Weekly Round-Up: March 5 – 11

View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (2/6/2018) here
Have suggestions for EGO? Submit them anonymously to our Virtual Suggestion Box.

Check out the latest EGO blogs!
What’s I’m Working on by Michael Baumann
What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School by Frank Kelderman
What I’m Working on by Michelle Day

The Butterfly Effect Prom Drive
Do you have a new or gently used prom dress, tuxedo, or other prom-related item hiding in the back of your closet? These items are being collected at 2 Belknap Campus locations through 3/23. More Info

Save the Date
The next graduate student discussion with faculty re: sustainability, inclusivity, and equitability will be March 23rd at 2pm (location TBD).


Monday, March 5th
1pm – EGO Meeting – All English graduate students are welcome!

Tuesday, March 6th
3pm – Pedagogy Workshop with Joan D’Antoni in Bingham 106 – Joan will be talking about various strategies she’s developed for scaffolding students’ collaborative work in the classroom.

4pm – Scholars at Risk Talk on Journey from Native Afghanistan – details here

5:30-7:30 – Graduate Student and Faculty Writing Group – University Writing Center – Our writing groups provide a regular setting in which graduate students and faculty can have a focused time and space for writing and to discuss writing issues with peers. Each meeting will begin with writing time, followed by a conversation about the progress of projects and questions and concerns that have come up about writing. Meetings will be facilitated by a member of the University Writing Center staff who will coordinate workshop time, facilitate group conversations about writing, or respond to individual questions.

Wednesday, March 7th
7pm – ISIS on the Run – The Future of the Middle East – details here

5pm – 7pm – Creative Writing Groupthe Creative Writing Group is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. The group meets to discuss all genres of creative writing and share feedback.  No sign-up is necessary. The group meets in the University Writing Center.

Thursday, March 8th
6pm – International Women’s Day – Bigelow Hall – Free international food, cultural performances, student speakers, and tabling by cultural and community organization. Join us as we bring focus to the cultural diversity of the campus and the community. All gender identities welcome! Register on Eventbrite!

Friday, March 9th
PhD Visit Day with Prospective Students
12noon – Lunch (provided) with department faculty members in Bingham Humanities Building room 300 (visitors, mentors, DGS, PhD students, MA students, office staff, and faculty invited)
5:30-8:30pm – Evening reception and dinner with English Department faculty. Home of Bronwyn Williams (check email for address – visitors, mentors, faculty, current PhD students invited)

Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th
Spring break begins! 🙌
Note: Daylight Savings Time is taking place in the wee hours of Saturday, March 11th. Spring forward an hour!

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.
Check out the UofL Events Calendar for upcoming events in the UofL community.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Application from the Scholars Strategic Network – young scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve policy.  Due March 16. More info here

The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) is pleased to request nominations for faculty awards (Outstanding Mentor of a Doctoral Student, Outstanding Mentor of a Master’s Student, Provost’s Award for an Exemplary Director of Graduate Studies) to be presented at the May commencement. Winners will be presented with a plaque and honorarium at the Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2018. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 5, 2018, through the online nomination form: https://louisville.edu/graduate/forms/faculty-mentor-awards

Call for in-process writing and research projects for roundtable discussions at the 18th Annual Computer & Writing Graduate Research Network on May 24, 2018 at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. Deadline for submissions (and to apply for Travel Grant funding) is April 24, 2018. More information here

UofL has a limited number of free spaces for the 2018 Student Success Summit, sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Apply for a spot now as we continue to look for ways to increase student success at the University of Louisville.

Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Louisville are invited to submit nominations for the Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching. Nominees must be teaching at least one course in SP18. Self nomination is encouraged. Applicants should submit a statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 750 words), selected teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, etc.), and your two more recent sets of numerical student evaluations as well as additional supporting materials (letters from colleagues, faculty, students, writing center activities). Entire file cannot exceed 25 pages. The winner will be announced at the Graduate Program Luncheon. The award comes with a small sum of money, a plaque, and is always a great CV line. Direct questions to Stephen Schneider. Files due in hard copy to Annelise by March 12 by 4pm.

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