Weekly Roundup: April 2 – 8


Survey for the Future of EGO

Your EGO board members have been discussing the future of EGO, because we feel like this is a moment when “what EGO is/does” might change to better serve you. We appreciate your time in taking this brief survey that will hopefully tell us what you think your English Graduate Organization is doing well and what we could be doing better. We want to know how to encourage your active participation and how to get good work done on behalf of all English graduate students at UofL.

This survey is 5 questions, and your responses are both appreciated and anonymous.

Undergraduate Research Participants Needed

Hello EGO! I’m reaching out to see if any instructors are able to help me recruit undergraduate research participants from your courses. My IRB reviewed (17.0045) research project is a user experience/usability study of the Virtual Writing Center. You can help by allowing me to visit your class(es) for 5 minutes to explain the project, or you can forward recruitment information to your classes. This is a paid study; participants will be paid $25 for three hours of time (two 1.5 hours sessions). Please contact me at cabook01@louisville.edu. Thank you! -Cassie Book, Associate Director, University Writing Center

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 from 1-2 p.m. and Fridays from 203 p.m. From Rick: “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.”


Celebration of Student Writing

  • Wednesday, April 5th: 10:00 – 2:00
  • Lobby of Ekstrom Library
  • The Celebration of Student Writing is an annual event hosted by the Composition Program, the Writing Center, the Digital Media Suite, and University Libraries. It showcases undergraduate student writing (completed or in-progress) to the university community in a variety of ways.

SIGS’ Women Faculty of Color Panel

  • Friday, April 7th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Shumaker Research Building Rm. 139
  • UofL has been able to sponsor several graduate students and faculty to attend the Women Faculty of Color conference at Virginia Tech. The conference aims to help current faculty and emerging scholars of color “gain lessons, ideas, tools, and strategies to bring back to their institutions, organizations, and communities; make new contacts and build lasting relationships; [and become more] inspired, motivated, energized, and empowered.” The women who have been sponsored to attend the conference (three from the English department!) will serve as panelists for our annual Women’s Panel. The panelists will share some of the tools and strategies they learn at the conference and share their own stories, including their struggles and successes, as women faculty of color. Graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in attending can register and find more information on the PLAN website or contact Keri Mathis at kemath01@louisville.edu for more information.


  • Monday through Thursday (April 10-13)
  • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day
  • Bingham Humanities Foyer
  • Sign up here to volunteer and get free books with your wonderful labor: Sign-Up Sheet

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop: Lisa Björkman of Urban and Public Affairs Leads discussion of The Ethical Life by anthropologist Webb Keane

  • Friday, April 14 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Ekstrom Library W210

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.


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