Writing Center to begin annual roundtable discussions for students and faculty
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 14:10
The Hortense Parrish Writing Center, located in Humanities 209, will host three roundtable discussion forums this semester for both students and faculty.
The first of these events will be held on Oct. 3 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. and will focus on the Holocaust. UTM English Professor Tim Hacker will direct the discussion, with the help of several students.
Hacker has offered several theme-based Holocaust courses in recent years, and his students have done extensive reading and research on the subject. Hacker was also selected to attend the Silberman Seminar for University Faculty in 2006 and 2010 and the Seminar for Religious Studies Faculty in 2012. These seminars were held at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
The second roundtable discussion will feature a reading of creative writing pieces. The reading is scheduled for Oct. 31 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. Anna Clark and Jenna Wright, Writing Center coordinators, will select readers. Any interested student or faculty member should contact Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wright at email@example.com.
The final roundtable discussion, led by UTM English Professor Neil Graves, will focus on French symbolist poetry. The discussion is scheduled for Nov. 28 from 12:15-12:50 p.m.
All roundtable discussions are free and open to all interested students, staff and faculty members. The discussions are also eligible for MILE Program Stamp Card credit for those participating in that program. Refreshments will be served at all events.
The Writing Center is open throughout the semester, beginning at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Center offers tutoring services, computer use, a reference book library and many other resources for students in all majors.
For more information about Writing Center programs, contact Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the center at 731-881-7277.