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Upcoming events

Fall 2013 Pedagogy Workshop #2: Incorporating the Symposium on Student Writing in Your Spring 2014 Course
Join us on Tuesday, October 15th from 11:00-12:30 p.m. in Shumaker 139 to learn about the multiple ways that your class can participate in the 2014 Symposium on Student Writing.  The new format will be explained and possible assignments will be shared so that you can incorporate them in your Spring 2014 course.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Hollye Wright ( by October 14th.
Fall 2013 Pedagogy Workshop #1: Practicing Process: Peer Review & The Writing Classroom
Join us on Wednesday, September 4th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in HM 300 where Tika Lamsal and Stephanie Weaver will share with us some of their best peer review practices.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Brittany Kelley by September 2.

Spring Pedagogy Workshop #1: Encouraging Students to Read, Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30 in Humanities 300. Do you find that students can be lazy about reading the texts that you assign? If so, join Sue Ann Compton on Tuesday February 19th @ 1:30 p.m. in Humanities 300 to discuss strategies for encouraging students to complete reading assignments. You are strongly encouraged to bring different approaches that you have for encouraging students to read in your courses.
Please RSVP to Hollye ( by Friday, February 15 so that we can order enough food from Jimmy John’s. In your RSVP, please indicate your preference: BLT, Ham, Turkey, or Vegetarian.
Symposium Planning Meeting Wednesday, February 27th. We are going to have a meeting about the Symposium of Student Writing on Wednesday, February 27th from 12 to 1 in Humanities 300. This meeting will help instructors to prepare for participating in the Symposium on Wednesday, March 27th from 11 to 2. Not only will we discuss different class projects for the Symposium, but also how to prepare your class for participating. Pizza and other snacks will be served. Please contact Barrie Olson at if you plan to attend.
Preference Sheets for Fall 2013 Due This Friday. If you plan on teaching for us in the Fall 2013 Semester, please return a completed preference sheet to Linda by Friday, February 15. GTAs who are planning on applying for administrative positions should indicate this on their preference sheet.
Renovating the Basement! As I’m sure you know by now, Brenda Jo Brueggeman will take over directorship of the Composition Program in the fall. Brenda is a graduate of our Ph.D. program and has impressively made renovating the basement office area a condition of her hire. We’re not sure of the scope of this project yet, but we would love to hear some input from those of you who use that space. Please send your ideas, concerns, or general complaints—whining encouraged—to Brenda, Linda, or one of the ADCs so we can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.