View the Minutes from EGO’s most recent meeting (11/8/2017) here!
- As a result of the last Faculty/Graduate Student Forum, a newly designated Graduate Student Longue Space is now available in HUM333 for graduate students looking for a place to hang out or study. Feel free to use it as you wish!
- Did you have an amazing teacher this semester?
The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting nominations of UofL faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants who have made a difference in your learning this semester. Nominated individuals will be invited to a special luncheon at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning, and their nominations will be posted on the Faculty Favorite Award Website. Submit your nomination before December 15th.
- EGO Holiday Charity
The English Graduate Organization will be accepting donations of bed pillows, new or gently used linen sets, warm winter blankets, digital alarm clocks, and/or monetary donations to purchase these items to donate to the Kentucky Refugee Ministry this season. Donation box will be behind Annelise’s desk in HUM 315 – red EGO locked cash box is also located in HUM315. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday December 5th at noon. Please help us make this holiday season warmer and more comfortable for refugees living in Kentucky!
SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW!
- Save the date of January 20th and 27th for the Winter Dissertation Writing Mini-Retreat from 9-12 in Ekstrom Library on both days. The Mini-Retreat is supported by the Graduate Student Council. Attending the retreat is by application and spots are limited – applications are due by December 6th. Email Caitlin Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Monday, December 4
Pause for Paws, 12:00 – 2:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, First-Floor Learning Commons (East Side)
- Take a break from Finals Week to relax, de-stress, and meet Kentucky Humane Society dogs at Ekstrom Library. Dogs will be available for interaction, relaxation therapy, and adoption. For more information, go to the event page.
Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center
- The University Writing Center organizes and facilitates writing groups for graduate students at UofL. The goal is to provide support, community, accountability, and feedback for graduate students working on research writing. Students can work on any project during the writing groups – seminar papers, journal articles, grant proposals, conference presentations, job letters, etc. Students from all disciplines and programs are welcome at the writing groups. For more information, go to the event page.
Finals Fest, 6:30 – 8:30p.m., Ekstrom Library, Lower Level
- Relax and rejuvenate with FYI, SAB, and other campus partners as you prepare for finals. Enjoy FREE food, giveaways, massages, and stress-relieving activities while you unwind and prepare for your upcoming exams. For more information, go to the event page.
Finals Lock-In, 7:00p.m. Monday – 9:00a.m. Tuesday, Cultural Center (120 E. Brandeis Ave.)
- Overnight event! Need an extra space to study or unplug? drop in anytime to study individually or in groups and take advantage of free coffee, tea, snacks, massages (limited time only) not to mention midnight breakfast! finals supplies, such as pencils, bluebooks, and scantrons, available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, go to the event page.
Tuesday, December 5
Calm Cafe, 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)
- Free food, massage, quiet study space, tea, coffee, and more!
Wednesday, December 6
Pause for Paws, 5:00 – 8:00p.m., Student Activities Center (SAC), W309K (2100 S. Floyd St.)
- The ULPD will be conducting a Rape Aggression Self-Defense (R.A.D) class. This is a comprehensive 9-hour course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is taught by certified instructor. Space is limited. For more information, go to the event page.
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.
Deadline January 15, 2018 – Call for Award Submissions for CWPA Graduate Research Award for Writing in WPA
- The Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its award recognizing outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Winning the award comes with a $300 prize and waived registration for the WPA Summer Conference. For more information, visit the website.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing.
Deadline December 1 – 2018 Purdue Linguistics, Literature & Second-Language Studies Conference (PLSS)
- This interdisciplinary conference will take place in March 2018 in Indiana. This conference is seeking submissions for presentations of original research from graduate students and early career scholars in the theme of “Diversity and Divergence.” For more information, visit the website.
Deadline December 15 – 2018 Symposium on Second-Language Writing
- This conference will be held in August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme of “Multilingualism and Second-Language Writing.” For more information, visit the website.
Deadline December 15 – 2018 Symposium on (Un)Making the Self
- This graduate symposium will be held April 6 to 7, 2018, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, under the theme of “(Un)Making the Self.” For more information, see the PDF.
Deadline December 15 – 2018 Conference on The End of the World: Tragedy, Catastrophe & Apocalypse
- This graduate conference, which will take place March 2-3 at Indiana University Bloomington, aims to explore manifold representations of the end of the world across time and space. Please send an abstract (maximum 300 words), a title for your presentation, and a short bio (maximum 50 words) including your name, email address, degree level and institutional affiliation to: CMLTSAB@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials both as an attachment and as text in the body of your email. Final decisions will be made no later than mid-January. For more information, view the PDF.
Deadline December 15 – 2018 Clemson Margins Conference
- This conference, which will take place in March in South Carolina, will be centered around the theme of “Displacement.” For more information, visit the website.
Deadline December 19 – 2018 Kentucky Philological Association Conference
- This conference, which will take place in March at Union College in Kentucky, will be centered around the theme of “Subversions.” For more information, visit the website.
Deadline December 31 – 2018 CUNY Conference: Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface
- This graduate symposium will be held March 23, 2018, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), under the theme of ”Haunted History in France & America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface.” Abstracts of 250 to 300 words in French or English, along with a short biographical statement including your university affiliation (100 words max), may be sent to email@example.com. For more information, visit the website.
Deadline February 1 – 2018 Corpus & Repository of Writing Team Conference
- This conference, which will take place in October at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana), will be centered around the theme of “Writing Research Without Walls: A Symposium for Interdisciplinary Writing and Collaboration.” Proposals should involve data-driven quantitative or qualitative research. For more information, visit the website.