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December 4, 2017

Writing Center tutors and staff present at International Writing Centers Association annual conference

Submitted by Cydney Alexis

Undergraduate tutors Jessica Cotter, Kristin Feezor, Margaret Lang, and Emily Moore presenting at IWCA.

Four undergraduate Writing Center tutors and three K-State faculty/staff members presented at the International Writing Centers Association annual conference, Nov. 10-13, in Chicago, Illinois.

Undergraduate tutors Jessica Cotter, senior in English education; Kristin Feezor, senior in English and English education; Margaret Lang, senior in physics and modern languages; and Emily Moore, senior in English and mass communications, delivered a presentation titled "Ciphers in the Center: Decoding Specialized Writing Center Language." All four undergraduates received Arts and Sciences Research Travel Awards in support of their travel.

Cydney Alexis, assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center; Theresa Merrick, instructor of English and assistant director of the Writing Center, writing across the curriculum; Brent Weaver, K-State First learning assistant coordinator; and Nathalie Singh Corcoran, director of the Writing Studio at West Virginia University; presented a panel titled "'I Always Feel Like . . . Somebody's Watching Me': Using Student Data."

Alexis also delivered a workshop, "Recovering Narrative Authority: How to Reveal the Scholarship Hidden within Your Writing Center Secrets," with Elizabeth Busekrus, director of the Writing Center at Missouri Baptist University; and Mickey Harris, professor emerita at Purdue University. 

To learn more about the Writing Center, please read its annual report.

The Writing Center will be open for face-to-face and online tutoring through Wednesday, Dec. 13. Undergraduate and graduate students can make appointments for face-to-face and online sessions using the online scheduling system.