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This is Howe We Do It Podcast Launch Announcement

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast series, “This is Howe We Do it.”

Excellence and Expertise

This is Howe We Do It Podcast Launch Announcement

Rena Podcast

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast series, “This is Howe We Do It.” 

Hosted by graduate student Rena Perez, the podcast invites teachers and students to engage in insightful conversations about writing and the teaching of writing.

podcast coverIn each episode of “This is Howe We Do It,” listeners are treated to compelling discussions exploring a different genre of writing, or topics surrounding the writing process. From ePortfolios to the intersection of artificial intelligence and writing, the podcast taps into the experiences and perspectives of writers and teachers as they reflect on their own process and think about the future.

“We thought a podcast would be an interesting opportunity to hear and learn from reflective conversations with our faculty and students in a genre that could reach audiences across Miami and beyond. Through these conversations, I’ve gained great insights from ‘how they do it.’ and been inspired by them as writers and teachers,” Rena says.

With a commitment to fostering a supportive writing community, "This is Howe We Do It" showcases the experiences and expertise of its guests, who include esteemed educators, accomplished writers, and passionate students. Each episode speaks to the power of collaboration and shared learning in the field of writing.

Listeners are invited to join the conversation and explore the inaugural episodes of "This is Howe We Do It" on our website, or any major podcast platform such as Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Episode 1 “Chatting About Capstones” is slated to be released on Wednesday May 8th, and features Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence and the Roger and Joyce Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication, and Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, a Teaching Professor in Musicology in the Miami University Department of Music.

Many universities offer capstone courses for senior students as a way to end their undergraduate programs with a unique project. Capstone projects help to draw connections between students’ learning and skills from their various experiences at the university and apply them, often through writing across different genres. Here at Miami University of Ohio, our undergraduate programs culminate students’ learning through a senior capstone experience that is also part of our liberal education experience called the Miami Plan.

How can we use writing in our capstone projects to teach/reinforce to students the important skills we want them to take from their education into their professional lives? We hear perspectives from two faculty at Miami who have been thinking about the bigger picture of capstones in students’ education and how writing shapes this learning in ways that prepare students for their next steps.

Future episodes will be released biweekly.

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence (HCWE) was founded in 1996 with the generous support of Roger and Joyce Howe ('57). Our mission is to help Miami students develop as effective writers in college and prepare them to excel as clear, concise, and persuasive writers wherever life takes them. We pursue this mission through two main initiatives. Howe Writing Across the Curriculum (HWAC) carries out research-based development programs for faculty and graduate students who teach writing in their disciplines. The Howe Writing Center (HWC) supports all Miami writers—students and faculty—with any writing they are doing and at any point in their process. Programming is run by expertly trained undergraduate and graduate student writing consultants, along with the HWC director, staff, and Graduate Assistant Directors.

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