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New Position for Editor

Present Tense is happy to announce that one of our Editors has started a tenure-track position this year. Don Unger, our Social Media Editor, is now an Assistant Professor of Professional Writing at St. Edward’s University.

Conference on Community Writing

If you’ll be at the Conference on Community Writing at the University of Colorado Boulder from October 15-17, say hi to Present Tense editors Allen Brizee and Don Unger. Allen will be speaking about his engaged scholarship initiatives in Baltimore, Maryland and Don will present on his work with 4C4Equality.

Special Issue Twitter Q&A

On August 27, 2015, Multimedia Editor Alexandra Hidalgo and Guest Editor Donnie Johnson Sackey discussed special issue 5.2 on race, rhetoric, and the state on Twitter. The Q&A has been curated with Storify below in hopes of continuing conversation on states’ questionable treatment of people of color until the issue’s release in late fall. See:

Welcome, Audrey Strohm!

We are excited to welcome intern Audrey Strohm to the team. An upcoming senior at Whitworth University, Audrey is an English major with a philosophy minor pursuing graduate studies in rhetoric and composition after graduation. Audrey will be working alongside Present Tense editors throughout summer 2015 as we move toward the publication of our special

More Award-Winning Articles!

Present Tense would like to congratulate David M. Rieder for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2014 (Parlor Press). Rieder’s article, “From GUI to NUI: Microsoft’s Kinect and the Politics of the (Body as) Interface,” was published in Vol. 3 Iss. 1.

Welcome, Shannon Wagner!

We welcome our first intern, Shannon Wagner, to the team. A senior at Towson University, Shannon is an English major with a concentration in writing and a mass communications/advertising minor. Shannon is an active member in the Kappa Delta Sorority, and she enjoys writing creative essays and poetry. Shannon will be working with Present Tense

4Cs and ATTW

Present Tense editors will be at the upcoming CCCC and ATTW conferences in Tampa, FL. We’re always happy to talk about possible submissions or ideas for articles. Look for editors wearing brightly colored Present Tense pins!

Award-Winning Articles!

Present Tense would like to congratulate Rochelle Gregory for being accepted into The Best of the Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals, 2013 (Parlor Press). Rochelle’s article, “A Womb With a View: Identifying the Culturally Iconic Fetal Image in Prenatal Ultrasound Provisions” was featured in our special Medical Rhetorics Issue.

Editors at RSA

Present Tense editors will be at the Rhetoric Society of America conference in San Antonio, TX. Look for conference-goers wearing Present Tense pins!

Present Tense at 4Cs

Present Tense will once again have a number of editors attending and presenting at the CCCC Annual Convention, this year in Indianapolis, IN. Be on the lookout for Editors wearing Present Tense pins or stop by the Editor Roundtable during the Research Network Forum.

New Positions

Present Tense is happy to announce that two of our Editors have taken tenure-track positions this last year. Alexandra Hidalgo, our Multimedia Editor, is now at Michigan State University, and Jessica E. Clements, our Style Editor, is at Whitworth University.

4Cs and ATTW

The editors of Present Tense enjoyed meeting potential and current authors at the recent Conference on College Composition and Communication and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference.

IARSLCE Conference

Present Tense editors, Elizabeth Angeli and Allen Brizee, presented their scholarship at the International Association of Research on Service-learning and Civic Engagement conference September 23-25.