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Building Community and Connections

Time Session
8-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Regnier Center (RC) Atrium

8:30-8:50 a.m.


RC 101

  • Mickey McCloud, JCCC Provost
  • Gurbhushan Singh, JCCC Chief Academic Officer
  • Opening Remarks by Miguel Morales, Lambda Literary Fellow
9-10 a.m.

Session I

Session 1A (RC 101A) Session 1B (RC 101B) Session 1C (RC 157) Session 1D (RC 183) Session 1E (RC 145)
10:10-11:10 a.m.

Session II

Session 2A (RC 101A)

Session 2B (RC 101B)

Session 2C (RC 157)

Session 2D (RC 183)

Session 2E (RC 145)

11:10-11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

RC Atrium

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session III

Session 3A (RC 101A)

Session 3B (RC 101B)

Session 3C (RC 157)

Session 3D (RC 183)

Session 3E (RC 145)

Session 3F (RC 144)

12:40-2:10 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote with Stacey Waite

  • Remarks by Brian Shawver, Dean, English and Journalism Division, Johnson County Community College
  • Hare & Bell Award Recognition by Kara Kynion, Writing Center Director, Johnson County Community College
  • Keynote Introduction by Marianne Kunkel, Assistant Professor, English, Johnson County Community College

Keynote — Getting Disorganized: Queer Perspectives on Writing and Teaching

Stacey Waite, University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Part pedagogical praxis, part narrative, part poetry, this keynote will both explore and demonstrate queer perspectives on what it means to teach writing and what it means to compose writing in the first place. Positioning queer as both identities and methodologies, the keynote will invite listeners to ask: “What would it mean to teach and write in queerer ways? What might classroom spaces and writing communities learn from engaging such practices?” Challenging some normative and traditional classroom practices is an exciting place to begin!

2:10-2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks