAttention fellow writers! Do you want to get your work out there aside from college-publications? Create your own, personal writing profile with “The Artifice,” an online publication for various types of writers (undergrads, grad students, postgrads, professors, and more!) “The Artifice” focus on unique topics that are far from conventional. Anyone over the age of 18 years old is eligible to create a free account! Just go to this website for more information and to sign up. Take a look at “The Artifice” online magazine!

Event: Medford Lakes Fall Festival (Oct. 22nd)

Hey everyone! We will be attending the Medford Lakes Fall Festival on Oct. 22nd. We are going to be carpooling a few students, so please email us in advance if you need a ride from campus. You can also meet us in Medford; we will be there from 12:20pm through 4pm. We are going to be reading to children at the festival, and we will also be helping them write their own short stories and/or poems. We hope you can make it! (Dressing up in a costume is accepted and encouraged! There will be a dog costume contest at noon if you want to show up earlier.) fall-leaves