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First up, the Write-A-Thon Event

The WC Outreach and Grant Committees are hard at work on the Community Composing Project! Part of MSU’s contribution to the Humanities Without Walls Initiative, the CCP is MSU’s answer to the theme and idea of what #MidwestHungerIs. A social and political issue that ties closely to Midwestern history and culture, hunger can have many interpretations that resonate across the globe. Using this overarching idea of hunger, the CCP will have multiple events highlighting the humanities and how they can contribute to the community.

Fast approaching is the Write-A-Thon on Saturday, October 18, where participants will travel to five different MSU locations so that they can be inspired by their surroundings and write about what Midwest hunger means to them. Whether that is a hunger for food, music, art, community or literature, these writers can focus on what appeals to them most. At the end of the event, their work will be collected for an anthology that will be set to music and sold as CDs to the community.

So mark your calendars, check out our twitter #MidwestHungerIs, and stay tuned for more information about our second event on November 19th!

For more information on the Write-A-Thon and other Writing Center events and opportunities, please see our events page

Spring Open Mic Night

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 1.43.42 PMIt’s that time again… time for our Spring Open Mic Night! Join us for entertainment, FREE food, and great company. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes.

  • When: TOMORROW, Thursday, April 4th at 6:00pm
  • Where: 300 Bessey Hall

Want to perform? It’s not too late to sign up! Visit this link to submit your name.

Spread the word, grab your friends, and we hope you see you tomorrow!


The Consultant Diaries

pic of Corrine V.Welcome back to a new semester! At The Writing Center we have been preparing for this with a staff orientation.  As a returning consultant, staff orientation this semester was much different from last.  Back in August, I was just beginning, I barely knew anyone and was unsure of what to expect.  But now with a semester of consulting under my belt, orientation was a lot more fun and easy going. Continue reading “The Consultant Diaries”

Ugly Sweater Week!

Person wearing a light blue sweatshirt with an overwhelming snow scene.During finals week, December 9th – 14th, all consultants and clients are invited to have a laugh and wear their ugliest sweaters!

At the end of the week PRIZES will be given for:

  • Best DIY Sweater
  • Best Animal Sweater
  • Loudest Sweater
  • Scariest Sweater
  • Most Unique Sweater
  • Best School Spirit Sweater
  • People’s Choice Sweater

Take a break from studying and check out our Facebook page to cast your votes!

Image by Brian Walsh
Slider image by The Ugly Sweater Shop

“I am CAL” Video Contest

Attention all College of Arts and Letters Students!  The Creativity Exploratory has a video contest where you could win a Kindle e-reader, and all you have to do is share your CAL story. Create a video that demonstrates what makes you College of Arts and Letters, whether it is classes, your extracurricular activities, your job, or anything, go ahead and make it into video format in the most fun and creative way possible. 

Once you have made a draft of your video, bring it to us at The Writing Center! We can help you with more than just writing, we can look over your video and offer our feedback and advice on what you can do to win that e-reader. Plus, we are always here to help brainstorm. So even if you are having trouble coming up with an awesome idea that will demonstrate what makes you CAL, come on in and talk through your ideas with us. We’re happy to help.

And then after you have finished your final product, upload your video to Youtube and email the link to iamcalcontest@gmail.com by December 3.  Your video will then be posted on the I Am CAL Facebook page and if your video receives the most likes by December 7, YOU WIN!!

Trendspotting: Voting Stickers

Trendspotting with Alyson Gines logoHey everybody, it comes as no great surprise that this week’s trend was a proudly worn “I Voted” sticker. Here at The Writing Center, we work hard to be active members in our community, and to make our voices heard. And, if politics aren’t your thing, odds are we still have you covered: our student consultants are studying everything from Philosophy, to Arabic, to Psychology, to Dance, to Professional Writing, and more. We host workshops on making videos, open mic nights where people throw down some killer slam poetry, and regularly have incredibly talented guest speakers. The Writing Center is proud to be a part of a community that cares so much about such a wide variety of things, and we would love if you stopped by sometime.

Open Mic @ The WC!

MSU Writing Center Open Mic logoAre you looking to dip your toes into the world of performance? Have talent or skill you’d like to share? Or would you prefer to sit on the sidelines and watch some cool, unique performances? If so, join us at The Writing Center on Thursday, November 1st at 6pm for our annual Fall Open Mic Night!

Writing Center is located in 300 Bessey Hall. All performances are welcome!

To sign up, follow this link and fill out the necessary information:

For more information, feel free to contact Lexi at leximcpike@gmail.com.

Homecoming at The Writing Center: Alumni Panel & Crafting with CAL

In celebration of Homecoming at MSU this week, and our 20th Anniversary, we’ve got two spectacular events on tap.

Homecoming Alumni Panel Flyer
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Homecoming Alumni Panel: We’ve gathered a great group of alumni consultants to reflect on the center’s 20 years of service at MSU. They’ll update us on their lives and speak to how their writing center experiences have impacted their working lives.

  • When: Friday, October 12th at 3pm
  • Where: 300 Bessey Hall
  • Refreshments!
  • Moderated by Michael Tardiff
Homecoming 2012 - College of Arts & Letters Flyer
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Crafting with CAL: In addition to celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we’re also happy to celebrate The College of Arts & Letters 50th Anniversary! We’ve joined with CAL to provide folks an opportunity to create inspiring Alphabet Photography plaques from images taken all over MSU’s beautiful campus!

  • When: Saturday, October 13th, 9-11:30am
  • Where: Adam’s Field by IM West
  • Fresh popcorn!