Posted on February 17, 2011



Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will celebrate “Writing at Western”

on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Miller Library with short readings by

faculty and staff.


The public event will feature faculty from a range of disciplines reading briefly from their

work. A new and updated bibliography of the published work of WNMU writers will

also be available.


WNMU professor Sharman Apt Russell, an event organizer, said that this “chorus of

voices” will include work from Eugene Criscione, professor of business; Dan Tappan,

professor of computer science; Margarita Wulftange, professor of education; Mahesh

Pattabiramen, professor of natural sciences; Benjamin Cline, professor of humanities;

Janet Wallet-Ortiz, Humanities Department Chair; Margaret Soucy, Coordinator of

Student Success Seminars; and Peter Bill, professor of expressive arts.


Topics range from the discussion of a short film on war crimes in Bosnia to teaching first

graders in a dual-immersion classroom.


“Writing is first about learning and discovery, and then about communicating those

discoveries to other people,” said Russell. “These readings are meant to show students

and the community how the faculty and staff at Western use writing in their professional



“Writing at Western” is co-hosted by Miller Library and the Writing Across the

Curriculum (WAC) program.


For more information, please visit http://www.sharmanaptrussell.com or



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