Rhetoric in Action / Bike & Build

Rhetoric in Action

One USF Composition class has a greater purpose than simply teaching students about writing, as they are encouraged to turn words into deeds. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to the Social Action Presentation Day, where seventy students showed how they took issues they felt passionate about and put rhetoric in action.

Bike & Build

A USF Medical School student is taking a little bicycle ride on her summer break—from North Carolina all the way to Arizona! She’s taking the 35-hundred mile trek with a group that raises money for and builds affordable housing for low-income families. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has her story.

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Rhetoric in Action
First Year Composition 1102 class website
FYC 1102 Student Success Newsletter
"Gay or Straight?" video
Homelessness video
"Invisible Children" video
AIDS Awareness video
12th Man Football & Cheer Camp video
First Book, which helps underprivileged children who don't have access to books. Mentioned by student Sara Bennett in the report.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, mentioned by student Michael Schopler in the report.
Bike & Build
Grace Tidwell’s blog
Track her progress
To donate to her effort
Bike and Build website
Some of the statistics Grace cites are courtesy of the National Low Income Housing Coalition

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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