Rhetoric Week

Rhetoric Week: Spring 2021 Series

Spring 2021 Rhetoric Week is an event series hosted by the Department of Rhetoric and Language, showcasing outstanding written, oral, visual, and digital rhetoric. We also listen to and learn from our multilingual students, promote innovative and multimodal approaches to rhetoric, and celebrate eloquentia perfecta — communicating for the common good. This year we’re spreading out our Rhetoric Week events throughout the spring semester to encourage maximum participation. 

All events are free and open to the entire USF community — all students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

This year's events will be on Zoom and registration is required for the link. Each event has its own registration, please see each events' details below.

Rhetoric Week: International Student Forum

Hear from International students on inclusive learning, teaching practices, & meaningful pedagogy to support linguistically and culturally diverse students at USF.
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Rhetoric Week: Writing for a Real World 18th

Celebrating USF’s finest undergraduate research, Writing for a Real World publishes selected student writing with commentary from students and their instructors. The final publication also reflects RHET 325 students' copyediting and layout and production skills.

Celebrate the works of Sydney Baba, Georgia Brabec, Ezra Buck, Norman Feng, Sommer Phan, Sachi Popov, Angela Maria Hipolito Ting, Elaine Tousignant, Chantal Trazo, & Elisa Rae Yeung.
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Rhetoric Week: Cotchett Speaker Showcase

The best of the best of USF's undergraduate students share their talents in this showcase presentation. This year’s digital showcase includes speeches that are exceptional extemporaneous performances, and employ astute ethical and sound reasoning as well as a nuanced attention to the situation and audience. During this live event, we will present The Joe Cotchett Speakers Area Award on Human Rights and Social Justice and the Bill Workman Speakers Award on Public Affairs.
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Rhetoric Week: Action and Advocacy Video Challenge

Students from all over USF are invited to present a 2-3 minute video that advocates for justice, change, and action—thinking beyond the ballot. Now that the presidential election and local voting is over, how can we still remain engaged in civic issues? How can we keep working for social justice? What should we care about? What actions should we take?

Videos that receive the most “likes” from the USF community will be screened on May 4th. Audiences at the screening event will vote for the Top 5, and winners will receive USF bookstore gift cards worth $100!
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The deadline to submit a video and/or "like" is May 2nd.
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