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Writing Center Debuts Free Book Club

New for spring 2022, the Jones White Writing Center invites all students, staff, and faculty to join their free book club!

Writing Center Announces Spring 2022 Wednesday Workshop Schedule

The Jones White Writing Center will be hosting Wednesday Workshops each week throughout the Spring 2022 semester.

Graduate Writing Groups Forming for Spring 2022

Graduate students engaged in independent thesis/dissertation writing are welcome to sign up for a Graduate Writing Group through the Jones White Writing Center for the spring 2022 semester.

Writing Center Tutoring Begins on January 24

The Jones White Writing Center will be open for online and face-to-face tutorials starting January 24, 2022, and continuing through the end of Finals Week.

Driscoll Consults with Czech Republic Universities

Dana Lynn Driscoll, Professor of English and Director of the Jones White Writing Center has been consulting on a multi-year project with colleagues from the Czech Republic.

More Than 350 Attend Research Writing Party

The inaugural Research Writing Party, co-sponsored by the Jones White Writing Center and IUP Libraries, was a huge success with more than 350 attendees. Students from all disciplines played games, learned about student-centered research and writing services, and enjoyed refreshments and a visit from the Just Paws therapy dogs.

Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp a Success

The Jones White Writing Center celebrates a successful Thesis/Dissertation Boot Camp with nearly 80 attendees. The camp offered several different tutorials for graduate writers or those who are about to begin the writing process.

Reminder: Research Writing Party this Thursday!

A reminder to students to please attend the Research Writing Party sponsored by the IUP Libraries and Jones White Writing Center.

Research Writing Party!

Announcing a Research Writing Party, held by the Jones White Writing Center and IUP Libraries, on Thursday, October 21 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. There will be free refreshments, prizes, and breakout sessions for students to participate in.

Yim Selected as Co-Editor for The Peer Review

Andrew Yim, assistant director of the Jones White Writing Center, has been selected as co-editor of the Peer Review

Jones White Writing Center Receives CRLA Approval

Jones White Writing Center's International Tutor Training Program Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association has been renewed for three years.

Fall 2021 Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp for Graduate Students

Join our virtual Thesis and Dissertation Writing Boot Camp on Saturday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Our boot camp will provide a supportive environment to help you make progress on your thesis/dissertation writing, jump start your writing, pick up a stalled project, or build your writing skills while you are still in coursework. Graduate students at all stages, including those in coursework, are welcome to attend.

Writing Center Announces Fall 2021 Wednesday Workshops

The Jones White Writing Center announces in-person and/or hybrid Wednesday Workshops for fall 2021 (including dates and descriptions of workshops).

Jones White Writing Center Graduate Editing Service Now Open

The Jones White Writing Center is again offering Graduate Editing Service to students. This story will contain the dates available for this service, how to schedule an appointment, and other relevant details.

Graduate Writing Groups Forming for Fall 2021

The Jones White Writing Center is delighted to open up registration for our fall 2021 Graduate Writing Groups. Graduate Writing Groups are open to registration until Friday, September 3. Graduate Writing Groups take place via Zoom and meet every two weeks.

Writing Center Tutoring Begins on August 30

The Jones White Writing Center will be open for tutorials starting August 30 and continuing through the end of Finals Week. We will be offering online and face-to-face tutorials in our Eicher 218 and Library Satellite (Stapleton first floor) locations.

Jones White Writing Center Summer Hours and Services

The Jones White Writing Center will be open for online tutoring during all three summer sessions: Pre-Session, Summer I, and Summer II. 

Writing Center Tutors Earn Master Tutor Certification

The Jones White Writing Center is excited to announce that 11 of our tutors have completed their Master Tutor Training certification this academic year. 

Summer Graduate Writing Groups from the Writing Center

Are you looking to make good writing progress on your thesis or dissertation? If so, join one of the Writing Center’s Summer Graduate Writing Groups!

100+ Attend Dissertation, Thesis Boot Camp

The Jones White Writing Center offered its second Dissertation and Thesis Writing Boot Camp on March 13 via Zoom. Attendees included 102 graduate students representing nearly all graduate programs on campus. The event featured five workshops, a silent writing room, and graduate-level tutorials during the event. 

Writing Center Foregrounds Diversity and Inclusion

The Jones White Writing Center has developed new training and initiatives to support ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice efforts at IUP. Fostering diversity and inclusion are an important part of the long-term mission of the Jones White Writing Center, and our efforts this semester seek to strengthen our commitment to creating a more equitable and supportive campus for diverse students.

Spring 2021 Writing Center Wednesday Workshop Schedule

For the spring 2021 semester, all Jones White Writing Center Wednesday Workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings over Zoom. Workshop attendees can request attendance vouchers. For questions about our workshops, please email us at w-center@iup.edu.

Scheduling an Appointment with the Writing Center

Scheduling for the Jones White Writing Center is now available on MyIUP.  To schedule an appointment with one of our tutors, students can go to the Academic Support and Resources section of the Academics page on MyIUP.

Dissertation and Thesis Writing Boot Camp a Success

On Saturday, October 17, the Jones White Writing Center hosted its first Dissertation and Thesis Writing Boot Camp, attended by 80 graduate students from 26 different master’s and PhD programs.

Writing Center Wednesday Workshop: Writing for Publication for Graduate Researchers

The Jones White Writing Center Wednesday Workshop topic for October 14 is “Writing for Publication for Graduate Researchers.” Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.