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Attend this week’s Wednesday
Workshop at the Jones White Writing Center on October 26 to clear up all of your questions, see examples and get
answers to your questions about citing sources.
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With mid-terms fast approaching, we want to encourage all
students to utilize the tutoring services that the Writing Center offers.
Tutors here at the Writing Center would be happy to help you with your mid-term
papers and any assignments that you have.
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On Thursday, October 20, 2016,
the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center and IUP Writing Across the
Curriculum will present the National Day on Writing Carnival in the lobby of the new Humanities and Social Sciences building.
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In this workshop, you’ll learn to sound appropriately
professional in a polished cover letter. Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop
on September 14 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions.
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Does the difference between APA and MLA confuse you? Attend
this week’s workshop on February 24 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up
all of your questions.
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Writing Center tutor and certified Zumba instructor, Valerie Makowiecki,
led a two-hour Zumbathon on Saturday, April 25, at Albright College’s
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The IUP Writing Center will be open all summer long, on campus
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Paper Palooza takes place on Sunday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. in Room 218, Eicher Hall.
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Kelsey Hixson Bowles, assistant director for the IUP Writing Center, has been elected as the 2015 graduate student representative for the Mid Atlantic Writing Centers Association.
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Ben Rafoth, professor of English and director of the IUP
Writing Center, recently published Multilingual
Writers and Writing Centers. The book explores how writing center directors
and tutors can better prepare for the growing number and diversity of one-to-one
conferences with multilingual writers and tutors.
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Students in the Suites on Maple can now talk with a Writing Center tutor without leaving the residence hall. A peer tutor will be stationed in the first floor lobby of Maple East from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays.
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This workshop on Wednesday, March 4, will help you practice picking out key words from a job posting, decide what to include in your cover letter, and start writing a cover letter, or revise one you already have.
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This workshop on February 25 will help you begin to notice grammar mistakes, learn about patterns in grammar, and use online grammar tools.
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If you’re applying for internships, jobs, or graduate programs, you need a resume. This workshop will help you to become familiar with various resume styles, learn about the different sections of a resume, and start creating your own resume or revise one you already have.
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Do you use e-mail often? Do you need to write a memo for a class? Are you uncomfortable with using professional language? Attend this workshop on Wednesday, February 11.
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The Writing Center's free Wednesday Workshop series for the spring 2015 semester will help students write and revise professional documents. Wednesday Workshops begin at 7:00 p.m.
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After a successful trial run in fall 2014, the Writing
Center has fully implemented an electronic system for recording what happens in sessions and
reporting to faculty members.
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New or returning international students are invited to the Writing Center's open house on Thursday, January 29.
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Need the perfect place to write or revise your final papers? The Writing Center has you covered. Paper Palooza combines our writing lab, tutors, food, and fun! Sunday, December 7
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An article by Lynn Shelly, “You Can't Get Anywhere Without Relationships: Marginality and Mattering in the Writing Center,” appeared as the lead article in the November–December 2014 issue of the Writing Lab Newsletter.
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Becky Driscoll, Tori Loch, Leigh Ann Dunning, Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, Katie Hynes, and Ben Rafoth, from the IUP main and Punxsutawney campuses writing centers, discussed how tutoring changes students’ papers and how we talk about multilingual students’ writing.
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In celebration of the 2014 National Day on Writing theme, #WriteMyCommunity, the Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum program offered IUP the opportunity to send someone a hand-written card of appreciation.
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The IUP Writing Center has been designated an official “Come Write In”
space as we celebrate November’s National Novel Writing
Month, a writing challenge taken up every year by hundreds of thousands
of writers around the world.
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Are you writing a personal statement? Are you confused about what to include? Come to this workshop on Wednesday, October 22.
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In celebration of the National Day on Writing, Monday, October 20, the Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum program will hand-write a note of appreciation on a card and deliver it for free on your behalf.
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You've heard of APA and MLA, but are you formatting your papers correctly? Wednesday, October 15.
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You’ve given presentations, but are they dynamic? What makes a presentation dynamic? Writing Center assistant director Kelsey Hixson-Bowles will lead this interactive workshop, open to all students, on Wednesday, October 1.
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If you're applying for internships, jobs, or graduate programs, you need
a resume. Come to this workshop to learn how to format and write a
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The Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop series kicks off with “Writing Professional Memos and E-mail” on September 10. All Wednesday Workshop programs are free and open to all IUP students.
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Did you know that the word "selfie" has been officially included in the Merriam Webster Dictionary? The Writing Center invites students to take a selfie with their tutor and post it on Twitter or Facebook during September.
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The Writing Center’s free Wednesday Workshop series for the fall 2014
semester will help students write professional documents or revise their
work with help from a tutor.
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Instructors, are you putting together your syllabi for the fall semester? Including a workshop is an excellent way to introduce your students to the Writing Center and explore writing-related topics.
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First-generation and second-language learners often encounter challenges to their developing writing skills. For those students, tutoring can be a crucial tool for interpersonal and academic success.
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Most tutors use their experience in the Writing Center as a key credential when they go on the job market after graduating. But what is the best way to pitch this credential? In other words, how should tutors describe their experience to prospective employers?
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statements are an important part of applications to graduate schools,
employment opportunities, and more. If written correctly, they will
highlight your creative and intellectual accomplishments. Wednesday, April 2.
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This semester’s Lunch and Learn series at the Writing Center continues on Friday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. with “Yoga in Your Chair” in 218 Eicher Hall.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series will continue this week with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes” at 7:00 p.m. on February 19, 2014, in 218 Eicher Hall. Students may bring a draft of a resume or start one from scratch.
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Tutors for the IUP Online Writing Center are available to help from Thursday, December 19, 2013, through Friday, January 10, 2014.
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Five current and former IUP Writing Center tutors received travel grant awards to present papers at the 29th annual National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW), November 1–3, 2013.
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The Writing Center in 218 Eicher Hall will close for Thanksgiving Break
on Friday, November 22, 2013, at noon. It will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on
Monday, December 2. The Writing Center – Library Satellite will also be
closed during this time, including Sunday, December 1.
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This semester’s series at the Writing Center concludes on Friday, November 8, 2013, as Journalism professor Michele Papakie shares her strategies and experience with building an online presence and networking with professionals through blogs and social media.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series will wrap up this week
with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes” at 7:00 p.m. on November 6.
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The IUP Online Writing Center, which provides remote,
real-time interaction between students and tutors, will offer appointments on
Sunday evenings beginning November 3, 2013.
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Ben Rafoth, director the IUP Writing Center, delivered the keynote address at the 2013 meeting of the Midwest Writing Centers Association, held October 17–19 in Chicago.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Do It Yourself APA MLA” at 7:00 p.m. on October 23, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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International students from the American Language Institute
will share photos from their home countries at 12:45 p.m. on October 14, 2013, in
the Writing Center in 218 Eicher Hall.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Developing a Blog” at 7:00 p.m. on
October 9, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. Discuss the benefits of blogging and work through exercises
designed to generate ideas for themes and topics a blog post might
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Writing Lesson Plans” at 7:00 p.m. on
October 2, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues this semester with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes” at 7:00 p.m. on
September 25, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. Students may bring a draft of a resume or start one from scratch.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series opens this semester with “Writing Professional Memos” at 7 00 p.m. on September 18, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. Students may bring a draft of a memo or start one from scratch.
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Are you interested in a specific genre of
writing? Trying to polish your resume or write a personal statement?
Blogging, anyone? Come to this free Wednesday Workshop series.
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This semester’s Lunch
and Learn series at the Writing Center kicks off Friday, September 6, 2013, at
12:30 p.m. with “Game On: Learning with Video Games.”
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Approximately 700 incoming freshmen from the Class of 2017 visited the
IUP Writing Center as part of their participation in the College
Undergraduate Success Program (CUSP).
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IUP Writing Center tutors provide one-on-one help to undergraduate and graduate students.
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Two Writing Center tutors were recognized with awards at the English Department Honors Ceremony on April 28, 2013.
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The Writing Center invites student and faculty input about the benefits of and opportunities to strengthen the Wednesday Workshop series and the monthly Lunch and Learn series.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series concludes with “Revising Your Research Paper to Flow Smoothly” at 7:00 p.m. on March 27, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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The Wednesday Workshop series continues at 7:00 p.m. on March 13, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. This workshop will help you create a creative and original personal statement for graduate school applications, employment opportunities, and more.
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Three IUP Writing Center tutors are available 9:00–11:00 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday mornings to work with master’s students in the English Department’s master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
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IUP students and faculty are invited to the Writing Center’s upcoming “Lunch and Learn” discussion of graphic novels and other texts that are meaningful to scholars, writers, and students on Friday, March 8, 2013.
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Do you have trouble seeing mistakes in grammar and punctuation in your writing? Maybe you’re using the wrong strategy when you read. This workshop shows you how to find errors and correct them. 7:00 p.m., 218 Eicher Hall.
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The Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Hearing Voices” at 7:00 p.m. on February 27, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. You will learn to identify the “voices” in a text and compose a piece of writing that incorporates your own voice with the various voices of your sources.
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IUP students and faculty are invited to the Writing Center’s upcoming “Lunch and Learn” discussion of Self-Marketing for Jobs and Internships on Friday, February 15, 2013.
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The APA workshop takes place at 7:00 p.m. on February 13, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall. This workshop shows you how to cite sources with parenthetical references in your paper and how to create a list of references at the end.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series kicks off with “Proofreading” at 7:00 p.m. on February 6, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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Do you have a writing intensive course this semester? Would you like to brush up on... personal statements? proofreading strategies? MLA or APA documentation? All this and more is covered at the Writing Center’s free Wednesday Workshops on Wednesday evenings.
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Will you be teaching or taking a class during the Winter session? Will your students have a writing assignment? Tutors for the IUP Online Writing Center are available to help from January 2 to January 25, 2013.
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Discuss fiction writing and National Novel Writing Month at the Writing Center’s Lunch and Learn discussion on Friday, November 9, 2012, with Mitch James, an IUP English instructor and doctoral student in the Composition and TESOL program.
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IUP students can now schedule online tutoring sessions 24 hours in advance with a trained Writing Center peer tutor.
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All History Department students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Writing Center’s upcoming “Lunch and Learn” discussion of National Family History Month on Friday, October 12, 2012.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “MLA Documentation” at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on October 10, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall. All Wednesday Workshop programs are free and open to IUP students.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “APA Documentation” at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on October 3, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall. All Wednesday Workshop programs are free and open to IUP students.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Hearing Voices” at 6:00 p.m. and repeated again at 8:00 p.m. on September 19, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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IUP Writing Center tutor Emily Weber, an English and Journalism major, was one of five students in the nation selected for a scholarship from the International Foodservice Editorial Council.
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To encourage students to think about writing outside of the classroom, the Writing Center will host a monthly Lunch and Learn series covering writing-related topics such as literacy, genealogy, and publishing fiction. All IUP students, faculty, and staff are invited.
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The Writing Center provides Web-based resources on a variety of topics. This information covers the many steps of academic writing and can be used in the classroom or as additional information for students.
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Instructors, do you want to encourage your students to visit the Writing Center? Try new proofreading strategies? Review MLA or APA documentation? All this and more is covered at the Writing Center’s free and open Wednesday evening workshops in 218 Eicher Hall.
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IUP students from every major can schedule live online tutoring sessions with Writing Center peer tutors beginning in Fall 2012. Faculty can request a brief in-class demonstration of an online session for their students.
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Ben Rafoth, Writing Center director, and Lindsay Sabatino, Composition and TESOL doctoral candidate, published “World Englishes and Online Writing Centers” in the first issue of the International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research.
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The IUP Writing Center on main campus wraps up for the summer this week and will re-open at the beginning of the Fall semester.
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Maggie Herb, Composition and TESOL doctoral student and IUP Writing Center assistant director from 2007–2009, has accepted a position as a full-time faculty member at Stetson University, a liberal arts college in Daytona, Florida.
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Are you teaching or taking a class this summer? Does it involve a writing assignment? The Writing Center can help! The IUP Writing Center—walk-in and online—is available throughout the summer (May 14 through August 10, 2012).
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Three Writing Center tutors were honored at the English department honors ceremony on April 22. Rachael Curtis and Megan Marshall, both junior English education majors, won the T. Kenneth Wilson Junior Scholar award. Jaclyn Rudisill, a senior English education major, won
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Rebecca Babcock, Composition and TESOL graduate and professor of English at University of Texas of the Permian Basin, wrote “Interpreted Writing Center Tutorials With College-Level Deaf Students,” published in Linguistics and Education in 2011.
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The IUP Writing Center recently hosted Saudi Arabian scholar Zied Eldakan, who is preparing to develop his country’s first writing center at King Abdulaziz University.
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The Wednesday Workshop series continues at 6:00 p.m. on March 28, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall. Writing Center tutors will explain how to cite sources with parenthetical references in a research paper and how to create a list of references at the end.
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For C&T graduate students interested in learning more about interviews and campus visits for potential jobs, a discussion meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the IUP Writing Center.
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In this presentation, Writing Center tutors will discuss strategies for spotting and correcting common errors in writing. The workshop takes place at 6:00 p.m. on February 29, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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The theme of this year’s forum was “Words Made Flesh: Bodies, Minds, Mysteries.” The forum took place on February 22, 2012.
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The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Revising Your Research Paper to Flow Smoothly” at 6:00 p.m. February 22, 2012, in 218 Eicher Hall.
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A word lost to the English vocabulary since the 1930s was recently rediscovered by an IUP Writing Center tutor. A casual use of the word disgruntled gave rise to the question of whether a person could be gruntled...
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The annual Celebration of Learning at IUP Punxsutawney, held December 12, 2011, featured projects by students in writing, literature, world religions, and information technology courses in Fall semester.
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The IUP Writing Center curated a series of writing workshops for students in the Department of Food and Nutrition.
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Drs. Dawn Fels and Jennifer Wells, graduates of IUP’s doctoral program in Composition and TESOL, recently published The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students.
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IUP Writing Center director Dr. Ben Rafoth and three Writing Center tutors visited West Virginia University on November 12, 2011, for a special colloquium focused on the theme of creating writing center learning cultures.
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Students who are taking online classes, who are off-campus, or who cannot visit the Writing Center can now get assistance with their writing assignments from IUP’s Online Writing Center.
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The IUP Writing Center will reopen for Spring 2011 on the first day of class, January 18.
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The Online Writing Center is currently under development. Students will be able to schedule an appointment and share paper drafts with an online Writing Center tutor.
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Professor Tina Perdue and three students will host a panel discussion on “Responding to Special Needs: Tutors Talk about Special Populations” at the International Writing Centers Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
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