The College of Lake County Writing Center and its staff have had a busy couple of months. Here are some highlights:
October 16-18, 2019: Faculty Coordinator, Jenny Staben, attended the joint IWCA-NCPTW Conference (a collaboration between the International Writing Centers Association and the National Conference on Peer Tutors in Writing) in Columbus Ohio. She participated in a panel presentation, “Training Tutors to Work Artfully with Multilingual Writers: Contextualized Approaches from Three Institutions,” with writing center staff from Brigham Young University and George Mason University.
October 21, 2019: The CLC Writing Center helped to celebrate the National Day on Writing a day late* by staffing a promotional table on Student Street with information about the writing center and writing on campus. Students were asked to share their reasons for writing both on paper and through social media.
October 25, 2019: A group of nine peer tutors along with Jenny Staben attended the Chicagoland Writing Center Association’s Peer Tutor Day at DePaul University. The tutors participated in a Tutor Conversation Café and four Round Robin sessions with tutors from Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, North Park University, Purdue University Northwest, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Wheaton College. Tutors attended round robin sessions on topics including writing a social justice statement for your writing center, looking at the different ways to “read” a tutee’s paper, and learning about North Park University’s program that established a writing center at Stateville Prison.
Tutors Pictured: Johnny Beranek, Casper Badovinac, Jennifer Avalos, Athena Clark, Greta Silva, Tara Thompson, Martha Machuca, and Tatiana Kapinos.
November 18, 2019: CLC Writing Center staff collaborated with the staff of CLC’s Exito Program to offer a workshop on “Winning Scholarships” both in the morning and evening. The workshop covered everything from how to look for scholarships (and spot scams) to strategies for writing an effective scholarship essay. Toward the end of the 2-hour workshop, the tutors worked one-on-one with student participants to help them complete the CLC Foundation Scholarship application and work on essay drafts.
November 19, 20, and 21, 2019: The CLC expanded its Night Against Procrastination event from one night to three nights—one night for each campus. We had 49 writers participate (3 at Southlake, 10 at Lakeshore, and 36 at Grayslake) and they wrote for over a total of over 101 hours. This is the 8th semester that we’ve held a Night Against Procrastination at the Grayslake Campus so we hope that participation at Southlake and Lakeshore will grow as this event becomes an established one at these campuses every semester.
For pictures and more information from this event, see our blog post.
Midwest Writing Centers Association 2020 Conference: CLC Peer Tutor, Jessica Cole, was selected to design the logo for this upcoming regional conference. The logo will be featured on the conference website, the conference program, and other conference materials