Writing Center Update

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Fall 2014 Writing Center Hours

Johnson Hall Room 119D (Through Room 223)
Monday – Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-1pm

Morgan Library Room 171
Sunday – Thursday: 6pm-8pm

TILT Room 211
Tuesday – Thursday: 6pm-8pm


At the English department meeting the Friday before classes started, Lisa Langstraat gave an update on what’s been happening at the Writing Center. Langstraat is the current Director of the Writing Center, where they had a busy and impressive 2013-2014 academic year.

  • The number of consultations provided rose by 25.3% last year, from 4252 in the academic year 2012/13 to 5693 in 2013/14.
  • The Writing Center team implemented a new online appointment system, so while students can still work with a Writing Center consultant without an appointment, they can also make an appointment up to a month in advance, which should help many students plan and make time for revisions before their assignments are due.
  • Worked with students — both undergraduate and graduate — from 191 different academic programs, and more than 350 courses.
  • 46% of consultations were with non-native English speakers who come to CSU from 41 different countries.

This year, the Writing Center has eleven new consultants, five returning consultants, and four internship consultants. Consultants represent a wide range of majors, research interests, and experience — from TESL to Biology.

The Writing Center welcomes their new graduate student director, Sarah Hansen, who is enrolled in the MFA program. Sarah brings significant experience, fresh perspectives, and impressive technological expertise, of which the Writing Center plans to take full advantage this year!

The Writing Center program development goals this year include creating more opportunities for graduate student writers who are working on theses and dissertations, continuing to increase the number of course collaborations with faculty from across the university, and continuing to enhance services for non-native speakers of English.

Find out more about the Writing Center: http://writingcenter.colostate.edu/

Panel: Creative Career Connect

Creative Career Connect
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location: Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Open to all CSU students, faculty, and alumni
To Register: http://www.career.colostate.edu/

Have you ever dreamed of having a creative and fulfilling career but wondered if it was possible to actually make a living pursuing your passions? Come learn from people who are living and working in alignment with their dreams. This event will include a panel discussion and time for networking. The panel will consist of creative professionals who write, dance, act, play music, and make art for a living. This is a great opportunity to learn how to apply your specific liberal arts skills and creative passions to plan and manage your very own creative career.

Creative Career Connect Panelists

Elizabeth Morrisette, Fiber Artist and Community Spirit
Dulcie Willis, Arts Administrator, Educator, Director and Choreographer
Jean Denney, Orchestral Musician and Educator
Kerrie Flanagan, Freelance Writer and Writing Consultant
Kari Munson, Project Manager at Beet Street, LEAP Instructor
Jennissa Asay, Dance, Theatre, Music, Studio Owner

Spring Internships Available

Spring 2014 Internships Available!

 Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the English Dept. Internships webpage for more information on qualifying criteria.

Editorial and Publishing Internships:

  • Editorial Intern, Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO)
  • Editorial and Marketing Interns, Dzanc Books (correspondence)
  • Publishing Assistant, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Blogger/Writer Internship, Journalism Internship, PR/Visual Editor Internship, Editor Internship (4 positions total!) The Borgen Project (Telecommute) http://borgenproject.org/telecommute-internships/

Education Internships:

  • Grading Assistant, NCTE@CSU with Poudre High School (Ft. Collins)
  • Writing Coach and Grader, NCTE@CSU, Fort Collins High School (Ft. Collins)
  • Poetry and Prose Guest Teacher, Literacy through Prose and Poetry (LPP), CSU English Department and Poudre Schools (Ft. Collins)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for E406 Literacy and Gender, CSU English Department

Non-Profit/Communications/Other Internships:

  • Sports Journalism Internship, On Campus Sports Network (Ft. Collins and correspondence)
  • Social Media and Communications Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Intern, Poudre Fire Authority (Ft. Collins)
  • Broadcast Intern, Freeform Radio Initiative (correspondence)
  • Marketing and Promotions Internship, Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO)

Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu for more information on these internships and how to apply.

Spring 2014 Internships

Spring 2014 Internships Available!

 Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the English Dept. Internships webpage for more information on qualifying criteria.

Editorial and Publishing Internships:

  • Editorial Intern, Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO)
  • Editorial and Marketing Interns, Dzanc Books (correspondence)
  • Publishing Assistant, Bailiwick Press (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Blogger/Writer Internship, The Borgen Project (Ft. Collins, CO)

Education Internships:

  • Grading Assistant, NCTE@CSU with Poudre High School (Ft. Collins)
  • Writing Coach and Grader, NCTE@CSU, Fort Collins High School (Ft. Collins)

Non-Profit/Communications/Other Internships:

  • Communications Internship (2 positions),  CSU English Department — Read internship description, (Word file)
  • Sports Journalism Internship, On Campus Sports Network (Ft. Collins and correspondence)
  • Social Media and Communications Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Communications Intern, Poudre Fire Authority (Ft. Collins)
  • Broadcast Intern, Freeform Radio Initiative (correspondence)
  • Public Deliberation Intern, CSU Center for Public Deliberation Student Associate Program
  • Marketing and Promotions Internship, Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO)

Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu for more information on these internships and how to apply.

Greyrock Review Accepting Submissions

Greyrock Review is now accepting submissions!

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Please submit your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art (pictures), all of which can be submitted to us at http://greyrockreview.submittable.com

All submissions must be from undergraduate students in good standing at Colorado State University. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.

Advising Week

The English Department’s Advising Week for the spring 2014 registration will begin on Thursday, October 24, through Friday, November 1, 2013.  Advisors have posted sign-up sheets on their office doors.  Please sign up in advance of the dates above so that you can be advised during this special period.

NOTE: Freshmen and Sophomores, if you have not scheduled an appointment with your Academic Support Coordinator, please stop by or call Sheila Dargon in the English Department office, Eddy Building, Room 359 – (970) 491-6428 to schedule an appointment.

Essay Contest for Students

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2014

This annual competition challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today’s world.  Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics has encouraged students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and develop rational arguments for ethical action. We hope that you will encourage full-time juniors and seniors at your institution to compete in this contest.  Awards are granted up to $5,000.  The deadline for the contest is December 2, 2013 by 5pm PST. A distinguished panel of readers will evaluate all entries. A jury, headed by Elie Wiesel, will choose the winners.

Students entering the contest are required to partner with a Faculty Sponsor. There is no better encouragement for a student to enter our contest than motivation from a professor or faculty member.  Any interested professor may act as a Faculty Sponsor to verify the quality and the authenticity of the student’s essay.  Once registered by the student, the Faculty Sponsor will electronically verify the student’s work.

Please inform you students of this meaningful opportunity and encourage them to enter. To ensure that you campus is represented by essays of the highest caliber, faculty members should only endorse thought-provoking, well-written essays that fall within the contest guidelines. For examples of previous essays, we recommend you direct students to our book An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century, a collection of outstanding prize-winning essays from the first two decades of the contest, published by Yale University Press.

This year, submissions will be accepted online. Students will create an account and electronically submit their application, complete with the essay, required entry information, and a portal for faculty and enrollment verification. All winners will be announced in the spring of 2014.

Contest Guidelines and the 2013 Winners Announcement can be found at www.ethicsprize.org.

English Department College to Career Panel

On Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm Behavioral Sciences Building Room 103, Pam Coke, Director of the English Education Program will moderate the College to Career Panel in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 103. Panelists include: Mackenzie Fogelson ’02, Founder and CEO, Mack Web Solutions, Todd Forkner ’04, English Teacher, Fossil Ridge High School, Caleb Harrison, Law Student, University of Denver.  For additional information, please visit: http://central.colostate.edu/news/fall-2013-college-to-career-panels/

 

Fall 2013 Internships Available

Fall 2013 Internships Available!

Unless otherwise noted, the internships listed below are open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the English Dept. Internships webpage for more information on qualifying criteria.

FALL:

  • Social Media Intern, Poudre River Library District (Ft. Collins)
  • Grading Assistant, NCTE@CSU with Poudre High School (Ft. Collins)
  • Writing Coach and Grader, NCTE@CSU, Fort Collins High School (Ft. Collins)
  • Intern, Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO)
  • Editorial Intern, Evergreen Custom Media (correspondence)
  • Editorial Intern, Beadwork and Stringing magazines, Interweave Press (Loveland, CO)
  • Communications Intern, Poudre Fire Authority (Ft. Collins)
  • Editorial and Marketing Interns, Dzanc Books (correspondence)
  • Broadcast Intern, Freeform Radio Initiative (correspondence)
  • Sports Journalism Internship, On Campus Sports Network (Ft. Collins and correspondence)
  • International and National Development Interns, Trees Water People (Ft. Collins)

 

Please contact Mary Hickey, English Department Internship Coordinator, at Mary.Hickey@colostate.edu for more information on these internships and how to apply.

English Department Fall Hours

English Department Office Hours 

The English Office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (closed during lunch, 12:00-1:00 p.m.).

 

Eddy 300 Lab Hours

The hours for the Eddy 300 Lab beginning Monday, August 26, 2013 will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Writing Center Hours

Starting Sunday, September 8, 2012:

Eddy 6: Monday-Thursday 10:00-4:00 pm; Friday 10:00-1:00 pm

Morgan Library (Room 171): Sunday-Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm

TILT room 211: Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm