Graduate Student Rachel Horner wins Teaching Prize

Rachel Horner (PhD candidate, MSS) has won the James F. Slevin Assignment Sequence prize for “Written Approaches to Festival, Ritual, and Carnival,” a sequence of assignments that she designed for Music 1701: Sound, Sense, and Ideas / On Display: Carnival, Festival, and Ritual.
The award committee at the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines praised Rachel for her extensive and well-planned preparatory assignments and her emphasis on sharp, descriptive writing. They also noted her innovative combinations of individual and group conferences and peer review in the writing process. 
The Slevin prize is Horner’s second award for excellence in teaching. In May 2023, she was awarded the Gertrude Spencer Prize from the Knight Institute. Congratulations, Rachel!

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