Weekly Roundup: January 8 – 15


Welcome back!


What I’m Working On Series 

EGO is continuing our “What I’m working on” series again this Spring. We would like to know what you’re working on right now, that you’d like to share with other grad students in our program.This is a low-stakes, no-pressure way to share what projects you’ve been thinking about, what you’ve written recently, or what you’re excited to be working on next. In this space, you can share seminar-inspired research, reflect on a class you’re teaching, or work through your own ideas about a project-in-progress.

Suggested word count is also low-stakes: 500 words. Plus a photo. Please sign up for January through April slots at the link here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OW27YFSkOUC37lAQdMiNs6-H0UkXDys7kqEQ_23pVNs/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, you can contact Chris Scheidler at casche03@exchange.louisville.edu.

Digital Media Academy Application: Due January 13

This June will mark the fourth annual Digital Media Academy, a two-week day camp for 20 rising sixth-grade girls from Jefferson County Public Schools. It’s an amazing experience. Dr. Sheridan is looking for five graduate students to design and teach this camp. The time requirement and compensation are commensurate with teaching a summer class.


  • Ability to work with/teach with technology or interest in community engagement
  • Ability to work for 30 hours, M-F, during the camp. Although the exact two-week period is contingent on how many snow days JCPS takes (meaning the camp could shift a week), I’m guessing the camp will be June 12th-23rd.  We generally know dates around spring break.
  • Ability to attend weekly meetings in the spring semester and a week of full-day planning meetings either the week of May 8 or 15 (depending on people’s schedules).

Preference will be shown to

  • People with distinct skills related to the camp (e.g., previous experience teaching or working with kids, especially those in upper elementary and middle school; digital skills; an interest in community engagement)
  • People who explain their ability to be role models to the campers (and this can take a variety of forms)

The application deadline is January 13, 2017. To apply, please email maryp.sheridan@louisville.edu a 1 page single spaced letter that includes your

  • Interests and qualifications
  • Availability for the June camp dates and the planning May dates
  • Preference for weekly meeting times (please list many; we’ll be juggling 6 schedules). Your weekly schedule will not affect your application but will help schedule a first meeting more easily.
Digital Media Research

Rick Wysocki is the digital media research assistant this year. He will have open hours in the Mac Lab (HUM 204) all semester to help Faculty, Graduate Students, and Students with multimodal and digital projects. His hours are Mondays and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. From Rick: “As mentioned above, I’m happy to help people across the university with their digital/multimodal projects. It is also a good thing for teachers to let their students know about if they need access to a computer or specifically to a Mac.”


*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.