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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Is there a writing center?

A nice mention from an online news source about writing centers aimed at high school students visiting campuses in the spring:
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!: "Is there a writing center and other forms of tutoring?"

They got the name wrong, but the spirit is there

Setonian Online: Writing Week to assist students: "For the first time this year, Seton Hill University (SHU) will be involved with International Writing Week (IWW) from February 12-18, 2006.

IWW is sponsored by the SHU Writing Center. Advisor Kim Pennesi stated “Everyone celebrates the event differently. SHU is planning on celebrating who we are by trying to outreach and educate people about Writing Centers with activities which they are able to benefit from.”

The idea for IWW branched from the popular International Writing Center Association (IWCA) who sponsors the week annually to countries all over the world.

The IWCA was founded in 1983 and is a continuum of National Writing Centers Association and has encouraged many schools to become involved.

Write Aid is designed to demonstrate getting-started skills, organizing, revising, and incorporating sources."

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Central Michigan Life - Writing Center hopes treats attract students

Central Michigan Life - Writing Center hopes treats attract students: "CMU’s Writing Center is passing out candy, paper hearts and snacks to students all week in celebration of International Writing Centers Week.

International Writing Centers Week, sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association and the Michigan Writing Centers Association, was created to encourage the use and support of writing centers across the world."

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New MTU Lode website for

Michigan Tech student newspaper reports on how collaboration in the writing center brings folks together:

New MTU Lode website for: "On college campuses across the country, there is a growing schism between American and international students, as well as between students of different backgrounds in general. At least that is what MTU Writing Center director Sylvia Matthews has been reading. Such reports are in sharp contrast though to the reality that Matthews sees every day in the Writing Center - students of different backgrounds, and often different nationalities, coming together to learn about each other and each other’s culture, with obvious interest.
As Matthews says, “There are always a lot of wonderful collaborations going on.” And never more so than over these past few weeks.
Matthews, along with Writing Center head Nancy Grimm and the Center's student coaches, have been gearing up these last few weeks for the first annual International Writing Centers week."