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Reflections Print Journal is First in its Field to Be Housed in South Texas at the Island University

August 15, 2013


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Cristina Kirklighter, Professor of English for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was selected as Editor of the national journal, Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, earlier this year.

Formerly housed at Syracuse University with the previous editor, Dr. Steve Parks, Reflections is now the first, longstanding major print journal in its field to be housed in South Texas. Additionally, it is the first major print journal in its field to have a Latina editor.

Completely housed at Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, Reflections is maintained by Dr. Kirklighter and her colleagues, Wendy Strain, Associate Editor, and Willma Harvey, Assistant Editors, both from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

“I take great pride in the region I work in and highlighting the cultures of this area,” said Kirklighter. “Given its focus on service-learning, public rhetoric, and civic writing, it is an ideal journal for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi that meets with our mission statement as it pertains to community outreach and our cultural and global focus.”

The editors are proud of the new spring issue (Vol. 12, Issue 2) titled “Getting on the Bus” that focuses on the lives of those who defend the rights of immigrants and individuals engaged in learning and civic engagement. This particular publication also includes a dedication to Dr. Robb Jackson, a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Professor of English, who passed away on February 23.

Jackson, who had a passion for poetry, loved working and empowering first-generation students from a Hispanic-Serving Institution in South Texas. He is honored as Reviewer for Mother Tongue/Idioma Matemo, which is featured in the Journal.

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