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NDSU to celebrate International Writing Centers Week

Published: 12 February 2013

NDSU is recognizing International Writing Centers Week Monday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 16. The annual event organized by the International Writing Centers Association serves as a chance for writing center staff to celebrate writing. The week has been designated internationally for seven years. 

International Writing Centers Week events at NDSU: 


  • Monday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – “Secrets to Success: Award-Winning Faculty Authors,” Family Life Center room 413B 

Join award-winning NDSU authors for a panel discussion about the academic publication process. Bring your questions and hear answers from panelists Ganesh Bora, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Kimberly Vonnahme, associate professor of animal sciences; Anna Grazul-Bilksa, professor of animal sciences; Herbert Snyder, professor of accounting; and Michele Reid, dean of libraries. Registration is required. To sign up, go to


  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – “Fun With Word Games,” Main Library lobby 

Join the NDSU Center for Writers staff for word games, candy and other treats. 


  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. – “Freedom Writers,” Memorial Union Century Theater 

The Center for Writers and Campus Attractions invite you to watch “Freedom Writers,” a film starring Hilary Swank as a young teacher who inspires students through writing. 


  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – “Valentines for Veterans,” Memorial Union lobby 

Join the Center for Writers, NDSU ROTC Battalion, NDSU Military and Veterans Services and the NDSU Bookstore in making valentines to thank veterans from NDSU and the surrounding area for their service. Stop by the contact table in the Memorial Union to personalize a valentine that will be hand delivered to a local veteran. 


  • Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – “Tip Jar Prize Drawing,” Main Library Center for Writers room 6 

Come to the Center for Writers to pick up a quick writing tip from the “Tip Jar.” Then enter your name for a prize drawing. The winner will receive two tickets to “9 to 5: The Musical,” courtesy of the NDSU Division of Fine Arts. 

The NDSU celebration of International Writing Centers Week is supported by the Center for Writers, Campus Attractions, Division of Fine Arts, NDSU Bookstore, NDSU Libraries, NDSU ROTC Battalion, and Military and Veterans Services. 

For more information International Writing Centers Week, visit

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