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Workshop aims to teach faculty how to get published

PULLMAN – WSU faculty will have the chance to learn what steps to take to get their writings published at a workshop Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop is part of the Experiential Learning Workshop series offered by CAHNRS Academic Programs and is conducted by the WSU Writing Programs. The workshop will […]

Grad/professional writing center opens

The Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC) has opened in Smith CUE 414. It is the newest facet of WSU’s writing program, which has served undergraduates for 23 years. “The communications needs of graduate students are very specific,” said Lisa Johnson-Shull, director of the program’s writing center. “Our challenge was to begin to develop a […]

WSU Writing Programs receives National Innovation Award

Washington State University’s Writing Programs has received a 2007 Award for Innovation from the Conference on Basic Writing, a national collegiate organization aimed at aiding educators to teach effective written communications. It is the latest accolade for Writing Programs, which has been among the top “Academic Programs to Watch For” in all six years of […]

Daycamp boosts literacy

Michael Dunn spent much of last summer drawing, reading, writing and laughing with children at his Thirsty Thinkers workshop. His goal was literacy education research. His plan was to encourage the elementary students to successfully write a story by first imagining the story, then illustrating it with drawings or sculptures and finally translating those illustrations […]

Institute’s course teaches skills in grant writing

The Grant Institute’s “Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop” will take place at the University of Washington from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6-8 at the Husky Union Building room 106B.The workshop, open to development professionals, researchers, faculty and graduate students, is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure and skill […]

Improving writing one department at a time

WSU Writing Programs is offering a disciplinary focused writing workshop for one WSU department in August. The workshop, which brings together selected departmental faculty for a day-long session, provides instruction and assistance to professors on how to improve the writing of students in their discipline. All funding and catering for the workshop is provided by WSU Writing […]

WSU Vancouver writing series poses question

The Professional Writing Series at Washington State University Vancouver continues with an exploration of an essential issue for many working professionals: “Should Writers Quit Their Day Jobs?”The discussion is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16. at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom Building Room 6 on the WSU Vancouver campus. Author and journalist Michael Balter will […]

Multilingual writing focus of workshop

Faculty can gain insights on how to better communicate with students through writing at WSU’s annual Writing Across the Curriculum workshop will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, May 9-10, in Smith CUE 518. It is open to instructors who use either formal or informal writing in their classes. This year’s workshop will emphasize understanding and […]

Editor, historian, writes final edition

It’s 7:15 a.m. on Pioneer Hill in Pullman. At the corner of Ridgeview Court and Highland Way, Pat Caraher, senior editor of Washington State Magazine, does what he has done nearly every weekday for almost 35 years. He steps out of his house and walks across town to work. Seems like a simple thing, but […]