Issue For October 19, 2010
Purdue Writing Lab Presentations at 2010 IWCA
Tutors, faculty, staff, and an alumnus from the Purdue Writing Lab will be presenting their scholarship at the International Writing Center Association 2010 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland from November 4-6. Please join us in Baltimore for what promises to be an exciting conference.
Linda Bergmann, Director of the Purdue Writing Lab
“Navigating Current Issues: Facing Writing Centers at Large Research Universities”
Presenting with Brad Hughes
Friday, November 5, 11:10 am-12:20 pm
With Brad Hughes of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Professor Bergmann will be leading a discussion of preparing graduate students to become writing center administrators. She will also help lead a SIG on “The Writing Center Director as WPA: Perspectives from IWCA and CWPA,” organized by Melissa Ianetta of the University of Delaware.
Tammy Conard-Salvo, Associate Director of the Purdue Writing Lab
”Creating Safe Cultural, Emotional, and Physical Spaces for Diverse Students in the Center"
Presenting with Trixie Smith, Pam Childers, Steven Lessner, and Richard Severe
Thursday, November 4, 4:10-5:20 pm
This interactive workshop will help writing center administrators and tutors 1) identify and define the ways in which their campuses and their writing centers are diverse, 2) become aware of the needs of diverse students and tutors in the writing center, and 3) learn ways of addressing these needs in our writing centers.
"Online Writing Centers" SIG
Presenting with Shareen Grogan, Matthew Gilchrist, and Dennis Bennett
Thursday, November 4, 5:30-6:30 pm
"Navigating Technology and Innovation in Writing Centers"
Presenting with Matthew Gilchrist, Shareen Grogan, Kim Abels, Steve Kaminczak, and Dennis Bennett
Friday, November 5, 9:50-11:00 am
This lightning talk session explores how writing center administrators can take more control over the technologies that impact and are impacted by writing center work. Presenters will share their experiences of innovation in using and creating a variety of technologies for their centers. The audience will be invited to consider possibilities for finding or creating innovative technologies that allow for agency and creativity in writing center spaces and to join other centers that are already collaborating to use and create new technologies.
Cristyn L. Elder, Purdue Writing Lab Tutor and Workshop/Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator
"Making Writing Centers a Safe Harbor for Speakers of World Englishes"
Friday, November 5th, 8:30-9:40 am
This presentation will examine writing center practices through the lens of the World Englishes paradigm as defined by Braj B. Kachru and describe how this paradigm may inform our writing center practices, including tutor training, feedback strategies, and materials development.
Zachery W. Koppelmann, Purdue Writing Lab Tutor
"Sounding in the Open Sea: Connecting Writer and Consultant in Spoken, Asynchronous Response"
Presenting with Michael Mattison
Thursday, November 4, 4:10-5:20pm
With Dr. Michael Mattison, director of the Whittenburg University Writing Center, Zachery's workshop presents the findings of a feasibility study for conducting asynchronous audio responses in the writing center. The presenters discuss the training required for consultants and the logistical requirements. The presenters will also demonstrate the coding system used to evaluate the efficacy of the responses, and the audience will be invited to practice coding the on a transcript from the study.
Allen Brizee, Assistant Professor of Writing at Loyola University Maryland and previous Purdue OWL Coordinator and Purdue Writing Lab Tutor
Friday, November 5, 12:30-2:00 pm
News from our in-person Writing Lab, located on Purdue University's campus in Heav. 226.
Purdue Writing Lab Celebrates the National Day on Writing
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 is the National Council for Teachers of English National Day on Writing. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to come to the Writing Lab in Heavilon Hall Room 226 to write a haiku poem or micro short story.
If you visit the Writing Lab on Wednesday, October 20, you will find a table outside of the Lab that will have stacks of sticky notes. You are invited to write your haiku or micro short story on a sticky note or two and post it to the wall outside of the Lab.
Click here to view the press release from last year's events, which includes a picture of Purdue students writing their haikus and short stories.
Purdue Writing Lab Welcomes Denise McKnight
Last week, the Purdue Writing Lab welcomed its newest staff member, Denise McKnight. Denise is the Writing Lab Secretary and is in charge of alumni outreach. Here are a few words that Denise would like to share with our Purdue OWL News readers:
“I live in Brookston with Max, my husband of 18 years; my daughter Briana, who is a junior in high school and a prospective Purdue student (fingers crossed); and my mom, who is 88. I also have a son Josh, who is 24, and two grandbabies, who are the light of my life! I enjoy going to auctions and reselling, playing guitar, and writing songs/poems. I’m glad to return to Purdue (after a 25 year hiatus) and to be in the Writing Lab where I feel very welcome!”
We at the Purdue Writing Lab welcome Denise back to Purdue!
Purdue OWL Help Nest
The Grammar Gang offers grammar information on their blog, a cross-cultural writing resource endeavor brought to you by the Purdue OWL and the UniSA/Adeliade University Possums.
The most recent post discusses one blogger's favorite words from Paradise Lost. Previous posts discuss the over-adjectivalization of English and counting nouns.
The Grammar Gang writes about a wide variety of grammar concerns and answers your questions. Follow their blog to stay up-to-date on their conversations and posts. Feel free to comment on their blog posts with questions, comments, or your own grammar concerns.
Purdue OWL Recognized in Purdue's New Brand Campaign
On October 15, 2010, Purdue University released their new brand campaign, "Makers, All." The campaign recognizes the Purdue OWL with a pencil installation on the Purdue-West Lafayette campus. Click here to read the press release.
New Purdue OWL Resources
Purdue OWL Content Developers and the Purdue OWL Coordinator have added two new resources to the OWL: sample résumés and a revised section on clauses.
The Résumés and Vitas section now contains three sample résumés: a skills résumé sample, a chronological résumé sample, and a functional résumé sample. Click here to view the new samples. (Please note that the Interactive Résumé discussed on the new resource will be posted in the next month or so.)
Content Developer Russell Keck revised the Introduction and General Usage in Defining Clauses. Click here to view the revised resource.