Workshop: Writing from Sources: Issues, Research, and Pedagogy

Upcoming Workshop: Writing from Sources: Issues, Research, and Pedagogy!
Date & Time: Thursday, April 12 at 3:30 in the Whittaker Conference room (Eddy 303)

What issues do your students have with finding, summarizing, and integrating sources? Whether we teach literature or composition, our students often face the same tasks: reading sources and drawing from them to support their ideas. In this workshop, Katie Hammond and Jenny Levin will share information from various sessions they attended at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication regarding these issues. They will present:

  •  Research from the Citation Project about how first-year students are finding, reading and using sources in their research writing;
  •  Specific assignments and activities that strengthen students’ research and evaluation skills.

The one hour workshop will be focused on practicality – Katie Hammond  and Jenny Levin have synthesized and created multiple activities and assignments for you to take away with you! The workshop will also be very interactive as all attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experiences and share ideas. All instructors of classes are encouraged to attend!

Community Literacy Center Internship Positions

The Community Literacy Center is seeking interns for the 2012-2013 Academic year.

Job Title:  2012-2013 AmeriCorps intern for the English Department’s Community Literacy Center (CLC).

Compensation:  $1,132.28 scholarship (and the prestige of working in the AmeriCorps Program).  There is also the possibility of earning 1-3 credits (intern or independent study credits) in addition to the scholarship.

In 2012-2013, we are specifically looking for individuals interested in contributing to community writing programs in diverse contexts.  For more details, please email Stephanie Train at: clc@lamar.colostate.edu

Applications are due in the CLC by 4pm on April 27, 2012.  Applications can also be mailed to Tobi Jacobi, 333 Eddy Building, CSU, Fort Collins, CO 80523 or submitted electronically to clc@colostate.edu.

Internships: Summer and Fall 2012 Internships Available

If you are interested in completing an internship during your time as an English student here at CSU, there are currently both Summer and Fall 2012 internships available for qualified applicants. Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that the Fall 2012 list is likely to grow with more opportunities, so stay tuned!

SUMMER:

  • Writing Buddies Coordinator, Lafayette Public Library (Lafayette, CO)
  • Legal Intern, Fischer and Fischer Law Office (Ft. Collins)
  • Planning and Public Involvement Internship, Northern Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (Ft. Collins)
  • Publishing Intern, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Office Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Editorial Intern, Ruminate Literary Magazine (Ft. Collins)

FALL:

  • Publishing Intern, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Office Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Editorial Intern, Ruminate Literary Magazine (Ft. Collins)
  • Writing Consultant Intern, CSU Writing Center
  • Teaching Assistant (graduate students only), CSU English Department
  • AmeriCorps Internship, CSU Community Literacy Center

Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu for more information.

Conference Keynote, Workshop, and Sessions: Todd Mitchell

Last Saturday, Todd Mitchell delivered the morning keynote address at this year’s Colorado Teen Lit Conference in Denver to over 450 people (he didn’t fall off the stage or puke in his shoe).

Todd also ran writing workshops and presented sessions on encouraging creativity to students and faculty at Governor’s Ranch School in Littleton.