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IUP Alumnus to Keynote Writing Center Conference in China

A distinguished IUP alumnus and well-known scholar in the field of composition and writing centers, Michele Eodice (PhD ’99) will be the keynote speaker at the Writing Centers Association of China Conference. The conference will be held at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, June 9–11, 2017.

Posted on 12/5/2016 10:43:51 AM

IUP Writing Center Tutors Stand Against Racism

On December 1, 2016, tutors and staff from IUP’s Jones White Writing Center, along with other members of the IUP community, helped raise awareness about the harm caused by racism. 

Posted on 12/5/2016 9:54:31 AM

Panelists Present Research on Graduate Editing Service

Writing center graduate assistant Kelsey Hixson-Bowles, secretary Melissa Lutz, and director Ben Rafoth shared findings from their research related to the effectiveness of the IUP Kathleen Jones White Writing Center Graduate Editing Service at the 2016 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.

Posted on 12/5/2016 9:15:50 AM

Spring Lineup of Writing Center Workshops

The Jones White Writing Center offers these open workshops for all IUP students every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in 218 Eicher Hall. No appointments or reservations are needed, and workshops last 50 minutes. Attendance vouchers will be provided.

Posted on 11/9/2016 12:42:35 PM

Cover Letters Wednesday Workshop

If you’ve never written a formal cover letter when applying for a position, this workshop will show you how. Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop on November 9 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions.

Posted on 11/3/2016 12:59:37 PM

Wednesday Workshop: Resumes

Resumes should be distinctive and unique—but you don’t want to overdo it. Attend this workshop on November 2 at the Jones White Writing Center to work with one of our knowledgeable tutors, and they will help you develop your resume.

Posted on 10/25/2016 2:33:00 PM

Wednesday Workshop: APA Style

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.

Posted on 10/24/2016 11:50:09 AM

New MLA Edition Spurs New Opportunities and Challenges

In spring 2016, MLA released its new eighth edition of the popular MLA Handbook, changing the rules for how writers are advised to cite sources and format their papers. The new edition has created new opportunities and challenges, especially for college writers.

Posted on 10/24/2016 10:35:23 AM

Wednesday Workshop: MLA Nuances

Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop on October 19 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions about the nuances of MLA.

Posted on 10/13/2016 3:19:53 PM

National Day on Writing

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 Humanities and Social Sciences building, with free food and games and renowned Cirque du Papier artist Michael Roy.

Posted on 10/13/2016 3:16:45 PM

Wednesday Workshop: Word Beyond the Basics

This workshop is for those who want to explore hidden corners in the world’s most popular word processing program. Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop on October 12 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions about Word.

Posted on 10/7/2016 9:37:08 AM

Mid-Term Assistance at IUP Writing Center

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.

Posted on 10/3/2016 11:26:27 AM

Wednesday Workshop: Proofreading

Attend the Wednesday Workshop on October 5 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions about proofreading your paper.

Posted on 9/28/2016 12:18:18 PM

Wednesday Workshop: APA

Join us in Eicher Hall 218 at 7:00 p.m. on September 28 to work with one of our Writing Center tutors, and they will help you understand APA and how to utilize APA in your writing.

Posted on 9/23/2016 9:20:04 AM

Win 3OH!3 Concert Tickets

The Kathleen Jones White Writing Center will give away tickets to the 3OH!3 concert as a sweepstakes giveaway for telling us why you like to write.

Posted on 9/21/2016 11:38:45 AM

Win Seats on Kennywood Phantom Fright Night Bus Trip

The Kathleen Jones White Writing Center will give away two ticket vouchers to Phantom Fright Night as a prize for sharing your story of Halloween with us. It’s simple: just tell us in a couple of sentences about a Halloween story that you will never forget.

Posted on 9/16/2016 9:30:12 AM

Wednesday Workshop: MLA

The new, eighth edition of the MLA Handbook is here, and it contains new rules for documenting sources in a research paper. Join us in Eicher Hall 218 at 7:00 p.m. on September 21 to work with one of the Writing Center tutors to understand MLA and how to utilize MLA in your writing.

Posted on 9/14/2016 10:56:16 AM

Jones White Writing Center CUSP Workshop

This fall, the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center assisted with the College Undergraduate Success Program week by holding a workshop for 700 incoming freshmen. CUSP is an early entrance experience for first-year IUP students to help them get used to the different atmosphere of higher education.

Posted on 9/9/2016 11:48:06 AM

Writing Center Represented at IUP Day

The Kathleen Jones White Writing Center will have a table at this semester’s IUP Day on Friday, September 9, at the Kovalchick Complex from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Stop by the Writing Center’s table to get a free pen and learn more about the services the writing center has to offer.

Posted on 9/7/2016 1:56:10 PM

Writing Center Co-Hosting National Day on Writing Carnival

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.

Posted on 9/7/2016 1:08:55 PM

Wednesday Workshop: DIY Cover Letters

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.

Posted on 9/7/2016 9:20:45 AM

Topics Selected for Writing Center Workshops

The Jones White Writing Center offers these open workshops for all IUP students every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in 218 Eicher Hall. No appointments or reservations are needed.

Posted on 8/31/2016 9:38:56 AM

IUP Composition and TESOL PhD Graduates Create Strong Team at SUNY Buffalo State

SUNY Buffalo State will soon gain another IUP alumna on their faculty. Margaret Herb will join Michele Ninacs, also an IUP Composition and TESOL PhD graduate (2009).

Posted on 6/8/2016 3:19:47 PM

MLA Adopts New Approach to Works Cited

An overview of the changes made to Works Cited in the eighth edition of the MLA style book.

Posted on 6/3/2016 3:30:24 PM

Jones White Writing Center Offers Updated MLA Workshop

The Jones White Writing Center has updated its MLA workshop to reflect the changes outlined in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Instructors can reserve a time to bring their classes to the Writing Center for the updated MLA workshop.

Posted on 5/20/2016 3:45:44 PM

Writing Center Tutors Receive Graduate Student Awards

Five Tutors at the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center were selected as recipients of several Graduate Student Awards.

Posted on 5/3/2016 1:25:43 PM

Jones White Writing Center Tutors Graduating

As we’re nearing the end of the year, we want to thank our wonderful tutors for a great semester! We also want to recognize those tutors who will be graduating.

Posted on 4/27/2016 1:33:55 PM

Writing Center Tutors Attend MAWCA Conference

Tutors Julia Mohn and Ciara Irwin attended the Mid Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA) conference along with Online Writing Center Coordinator Roger Powell and Assistant Director Kelsey Hixson-Bowles.

Posted on 4/13/2016 12:29:10 PM

Wednesday Workshop: DIY Resumes and Cover Letters

Need your resume or cover letter tuned up? Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop on March 30 at the Jones White Writing Center to clear up all of your questions.

Posted on 3/28/2016 11:39:32 AM

Wednesday Workshop: APA vs. MLA

Need a refresher on APA and MLA? Attend this week’s Wednesday Workshop, March 23 at the Jones White Writing Center, to clear up all of your questions.

Posted on 3/21/2016 7:54:19 PM

IUP Alumni Published in Tutoring Second Language Writers

The director of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, Ben Rafoth, published a collection of essays written by Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumni and scholars from various other universities.

Posted on 3/16/2016 2:33:47 PM

Spring Colloquy Held at Jones White Writing Center

The Writing Center at IUP hosted a spring colloquy on February 27, 2016. This event was attended by tutors and directors from West Virginia University’s SpeakWrite Studio, Duquesne University Writing Center, and IUP’s Writing Center. The theme of the colloquy was “Writing Centers: How Safe a Space?”

Posted on 3/15/2016 10:20:39 AM

Wednesday Workshop: Personal Statements

The Jones White Writing Center is holding an open workshop for IUP students on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. The workshop will be held in Eicher Hall 218. This week's topic is personal statements.

Posted on 3/14/2016 12:20:19 PM

Jones White Writing Center to Host Spring Colloquy

Jones White Writing Center will host a Spring Colloquy on February 27, 2016. IUP, West Virginia University, and Duquesne University writing tutors and directors will be in attendance.

Posted on 2/22/2016 1:31:22 PM

Wednesday Workshop: APA and MLA

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.

Posted on 2/22/2016 12:11:33 PM

Win 50 Pages of Free Printing from Jones White Writing Center

The Jones White Writing Center is giving away 50 pages of free printing to one lucky student who follows the Writing Center on Facebook or Twitter.

Posted on 2/15/2016 10:12:51 AM

Wednesday Workshop: Cover Letters

The Jones White Writing Center will hold an open workshop for IUP students on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. This week's topic is cover letters.

Posted on 2/15/2016 9:08:41 AM

Wednesday Workshop: DIY Resumes

Are you beginning the process of applying for jobs? Or planning to attend the Career Fair on February 16? Then consider attending this week's Wednesday Workshop at the Jones White Writing Center on creating a resume!

Posted on 2/8/2016 12:25:41 PM

Spring Semester Writing Center Hours

Last semester, tutors in the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center conducted 2,855 one-to-one tutoring sessions, and they are ready and willing to assist students again in 2016.

Posted on 1/12/2016 11:59:35 AM

Jones White Writing Center Winter Hours

The Jones White Writing Center is closed for tutoring until the beginning of the spring semester, January 19, 2016.

Posted on 12/16/2015 11:16:18 AM

National Survey Reveals Data On Writing Centers

On October 19, 2015, the National Census of Writing released the data and results of a 900-college survey on the state of writing programs across the United States, including IUP’s Jones White Writing Center.

Posted on 10/30/2015 2:11:00 PM

Jones White Writing Center Sponsors Events on Masculinity and Race

The Jones White Writing Center is proud to support Aaminah Norris and her research as she presents on masculinity, race, and technology with a film screening, an interactive discussion, and a lecture on November 5 and 6.

Posted on 10/30/2015 9:33:42 AM

Wednesday Workshop: Resumes and Cover Letters

In order to ensure you have the best resume and cover letter possible for your dream job, come to the Jones White Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop on October 28 for DIY resumes and cover letters.

Posted on 10/26/2015 11:39:03 AM

Writing Center Renamed in Dedication Ceremony

On October 16, a ceremony was held at the newly named Kathleen Jones White Writing Center to commemorate its renaming. 

Posted on 10/19/2015 1:12:14 PM

Writing Center to be Renamed

The IUP Writing Center will be renamed on Friday, October 16, to the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, thanks to a generous endowment given in memory of Mrs. Jones White (1934–2006).

Posted on 10/12/2015 11:52:36 AM

Wednesday Workshops in the Writing Center for Fall Semester

The IUP Writing Center will offer workshops every Wednesday evening, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, on the following topics.

Posted on 8/28/2015 2:37:53 PM

Appointments Available for Online Writing Center

The IUP Online Writing Center will open for fall 2015 on Sunday, August 30.

Posted on 8/25/2015 10:12:17 AM

New Writing Center Hours

Effective August 24, 2015, the IUP Writing Center in Eicher Hall begins new hours.

Posted on 8/24/2015 11:06:52 AM

Former Tutor Leads Zumbathon to Benefit “Baby University”

A former Writing Center tutor and certified Zumba instructor, Valerie Makowiecki, led a two-hour Zumbathon on Saturday, April 25, at Albright College’s Bollman Center.

Posted on 5/6/2015 1:45:01 PM

Writing Center Tutoring Available All Summer

The IUP Writing Center will be open all summer long, on campus and online.

Posted on 5/6/2015 1:42:20 PM

Write Your Final Papers at Paper Palooza

Paper Palooza takes place on Sunday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. in Room 218, Eicher Hall.

Posted on 4/22/2015 10:07:34 AM

Hixson-Bowles Elected Graduate Student Representative of Regional Writing Center Association

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.

Posted on 4/8/2015 11:48:24 AM

Rafoth Publishes on “Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers”

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.

Posted on 3/10/2015 8:22:59 AM

Tutors Now Available in Suites on Maple

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.

Posted on 3/5/2015 10:16:25 AM

Write Your Cover Letter at the Writing Center

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.

Posted on 2/26/2015 9:01:23 AM

Get Your Grammar On with Sigma Tau Delta and the Writing Center

This workshop on February 25 will help you begin to notice grammar mistakes, learn about patterns in grammar, and use online grammar tools.

Posted on 2/19/2015 10:20:33 AM

Write or Revise Your Resume at the Writing Center, February 18

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.

Posted on 2/12/2015 9:38:47 AM

Professional Memos and E-mail Kicks Off Writing Center Wednesday Workshop Series

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.

Posted on 2/5/2015 9:18:40 AM

Wednesday Workshops Focus on Grammar, Professional Writing, and Documenting Sources

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.

Posted on 2/3/2015 9:45:35 AM

Writing Center Transitions to Electronic Reporting System

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.

Posted on 1/27/2015 2:31:43 PM

International Students: You’re Invited to the Writing Center's Open House

New or returning international students are invited to the Writing Center's open house on Thursday, January 29.

Posted on 1/23/2015 11:47:09 AM

Finish Your Finals at Paper Palooza

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

Posted on 11/24/2014 10:43:36 AM

IUP Punxsutawney Writing Center Director Published in Writing Lab Newsletter

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

Posted on 11/19/2014 11:56:45 AM

Writing Center Tutors Present Research at International Conference

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.

Posted on 11/17/2014 12:16:36 PM

Students, Faculty, and Alumni Send Hand-Written Notes of Appreciation to Community Members

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.

Posted on 10/27/2014 11:27:19 AM

“Come Write In” at the Writing Center for NaNoWriMo 2014

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.

Posted on 10/22/2014 11:21:02 AM

Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop Series Concludes With “Writing Personal Statements”

Are you writing a personal statement? Are you confused about what to include? Come to this workshop on Wednesday, October 22.

Posted on 10/17/2014 11:03:03 AM

IUP Celebrates National Day On Writing

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.

Posted on 10/15/2014 12:09:16 PM

Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop Series Continues with “Do-It-Yourself APA and MLA”

You've heard of APA and MLA, but are you formatting your papers correctly? Wednesday, October 15.

Posted on 10/10/2014 10:39:47 AM

Writing Center Continues Wednesday Workshop Series: “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”

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 great one! October 8.

Posted on 10/3/2014 10:53:19 AM

Writing Center to Host Workshop on Giving Dynamic Presentations

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.

Posted on 9/26/2014 1:47:31 PM

Writing Center to Host Workshop on APA and MLA Formatting

You've heard of MLA and APA, but are you formatting your papers correctly?  Do-It-Yourself MLA and APA Format: Wednesday, September 24.

Posted on 9/19/2014 11:04:06 AM

Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop Series Continues: “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”

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 great one!

Posted on 9/10/2014 12:01:03 PM

Writing Center to Host Workshop on Professional Memos and E-mail

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.

Posted on 9/3/2014 2:24:37 PM

Students: Win Free Printing at the Writing Center During Selfie September

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.

Posted on 8/29/2014 11:34:18 AM

Wednesday Workshops Focus on Professional Writing and Presentations

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.

Posted on 8/15/2014 10:04:08 AM

Schedule a Class Workshop at the Writing Center

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.

Posted on 7/18/2014 2:31:59 PM

Writing Center Tutors Keep Busy During Spring Semester

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. 

Posted on 5/20/2014 1:01:52 PM

Writing Center Tutors Tell How to Market Tutoring Experience

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? 

Posted on 5/20/2014 11:31:57 AM

Writing Center Finals Week Hours

Here are the Writing Center hours for Spring 2014 Finals Week.

Posted on 4/24/2014 2:30:45 PM

Eleven Peer Tutors Represent IUP Writing Center at Regional Conference

The IUP Writing Center was one of the best-represented universities at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association conference, held at Salisbury University April 4–5, 2014. The tutors delivered six presentations.

Posted on 4/9/2014 4:09:16 PM

My Way to TEDxPhoenixville: Almeida Takes Us Behind the Scenes at TEDx

Communications Media professor Luis Almeida, who gave a TEDx talk in October 2013, will share his behind-the-scenes look at the TEDx process on Friday, April 11, at the Writing Center, relating how students can use the same techniques before public speaking events or interviews.

Posted on 4/2/2014 8:27:52 PM

Writing Center Wednesday Workshop Series Concludes With “Writing Personal Statements”

Personal 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.

Posted on 3/27/2014 4:32:41 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Do-It-Yourself APA and MLA Formatting

You’ve heard of MLA and APA, but are you formatting your papers correctly? All Wednesday Workshop programs are free and open to all IUP students. Wednesday, March 26.

Posted on 3/13/2014 2:32:41 PM

Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop Series: “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series will continue this week with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes” on March 12.

Posted on 3/6/2014 4:04:59 PM

Writing Center Lunch and Learn Series Continues with “Yoga in Your Chair”

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. 

Posted on 3/4/2014 2:56:48 PM

Learn Blog Writing Techniques at the Writing Center

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Writing for Blogs” at 7:00 p.m. on March 5, 2014, in 218 Eicher Hall.

Posted on 2/27/2014 2:14:01 PM

Write a Lesson Plan at the Writing Center's Workshop

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “Writing Lesson Plans” at 7:00 p.m. on February 26, 2014, in 218 Eicher Hall.

Posted on 2/20/2014 2:15:20 PM

Writing Center Wednesday Workshop Series Continues with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”

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.

Posted on 2/13/2014 2:33:16 PM

Writing Center to Host Workshop on Writing Memos and E-mail

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series kicks off with “Writing Professional Memos” at 7:00 p.m. on February 12, 2014, in 218 Eicher Hall.

Posted on 2/10/2014 3:09:04 PM

Wednesday Workshops Offer Hands-on Writing Experience

The Writing Center will host writing workshops for students in Spring 2014.

Posted on 2/4/2014 2:22:25 PM

English Instructor Kicks Off Lunch and Learn Series with “Writing with Podcasts”

Doctoral student Adam Colton will discuss technical elements of creating a podcast, and will explain how he uses podcasts in his classes as part of the pre-writing and editing process. Friday, February 7.

Posted on 2/3/2014 3:37:38 PM

Tutors Available Through Online Writing Center

Tutors for the IUP Online Writing Center are available to help from Thursday, December 19, 2013, through Friday, January 10, 2014.

Posted on 11/15/2013 11:48:18 AM

Writing Center Tutors Receive Travel Grants to Present at National Conference

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. 

Posted on 11/13/2013 11:02:04 AM

Writing Center Holiday and Winter Session Hours

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.

Posted on 11/7/2013 4:36:21 PM

Lunch and Learn Series Concludes with “Managing Your Web Presence”

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.

Posted on 11/4/2013 12:26:16 PM

Writing Center Wednesday Workshop Series Concludes with “Do-It-Yourself Resumes”

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.

Posted on 11/1/2013 9:40:52 AM

Online Writing Center Now Available Sunday Evenings

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.

Posted on 10/31/2013 2:15:09 PM

Rafoth Delivers Keynote Address at Chicago Writing Center Conference

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.

Posted on 10/22/2013 2:29:34 PM

Wednesday Workshop: Documenting Sources in APA or MLA Style

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.

Posted on 10/17/2013 3:41:50 PM

American Language Institute Students to Share “Where I Live” October 14

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.

Posted on 10/8/2013 4:24:57 PM

Learn Techniques for Developing a Blog at the Writing Center, October 9

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 explore.

Posted on 10/4/2013 12:18:24 PM

Write a Lesson Plan at the Writing Center

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.

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:08:27 AM

Do-It-Yourself Resumes at the Writing Center

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.

Posted on 9/20/2013 10:34:57 AM

Writing Center to Host Workshop on Writing Memos

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.

Posted on 9/17/2013 2:56:59 PM

Writing Center's Wednesday Workshop Series Covers Genre-Specific Writing

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.

Posted on 9/9/2013 11:36:59 AM

Lunch and Learn Series Opens with “Game On: Learning with Video Games”

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.”

Posted on 9/3/2013 4:28:56 PM

Incoming First-Year Students Discover the Writing Center

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).

Posted on 8/29/2013 4:05:54 PM

Tutors Offer Help with Writing

IUP Writing Center tutors provide one-on-one help to undergraduate and graduate students.

Posted on 8/14/2013 8:47:16 AM

Online Writing Center Available for Summer Classes

Live peer tutoring is available during all Summer sessions through the IUP Online Writing Center.

Posted on 5/6/2013 10:02:32 AM

Writing Center Tutors Honored by English Department(1)

Two Writing Center tutors were recognized with awards at the English Department Honors Ceremony on April 28, 2013.

Posted on 5/6/2013 9:53:36 AM

Share Your Thoughts With the Writing Center

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.

Posted on 4/17/2013 3:23:58 PM

Write Now! Lunch and Learn about Improvisation as a Mode of Composition

IUP students and faculty are invited to the Writing Center's upcoming "Lunch and Learn" discussion of how improvisational acting can make you a more creative writer and actor on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Posted on 4/1/2013 9:39:41 AM

Writing Center Workshop: Revising Your Research Paper to Flow Smoothly

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.

Posted on 3/21/2013 2:33:58 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Writing Personal Statements

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.

Posted on 3/5/2013 9:22:39 PM

Tutors Available for Master’s in TESOL Students

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.

Posted on 3/4/2013 12:24:39 PM

Enter the Superheroes: Lunch and Learn about Graphic Novels

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.

Posted on 3/3/2013 5:05:00 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Proofreading, March 6

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.

Posted on 2/27/2013 10:38:06 AM

Writing Center Workshop: Hearing Voices, February 27

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.

Posted on 2/20/2013 10:13:20 AM

Writing Center Workshop: MLA Documentation, February 20

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series continues with “MLA Documentation” at 7:00 p.m. on February 20, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.

Posted on 2/13/2013 9:40:45 AM

Lunch and Learn about Self-Marketing

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.

Posted on 2/11/2013 1:00:16 PM

Writing Center Workshop: APA

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.

Posted on 2/6/2013 9:07:07 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Proofreading

The Writing Center’s Wednesday Workshop series kicks off with “Proofreading” at 7:00 p.m. on February 6, 2013, in 218 Eicher Hall.

Posted on 2/1/2013 2:44:42 PM

Writing Workshops Available for All Students

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.

Posted on 1/30/2013 4:37:54 PM

Online Writing Center Open for Winter Session Classes

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.

Posted on 11/22/2012 11:08:01 AM

“Lunch and Learn” About National Novel Writing Month

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.

Posted on 11/5/2012 10:18:08 AM

Update to IUP Online Writing Center Scheduling Policy

IUP students can now schedule online tutoring sessions 24 hours in advance with a trained Writing Center peer tutor.

Posted on 11/1/2012 1:55:59 PM

“Lunch and Learn” About Family History

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.

Posted on 10/10/2012 11:20:50 AM

Writing Center Workshop: MLA Documentation

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.

Posted on 10/4/2012 8:54:23 PM

Writing Center Workshop: APA Documentation

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.

Posted on 9/27/2012 1:14:17 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Hearing Voices

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.

Posted on 9/13/2012 9:03:23 PM

Writing Center Tutor Selected for Scholarship from International Foodservice Editorial Council

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.

Posted on 8/29/2012 11:30:49 AM

Writing Center Satellite Opens in Stapleton Library

Students can get help with writing assignments at the Writing Center satellite beginning September 4. The satellite will provide walk-up writing tutoring on the first floor of Stapleton Library.

Posted on 8/26/2012 1:48:39 PM

IUP Students Invited to “Lunch and Learn” with Professors

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.

Posted on 8/16/2012 2:21:49 PM

Faculty Resources and Sample Syllabi Texts Available from Writing Center

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.

Posted on 8/16/2012 2:11:27 PM

Free Writing Workshops Open to All IUP Students

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.

Posted on 8/8/2012 12:21:11 PM

Live Online Tutoring Available from IUP Writing Center

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.

Posted on 8/1/2012 12:37:25 PM

Rafoth and Sabatino Discuss Online Dynamic Between Writing Center Peer Tutors and Multilingual Writers

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.

Posted on 8/1/2012 11:02:40 AM

IUP Writing Center Available for Student, Faculty Use

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.

Posted on 7/27/2012 11:03:31 AM

Alumna Herb Becomes Stetson University's First Full-Time Writing Center Director

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.

Posted on 6/21/2012 10:05:51 AM

IUP Graduate Joins Appalachian State University's Composition Program

Marcy Llamas Senese '11PhD, Composition and TESOL, has accepted a position as a full-time faculty member in the Composition Program at Appalachian State University.

Posted on 6/8/2012 1:19:49 PM

Help for Summer Classes at the IUP Writing Center

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).

Posted on 5/10/2012 9:05:23 AM

Writing Center Assistant Director Survives Two Tough Mudders

Mitch James, a doctoral candidate in the Composition and TESOL program and assistant director of the IUP Writing Center, helped raise money for wounded veterans at recent Tough Mudder endurance events.

Posted on 5/8/2012 11:51:14 AM

Writing Center Tutors Honored by English Department

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

Posted on 5/8/2012 10:24:47 AM

Alumna Babcock Wins International Writing Center Association’s Best Article Award

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.

Posted on 4/10/2012 10:21:08 AM

Writing Center Assists Visiting Scholar with First Writing Center in Saudi Arabia

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.

Posted on 4/5/2012 9:39:54 AM

Writing Center Workshop: Using APA to Document Sources

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.

Posted on 3/26/2012 9:20:23 AM

Nailing the Campus Interview: A Primer for C&T Doctoral Students

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.

Posted on 3/16/2012 12:23:18 PM

Writing Center Workshop: Proofreading Your Paper

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.

Posted on 2/27/2012 8:40:24 AM

Writing Center Tutors Present Works at English Undergraduate Forum

The theme of this year’s forum was “Words Made Flesh: Bodies, Minds, Mysteries.” The forum took place on February 22, 2012.

Posted on 2/22/2012 6:33:43 PM

Writing Center Workshop: “Revising Your Research Paper”

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.

Posted on 2/20/2012 9:56:04 AM

Writing Center Tutors “Pleased, Satisfied, Contented” about Rediscovered Word

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...

Posted on 2/9/2012 9:47:55 AM

Free Workshops for Students on Writing Research Papers

Do you have a research paper to write this semester?Boost your chances for a better grade. Drop in for free workshops at the IUP Writing Center, 218 Eicher Hall, at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Posted on 1/27/2012 7:46:13 AM

Student Work Recognized at Annual Celebration of Learning, IUP Punxsutawney

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.

 

Posted on 12/13/2011 4:56:50 PM

The Writing Center Helps Food and Nutrition Students with Personal Statements

The IUP Writing Center curated a series of writing workshops for students in the Department of Food and Nutrition. 

Posted on 12/7/2011 1:52:49 PM

New Book on Writing Centers Published by IUP Alumni

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.

Posted on 12/1/2011 10:54:33 AM

IUP Tutors Visit West Virginia University for Writing Center Colloquium

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.

Posted on 11/15/2011 7:37:35 PM

Online Writing Center Available to IUP Students

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.

Posted on 10/25/2011 10:53:46 AM

Spring 2011 Semester Hours for Writing Center

The IUP Writing Center will reopen for Spring 2011 on the first day of class, January 18.

Posted on 12/2/2010 11:37:17 AM

Coming Soon! Online Writing Center

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.

Posted on 10/29/2010 11:06:06 AM

Purdue and Students to Speak on “Special Needs” in Las Vegas

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.

Posted on 9/29/2008 1:50:01 PM

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