March 27 – April 2 Weekly Roundup


DUE APRIL 1ST: Dissertation Writing Retreat

  • The Writing Center is still accepting applications for the annual Dissertation Writing Retreat that will take place May 23-27, 8-4 p.m. daily. The retreat, which is financially supported by SIGS,  offers Ph.D. students working on their dissertations the opportunity to make substantial progress on their projects, and get daily feedback from experienced writing consultants. Previous participants in the retreat have reported that the retreat had positive effects on their writing and on helping them complete their projects. The Writing Center works with graduate students from all disciplines. For more information about the retreat and how to apply, see their website.


Celebration of Student Writing: “Composing Communities: Writing Across Media and Cultures”

  • Wednesday, March 30
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Ekstrom Library

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)

Finding an Audience: A Panel on Creative Writing Submissions

  • Monday, April 4
  • 6-7:15 p.m.
  • University Writing Center
  • Please join the University Writing Center for a panel discussion for creative writers about submitting to journals, contests, scholarships, and grant opportunities. Creative Writing faculty and student panelists will offer insights into strategies for finding opportunities and submitting work, and will answer audience questions. This is a great opportunity for creative writers at any level to learn more about the submission process. We welcome any faculty members, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students to attend!

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
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Megan Hartline’s House

Rhetoric Reading Group

  • Sunday, April 17
  • 3 p.m.
  • Khirsten Echols’ House

End of Semester EGO Party

  • Thursday, April 28
  • Tentative 6:30 p.m.
  • BBC on Shelbyville Road


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 pieces written by 2nd-year PhD students Laura Matravers and Patrick Danner.

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

This week, we are featuring a piece by associate professor Dr. Karen Chandler.