In Town, Across Campus, Between Schools Public Engagement’s Circles of Collaboration

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center library
111 Church Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Annual Obermann Graduate Institute Alumni Talk by BRIDGET DRAXLER

Thursday, February 21, 3:00-5:00 pm

Includes pizza + time for conversation with former Graduate Fellows

Bridget Draxler is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Communication Across the Curriculum at Monmouth College, a liberal arts college in Monmouth, IL. Her current role at the college allows her to support student speaking and writing skills by developing public digital humanities initiatives within the college's core curriculum. As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, Bridget served two terms as a HASTAC Scholar and as a fellow at the Obermann Graduate Institute for Engagement and the Academy. While at Iowa, Bridget developed a course in Iowa literature as part of The University of Iowa UCOL Mobile Application Development Team, highlighting UNESCO's designation of Iowa City as a World City of Literature through undergraduate student research.  Now at Monmouth, she continues to collaborate with the UCOL team, and her students are writing multimedia biographies of civic leaders for a "Local Heroes" mobile app.

During her visit, Bridget will also be speaking at 12:00 pm on Feb. 21 at the Digital Studio for the Public Humanities (topic forthcoming) and at 12:00 pm on Feb. 22 at 2390 University Capitol Center on “Becoming a Future Professor Today,” as a guest of the Center for Teaching.