Issue For March 3, 2010
Purdue Writing Lab Presentations at 2010 CCCC
A number of tutors, faculty, and staff from the Purdue Writing Lab will be presenting their scholarship at the 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville, Kentucky. Presentation topics range from methods of using empirical research for community engagement projects to creating safe writing center spaces for diverse students. Please join us in Louisville for what is sure to be interesting conversations on writing and tutoring.
"Creating Safe Writing Center Spaces for Diverse Students"
Session: AW.05 on Mar 17, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Trixie G. Smith (Chair), Michigan State University
Pamela B. Childers (Facilitator), The McCallie School
Tammy Conard-Salvo (Facilitator), Purdue University
Steven T. Lessner (Facilitator), Michigan State University
Richard Sévère (Facilitator), Purdue University
"Engaging the Community in Developing Inclusive Literacy Practices"
Session: F.11 on Mar 19, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Jaclyn Wells, Purdue University, "Mixing Research and Engagement: Using Empirical Methods to Rethink, Revise, and Renew College-Community Connections"
Allen Brizee, Purdue University, "Mixing Research and Engagement: Using Empirical Methods to Rethink, Revise, and Renew College-Community Connections"
Kate Vieira, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "A Translation, a Letter, a Transcript, and an Article: How Writing at the Ethnographic Research Site Shapes Insider/Outsider Status"
"The Sum of Its Parts: Using Research to Renew Our Understanding of WAC/WID Stakeholders"
Session: M.27 on Mar 20, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Martha Townsend, University of Missouri, Columbia, "Accidental
WAC/WID Research: Student-Athletes from Many Disciplines Talk about
Their Educational Experiences"
Lori Salem, Temple University, "In Their Own Words: Faculty in the Disciplines Talk about Their Experiences in an Upper-Division Writing-Intensive-Course Program"
Linda Bergmann, Purdue University, "Students' Literacies and the Stories They Tell: Effects of Genre, Place, and Audience"
"The Graduate Curriculum in Composition and Rhetoric"
Session: O.20 on Mar 20, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Laurie A. Pinkert, Purdue University, "Locating Composition in Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Programs"
Qiumin Dong, New Mexico State University, "Globalized Remix/Mix: Integrating non-Western Rhetoric in Graduate Programs"
"Historical Remix: Cultural Rhetorics Beyond the Greeks, and Beyond 'Comparative'"
Session: E.31 on Mar 18, 2010 from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Kathy Wolfe, Nebraska Wesleyan University, "Unmixing: The Rhetoric of the National Learning Movement in Japan"
Carol Lipson, Syracuse University, "Contrastive or Cultural Rhetoric: The Case of Ancient Egyptian Rhetoric"
Steven Katz, Clemson University, "An(other) Alternative Rhetoric: Sacred Hebrew Texts as Cultural Objects of Persuasion"
Maha Baddar, University of Arizona, "Genre as Rhetorical Action: Epistemology and Persuasion in al-Kindi's 'A Brief Treatise on the Soul'"
Megan Schoen, Purdue University, "Rhetorical Roots: Traditions of Discourse and Democracy in Botswana"
Jane Robinett, San Diego State University.
"Classroom Crossovers: Principles of Design and Usability in FYC"
Session: C.35 on Mar 18, 2010 from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Michael Salvo, Purdue University, Chair
Jeff Bacha, Purdue University, "Getting Students Involved: Community Engagement through Usability"
Ehren Pflugfelder, Purdue University, "Composing, Designing, and Using: Student-Centered, Object-Oriented Rhetoric"
Kristen Moore, Purdue University, "Toward a Democratic Classroom: Planning through Participatory Design"
News from our in-person Writing Lab, located on Purdue University's campus in Heav. 226.
Purdue Writing Lab Hours for Spring Break
The Writing Lab will not hold tutoring hours, conversation groups, or workshops during Purdue's spring break - Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19. However, the lab will be open for students to use the computers.
Purdue Writing Lab Undergraduate Tutor Positions Still Open
Although the application deadline has passed, the Writing Lab is still looking for undergraduate tutors for the 2010-2011 school year. If you are an undergraduate student at Purdue's West Lafayette campus, or if you are a teacher that can recommend an undergraduate, please consider contacting the lab's Associate Director, Tammy Conard-Salvo: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/contact/associatedirector. You may read more about these positions here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/undergradopportunities.
Please remember that undergraduate students in any major who are interested in working as consultants in the Writing Lab must apply to take one of two training courses before being considered for employment.
Purdue Writing Lab Participates in Benefit Spelling Bee for Literacy
The Purdue Writing Lab participated in the 20th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy benefiting the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) on Saturday, February 27 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Lafayette. The pronouncer for the event was Sameer Mishra, the 2008 National Spelling Bee Champion. The lab's team, Happy Hour (Jaclyn Wells, Jayne Piepenburg, and Allen Brizee), was one of 27 three-person teams who competed. After thirteen rounds of tackling words like "mootable," team Lafuerza de LARA emerged from the fun competition as winners. Lafuerza de LARA's team members include Michael Fosmire, Henry Fosmire, and John Hunckler.
Michael and Henry, father and son, volunteered from the audience to complete their team as the spelling bee began. Michael's other son, Cory, took second place in the Regional Spelling Bee held Saturday morning before the LARA spelling bee. John Hunckle, the winning team's third member, is a LARA volunteer tutor.
Some of the sponsoring organizations for the spelling bee included The Journal and Courier newspaper, Wal-Mart, Purdue Employee Federal Credit Union, Caterpillar, Sam's Club, Roeing Corporation, Lafayette Copier, Instant Copy, Industrial Federal Credit Union, and the Bison Financial Group.
New OWL Resources
The OWL staff is happy to announce the completion of the following resources:
- Writing in Nursing: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/29/
- Purdue OWL Art 3: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/742/03/
- Résumé and Cover Letter Slide Presentations for working class positions: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/34/49/
- Index for Workshops and Slide Presentations: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/760/1/