Meeting Minutes: 10/27/2017

Course Offering Survey has been distributed – response is requested from graduate students ASAP

EGO continues to work on finding a more accessible place to store the Bonnie Library Collection as well as lockable storage space for GTAs and PTLs

Response to the printing survey was not strong (only 11 responses). The department will make no changes to printing allowances at this time. The group discussed various needs for printed documents in class (accessibility, pedagogical philosophy) balanced with the department’s budgetary needs.

Long-term Planning Workshop went well – 9 attendees.

Building Successful Committees Workshop scheduled for Friday 11/3 @3pm – Ekstrom 117

First Pedagogy Series Workshop (Writing about Writing) scheduled for Wednesday 11/1 @3pm – Humanities 106

Citation Management and Conference Genre workshops postponed until spring.

The group discussed previous successful fundraising efforts ($200 to Family Scholar House, $300 of supplies to Center for Women and Families) and possibilities for this year’s fundraiser.

The group discussed 4 entries in the Virtual Suggestion Box, and action items in relation to these suggestions. The group will aim for more visibility regarding the results of information surveys and increased inclusion of 1st year MA students.

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 8th at 3pm Ekstrom 117

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Weekly Round-Up: October 21-27

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, October 21
Keynote Presentation by Leslie Jamison for the 2017 Writer’s Block Festival
, 5:00p.m., Tim Faulkner Gallery (1512 Portland Avenue)

  • Leslie Jamison is the Anne and William Axton Keynote at the 2017 Writer’s Block Festival. Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestselling essay collection, and a novel, The Gin Closet, a finalist for the LA Times First Fiction Award. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, and the New York Times Sunday Book Review, where she is a columnist. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Columbia University. Her books have been published in the UK, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Korea, and China. Her next book, The Recovering, will be published in Spring 2018. For more information, go to the event page.

The Library After Dark: An Adults-Only Halloween Event – “The Philosophy & Psychology of Horror”, 5:30 – 10:00p.m., Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch (301 York Street)

  • This uniquely frightening, fun, and FREE after-hours Halloween event features: Ghost Stories with Mike Culwell of the Paraholics (6 p.m.); a discussion on “The Philosophy and Psychology of Horror” with UofL’s Dr. John Gibson and Dr. Andreas Elpidorou (6:30 p.m.); “The Making of a Horror Movie” with filmmaker and UofL film professor Remington Smith (7:30 p.m.); and a Horror Movie Gong Show (8 until 10 p.m.). The York Street doors of the Main Library open at 5:30 p.m. and costumes are encouraged. Attendees must be 18 years or older to enter. For more information, go to the event page.

Monday, October 23
PLAN Workshop: Managing Conflict Through Effective Communication
, 1:00 – 3:00p.m., Houchens 105

  • At this session, participants will learn effective communication strategies to preempt conflict or manage it in-the-moment, while maintaining a positive and productive relationship. For more information, go to the event page

Graduate Student Writing Group, 6:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, 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.

Tuesday, October 24
Open Access, Copyright & Publishing
, 1:30 – 3:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, W104

  • Do you want to increase the readership and citations of your scholarly publications? Are you tired of having to pay for access to articles or giving your rights away to re-use your own content? Have questions about the publication agreements that you sign with publishers? As a part of the 10th International Open Access Week, the Libraries will be hosting a talk about strategies for open access publishing and how OA can increase the impact of your scholarship and give you more control over your content. Topics will include publication agreements, the hidden costs of publishing, copyright, sharing your scholarship online and whatever’s on your mind. For more information, visit the event page.

Presentation on “Useful Usefulness: Engaging the Rhetorics of the Other Artfully”, 4:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

  • LuMing Mao is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Miami University of Ohio. Drawing on a classic anecdote from ancient Chinese philosopher-rhetorician Zhuangzi, his talk aims to disrupt the binary logic that has dominated and thus hampered our understanding of the meaning-making process in general and our engagement with the rhetorics of the other in particular. Responding to the issue of how to speak for/with other rhetorics across time and space, this talk seeks to develop different logics or “different grids of intelligibility” (Rey Chow) not only because all rhetorics are situated, cultural, and comparative but also because rhetorical work requires self-reflexivity, accountability, and dwelling in a place of non-completion or becoming. Or, learning to embrace useful uselessness artfully. A reception honoring Dr. LuMing Mao will be held at 7:00p.m. at Bruce and Min’s (2210 Longest Avenue).

Wednesday, October 25
Creative Writing Group
, 5:00 – 7:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, Writing Center

  • The 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. For more information, go to the event page.

LGBTQ Writing Group, 7:00 – 8:00p.m., Ekstrom Library, Writing Center

  • Are you a creative writer who identifies as LGBTQ or as an ally? Are you interested in practicing your writing in a safe, supportive space and getting feedback from fellow writers? This group is open to all student writers working in any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, blended-genre, etc.). It is a great space to get started on some creative writing, work on an existing writing project, and ask for constructive and nonjudgmental feedback from other LGBTQ and allied writers. For more information, go to the event page.

Thursday, October 26
PLAN Workshop: Credit & Debt Management
, 2:00 – 3:00p.m., Shumaker 139

  • In this session, come learn how to establish good habits with credit cards, and what to do if you’ve racked up debt with bad habits. For more information, go to the event page.

Presentation on “Paper Monuments: Reading Scrapbooks to Understand the History of Hate in America”, 5:30 – 6:30p.m., Bingham Humanities 300

  • Ellen Gruber Garvey writes and speaks on historical scrapbooks, on how abolitionists mined the press as a database, the work of an innovative black businessman whose enterprise was essential to New York reporters in the late 19th century, and much else. This talk will discuss the period during and after the Civil War, when Northerners and Southerners read different newspapers and read them differently. They accused each other of promulgating fake news, even as they all saved their records of grief and of living through momentous events. Immediately after the war, Southern scrapbooks mark a turn to lost cause ideology. At the same time, some African Americans began making massive scrapbook compilations recording the great changes in black life, and soon documented the fight against lynching, while white northern scrapbooks endorse reconciliation with the South. This talk shows how to read scrapbooks to understand how people process media to create and maintain their beliefs about events and history.

Tuesday, October 31
Halloween: Scary Stories & Open Mic Night
, 7:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • Join the University Writing Center and the White Squirrel Literary & Arts Magazine on Halloween for an evening of scary stories. This is an “open mic” event, so bring your favorite and original scary stories and poems to share. Costumes are welcome, and candy will be provided. There will also be a six-word scary story contest with a prize!

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.

APPLICATIONS

Deadline November 6 – Three-Minute Thesis Competition

  • Register now for this fun and useful competition! Graduate students who participate in 3MT develop vital skills for success in their career inside or outside academia, including presentation and research communication skills. By participating, graduate students have the opportunity to practice effectively explaining their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. For more information, visit the event page.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

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 November 17 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference

  • This conference, which is specifically being marketed as “Graduate Student Friendly,” will take place in March in Ohio. The topic is “Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care & Reflection.” For more information, visit the website.

Weekly Round-Up: October 16-22

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be sure to check out the 24th Annual Latin American Film Festival! Free screenings in SAC throughout October and November
http://louisville.edu/spanish/film-festival 

Monday, October 16th   

Graduate Student Writing Group – 6pm – University Writing Center

Seminar: “Bible is Fact: Through the Viewpoint of Science” – 7:30pm – Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
http://events.louisville.edu/event/bible_is_fact_through_the_viewpoint_of_science#.WeE31BNSyRs

Tuesday, October 17th  

The Importance of a Free Press: The Story of a Journalist in Exile – 11am – 12noon in Ekstrom W203
http://events.louisville.edu/event/the_importance_of_a_free_press_the_story_of_a_journalist_in_exile#.WeE3hBNSyRs

English Graduate Student Pre-Planning Conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Equity, and Inclusivity – 12:15pm – 1:30pm in the Cultural Center Multi-Purpose Room

Zachary Drucker: Transparent: Trans Visibility – 6pm – 8pm in the Speed Cinema – a conversation about the challenges, promise, and advances of transgender visibility in contemporary media
http://events.louisville.edu/event/zachary_drucker_transparent_trans_visibility#.WeE4LxNSyRs

Wednesday, October 18th

AAUW Interest Meeting – 12noon in Ekstrom 117A – an interest meeting about potentially starting a UofL chapter of the American Association of University Women
http://events.louisville.edu/event/aauw_at_uofl_interest_meeting_2250#.WeE46hNSyRs

SafeZones Training – 12pm – 1:30pm in Ekstrom Library Chao Auditorium – learn to be an active advocate for LGBT members of the University of Louisville community. Free, no pre-registration required. Note: this session is geared for students. There will be a faculty/staff geared session in November
http://louisville.edu/lgbt/programs-1/safe-zones-project-1

Poet Ed Segal presents “Heritage”: Poems on Biblical & Jewish Themes from 12noon – 1:15pm in Bingham 300
http://events.louisville.edu/event/poet_ed_segal_reads_discusses_heritage_poems_on_biblical_jewish_themes#.WeE5WRNSyRs

Thursday, October 19th

Conversation with English Faculty on Graduate Student Sustainability, Equity, and Inclusivity – 12:15pm – 2pm in Ekstrom 117A

Friday, October 20th

Informal Q&A with Arts and Sciences Dean Kimberly Leonard – 9am – 10am in the Shumaker Research Building Room 139 – get your questions and concerns addressed
http://events.louisville.edu/event/ask_the_as_dean#.WeE65hNSyRs

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop – Sabrina D’Souza from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences presents on “Motherese” (child-directed speech used by adults) – 2pm – 3:30pm in Stevenson 409
http://events.louisville.edu/event/discourse_and_semiotics_workshop_2728#.WeE7TRNSyRs
Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.

Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Regularly updated CFP calendar with topics including rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing
https://tengrrl.com/cfp/

Call for Abstracts due November 17, 2017 – 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference being held in March in Ohio. Specifically marketed as “graduate student friendly.” Conference theme is: Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection. http://ecwca.org/conference/current-cfp/

Call for Abstracts due December 15, 2017 – 2018 Symposium on Second Language Writing taking place August of 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Theme is Multilingualism and Second Language Writing.
http://pmatsuda.net/proposals/openconf.php

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS

Need some quiet time? Consider registering for a silent mindfulness retreat taking place from 11am – 3:15pm on Saturday, November 18th in the Speed Art Museum. Cost – $5 includes lunch
https://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/mindfulness-meditation

 

Weekly Round-Up: October 9 – 15

APPLICATIONS

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 – clkerr01@louisville.edu for more info)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday October 9th and Tuesday October 10th
Mid-Term Break!

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!

 

Meeting Minutes: 9/29/2017

Status and tentative dates for FA17 workshops (Putting Together Committees, Long-Term Planning, The Conference Genre, Pedagogy Series, Project Management)

Update regarding bios and headshots of graduate students on the English Department website as part of new revamp initiative.

Update regarding course offering survey development and distribution to students.

Proposal for grad student social events to facilitate connection and discussion.

Increasing feedback to Doodle general availability poll.

Upcoming Equitability, Inclusivity, Sustainability Conversation

Fall charity ideas

Printing needs survey for GTA/PTL

Next Meeting: October 11th at 3pm

 

 

 

Weekly Round-Up: October 2 – 8

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, October 2
Graduate Student Writing Group Meeting
, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • Join 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, visit the event page.

Volunteer Opportunity: Animal Welfare Committee Meeting, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., ELSB Office (located in the back of the student involvement office)

  • Join the Engage Lead Serve Board’s Animal Welfare Committee on Mondays at 7 to learn about various animal rights’ issues and local service opportunities relating to the care of animals! For more information, visit the event page.

Tuesday, October 3
FREE FOOD!! Porter Mid-Term Breakfast
, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Cultural Center, MPR (120 E. Brandeis Ave.)

  • The Society of Porter Scholars is providing breakfast to students as they prepare for mid-terms. For more information, visit the event page.

Homecoming Event: 90s Trivia Night, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Red Barn

  • This fun filled night will include some of your favorite board games from your childhood as well as pizza, and 90’s specific trivia! Grab your friends, make a team, and compete for points in the Homecoming spirit competition and a prize for the team who answers the most questions correctly. For more information, visit the event page.

Wednesday, October 4
PLAN Workshop: Strategies for Writing for Publication
, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Houchens 105

  • This workshop will cover the process of writing for publication. We will discuss the differences in writing for graduate courses and for publication, as well as approaches for turning research and seminar papers in to journal articles and conference presentations. We will also discuss the practical concerns of writing for publication, such as identifying an appropriate publication for your work, responding to reviewer comments, and revising your work for publication. For more information, go to the event page.

Homecoming Event: HSC Cookout, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Health Sciences Campus

  • Show your Cardinal spirit by hanging out at our annual Homecoming Cookout! Donate $2 to the George Howe/Red Barn scholarship fund, and enjoy a full cookout. Enjoy a break from class while celebrating Homecoming 2017! For more information, go to the event page.

Thursday, October 5
Engaging Diverse Voices in Writing & Reading Roundtable Discussion
, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • View the flyer for more information.

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.

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, October 12
Informational Meeting on Applying to PhD Programs
, 11:00 a.m., Ekstrom Library, 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.

Thursday, October 19
Open Conversation on Graduate Student Sustainability, Inclusivity & Equity
, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, 117 (The CLC)

Tuesday, October 31
Halloween: Scary Stories & Open Mic Night
, 7:00 p.m., Ekstrom Library, University Writing Center (First Floor)

  • Join the University Writing Center and the White Squirrel Literary & Arts Magazine on Halloween for an evening of scary stories. This is an “open mic” event, so bring your favorite and original scary stories and poems to share. Costumes are welcome, and candy will be provided. There will also be a six-word scary story contest with a prize!

APPLICATIONS

Deadline October 15 – Call for Book Chapters

  • The book is The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing & Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration. For more information, visit the GoogleDoc.

Deadline November 6 – Three-Minute Thesis Competition

  • Register now for this fun and useful competition! Graduate students who participate in 3MT develop vital skills for success in their career inside or outside academia, including presentation and research communication skills. By participating, graduate students have the opportunity to practice effectively explaining their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. For more information, visit the event page.

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Deadline October 1 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference

  • This conference will take place in March in Indiana. The topic is “Virtual Identities and Self Promotion.” For more information, visit the website.

Deadline October 15 at midnight (CDT) 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

  • We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions. Submit a proposal using this online form. A printable CFP is available online here. Contact Professor and Vice Chair of the UofL English Department Andrew Rabin for funding opportunities related to this conference: rabin@louisville.edu.

Deadline November 17 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference

  • This conference, which is specifically being marketed as “Graduate Student Friendly,” will take place in March in Ohio. The topic is “Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care & Reflection.” For more information, visit the website.

 

Weekly Roundup: September 25 – October 1

APPLICATIONS

Arts and Sciences Fall Grant Application due Friday 9/29

Send to asgrad@louisville.edu, $250 possible award. Contact Janet Woodruff-Borden, Associate Dean of Graduate Education at j.woodruff-borden@louisville.edu for more information.

Plan to Graduate in December 2017?

Graduation Application due by Friday, September 29th via ULink. Contact Courtney Kerr at clkerr01@louisville.edu for more information

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 25th

Graduate Student Writing Group, 6-8pm University Writing Center 102                                     http://events.louisville.edu/event/graduate_student_writing_group_4055#.WbLSzWuPKUk

Thursday, September 28th

EndNote Workshop Hosted by Ekstrom Librarians, 10am-11:30am

http://library.louisville.edu/endnote

Friday, September 29th

Discourse and Semiotics Workshop, 12:30pm -2pm Stevenson 407. Subject: Professor Scaggs (Fine Arts Department) on how semiotics can aid in the critique of art and design https://uofldiscourseandsemiotics.wordpress.com/calendar/

EGO Meeting – ALL ARE WELCOME!!! 4pm-5pm Ekstrom 117A

Free Comedian Show – Adam Ruben – 8pm – Strickler Auditorium

Check out the Writing Center events calendar for upcoming writing events.
Check out the PLAN Workshops series through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies for professional development workshop opportunities.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Call for Abstracts due October 1st, 2017 – 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference taking place March in Indiana. Topic is Virtual Identities and Self Promotion. https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/259653/cfp-virtual-identities-and-self-promoting-2018-pca

Call for Book Chapters due October 15, 2017: The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration – see details of the call here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EkhQzyhYhB0ZN1mURMUNzkn4J_bEG4GvNQ5CCwDB590/edit?usp=sharing
Call for Abstracts due November 17, 2017 – 40th Annual East Central Writing Center Association (ECWCA) Conference being held in March in Ohio. Specifically marketed as “graduate student friendly.” Conference theme is: Occupational Hazards: Writing Center Labor, Self-Care, and Reflection. http://ecwca.org/conference/current-cfp/

SELF CARE ON CAMPUS

Free HIV testing at UofL:

http://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/sexual-health-services

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction – Free 4 week workshop series

https://louisville.edu/healthpromotion/services/mindfulness-meditation