The WCC space hosts many events throughout the year that bring together students and faculty to learn, share, and improve their writing and communication skills.
The NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center (WCC) offers workshops for students and faculty designed to improve their writing and introduce them to innovative pedagogies and technologies. Workshops are currently held when requested by faculty and student groups. The WCC can run a past workshop or create customized writing workshops for departments and programs, as well as for student, faculty, and employee groups on campus at any time during the year, including summer. Faculty workshop content is being moved to the W-CENTRAL Canvas site, which NSU faculty will gain access to in fall 2019.
If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
We will get back to you to develop a plan and identify a time for the workshop you requested.
In the past, the WCC has hosted Weekly Write-Ins, where faculty, graduate, and professional students can come together for dedicated time to focus on writing your dissertation, research, grants, or other projects. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in this service.
The end of the semester always means long nights and late night food cravings. Come join us on Nov.19, 2019 (time tbd) for focused time to finish up your writing and communication projects with consultants and pizza on hand to help.
KLNAP is an event where students can come to the center to work, write, and get feedback in a productive studio atmosphere. We do not have scheduled appointments during that time. Rather, students walk in and start working, and our writing consultants walk around the room having conversations with writers as needed. Students are welcome to bring in work for any of their classes.
Our next Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be in the fall. Wikipedia links and resources collected to help participants are still available online. Stop by to learn more about editing wikipedia, and find out how easy it is to improve this shared resource. If faculty want a WCC representative to visit their course before this event to explain how Wikipedia works, its reliability, and how students can improve their research skills while building this resource, please contact Eric Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a semester, the WCC hosts an event to educate students about editing Wikipedia, to improve articles and to address its biases in what gets recorded and by whom. Each time we hold this event, the WCC will partner with campus groups such as department and student organizations to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to their interests.
In April 2019, we hosted a Wikipedia Editathon (flyer) coinciding with National Volunteer Month, since it's only through the work of many volunteers that Wikipedia is such a useful resource.
In November 2018, we hosted a "Wiki Loves Pride" Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (see the flyer) focusing on increasing the diversity of who edits Wikipedia, and improving upon coverage of LGBTQ+ articles.
Join us on October 20, 2019, in the WCC and in the UC, to celebrate the National Day on Writing.
This day was founded by the National Council of Teachers of English on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. People tend to think of writing in terms of pencil-and-paper assignments, but no matter who you are, writing is part of your life. It’s part of how you work, how you learn, how you remember, and how you communicate. It gives voice to who you are and enables you to give voice to the things that matter to you.
The WCC has created its own podcast to explore what it takes to succeed as a writer in academia and beyond titled "The Writer's Edge."
"The Writer's Edge" podcast features the following:
TWE is hosted on anchor.fm and available on Spotify and other platforms. We record out of Shark Tank #2, one of the multimedia collaboration rooms in the WCC, which students and faculty can reserve for recording, presentation practice, and collaborative work. We plan on posting 2 interviews per month, as well as additional episodes highlighting events and student podcasting projects.
We're always looking for faculty to talk to, have topics you'd like us to address that would be interesting to students, or student podcasting projects to highlight, so please contact us at email@example.com if you have an idea or question about how you can get involved.