Amanda McGuire Rzicznek

AmandaMcGuireRzicznek

Lecturer

419-372-4660
amcguir@bgsu.edu
442 East Hall

www.starfishyogatherapy.com

Degrees and Institutions

M.F.A. Poetry, West Virginia University
B.A. English, Kent State University

Research Interests: college composition; contemplative pedagogy; graphic facilitation; literature for children and young adults; interdisciplinary studies

Courses Taught

ENG 3420: Literature for Young Children
BGSU 1910H: Don't Stress Out; Chill Out (for the Honors Learning Community)
HNRS 2010: Introduction to Critical Thinking
HNRS 2020: Critical Thinking about Great Ideas
HNRS 3000: WTF?!?: The Academics of the F-Bomb
GSW 1120H: Academic Writing (for the Honors Learning Community)
GSW 1120: Academic Writing
GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing
GSW 1100: Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing
PEG 2940: Yoga

Online Courses

GSW 1120: Academic Writing
GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing

Select Publications

Composition

Hoy, Cheryl, Amanda McGuire Rzicznek, Cheryl Lachowski, and Elizabeth Zemanski. “Contemplative Pedagogy - How to Use Mindfulness Activities to Overcome Classroom Distractions.” Webinar. Center for Faculty Excellence Knowledge Share Webinar Series. http://www.bgsu.edu/center-for-faculty-excellence/services/webinars.html Center for Faculty Excellence. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. (February 17, 2016).

"Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Strategies.” Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Online. 1996 words. (October 2014). Peer Reviewed.

Poetry

“Glass: A Metaphor for Muscles: A Quote from Louise Bourgeois in Two Variations.” Spittoon. 1.1 (2011): 31. Web. 31 Aug. 2011.

“In Fits of—.” Spittoon. 1.1 (2011): 32. Web. 31 Aug. 2011.

Food Writing

“My Heart Is a Kale Chip: In Defense of Food Writing.” Portal del Sol: Review of Journals and Editors. 18 Aug. 2011. Web.

Select Presentations

Composition

“Locating the Present Moment: Finding the Mind/Body Connection in an Embodied Classroom.” Presented with Dr. Cheryl Hoy at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, March 2017. 

“The Art of Visual Thinking: New Approaches for Student Assignments.” Presented with Dr. Cheryl Hoy and Elizabeth Zemanski. Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning:  Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Traverse City, MI: October 20-22, 2016.

Food Studies

"Nurturing Connections: Food and Service Learning in First Year Writing Courses." North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, February 2013.

“Planting Seeds of Motivation: Community Gardens and the First-Year Composition Student.” Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, April 2011.

Service

Faculty Advisor, Campus Cursive Student Group

Faculty Mentor, Hoskins Global Scholarship Program