Providence, Rhode Island
...does yoga and met Michael Cera.
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a week in the life of Caity's senior year at URI
Yoga keeps me centered and mellow. I like concerts and shows. Last year I took a road trip to Tennessee to see the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Why Writing and Rhetoric?
I decided on Writing and Rhetoric because I liked writing all through school. I took 3 years of Latin in high school, so the rhetoric aspect of the major appealed to me. There's a lot of freedom in the major, but you also learn the foundations of how to writing in a variety of genres and formats.
Writing early on:
My parents always encouraged me to write; I naturally gravitated toward it. When I was 7 we had to write and illustrate a book for art class. I wrote mine about a family trip to the Grand Canyon, but even then my writing was really detailed. I left nothing out of the story.
I love Libby Miles' classes. I took an honors writing class freshman year with her that made me want to be a Writing major. I realized that writing is something you can study. I also liked Libby's class, Composing Processes and Canons of Rhetoric. I learned about process as a writer and how you can come up with different ideas. Another class I loved was screenwriting. It was interesting to look at the process of making movies and it allowed me to writing creatively.
I've been the Entertainment Editor of The Good 5 Cent Cigar for 3 years. It's been an incredible learning experience. The job is multifaceted—managing staff, interacting with publicists, learning layout, helping other people write articles.
Interviewing the stars:
Two years ago Disney was filming a documentary with the URI Sailing Team called Morning Light. I came in contact with a PR agency that does movie promotions while I was writing an article about it. My name got passed around the agency and I was asked to be a part of a roundtable interview with Sean William Scott in Boston. The more you get involved in, the more connections you make. Some of the other people I've interviewed are:
Do you consider yourself a writer?
Yes - I've been studying it for 3 years and I've been at the Cigar for 4 years. If you define yourself by how you spend your time, then yes. I write all day - whether it's an e-mail, an article, a Sakai post, etc. If I'm not a writer, I don't know what I am.
I just landed an internship with a PR agency for the summer. It's a difficult time to get into print media, but writing is something I will continue to do. Five, 10, 25 years from now I will still be writing.
Please visit our announcements page for more details on the following news:
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Tim Amidon, who was recently selected as an Assistant Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Professor Caroline Gottschalk Druschke was selected for a summer research position with the EPA's Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett. Caroline will be working with them this summer to study the barriers to and opportunities for restoration in the Woonasquatucket watershed in northern Rhode Island. She looks forward to sharing her experience and findings with the Harrington School Communicating Science Cluster in the fall.
Professor Libby Miles has been selected for a national team of curriculum developers/facilitators for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). "Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success" is a grant-funded project designed to help over 300 college and university librarians create projects to assess their impact on student learning.
Get to know graduating senior Shauntel Martin.
Get to know Sara Gilman during her junior year.
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New publications by Gavin Hurley, Tim Amidon,Jeremiah Dyehouse, Cathyrn Molloy, Kim Hensely Owens, Mike Pennell, and Joannah Portman Daley!
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