CFP: Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Panel (undergrad) (12/1/05; 2/24/06)

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Rochelle Gregory
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CFP: The University as Academic Community--Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

A Symposium in Rhetoric
The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities
Texas Woman's University - Denton, Texas
February 24, 2006

"We are not here to drill pupils in spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but to bestow upon them the potentiality of service to thousands and perhaps millions of their [people]—to develop in them the power to move humanity to noble deeds by the communication of the truth. If there is in the teaching profession a higher a more stimulating function than that, I do not know what is." Fred Newton Scott

Undergraduate student research and scholarship is often overlooked, and the writing undergraduates produce is too often for the sole endeavor of "getting the grade." However, scholarship contributes to the understanding of the academic community, and community at large.

Therefore, since undergraduate students engage in meaningful scholarship and often lack a forum to present it to the academic community, this panel will solicit papers from undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines on different interests with the purpose of furthering undergraduate scholarship and undergraduate inclusion in the university research community.

The Rhetoric Symposium undergraduate panel welcomes papers from undergraduate students from all academic areas including but not limited to: Disability Studies, Rhetoric and Disability, Rhetoric and Composition, English, Journalism, Political Science, Education, History, Film Studies, Media Studies, Art, Psychology, and Sociology. The Rhetoric Symposium is interested in papers which present an interdisciplinary approach to the research problem.

If you are interested in proposing a paper for the undergraduate research panel, please contact Rochelle Gregory at

Proposals should be in abstract form (approximately 250 words); electronic submissions are preferred.

The deadline for submission of all proposals is December 1, 2005.

Please forward this announcement to interested students.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brenda Brueggeman of Ohio State University.

For additional details about the symposium, please visit the conference web site:

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