GRADUATING THIS DECEMBER?
October 31st is the deadline to order apparel. Please visit the commencement web site for ceremony information, calendar of events, and to order your cap and gown. http://louisville.edu/commencement
November 14th is the deadline to complete an application for degree via ULink. In order to be considered a degree candidate for Spring 2017, you must apply for your degree.
December 1st is the deadline for submitting the final copy of your Culminating Project or Dissertation (Courtney Kerr – firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
Monday October 9th and Tuesday October 10th
Wednesday, October 11th
3pm – EGO Board Meeting in Ekstrom 117A. All current graduate students are welcome to attend.
6pm – LGBTQ Creative Writing Group – practice your writing in a safe, supportive space. University Writing Center.
Thursday, October 12
11am – Informational Meeting on Applying to PhD Programs in Ekstrom W210. The Department Placement and Professionalization Committee is going to hold an informational meeting about applying to PhD programs. The meeting will cover issues of how to choose programs, write personal statements, select writing samples, request reference letters, and so on.
1pm-2pm – EGO Workshop on Long-Term Planning in Ekstrom 102. This workshop is geared especially for 1st year MA and 1st and 2nd year PhD students, but folks who are further along are also invited to share invaluable advice and experience. During this 1-hr workshop we’ll look at available online and paper resources, and get a big-picture sense of what happens when. Feel free to bring your laptop or your trusty planner; basic calendars and snacks will be provided. You’ll (hopefully) leave with a clearer picture of your time as a graduate student at UofL!
Saturday, October 14th
Homecoming Football Game against Boston College!
Sunday, October 15th
Making Future Matters – 2018 Watson Conference – responses to symposium keynote webtexts due. 300-500 word abstract. Please include title, description, media needs, your name, and email. Contact Mary P. Sheridan and Rick Wysocki for more information or with questions. You can expect our feedback within 2 weeks. Drafts of revised responses will be due 5 January, with the possibility of a quick revision.
Save the Date!
Thursday, October 19
Open Conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Inclusivity & Equity, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 117 (The CLC)
Save the Date!
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween: Scary Stories & Open Mic Night, 7:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center
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.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Call for Papers – Popular Culture Association Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 10th! This conference will take place in March in Indiana. The topic is “Virtual Identities and Self Promotion.” For more information, visit the website.
Call for Proposals – Deadline October 16th – 2018 Midwestern Winter Workshop hosted by Rhetoric @ IU. Applications from graduate students working on projects grounded
explicitly in rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, and/or histories of Rhetoric are invited. Rhetoric @ IU is a new program bringing together rhetoric scholars from both composition and communication studies. As such, this will be the first Midwestern Winter Workshop to bring communication and composition together to explore the full range of rhetoric. The workshop will take place at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana, on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. The day will culminate in small group workshops in which participants peer-review each other’s work while receiving additional feedback from distinguished faculty members. Registration is free of charge, and a light breakfast, lunch, and standing evening reception are provided. To apply, email a 200-250 word abstract to MWW2018@indiana.edu by October 16th, 2017. If accepted, full papers will be due by January 5th, 2018.
Call for Proposals – Deadline November 17th – 40th annual East Central Writing Centers’ Association (ECWCA) conference, Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection, hosted by The Ohio State University at Columbus, OH, March 23 – 25, 2018. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the near Mid-West to showcase their research. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ecwca.org_conference_current-2Dcfp_&d=DwIFaQ&c=OAG1LQNACBDguGvBeNj18Swhr9TMTjS-x4O_KuapPgY&r=hKUkDLpoYx7WKdsDSvTZeyuDqQ9CU8SFQadmA8_Qwy0&m=Usz_RdyPu3L7ZhHeUxzSuB1wyyhjv_s2SUWjl11lsgI&s=j2rX892V_Zp9Pdduhx3KlhdJAuQ4n4COTfdIa18sOLo&e=
Call for Papers – Due December 1st – edited collection on Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__about.illinoisstate.edu_digitalethics_pages_default.aspx&d=DwIFaQ&c=OAG1LQNACBDguGvBeNj18Swhr9TMTjS-x4O_KuapPgY&r=hKUkDLpoYx7WKdsDSvTZeyuDqQ9CU8SFQadmA8_Qwy0&m=0UNl5EF58fLh2VEQWNknIGsFXVeScmddQi1i0AznpGo&s=3sDe1dt47NuUnKgb-iSQXeLPX72A0cvih2q4TnIdecM&e= .
Call for Submissions – Due December 1st – The University of Kentucky’s editorial collective of disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory is seeking submissions (manuscripts, book reviews, and artwork) for the 27th volume of the journal. The theme this year is “Archives,” broadly conceptualized. We’re looking for topics that include, but are in no way limited to, memory-work, institutions of memory, (post)colonialism and archives, race and archives, queer archives, archival practices, and archives and affect, among many others. http://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/call_for_papers.pdf
SELF CARE ON CAMPUS
Wednesday, October 11th – Yoga for Better Sleep – 6:45-7:45pm SAC W09K
Free – no pre-registration required!