NDSU is set to host several events for the National Day on Writing, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20. The annual event organized by the National Council of Teachers of English is intended to draw attention to a variety of writing.
The celebration at NDSU includes:
Writing Resources at the Library
7:30 a.m.-midnight, Main Library entry
Sponsored by NDSU Libraries
Check out some of the resources available to assist your writing. For more information, contact Amanda Booher, NDSU Libraries communications and program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poetry by Omission
8 a.m.-midnight, Memorial Union second floor
Sponsored by Memorial Union Gallery
Participants can take a page from a book and omit passages to develop free verse poetry. The redacted works will be posted on a wall for viewers to read. The project will be open to all participants. For more information, contact Anthony Faris, Memorial Union Gallery coordinator and curator of collections, at email@example.com.
Learn to Write and Write to Learn
9 a.m.-4 p.m., www.facebook.com/ahssteaching/
Sponsored by Department of Communication
Writing activities will be posted to theAHSS Instructional Resources page. Faculty are encouraged to try the activities and share their experiences using the National Day on Writing hashtag #dayonwriting. For more information, contact Melissa Vosen Callens, assistant professor of communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun with Word Games
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Lobby
Sponsored by Undergraduate Center for Writers and NDSU Bookstore
Learn about the services offered by the Undergraduate Center for Writers and have fun with word games at this contact table. NDSU students who correctly complete a word game at the table will be entered to win an NDSU Bookstore gift card. For more information, contact Karen Peirce, Undergraduate Center for Writers associate director, at email@example.com.
Grant Tea for Grantees
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Room of Nations
Sponsored by College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Human Development and Education
Hosted by the grant coordinator for the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Human Development and Education. Stop by and ask your grant process questions. You're welcome to bring a part of a proposal draft, reviewer comments or an RFP. For more information, contact Scarlet Gray Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Alumni Center Reimers Room
Sponsored by Red River Valley Writing Project
The project will hold a "Write-In" for teens on the National Writing Project's Letters to the Next President program. Editorial cartoonist Steve Stark will be a featured guest. For more information, contact Kelly Sassi, project director, at email@example.com.
The Write Stuff
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Minard Hall Coffee Shop
Sponsored by NDSU Writing Programs and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
Respond briefly in writing to one of two prompts: a six-word story or a response to the question “What does writing mean to me?” For more information, contact Bruce Maylath, upper division writing director, at http://firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Arnold, first-year writing director, at email@example.com.
Presentations with Prezi
2 p.m.-3 p.m., Quentin Burdick Building Room 150D
Sponsored by Technology Learning and Media Center
Prezi is an online presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint. Learn how to get started using Prezi in this hands-on class. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up online. For more information, contact Sheree Kornkven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media Posts: The Power of Words
2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., “IELP at NDSU” on Facebook
Sponsored by Intensive English Language Program
Join the students of the program in posting to Facebook, sayings from various languages that speak to the power of words. Search for “IELP at NDSU” on Facebook or look for the hashtags #NDSU and #WhyIWrite.
For more information, contact Carol Bishop at email@example.com.
Writing a Literature Review
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Hill Center Room 330
Sponsored by Undergraduate Center for Writers
The center will sponsor a viewing of the live one-hour webinar, “The Review of Literature: Finding Your Way out of the Literature Fog,” hosted by Academic Coaching and Writing. A question and answer session with the associate director of the NDSU Undergraduate Center for Writers will follow. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up online. For more information, contact Karen Peirce, Undergraduate Center for Writers associate director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-5 p.m., Main Library Graduate Learning Center
Sponsored by Graduate Center for Writers and Graduate Student Council
Graduate students will learn strategies for better writing. For more information, contact Kristina Caton, Graduate Center for Writers assistant director, at email@example.com.
Creating Posters with PowerPoint
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Quentin Burdick Building Room 150D
Sponsored by Technology Learning and Media Center
Attend this workshop and learn tips and tricks for creating a successful research or scientific poster and how to use PowerPoint to build it. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up online. For more information, contact Sheree Kornkven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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