FINAL Fall 2017 Weekly Round-Up: December 4-10

View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (11/8/2017) here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!
  • Did you have an amazing teacher this semester?
    The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations of UofL faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants who have made a difference in your learning this semester. Nominated individuals will be invited to a special luncheon at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and their nominations will be posted on the Faculty Favorite Award Website. Submit your nomination before December 15th.
  • EGO Holiday Charity
    The English Graduate Organization will be accepting donations of bed pillows, new or gently used linen sets, warm winter blankets, digital alarm clocks, and/or monetary donations to purchase these items to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry this season. Donation box will be behind Annelise’s desk in HUM 315 – red EGO locked cash box is also located in HUM315. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday December 5th at noon. Please help us make this holiday season warmer and more comfortable for refugees living in Kentucky!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!

  • Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at ray@louisville.edu for more information.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, December 4
Pause for Paws, 12:00 – 2:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, First-Floor Learning Commons (East Side)

  • Take a break from Finals Week to relax, de-stress, and meet Kentucky Humane Society dogs at Ekstrom Library. Dogs will be available for interaction, relaxation therapy, and adoption. For more information, go to the event page.

Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for 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. For more information, go to the event page.

Finals Fest, 6:30 – 8:30p.m., Ekstrom Library, Lower Level

  • Relax and rejuvenate with FYI, SAB, and other campus partners as you prepare for finals. Enjoy FREE food, giveaways, massages, and stress-relieving activities while you unwind and prepare for your upcoming exams. For more information, go to the event page.

Finals Lock-In, 7:00p.m. Monday – 9:00a.m. Tuesday, Cultural Center (120 E. Brandeis Ave.)

  • Overnight event! Need an extra space to study or unplug? drop in anytime to study individually or in groups and take advantage of free coffee, tea, snacks, massages (limited time only) not to mention midnight breakfast! finals supplies, such as pencils, bluebooks, and scantrons, available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, go to the event page.

Tuesday, December 5
Calm Cafe, 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)

  • Free food, massage, quiet study space, tea, coffee, and more!

Wednesday, December 6
Pause for Paws, 5:00 – 8:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)

  • The ULPD will be conducting a Rape Aggression Self-Defense (R.A.D) class. This is a comprehensive 9-hour course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is taught by certified instructor. Space is limited. For more information, go to the event page.

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.

APPLICATIONS

Deadline January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA

  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline December 1 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature & Second-Language Studies Conference (PLSS)

  • This interdisciplinary conference will take place in March 2018 in Indiana. This conference is seeking submissions for presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on Second-Language Writing

  • This conference will be held in August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme of “Multilingualism and Second-Language Writing.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on (Un)Making the Self

  • This graduate symposium will be held April 6 to 7, 2018, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the theme of “(Un)Making the Self.” For more information, see the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse

  • This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Clemson Margins Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in March in South Carolina, will be centered around the theme of “Displacement.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 19 2018 Kentucky Philological Association Conference

  • This conference, which will take place in March at Union College in Kentucky, will be centered around the theme of “Subversions.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 31 2018 CUNY Conference: Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

  • This graduate symposium will be held March 23, 2018, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), under the theme of ”Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” Abstracts of 250 to 300 words in French or English, along with a short biographical statement including your university affiliation (100 words max), may be sent to gc.frenchconference2018@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website.

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.
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Weekly Round-Up: November 27 – December 3

Did you have an amazing teacher this semester?
The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations of UofL faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants who have made a difference in your learning this semester. Nominated individuals will be invited to a special luncheon at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and their nominations will be posted on the Faculty Favorite Award Website. Submit your nomination before December 15th.
http://louisville.edu/delphi/awards/facultyfavorites/nominate


EGO Holiday Charity
The English Graduate Organization will be accepting donations of bed pillows, new or gently used linen sets, warm winter blankets, digital alarm clocks, and/or monetary donations to purchase these items to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry this season. Donation box will be behind Annelise’s desk in HUM 315 – red EGO locked cash box is also located in HUM315. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday December 5th at noon. Please help us make this holiday season warmer and more comfortable for refugees living in Kentucky!!!


COMING UP THIS WEEK
Monday, November 27
6:00 – 8:00p.m – Graduate Student Writing Group – Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center – the University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for 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. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, November 29th
3pm – 4pm in Bingham 106 – Pedagogy Discussion on Enacting a Disability Studies framework hosted by Caitlin Ray. In this workshop, Caitlin Ray will lead a discussion on the ways that a Disability Studies framework can inform our teaching practices and help us construct more accessible classroom spaces. Participants will learn about the process of applying for disability accommodations, strategies for composing their own accessibility statements in syllabi, and discuss ways to make typical classroom activities more accessible. Attending this discussion counts toward the Pedagogy Fellow Initiative. There will be homemade treats and tea again. If you think you can come, please let us know by signing up here. Please contact charlotte.asmuth@louisville.edu with any questions. Hope to see you there!

5pm – Creative Writing Group at the University Writing Center – The Creative Writing Group is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. The group meets to discuss all genres of creative writing and share feedback, and this month is National Novel Writing Month!  No sign-up is necessary.

Thursday, November 30th
5 – 6:30 in the Cultural Center – Recharge before finals…It’s about that time of the semester, but keep your H.E.A.D. up! Come out and learn how to manage stressors and enhance your well-being to be the best you, you can be me–mind, body, and Soul with S.C.O.R.E. and UofL Athletics! Food provided.

Friday, December 1st
8am to 8pm – Studio Arts/HPES Building – Ceramics Studio – 2314 S. Floyd St – Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping. Also open Saturday the 2nd from 10am to 2pm.

12noon – 1pm – Cultural Center’s Garden Commons – Free Workshop on Wreath Making – Join us in UofL’s organic garden for our final workshop of the semester! We’ll be harvesting some herbs and combining them with other campus plant materials to make our own delightfully fragrant holiday wreaths!

Saturday, December 2nd/Sunday, December 3rd
This weekend, the University Dance Theatre presents “Clara’s Dream” – Our curtain opens with Clara watching the snow coming down and her dream begins with the Christmas Angels who bring news to the Sugar Plum Fairy of Clara’s impending arrival in the Kingdom of the Sweets. A decorated honor guard escorts Clara to her throne and a wonderful pageant is then put on in her honor. This pageant opens with the fiery Spanish Dance, and is soon followed by a vibrant Russian Dance, a bright Chinese Dance, a languorous Arabian Dance, Tchaikovsky’s brilliantly scored dance for the Merlitons, a playful candy cane dance for the Polichinelles, and the great sweeping “Waltz of the Flowers”. Finally, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier dance in a grand pas de deux and the ballet is brought to a rousing conclusion by the famous finale. Each of the characters pay homage to Clara and she is presented with a magical Nutcracker as token of their love for her and their fondest hopes for her future and her destiny. Location is the School of Music – Comstock Concert Hall (105 W. Brandeis Ave). $15 for general admission. December 1, 2017 at 7:00pm, December 2, 2017 at 3:00pm, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

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.

 

APPLICATIONS

Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – Deadline January 15, 2018. The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Abstracts due December 1, 2017 – 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference (PLSS) taking place March of 2018 in Indiana. This interdisciplinary conference seeks presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” http://purduelangconf.wixsite.com/plls

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing taking place August of 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Theme is Multilingualism and Second Language Writing. http://pmatsuda.net/proposals/openconf.php

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Clemson Margins Conference taking place in March of 2018 in South Carolina. Theme is “Displacement.” https://clemsonmargins2018.weebly.com/

Call for Proposals due December 19, 2017 – 2018 Kentucky Philological Association Meeting and Conference taking place in March at Union College in Kentucky. Conference theme is “Subversions.” http://www.thekpa.org/uploads/3/4/3/0/34309715/2018_cfp_1.pdf

Call for Award Submissions due January 15, 2018 for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. More information can be found here: http://wpacouncil.org/files/CWPA%20Grad%20Student%20Award%20CFP%202018.pdf

Call for Proposals due February 1, 2018 – The Corpus & Repository of Writing Team’s 2018 Conference “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration” taking place in October of 2018 at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana). Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. http://writecrow.org/symposium/

 

Weekly Round-Up: November 20-26

View the Minutes from EGO’s 11/8/2017 Meeting here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!
  • This year, EGO is collecting donations for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries for our annual holiday give-back event. Be on the look-out for more details in our email and department mailboxes.
  • Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 22 to Friday, November 24!

SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!

  • Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at ray@louisville.edu for more information.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, November 20
Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for 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. For more information, go to the event page.

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.

APPLICATIONS

Deadline January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA

  • The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline December 1 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature & Second-Language Studies Conference (PLSS)

  • This interdisciplinary conference will take place in March 2018 in Indiana. This conference is seeking submissions for presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on Second-Language Writing

  • This conference will be held in August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme of “Multilingualism and Second-Language Writing.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Symposium on (Un)Making the Self

  • This graduate symposium will be held April 6 to 7, 2018, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the theme of “(Un)Making the Self.” For more information, see the PDF.

Deadline December 15 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse

  • This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.

Deadline December 31 2018 CUNY Conference: Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

  • This graduate symposium will be held March 23, 2018, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), under the theme of ”Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” Abstracts of 250 to 300 words in French or English, along with a short biographical statement including your university affiliation (100 words max), may be sent to gc.frenchconference2018@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website.

Weekly Round-Up: November 13-19

Weekly Roundup: November 13th – November 19th

Minutes from EGO’s 11/8/2017 Meeting:

11/8/2017

Save the Date – Register Now!

Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at caitlin.ray@louisville.edu for more information.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

November 13th through 17th is Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Check out this link for a calendar of events – including raffle prizes, free headshots, free food and gifts throughout the week!
https://louisville.edu/graduate/current-students/graduate-student-recognition/graduate-student-appreciation-week

Monday, November 13th

12-1 pm in Humanities 300 – Graduate Student Appreciation Week free Networking Lunch – hosted by the Graduate Network in Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. Free lunch and a gift at this casual networking lunch – just show up and talk to other grad students about what you are working on! Register using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQ3QJZF

Tuesday, November 14th

1-2 in Humanities 122 – Composition Workshop on Developing a Themed Course: Unifying the Writing Process – this workshop will be led by Tanya Robertson, Jennifer Miles, and Tim Rico-Storey and is part of the Pedagogy Fellows Initiative.

Thursday, November 16th

12:15-2pm in Ekstrom W210 – Graduate Student Sustainability, Equity, and Inclusivity Conversation with Faculty – please re-read the script from the initial conversation from December of 2016 that was circulated via email before the meeting, and come ready to discuss areas we feel progress has been made and areas we might continue to use our collective energy toward even more progress

4-5:30 in Ekstrom Chao Auditorium – Safe Zones Traininghttp://louisville.edu/lgbt/programs-1/safe-zones-project-1

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.
Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing
https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Abstracts due December 1, 2017 – 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference (PLSS) taking place March of 2018 in Indiana. This interdisciplinary conference seeks presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” http://purduelangconf.wixsite.com/plls

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing taking place August of 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Theme is Multilingualism and Second Language Writing.
http://pmatsuda.net/proposals/openconf.php

Call for Award Submissions due January 15, 2018 for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA – The Council of Writing Program Administrators is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. More information can be found here: http://wpacouncil.org/files/CWPA%20Grad%20Student%20Award%20CFP%202018.pdf

Meeting Minutes: 11/8/2017

EGO has selected Kentucky Refugee Ministry for our annual charity

Discussed co-President(s) in training initiative for Spring 2018

Success of previous workshops on pedagogy and committees, and planned upcoming spring workshops on conferencing and citation management

Discussed how to organize EGO board meetings for Spring 2018 as well as canvas all English graduate students for event availability next semester

Updates from committee representatives

How to maximize efficiency of course offering survey next year

Planning how to utilize EGO funds

Reinstatement of WordPress Blog Series in Spring

This was the last meeting of the Fall 2017 semester

Weekly Round-Up: November 6-12

Check Out EGO’s Recent Meeting Minutes!
10/27/2017
9/29/2017
9/15/2017
8/31/2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, November 6
Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for 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. For more information, go to the event page.

Wednesday, November 8
NanoWriMo Write In, 5:00 – 7:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center

  • Have you always wanted to write a novel, but lacked support, motivation or time? Now’s your chance. November is National Novel Writing Month. Join other writers as you work toward the goal of writing your novel by November 30th. Each write-in will involve writing individually in a supportive group environment. You are also welcome to discuss NaNoWriMo topics, such as creating characters or maintaining motivation. For more information, go to the event page.

Thursday, November 9
PLAN Workshop: Understanding Student Loans, 2:00 – 3:00p.m., Shumaker Research Building, 139 (2210 S. Brook Street)

  • You borrowed money to pay for school through student loans, and now you’re in debt. Don’t worry – there are plenty of ways to face it head-on. Debt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This course will help you fully understand your options so your loan repayment feels more manageable. Please register for the event here. For more information, go to the event page.

Friday, November 10
Beyond Excuses: Recruiting for Graduate Diversity Forum
, 2:00p.m., Bingham Humanities Building, 100

  • Latonia Craig’s (Director of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Retention for SIGS) forum for graduate students and faculty

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.

APPLICATIONS

Deadline November 6 – Three-Minute Thesis Competition

  • Register now for this fun and useful competition! Graduate students who participate in 3MT develop vital skills for success in their career inside or outside academia, including presentation and research communication skills. By participating, graduate students have the opportunity to practice effectively explaining their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. For more information, visit the event page.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.

Deadline November 15 45th Annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference

  • This conference will be held in March in Kansas, under the theme of “Precarity and Possibility: Engaging Technical Communication’s Politics.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline November 17 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference

  • This conference, which is specifically being marketed as “Graduate Student Friendly,” will take place in March in Ohio. The topic is “Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care & Reflection.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline December 15 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse

  • This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.

Weekly Round-Up: October 30 – November 5

Weekly Roundup: October 30 – November 5th

Check Out EGO’s Recent Meeting Minutes!!

10/27/2017

9/29/2017

9/15/2017

8/31/2017

Important Reminder for PhD Students:

The Website Content & Social Media Committee is collecting a short biography with keywords and a headshot photo from all PhD English graduate students to be displayed on the English department website. If you have not yet sent your information to Rachel Knowles at raknow02@louisville.edu, please do so no later than November 1, 2017.

Save the Dates!

SAVE Friday, November 10th at 2pm for Dr. Latonia Craig’s (Director of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Retention for SIGS) forum for graduate students and faculty entitled “Beyond Excuses: Recruiting for Graduate Diversity.

SAVE Thursday, November 16th at 12:15pm for the next conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Equity, and Inclusivity (Ekstrom W210)

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Monday, October 30th   

Graduate Student Writing Group – 6pm – University Writing Center

Tuesday, October 31st  – Halloween!!

Trick or Speech: Don’t Be Too Scared by your Elevator Speech – 11:30am – 1:30pm in Bingham Humanities 300 – a speed networking event in which grad students will mix and mingle, rotating around as they give their 5 minute elevator speech to other grad students in an effort to practice and become comfortable talking about their work. GNAS Event. Free lunch provided.

Halloween Open Mic – 6pm – University Writing Center – Stop by the Writing Center to share and listen to favorite and original scary stories and poems. Costumes are welcome, and candy will be provided.  

Wednesday, November 1st

Queer Writers Showcase – 12noon – 1pm – Speed Art Museum First Floor Atrium – This public event celebrates LGBTQ and allied student writers at the University of Louisville. Featured student writers will present readings of their creative work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and readings will be followed by an open mic where attendees are invited to share their work. Join us to support queer voices on campus! This event is presented in partnership with the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville as part of Pride Week 2017.
http://www.speedmuseum.org/event/queer-writers-showcase/
https://www.facebook.com/events/125906154838038

Inaugural Pedagogy Discussion Series – 3-4pm – Bingham Humanities 106 – The aim of this series is to provide a space for instructors to talk through their pedagogical orientations and how they “translate theory into practice” in the classroom. The inaugural session will be about the “Writing about Writing” approach.  While this month’s discussion may be most immediately helpful to those preparing to teach ENGL 102 for the first time, all are welcome to learn and share their own experiences with WAW. There will also be homemade cookies.

Thursday, November 2nd

Graduate students can register for SP18 classes starting at 10:30am

Friday, November 3rd

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop – 12:30-2 Stevenson 417 – discussion on a work in progress on Asian American identity (re)construction through stand-up comedy by Humanities graduate student Jenny Snyder.

EGO Workshop on Building Successful Committees – 3-4:30pm – Ekstrom 117A – Are you in the process of putting together a dissertation or exam committee? Are you selecting an advisor for your culminating project? This workshop, for both MA and PhD students, will provide some of the strategies, suggestions, and guidance for how to build a successful committee and to keep it successful throughout your project. Led by a panel of four PhD students who have experience putting together committees and selecting faculty to work with, we will have a conversation of our experiences and address questions and concerns for interpersonal communication, meeting deadlines, and finding the right fit for your committees!

Sunday, November 5th

Fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom – 4pm-9pm – GNAS Event. Dine at Mellow Mushroom today to raise money for grad student travel/research funding opportunities as well as free social/professional events.  You can commit to eat with us by visiting this Website. We hope you will come out and support us!

 

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Abstracts due November 15, 2017 – 45th Annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing being held in March in Kansas. Conference theme is Precarity and Possibility: Engaging Technical Communication’s Politics
https://attw.submittable.com/submit/97399/attw-2018-conference-proposal-submission-due-november-15-2017

Call for Abstracts due November 17, 2017 – 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference being held in March in Ohio. Specifically marketed as “graduate student friendly.” Conference theme is: Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection. http://ecwca.org/conference/current-cfp/

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing taking place August of 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Theme is Multilingualism and Second Language Writing. http://pmatsuda.net/proposals/openconf.php

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS

Have you eaten too much Halloween candy? Looking for some nutrition advice? Schedule a free Nutrition Navigator Appointment to learn how to make healthy dining choices at UofL: http://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/nutrition-navigators