A luncheon meeting of Mississippi writing center directors within short distance of Jackson will be held on Friday, March 23rd. Time and location will be posted by Friday, March 16th. A second luncheon meeting for North Mississippi writing center directors will be scheduled for April. Contact Brenda Robertson at 662 915 7686 (office) 662 402 1893 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itawamba Community College Writing Center
director Anna Britt-Begnaud and University of
Mississippi Writing Center director Brenda
Robertson recently linked with tutors from
both schools for a collaborative panel
presentation at the Southeastern Writing
Center Association Conference at Eastern
Kentucky University in Richmond.
Tutors pictured from left to right included
Melissa McGehee and Emma Willoughby from
U. M. and Ashley Johnson, Brittany Russell,
Kayla Hinds and Matt Thorn from Itawamba
presented video tutorials concerning preparation
for college writing. The tutorials were well
received and the audience offered valuable feedback. The tutorials will be posted on the UM Writing Center website as they are revised and as additional tutorials are completed. The group of travelers especially enjoyed seeing the award winning Noel Studio at E.K.U.
Sponsoring an Event
We like to have free and low-cost events so everyone can attend. If your institution is able to sponsor or co-sponsor an event, please contact the MS state rep Brad Campbell.
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SWCA - 2013
Webmaster: Shanti Bruce
"(Nearly) Next-Door Neighbors: Mapping Our Mississippi Writing Center Community" Co-Chaired by Kerri Jordan and Steve Price of Mississippi College
in conjunction with
SWCA State Rep for Mississippi, Brad Campbell of Mississippi State University
SWCA Secretary, Daniel White of Mississippi College
The two-day meeting of the Mississippi Writing Centers Association provided administrators and tutors from across the state a chance to meet/reconnect, engage in development activities, and plan for upcoming MSWCA initiatives. Our theme invited us to get to know one another—and to begin building a sustainable and supportive writing center community for Mississippi. To that end, we designed a meeting that opened doors, invited conversation, shared knowledge, and generated plans. Attendees were encouraged throughout the meeting to participate in SWCA events, including attending and presenting at the next annual conference meeting.
The schedule included events for both tutors and administrators. Tutors had opportunities for presentations and discussions, which they led. Additionally, on Saturday, tutors shared a lunchtime keynote session with Michele Eodice, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement at the University of Oklahoma and a past president of the International Writing Centers Association; the conversation emphasized opportunities for tutors to integrate their work into graduate school and professional contexts.
Administrators had separate presentation sessions, and time was set aside for them to make plans for developing and sustaining the MSWCA.
Shared events for both tutors and administrators included a “Meet Your Neighbors” poster / slideshow display during our Friday lunch and “Writing Conference Video Night,” a keynote session hosted by Daniel White, SWCA Secretary, and Brad Campbell, SWCA State Representative for Mississippi, which included viewing and discussing a tutorial session video. More information on all events can be found on our meeting website: http://www.mc.edu/academics/departments/english/mwca-conference/.
Administrators from 11 MS writing centers, at the conclusion of a successful organizational planning session. Included in the photo are Brad Campbell (SWCA MS State Rep) and Daniel White (SWCA Secretary) who took a leadership role for the state organization (and were also keynote speakers for the statewide meeting).