What do rhetoric graduate students and faculty at TCU do for fun before a new school year kicks in? They do an escape room and share a meal and conversation together in Fort Worth. Dr. Ann George suggested the event, remembering fondly camp rhetorics she participated in as a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University. TCU's version of the event may have only lasted a day, but it gave students and faculty a chance to collaborate and engage in ways they don't often get to during the busy academic year.
The festivities occurred in Fort Worth's "Magnolia" disctrict. The TCU campers split up into teams and escaped three challenging rooms at Fort Worth Escape and then moved on to Brewed for dinner. As the semester gets underway, students and faculty in TCU's rhetoric program know they have a community and network of support to lean on.
The Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. In addition to sponsoring events that further rhetorical scholarship at TCU, the WBH Rhetoric Society also supports the Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor office. The WBH Rhetoric Society was founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011.