February 28-March 5 Weekly Roundup


Deadline 4 p.m. March 11 – Grant Opportunity via Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)

Deadline March 25A&S Research & Creative Activities Grant for Graduate Students


“Many Voices: Writing About LGBTQ+ Issues” Workshop

  • Tuesday, March 1
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • University Writing Center, First Floor Ekstrom Library
  • This workshop is open to all student creative writers who identify as LGBTQ or as an ally, and will focus on writing about LGBTQ identities, experiences, and issues in a safe, supportive space. We will talk about finding the words for difficult or often silenced experiences, produce writing through guided prompts, and make connections with other writers.
  • Participants will not be required to share their work, although they are welcome to do so. Contact laura.tetreault@louisville.edu with any questions.

Writing Center Celebration

  • Thursday, March 3
  • 4-5:30 p.m.
  • University Writing Center, First Floor Ekstrom Library
  • We will also be recognizing the work of student artists who have provided the new art on display. Come by, see the new space, see the artwork, and help us celebrate writing.

Watson Symposium

  • Saturday, March 5 – 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 6 – 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • HUM 300

“Making a Genre Their Own: Women’s Letterwriting Practices in the Bagot Family Collection.”

  • Tuesday, March 8
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Ekstrom W104
  • Paper presentation by Keri Mathis from her dissertation research.

Young, Gifted, and Black: Black Women in Today’s Social Justice Movements

  • Thursday, March 10
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library
  • This event will focus on the role of Black women in the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, and Black women in leadership positions within organizations then and now. A small reception will be held in the Ali Institute at 7:30pm following this event.

Rhetoric Reading Group

  • Friday, March 11
  • 7 p.m.
  • Khirsten Echols’ House

PLAN Workshop – More Than a Discussion Board: Best Practices and Effective Applications for Teaching Online

  • Thursday, March 24
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Houchens 105

Women in Community Engagement

  • Friday, April 1
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Shumaker Research Building, Room 139
  • Women in Community Engagement SIGS has invited a number of women who participate in community engaged projects and engaged scholarship to serve as panelists for this event. Panelists will share their own experiences in developing reciprocal community partnerships and documenting their community work for various audiences. The event will offer attendants a forum to discuss their own questions about being a woman interested in community engagement and the opportunities and the hurdles this type of work can bring.
  • Presenters Cate Fosl, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; Mary P. Sheridan, Professor of English; Anna Faul, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in Kent School of Social Work; Vicki Hines-Martin, Professor and Director of the Office of Health Disparities in the School of Nursing; Monica Wendel, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences; Billie Castle, Doctoral Fellow in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences; Beth Boehm, Dean of SIGS (Moderator)

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


Deadline March 1, 2016Thomas R. Watson Conference
Deadline extended to March 8, 2016Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Deadline March 1, 2016 – “Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation” Edited Collection
Deadline March 15, 2016 The Great Depression in Children’s Literature; Symposium at Cambridge University
Deadline March 18, 2016 – Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference
Deadline April 25, 2016ASLE Graduate Student Symposium “Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession”
Deadline May 15, 2016Special Issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal Access and Equity in Graduate Writing Support
Deadline July 15, 2016 –  Call for Manuscripts “Beyond the Dream:” Black Textual Expressivities between the World and Me with Guest Editor David. E. Kirkland with Julie Gorlewski and David Gorlewski


“What I’m Working On” series

This week, we are featuring a piece written by Jon Udelson, a 2nd-year PhD student.

“What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School” series

This week, we are featuring pieces by Dr. Bronwyn Williams, professor and Writing Center Director, and Dr. Amy Clukey, assistant professor.