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RSA 2018 Convention ... Undergraduate Research Network

Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00am to 1:45pm

Dear Colleagues: 

The RSA 2018 convention will feature an Undergraduate Research Network on Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00am to 1:45pm. The Undergraduate Research Network will match talented undergraduate rhetoricians with a faculty mentor and peers with similar interests for a workshop-type discussion of student projects, as well as conversation on issues in contemporary rhetorical studies. 

We’re sending out this email to alert you to this opportunity, invite you to disseminate this information to potential Undergraduate Research Network participants, and ask you to encourage potential participants to submit applications. Applications are due by March 22, 2018 and should be sent to Jim Jasinski ( 

By the March 22 deadline, applicants should send a paper title, a 250 word abstract for a conference-quality paper, and an email explaining why they want to participate in RSA’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Network. We will notify applicants regarding their application status in early April. Accepted applicants will need to send their final paper to their faculty mentor and small group members by May 1, 2018. 

This is an excellent opportunity to encourage undergraduates to participate in the RSA conference. In order to help make the conference as affordable as possible, undergraduate students do not need to be a member of RSA to attend and their conference registration fee is only $50. That fee IS NOT affected by the late-registration increase that begins on March 1.  

Please contact the Undergraduate Research Network director,, if you have questions or need additional information. On behalf of the URN faculty mentors, we look forward to meeting and working with some of your best undergraduates this spring! 


Jim Jasinski 
Undergraduate Research Network Director