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Writing – defined broadly to include oral, visual, digital, and inscriptional modes of communication – is essential to all academic and civic endeavors. Writing enables scholarly exchange of ideas; it facilitates civic and professional participation; it inspires creativity and innovation; it transforms students into leaders, activists, inventors, artists, teachers, and citizens of the world.

The CWRU Writing Program’s mission is to ensure that all students develop sophisticated communicative strategies through understanding their own writing processes; assessing the contexts and audiences for their ideas; and articulating their messages clearly, passionately, and persuasively.

Register for the Celebration of Student Writing on April 21

Date posted: February 27th, 2017

The Celebration of Student Writing and Research is a university-wide showcase of student writing projects, held in conjunction with Research ShowCase and Intersections symposium and poster session. The Celebration encourages students to re-present and display their research and writing in formats other than word-processed letters and lines on the printed page. The Celebration will take place on Friday, April 21, from 12:00-3:00 pm in the Veale Convocation and Recreation Center. Individual students, courses, and CWRU student organizations are welcome to register using this formRegistration Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

For more information, or to discuss ideas for presentations, please email Dr. Barbara Burgess-Van Aken at bab26@case.edu or writingcenter@case.edu

Nominate a Teacher for a Writing Instruction Award

Date posted: February 27th, 2017

SAGES and the Writing Program are pleased to announce that we are seeking nominations for two awards for excellent writing instruction. These awards honor faculty who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to and success in teaching academic writing to CWRU undergraduate students. You may nominate a teacher, a colleague, or yourself online here:

Teaching Awards for Writing Instruction (AY 2016-2017)

All nominations/statements are due by March 27, 2017. Winners will be honored at the Writing Program Awards on Wednesday, May 3, in the Guilford Parlor at 4 pm.  Read more about the awards.

SAGES University Seminar Essay Award Winners Announced at Celebration of Student Writing and Research December 2016

Date posted: January 25th, 2017

The SAGES University Seminar Essay Awards recognize the best essays produced by students in their second and third SAGES seminars. Seminar leaders nominate outstanding essays, which are reviewed by a committee of writing faculty. …Read more.

Suhaan Mehta wins 2016 Award for Distinguished Teaching in SAGES

Date posted: May 17th, 2016

Dr. Suhaan Mehta, Lecturer in English, has received the 2016 Richard A. Bloom, M.D. Award for Distinguished Teaching in the SAGES Program.  The award was established in 2008 to honor distinguished teaching in the SAGES program at Case Western Reserve University. …Read more.

Writing Program Awards Ceremony

Date posted: May 13th, 2016

Writing Instruction and Essay Awards Announced
April 27, 2016
The Writing Program Award Ceremony honors award-winning teachers and students at the end of each year. The celebration is a recognition of writing faculty at CWRU which includes full- and part-time lecturers, SAGES Fellows, English graduate student assistants, and other friends of writing at CWRU. …Read more.

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