Midwest Writing Centers Association October 7-8 Conference (fwd)

Subject: Midwest Writing Centers Association October 7-8 Conference (fwd)
From: Bob Whipple <whippl -at- CREIGHTON -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 1994 17:25:36 -0500

Bob Whipple
Director of Composition Creighton University
2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178
whippl -at- creighton -dot- edu

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Date: Sat, 3 Sep 1994 11:37:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bob Whipple <whippl -at- creighton -dot- edu>
To: Wcenter <wcenter -at- unicorn -dot- acs -dot- ttu -dot- edu>
Subject: Midwest Writing Centers Association October 7-8 Conference (fwd)




The following is information on the 1994 Midwest Writing Centers
Association Conference at the Plaza Inn, Kansas City, Missouri, on
October 7-8, 1994. Included are a registration form, session
titles, directions, and other information. Our conference title is:

Center or Margins: Sites of Change and/or Changing Sites?

Our keynote speaker will be Nancy Grimm, of Michigan Tech


Session Titles:

Student Agency: Looking from the Classroom into the Writing
Center and Back Again

"Not in OUR Backyard:" Sites of Power and Resistance in
Participant-Based research

Reading and Responding to Social Class in the Writing Center

The Widening Gyre: Can the Center Hold in an Electronic World?

Using the Computer Network and Integrated Writing Software to
Bridge the Gap Between the Writing Classroom and the Writing

Initiated into the Fraternity of Powerful Knowers: How
Collaborative Technology has Ethically Legitimized Writing

Writing centers in Colleges of Pharmacy: Meeting Curricular

The Writing Lab and Writing-Across-the Business Disciplines

The Writing Center: Core or Corps?

Language Transfer in ESL Writing

Fighting Marginality: The Revising List

Writing Centers in the Whole Process: Supplying Specific
Curricular Support for Writing

Reconstructing the Academy: Bauhaus Pedagogy and the Writing

The Issue of Representation: The Power of Naming

Writing Centers as Sites of Change: Location, Emphasis, and

Academic Ideals and the Rhetoric of Response-Based Pedagogy

Ethical Implications of Technology

The Write Move

Fleeting Encounters: The Grammar Hotline as Writing Center Bridge
to Mainstream Course Work

Tutor, Tutee, and Teacher: Tenuous Threesomes

Responding to Students' Writing

Connecting Faculty Across the Disciplines to Writing Pedagogy

Center or Margin: Situational Role Playing and Decision Making

Collaborative Writing: Strategies for Balance

Writing Centers: Do Fringes Make Bridges?

What Else Can I Do: Helping the "D" Student

Product vs Process: Reconciling Constituent Expectations

Writing Centers as Linguistic and Disciplinary Contact Zones

Does It Work? Limiting Grammar/Mechanics Instruction for Basic
Writers to Proofreading Sessions in Small Group Tutorials

Many Speaking to Many: Publishing Writing Center Handouts on
a/the Network

Central or Marginal at Central (Missouri State University)?

Real World Freshman English: Writing for Publication in a First-
Year Composition Course

Team Journals in the Writing Center: Discourse on Disks


The Keynote Speaker
Nancy Grimm, of Michigan Tech University, is a well-known writing
center advocate and scholar. Nancy is a past Editor of the
Writing Center Journal, a past member of the Board of the
National Writing Centers Association, and a former member of the
Executive Board of the Midwest Writing Centers Association.


The conference will be held at:

The Plaza Inn
One East 45th St.
Kansas City, MO
Single: 55.00 Double: $55.00 Triple: $65.00 Quad: $75.00

A block or rooms has been reserved for the MWCA at the Plaza Inn.
Located in the famous Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, the
Plaza Inn is only a few minutes' walk from Country Club Plaza's
many shops, fountains, famous buildings, and sculptures. The
hotel has a lounge, two restaurants, heated swimming pool, and
other amenities. This year's conference location, the Plaza Inn
is also a short drive from Kansas City's Westport and Crown Plaza
shopping and entertainment areas, and an easy drive from many
restaurants (including some of Kansas City's famous barbecue
spots), museums (including the Nelson-Atkins Museum) and shops in
the Kansas City area.

Please make your reservations before September 16, 1994. In
order to obtain the conference discount, conference participants
must specify that they are with the Midwest Writing Centers
Association. Participants are responsible for obtaining their
own reservations.

To get to the Plaza:

>From the North:
I-35/I-29 South
Follow I-70 East
Exit on 11th Street
Go West to Main Street
Turn Left (south) on Main Street and go to 45th Street

>From the South:
I-435 to Wornall Road
Go North on Wornall Road to 47th Street
Turn east (right) on 47th to Main Street
At Main, turn north (left) to 45th Street

>From the East:
I-70 West
Exit Truman/McGee Road
Continue west until Main Street
Turn left (south) on Main and go to 45th Street

>From the West:
I-70 East
Exit Downtown, Main Street
Go South on Main to 45th Street
(* between 4 to 6 pm, Exit on 11th Street,
Follow 11th St. until you reach Main St.
Turn left (south) on Main and go to 45th Street)

KCI shuttle (airport ground transportation)
departs for Plaza area (including Plaza Inn) every 30 minutes
from airport: call 5000 from white courtesy phone
from hotel: call 243-5000 (call ahead of departure)
11.00 one way; 21.00 round trip

Registration Form
Midwest Writing Centers Association Fall Conference
October 7-8, 1994
The Plaza Inn, Kansas City, Missouri

(Please duplicate for additional registrations)




City: State: Zip:

Home phone:

Office Phone:

Daytime telephone number:

e-mail address:

Conference Fee
(Includes MWCA membership, registration, conference materials,
and Friday lunch)

______Faculty 65.00

______Student 30.00

______Total Enclosed

Registration Deadline: September 16, 1994

Make checks payable to MWCA. Mail this form and a check by September 16,
1994 to

John Husband, MWCA Treasurer
Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, Kansas 67801

*************************E-MAIL REGISTRATION!!****************************
To register for this conference via e-mail, simply send the form above,
filled out with the requested information, to:

dccc2lb -at- ink -dot- org


Your check must be mailed to John Husband, MWCA Treasurer, at the
snailmail address above, by 9/25 for your registration to be valid.


MWCA Board 1993-1994

Bob Whipple, Creighton U, Omaha, NE
Vice Chair
Marsha Penti, Michigan Tech U, Houghton, MI
John Husband, Dodge City CC, Dodge City, KS
Conference Chair
Jacqueline Rogers, U of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Conference Chair
Susan Sanders, Michigan Tech U, Houghton, MI
Joan Bartley, Lafayette HS, Ballwin, MO


Application For Executive Board Membership
Midwest Writing Centers Association

The MWCA will fill two board vacancies at the 1994 meeting. Below
is an application form for these positions.

This application constitutes your self-nomination for a position
on the Executive Board of the of the Midwest Writing Centers
Association. The nomination will be voted on at the business
meeting of the MWCA Friday, October 7, 1994. A term on the Board
is normally three years (thus this appointment would expire in
Fall 1997).



School Address:

School phone #:

Home Address:

Home phone #:

FAX #:

e-mail address:

Please attach a separate sheet of paper with your name, your
school name, and a profile of no more than 125 words discussing
your qualifications and your goals for the MWCA. Snail-mail this
to Marsha Penti, Department of Humanities, Michigan Tech
University, Houghton, MI, 49931, or e-mail to Bob Whipple,
Creighton University, at whippl -at- creighton -dot- edu -dot-

For further information, contact:

Bob Whipple
Director of Composition Creighton University
2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178
whippl -at- creighton -dot- edu

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