Cabrini college approved a new way to enhance and develop a critical skill set in their gifted students.
Last fall, Cabrini decided to offer a writing major and minor to its students who are interested in becoming adept in this “21st century craft,” as Dr. Amy Persichetti puts it. The program is designed to help the process of creating a liberally educated person and covers both creative writing and non-fiction writing for a diverse audience.
The certificate program that Cabrini is offering along side of the major and minor focuses on teaching the nuances of writing. As Perichettei put it, the certificate says to future, potential employers “Here is a skill set that I know I have.” The certificate is meant to indicate to the employer that the potential employee worked hard on that part of their learning experience and is ready to try it out in the real world. Overall, the program is meant to nurture the “creative and artistic, but also the nuts and bolts” of writing, Persichetti said.
Woodcrest, the new literary magazine, is being celebrated at a launch party on Nov. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Woodcrest is designed to cultivate an artistic culture on campus and encourage participation in a variety of different forums. As a follow up of the launch, there will be a spoken word workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and then an open mic poetry reading from 7:30 to 9 p.m.