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The Purdue OWL News is an online newsletter addressing readers' writing-related questions and covering events in the Purdue University Writing Lab and the Online Writing Lab at Purdue (Purdue OWL).

The Grammar Gang offers grammar information and answers your grammar questions on their blog, a cross-cultural writing resource endeavor brought to you by the Purdue OWL and the UniSA/Adeliade University Possums.

Purdue OWL YouTube Channel Personal Statements


May 8, 2012 10:07 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

We are pleased to announce another YouTube vidcast, "Personal Statement Writing." Thank you to content developers Laurie Pinkert and Joshua Paiz for writing, creating, and producing our 21st vidcast.

Thanks, too, to everyone who has subscribed, linked to, and watched the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel over this first year. As of today, we have 340 subscribers and over 38,000 views. If you have feedback on the vidcasts or ideas for future vidcasts, please contact the Purdue OWL Coordinator. We are eager to hear about how you are using these vidcasts in your teaching, writing, research, etc.


Purdue Writing Lab Tutors Recognized for Outstanding Tutoring and Teaching


May 4, 2012 2:22 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

The Purdue Writing Lab congratulates UTA and graduate tutors for their recent accomplishments.

The UTA of the spring 2012 semester is Sung Jun Ma, and the BWC of the semester is Elise Crane.  The graduate tutor of the 2011-2012 year is Matthew Allen, with runner up as Rebecca Pulsifer.

Graduate tutor Cristyn Elder was recognized by the Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants with an Excellence in Teaching Award. You can read more about the award here.

Congratulations to all on a job well done!


Purdue Writing Lab Congratulates Tammy Conard-Salvo


May 3, 2012 1:27 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

The Purdue Writing Lab's associate director, Tammy Conard-Salvo, has received the second annual Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee Administrative/Professional Staff Excellence Award. Congratulations, Tammy, from all of us at the Lab!


Purdue Writing Lab Congratulates UTA Jacqueline Borchert


May 3, 2012 1:20 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

One of our graduating UTAs, Jacqueline Borchert, has been featured on the Purdue website for her work with the Latino Cultural Center. Read about her story here. Congratulations, Jacqueline!


Purdue Writing Lab Congratulates UTA Jacqueline Borchert


May 3, 2012 1:20 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

One of our graduating UTAs, Jacqueline Borchert, has been featured on the Purdue website for her work with the Latino Cultural Center. Read about her story here. Congratulations, Jacqueline!


Purdue OWL Revised Rhetorical Situation Resource


April 27, 2012 11:23 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

We are pleased to announce that an updated version of "The Rhetorical Situation" resource is now live. Many thanks to Ethan Sproat for his efforts in making this a more usable and engaging resource for our users.


Purdue Writing Lab Tour Video


April 27, 2012 9:41 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

We are pleased to announce the premiere of our long-awaited "Welcome to the Purdue Writing Lab" video. The video showcases some of the Lab's services, especially one-on-one tutorials.

Thank you to Daniel Kenzie and Mary McCall for writing, filming, and producing this video.


Purdue OWL Writing in Engineering Vidcast


April 26, 2012 3:44 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

We've added another vidcast to the Writing in Engineering playlist on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. The "Layering Reports: The Executive Summary - A Closer Look Part 1" is the fourth vidcast in a series about writing engineering reports.

Continued thanks to Zachery Koppelmann and the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering for their work on the vidcasts.


Purdue OWL Invention and Prewriting Vidcast


March 1, 2012 2:28 pm
By Elizabeth Angeli

We have added another vidcast to our vidcast series based on the Purdue OWL Podcasts. Check out the "Invention and Prewriting" vidcast by content developer Katie Trauth Taylor

For a full listing of vidcasts, visit the Purdue OWL Vidcasts resource or the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.


22nd Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy


February 18, 2012 9:22 am
By Elizabeth Angeli

2012 22nd Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy benefiting the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) - Saturday, February 25, 1:00 PM at Sunnyside Middle School

Pronouncer: the 2008 National Spelling Bee Champion, Sameer Mishra. Teams of three will compete to win prizes, but more importantly, to have fun helping support LARA and literacy in the greater-Lafayette area. Sponsors include: The Journal and Courier, Wal-Mart, PEFCU, Caterpillar, Sam's Club, Roeing Corporation, Lafayette Copier, Instant Copy, Horace Mann, and the Bison Financial Group.

The deadline for team registration is February 17, 2012. Contact the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy for more information: 765-476-2920.


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