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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 8, 1997)
SDSM& T TO HOST 1st CONFERENCE OF THE GREAT PLAINS ALLIANCE FOR COMPUTERS AND WRITING APRIL 19- 20
The First Conference of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing will be held on the SDSM& T campus on April 19- 20, 1997. The event is being sponsored by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Epiphany Group, which is part of a national coalition dedicated to training composition faculty in the use of computers and networks.
The conference will offer a mixture of presentations and hands- on workshops, with the goal of providing practical suggestions and resources for English teachers from middle school through the college level. Keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Fred Kemp, Co- chair of the national Alliance for Computers and Writing. Dr. Kemp is Associate Professor of English at Texas Tech University and is Director of the Computer- Based Writing Instruction Project at that institution. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking works in the field of computers and writing.
The following individuals also will be giving presentations during the conference:
Dr. Sharon Cogdill, Associate Professor of English, St. Cloud State University, and Co- Chair of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. Dr. Cogdill teaches English in a computer- based writing classroom and has used real time computer conferencing extensively with her classes.
Dr. Joan Latchaw, Assistant Professor of English, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Dr. Latchaw is co- editor of The Dialogic Classroom, a practical text on using computer networks in writing classes. She has used computers and the internet extensively with her classes.
Dr. Michael Day, Assistant Professor of English, SDSM& T, and Co- Chair of the Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. Dr. Day is the SDSM& T site coordinator for the Epiphany Project and also chairs the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly on Computers in English. He has used network- based activities in his classes for the past seven years.
Individuals interested in attending the conference should register by April 17th. To register or obtain additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Day at 394- 5100 or mday@ silver. sdsmt. edu, or view the web page at http:// www. dsu. edu/~ ericssop/ gpa. html.
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