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Sixth Edition of ‘City Tech Writer’ Celebrated at President’s Reception

City Tech Provost Bonne August sang the praises of forty-one newly published student authors at a reception on May 5, 2011, hosted by President Russell K. Hotzler. The event marked the publication of the sixth edition of City Tech Writer. In her remarks, Dr. August told the students that writing is both a great challenge and satisfaction. She reminded students to put this impressive credit on their résumés.

During the reception, President 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 president congratulated the writers, who this year represented 12 different disciplines, and Svetlana Akhmadieva, the student whose design was chosen for the journal cover. View the issue online: City Tech Writer, Vol. 6

City Tech Writer is under the direction of English Professor Jane Mushabac, founder and editor-in-chief. Professor Mushabac commended the exuberant crowd for the bold and memorable writing in the issue. She noted that getting accepted for publication in the journal is highly competitive with only 20 percent of the professor-nominated submissions winning acceptance. Professor Mushabac invited the student authors to read aloud short excerpts from their works, and a dramatic ‘sprint’ through the issue followed with lively one-minute readings from each work.

Professor Mushabac’s Preface notes, “In City Tech Writer Volume 6, we go to Mexico and MOMA and the moon. In Vietnam we watch a man and wife smuggle their small children to safety; in Canarsie a young woman dramatically overcomes low expectations; in St. Vincent we roast breadfruit on an open fire.

“The writers share their knowledge of new technology and respect for timeless values. They discuss distributed computing and health. They bring thoughtful questions to bear on e-English, and human dignity. They consider cutting edge research, and works of art, plays, and fiction. As always, the variety of disciplines, cultures, and eras that are represented reminds us of City Tech’s great span of interest in our world.”

Faculty, staff and others acknowledged for their assistance in the production of the publication included Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement Stephen M. Soiffer, Executive Assistant to the President Marilyn Morrison, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Pamela Brown, ADGA Professor Lloyd Carr, who is the journal’s art director, English Department Chair Nina Bannett and ADGA Chair Mary Ann Biehl.


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