In every issue of Reflections, an article is highlighted as “Featured” on the Reflections website.  In addition to the featured article, other points of interest specific to articles in the current issue are a part of the website spotlight. Enjoy the featured articles and spotlights, and share your thoughts with our friends on our Reflections Facebook page.

Volume 17, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Our featured article for the Spring 2017 issue is Inception to Implementation: Feminist Community Engagement via Service- Learning by Johanna Phelps-Hillen, University of South Florida.

Volume 16, Issue 2, Special Issue on Veterans’ Writing

The poem, Heart of the Enemy, is our special feature this issue. The poem is written by Jenny Pacanowski, who is a poet, combat veteran, facilitator, public speaker, and actor.

Volume 16, Issue 1, Fall 2016

Our featured article for the Fall 2016 issue is The Skunkwork of Ecological Engagement by John Ackerman, University of Colorado, Boulder, Caroline Gotschalk Druschke, University of Rhode Island, Bridie McGreavy, University of Maine, and  Leah Sprain, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Our special treat this  issue is  a video developed by Doug Cloud, who discusses his environmental communications project that prompted his article “Communicating Climate Change to Religious and Conservative Audiences: The Case of Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley.” Watch Doug’s presentation here.

Volume 15, Issue 2, Spring 2016

Our featured article for the Spring 2016 issue is A Prison Story: Public Rhetoric, Community Writing, and the Politics of Gender by Michelle Hall Kells, University of New Mexico. Kells is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of New Mexico.

Volume 15, Issue 1, Fall 2015

Our featured article for the Fall 2015 issue is an interview with Cassandra Simon, the founding editor of Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES). Cassandra discusses the vision and mission of JCES involving community engagement and scholarship and shares her insights as editor of the journal.

We have a few special treats in this issue! Listen to the poem, My One Good Thing by Benji Perin and to Irene Lietz discuss the article, Service Learning as Social Justice Activism: Students Help a Campus Shift to Bystander Awareness. Take a look at Rebecca Hayes’ digital work, Visualizing Street Harassment: Mapping the “10 Hours of Walking” Street Harassment Meme that references the video, 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, and peruse the three literacy manuals that Amanda Athon references in her article, Assimilative Rhetorics in 19th Century African American Literacy Manuals: Hall’s Moral and Mental Capsule for the Economic and Domestic Life of he Negro, as a Solution of the Race Problem; The College of Life or Practical Self Educator: A Manual of Self Improvement for the colored Race, and Competition of Valuable Information and Wise Suggestions that Will Inspire Noble Effort at the Hands of Every Race-Loving Man, Woman, and Child.

Volume 14, Issue 2, Spring 2015

Our featured article this issue is our interview with Steve Parks, discussing his views on graduate student engagement with community projects. Steve is Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Volume 14, Issue 1, Fall 2014

The featured article for the Fall 2014 issue is “Mad Women on Display: Practices of Public Rhetoric at the Glore Psychiatric Museum” by Lauren Obermark and Madaline Walter.  We are also featuring the video trailer of the article. Watch the video here.

Our special treat this issue is the Special Editors’ Introduction: Engaging the Possibilities of Disability Studies by Allison Hitt and Bre Garrett.  Allison and Bre provide a thorough overview of the articles that are featured in this issue.

Volume 13, Issue 2, Spring 2014

Our featured article for the Spring 2014 issue is “Where is the Finish Line in the Race Race?” An Interview with Dr. Edward Peeples by Candace Epps-Robertson. Also featured is a podcast of Dr. Epps-Robertson’s interview with Dr. Peeples. Listen to the interview.

Volume 13, Issue 1, Fall  2013

The featured article for the Fall 2013 issue is an Interview with Roseann Dueñas Gonzalez by Isabel Baca and Cristina Kirklighter. We are also featuring an audio discussion with Miguel Guajardo, Francisco Guajardo, Isabel Baca, and Cristina Kirklighter about the Power of Platica.

Our special treat this issue is a podcast developed by Jessica Pauszek, the Assistant Editor of Reflections, which features Cristina Kirklighter discussing Latin@s in Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning.  Listen to Dr. Kirklighter.

Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2013

An Invitation to a Too-Long Postponed Conversation: Race and Composition by Octavio Pimentel is the featured article for the Spring 2013 issue.  Our special treat for this Spring issue is an example of civic writing in action with Mother Tongue.

Volume 12, Issue 1, Fall 2012

The featured article for the Fall 2012 issue is Reflections on Community Future Casting: Digital Storytelling to Inspire Urban Solutions by Catherine Girves, Lorrie McAllister, Dickie Selfe, and Amy Youngs.

Our special treat this issue is the video trailer of the documentary Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine and the My Home Medellin project.

Volume 11, Issue 2, Spring 2012

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Community by Libby Anthony, Kathy Kerr, and Molly Scanlon is the featured article for the Spring 2012 issue. Our special treat for this Spring issue is Enlightened Self-Interest Game by Eli Goldblatt.

April 2011

The featured article for the April 2011 issue is Re-assessing Sustainability: Leveraging Marginal Power for Service-Learning Programs by Laurie JC Cella, Nina Rivera, and Melissa Rinaldo.

January 2011

Two articles are featured for the January 2011 issue. They are The Rhetoric of Aztlán: HB 2281, MEChA and Liberatory Education by Dora Ramirez-Dhoore and Reconnecting Youth—A High-School Program that Reaches College Writing Students by Robert J. Bonk. Dora Ramirez-Dhoore is Associate Professor at Boise State University, and her research engages issues of production and consumption of texts tied to global and transnational perspectives of audience. Robert J. Bonk is Associate Professor of Professional Writing at Widener University, and many of his writing courses use an experiential focus involving community engagement projects.

January 2010

The featured article for the January 2010 issue is Learning about Scholarship in Action in Concept and Practice: A White Paper From the Academic Affairs Committee of the University Senate by Louise Wetherbee Phelp.  Louise Wetherbee Phelps is Professor Emeritus of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University and Visiting Scholar of Rhetoric and Writing at Old Dominion University.

In her inaugural year (2005), Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced her vision of Syracuse University as a campus that would be deeply engaged with the world, in activities and partnerships with communities that she named “scholarship in action.” Recognizing the difficulty of fitting such public or community-engaged scholarship into the traditional framework for defining and evaluating faculty work, she called on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Senate (AAC) to study the issues related to implementing this vision.

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