LFCC Hosts Second Symposium on Thinking and Writing

For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

On Friday, October 19th, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host its second Symposium on Thinking and Writing at the College Level.  This event focuses on exploration of the writing process and current research about transferring skills across writing courses and disciplines.  Participants will be teachers from different disciplines throughout high schools, community colleges, and universities.  The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. 

Keynote speaker for the event will be Rebecca Moore Howard, a graduate of West Virginia University, and past instructor at Colgate, Texas Christian, Cornell, and Binghamton Universities. She is now Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse. Her scholarly and pedagogical books and essays include Standing in the Shadow of Giants: Plagiarists, Authors, Collaborators and Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research. She is a principal researcher in the Citation Project, a multi-site, data-based study of college students’ use of research sources.

For more information, go to the event website at https://sites.google.com/a/email.vccs.edu/writing-and-thinking-together/home  or contact Dr. Frost McLaughlin at fmclaughlin@lfcc.edu or Dr. Miriam Moore at mmoore2@lfcc.edu .

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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