Save the dates!
Tuesday January 23rd at 1pm for the next English Graduate Organization Meeting. All are welcome!
Friday, February 16th at 2pm for the next in a series of discussions between English faculty and graduate students regarding sustainability, equity, and inclusivity. All are welcome!
Interested in joining the SIGS “GTA Academy Part II: Advanced Concepts and Strategies in Post-Secondary Teaching” this spring? Applications are due this upcoming Wednesday January 24th. Graduate students who have completed the prior GTA Academy (or Part I of this year), as well as those who have completed a course in college teaching or have a degree in teaching are invited to apply to this more in-depth series of sessions designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to learn about college teaching in a deeper and more interactive way. For more information and how to apply: http://louisville.edu/graduate/plan/gta-academy
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Monday, January 22
SIGS Workshop – Building Your Resume – 3-5pm in Houchens 105 – Having a useful, effective, and strong resume is absolutely vital for graduate students pursuing a job outside of the academy, and often useful for graduate students only interested in faculty life. But how do you begin? Whether you have only a basic template, a full C.V., or just need to refresh your resume, this is the workshop to attend. Come learn about the differences between a C.V. and a resume, key components, and strategies and tips to make you stand out among a large group of applicants. Graduate students who attend will have time to workshop their resumes during the session, so you are encouraged to bring a device on which to work.
Tuesday, January 23
raiseRed Blood Drive from 11am-5pm in Red Barn – hosted by Kentucky Blood Center. Mention “raiseRed” at registration and $5 will be donated to support pediatric oncology and blood disease treatment and research. Recent weather has cancelled a number of drives, so come help out!
Writing Center Faculty & Graduate Student Writing Group from 5:30-7:30 in UWC – The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for faculty and graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link and fill out a brief registration form.
Wednesday, January 24
Writing Center LGBTQ Writing Group from 6pm-7:30pm in UWC – Are you a creative writer who identifies as LGBTQ or as an ally? Are you interested in practicing your writing in a safe, supportive space and getting feedback from fellow writers? Join us!
Thursday, January 25
SIGS Workshop “Saving and Investing for Now and Your Future” from 1-2pm in Shumaker 139 – When you think about saving and investing, do you imagine your goals and picture realizing your dreams? Mapping out a strategy to reach those goals and dreams can be quite customized and very personal. Learn how to relate some key topics and questions to your goals, and examine your plans through a savings and investing lens to help organize your financial thoughts to produce a solid, yet flexible saving and investing strategy.
Friday, January 26
Discourse and Semiotics Workshop – Deborah Lutz on “George Eliot’s Paratexts” from 12:30pm-2pm in HUM300 – the workshop will focus on George Eliot’s notebooks that Lutz analyzed last summer and discuss the commonplacing practices used. George Eliot kept journals, notebooks, and diaries almost obsessively. Here she copied excerpts from her reading (called “commonplacing”), which she then used in writing her novels. Impressions of her foreign travel, records of what she was reading and eating, and accounts of the important events of her life filled these books. As nineteenth-century material objects with pockets, attached pencils, clasps, pasted-in additions, pages sewn together, inserted flowers, and more, these volumes are interesting in and of themselves.
EGO Workshop: “Academic Workflows: Reference and Citation Management” from 3-4pm in Ekstrom 117A – As a graduate student, the idea of how to efficiently save and cite sources for seminars, conferences, publications, or a thesis/dissertation may seem daunting. In this workshop Ashanka Kumari, Joe Franklin, and Edward English will explain various programs and strategies they use to make their academic workflows more organized and less stressful. Some of these programs include Mendeley, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Scrivener. Any advice and suggestions from others on their own techniques to store and reference data will be much appreciated. Hope to see you there!
SELF CARE ON CAMPUS:
In addition to 1:1 counseling, the UofL Counseling Center hosts a number of regular mental health therapy groups for students, including groups called “Understanding Self and Others through Expressive Art,” “Staying Afloat: Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions,” “Tame Your Critic,” “Stress Group (Anxiety Management),” and “Graduate Student Support Group.” For a complete calendar of days, times, and group descriptions, see this link:
Have you always wanted to run a marathon? How about trying a half-marathon? Here’s your chance to run your 1st Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon as part of a training group. The first day of the program will be Wednesday, January 24th at 5pm, and runs will take place every Wednesday at 5pm at SRC and Sunday at 1pm (SRC and various parks) through April 25th. The Mini-Marathon is taking place April 28th. This is a free training program!
Check out the Writing Center Events Calendar for upcoming writing events.
Check out the PLAN Workshop series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.
Check out the UofL Events Calendar for upcoming events in the UofL community.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.
Deadline February 1 – 2018 Corpus & Repository of Writing Team Conference – This conference, which will take place in October at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana), will be centered around the theme of “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration.” Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. For more information, visit the website.