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  • Site redesign, new blog, and academic year recap

    Welcome to a slightly redesigned site for the Center for Writing Studies. We've made a few changes to make the site easier to navigate and more useful. 

    In particular, we've changed the layout of menu items to make it easier to find some of our activities (our Writing Across Media course, UIWP, and the Center's Speaker Series). The calendar of upcoming events has been moved to a side panel and in its place we now have this blog, a more dynamic and flexible space that will allow us to post a wide variety of information that may be of interest to Center For Writing Studies students, faculty, and visitors. If there is information you would like to have posted, submit it to our Assistant Director, Jon Stone (jwstone2@illinois.edu), for review. We invite news about conferences, calls for papers, events of interest around campus, and other relevant information and news. The blog is RSS enabled for those who would like to subscribe for external viewing. 

    We've also added a link that allows for secure donations to support special CWS programs and activities. 

    We want to acknowledge the close of a wonderful 2011-2012 academic year. We've had the privilege of hosting or co-hosting a wide variety of visiting scholars including Danielle DeVoss, Jonathan Alexander, Morris Young, Ralph Cintron, Neal Lerner, and CWS alum Derek Van Ittersum. Our Colloquium has also hosted talks by CWS graduate students: John O'Connor and Vanessa Roullion in the Fall and Heather Blain and Julia Smith this Spring. Our brownbag series has featured talks from Sharra Vostral, Brendesha Tynes, Lisa Nakamura, another visiting alum, Jody Skipka, and a group of graduate students (Jessica Bannon, Lauren Marshall Bowen, Amber Buck, Cory Holding, and Martha Webber) discussing their (successful) experiences on the job market. We also hosted thr 3rd annual Gesa Kirsch CWS Graduate Student Symposium. Our special thanks to everyone who participated in these events.. 

    We look forward to another great year in 2012-13 and wish you all a peaceful and productive summer. 

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