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Fifth Edition of ‘City Tech Writer’ Now Online

City Tech Provost Bonne August sang the praises of nearly three dozen newly published student authors at a reception on May 3, 2010, hosted by President Russell K. Hotzler. The event marked the publication of the fifth edition of City Tech Writer. In her remarks, Dr. August told the students that being a published writer is a commendable and valuable achievement.

During the reception, City Tech President Russell Hotzler congratulated faculty members who had assigned and inspired the writing selected for this year’s edition of the annual publication, a forum for the best student writing produced in courses across the curriculum. The issue is online here:
City Tech Writer, Vol. 5.

This edition was edited by Professor of English Johannah Rodgers, who took the place of founder and editor-in-chief Professor Jane Mushabac, who was on sabbatical during academic year 2009-2010. In her remarks, Professor Rodgers commended the engaging writing included in the issue and invited the student authors to read aloud short excerpts from their works.

President Russell Hotzler

Provost Bonne August

The writing in Volume 5 addresses a range of subjects, including essays on lion dancing for the Chinese New Year celebration, the socio-economic impact of sex tourism in Thailand, poverty and the minimum wage in the United States, healthcare reform and the redevelopment plan for Willet’s Point.  Also of note is the cover for the volume, an original synthesis of the creative and technical fields designed by Hang Chen, a student in City Tech’s Advertising Design & Graphic Arts (ADGA) program.

Faculty, staff and others acknowledged for their assistance in the production of the publication included Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement Steven M. Soiffer, Executive Assistant to the President Marilyn Morrison, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Pamela Brown, English Department Chair Nina Bannett and ADGA Professors Anthony Accardo and Lloyd Carr.


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