• Job Posting – Assistant in the Writing Lab and Lecturer

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Jennifer Staben in Job Announcements, Midwest Voices.

    Grinnell College announces a full-time, 9-month position available in the Writing Lab. The Grinnell College Writing Lab works in collaboration with faculty to support and improve student writing, offering for-credit writing courses as well as individual one-to-one tutoring sessions. Responsibilities: Assistants/Lecturers teach composition—including argument, organization, style, and mechanics—in individual student appointments, in Writing Lab courses, […]

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  • Coe Writing Center – Featured Writing Center

    Posted on February 3, 2017 by Jennifer Staben in Featured Writing Centers.

    This is the first entry in our Featured Writing Center series.  Kudos to the team of experienced Coe Writing Center Consultants–Alex Bartlett, Gibson Odderstol, and Anton Jones–who responded to the Call for Submissions only hours after it was sent out. Jane Nesmith, Coe Writing Center Director, suggested it was appropriate that her consultants respond to […]

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  • Call for Nominations to Executive Board

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by Josh Worsham in Midwest Voices, What's New?.

    MWCA members, It’s time to look ahead to changes in the Executive Board. We have four members whose terms are up this spring, and we will accept nominations for new board members through February 10, 2017. Self-nominations are welcome. Who should join the E-board? Anyone who is currently serving in a writing center in the MWCA region […]

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  • IWCA Research Grants – Deadline Approaching

    Posted on December 17, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Midwest Voices, What's New?.

    MWCA Members, Wondering what IWCA can do for you?  They can help to fund your research projects, whether you’re a graduate student moving into the field or a professional already making waves in the writing center world.  And who doesn’t like for their research passions to be supported?  You’ll have two opportunities to apply:  January […]

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  • How Did You Celebrate International Write-In?

    Posted on December 14, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Midwest Voices, What's New?.

    According to Jill Gladstein from Swarthmore College, ninety-two schools participated in the 2016 International Write-In from November 29 – December 8, 2016.  We know that a number of these schools were in the Midwest, and we’d like to both celebrate that fact as well as inspire other writing centers in our region to consider participating […]

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  • Conference Reflection – Jennifer Somie Kang – University of Minnesota

    Posted on November 12, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Awards, Midwest Voices.

    As a writing consultant at the University of Minnesota Center for Writing, I was excited to present, with two other consultants and two directors, our new staff co-mentoring program at the IWCA conference in Denver. Created out of conversations among the staff members at our writing center about building a more supportive community, this experience […]

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  • Conference Reflection – Caitie Leibman – Doane University

    Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Awards, Midwest Voices.

    I’ve learned that a lot of teaching starts with borrowing: trying to recreate the moments that my favorite teachers gave to me by calling “Yoink!” on their best activities and approaches. Writing center work takes a similar type of cobbling, and representing Doane University at IWCA 2016 offered me a treasure trove of resources. My […]

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  • Job Opportunity – Carleton College

    Posted on October 17, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Job Announcements, Midwest Voices.

    Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Carleton College  Carleton College seeks a Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). The new Director will build upon a nationally recognized WAC program that is deeply established in the curriculum and supported by a long-standing institutional commitment to faculty development. Carleton’s WAC program includes first-year seminars and writing […]

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  • MWCA Travel Grant Winners – 2016 IWCA

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Awards, Midwest Voices.

    Congratulations to the two MWCA Travel Grant Winners for IWCA 2016 Jennifer Somie Kang- University of Minnesota Caitie Leibman – Doane University If you are attending IWCA in Denver this weekend, please support them by attending their sessions on Sunday, October 16, 2016: Session L (11:35 am – 12:50 pm) Developing a Staff Co-Mentoring Program […]

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  • Job Opportunity – DePaul’s University Center for Writing-based Learning

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jennifer Staben in Job Announcements.

    DePaul University’s University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) is looking for a new Associate Director of the Writing Center. Their long-time Writing Center Director, Liz Coughlin, retired this summer. They are a highly collaborative program with a diverse people, offerings, and interests, so there’s lots of opportunity for a new person to bring their vision and big […]

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