Welcome back to The Draft, the IPFW Writing Center Blog! I’m so glad you decided to stop by and get an update!
I think pretty much everyone can agree that 2016 was a rough year, and we’re all hoping 2017 is much, much better. We’ve had a lot of changes here in the IPFW Writing Center, too, and I’d like to share some of them with you.
One of the biggest changes is our location! The Writing Center has moved quite a lot in its 24 years of existence, and we’ve hopefully made our last move for a long while. This semester, we moved back into the Helmke Library Learning Commons! The beautifully renovated space is wonderful to work in, and we’re taking full advantage of the comfy seating and plentiful access to power outlets! Plus, if you need to borrow a laptop for your appointment, we’re right by the Learning Commons desk where you can check one out for the day—use it for the appointment and then to keep working on your revision! We have also expanded our hours. You can now have appointments as early as 8:00 AM and as late as 10:00 PM.
As usual—and this is the terrible, wonderful part of being staffed by students—some of our consultants graduated and some moved on to awesome opportunities. But we’ve also welcomed a new consultants to the family, and we’re excited to have them complete their training and begin working with you! Definitely check out the Meet the Team page under About Us to see who’s back and who’s new.
One thing that hasn’t changed is how much we’re looking forward to working with all of you, talking with you, collaborating with you, and helping you learn more about writing and the writing process. Don’t forget to keep checking back here for more tops, tricks, articles, and info, and get connected to us through social media! We’re excited to get to know each of you, and to see you in the center!
FYI: My name is Kristine, and I’m the Coordinator for Composition, Communication, and Supplemental Instruction here at IPFW. I’ve worked in the publishing and marketing industries for more than a decade, and have taught various courses in Visual Communications and Design and English Composition at the college level for about seven years. I have a BS in Journalism from Ball State, and a MA in English from right here at IPFW. Despite that, I consider myself to be a creative writer who, if I let myself, would be perfectly content to hole up in my apartment for days on end, writing.