February 7-13 Weekly Roundup

TRAVEL/RESEARCH FUNDING APPLICATIONS

GSC Research Funding Application Deadline – February 19

  • Research fund can be used for travel to archives, other universities, etc for research purposes.

GSC Travel Funding Application Now Active for Spring 2016!

David Hershberg International Travel Summer 2016 Scholarship Deadline – February 19

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rhetoric Reading Group

  • Sunday, February 7
  • 3 p.m.
  • Megan Hartline’s House

African American Read-In

  • Monday, February 8
  • 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. – Individuals will read from various African American authors every 15 minutes with book giveaways at conclusion of each reading.
  • Common Area in front of Writing Center in Ekstrom Library

Literature Candidate Visit

  • Monday, February 8
  • 2:00: Grad Student Meeting; 3:30: Job Talk
  • HUM 300
  • Sign up here if you are able to attend either event.

Embracing the Short Form: Visual Arguments for Research & Pedagogy

  • Monday, February 8
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • HUM 204
  • This workshop will dig deeper into demystifying specific tools, such as Piktochart, and you should leave with tips and tricks for making and teaching visual arguments.
  • Sign up here!

“Bad Love Poetry” Open Mic Event hosted by the University Writing Center and the White Squirrel

  • Tuesday, February 9
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • University Writing Center, First Floor of Ekstrom Library

“What I Wish My Instructors Knew” A Panel of STUDENTS Speak about Diversity and Pedagogy

  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Bingham Humanities Building, Room 205
  • Bring your lunch and your questions!

PLAN Workshop: “Basics of Human Subjects Research Issues at UofL”

  • Wednesday, February 10
  • 2-3 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

EGO Workshop: “Preparing for Academic Conferences – Drafting your Presentation and Networking”

  • Thursday, February 11
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m.
  • HUM 300
  • Sign up here!

Karaoke Night! Sponsored by the Minority Association for Graduate Students

  • Thursday, February 11
  • 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Third Street Dive, 442 S. 3rd Street

PLAN Workshop: “Formatting and Submitting Your Dissertation and Thesis”

  • Friday, February 19
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

PLAN Workshop: “Writing a Literature Review”

  • Tuesday, February 23
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

PLAN Workshop: “Managing your Mentor” 

  • Thursday, February 25
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

Save the Date! EGO Book Sale

  • Wednesday April 13 – Friday April 15
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
  • Bingham Humanities Building
  • ***We will need graduate student volunteers to staff this each day!

Save the Date! Layne Gordon’s Baby Shower

  • Saturday, April 16
  • More details to come later.

End of Semester EGO Party

  • Friday, April 29
  • Tentative 6:30 p.m.
  • Location TBD

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Deadline February 12, 2016 – UofL GSC Research Conference – Submission form here.
Deadline March 1, 2016 – Thomas R. Watson Conference
Deadline March 1, 2016 – Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Deadline March 1, 2016 – “Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation” Edited Collection
Deadline March 18, 2016 – Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Deadline May 15, 2016 – Special Issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal Access and Equity in Graduate Writing Support

FEATURED BLOG POSTS

“What I’m Working On” series

This week, we are featuring a piece written by Jessica Winck, a 4th year PhD student.

*We are still looking for NINE more writers for this series! If you are interested in writing for the “What I’m Working On” series, you can sign up here.

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