Friday, September 22, 2017

Writing Center Opportunities for Seniors and Advanced Undergraduates

Undergraduate Peer Workshop for Publication
Under the guidance of an experienced doctoral-level teaching assistant, undergraduate students enrolled in this workshop will receive ongoing support as they work through the stages of publication, from selecting a target journal to revising their drafts. Participants will attend an orientation and meet weekly with a group of their peers to receive feedback on their progress.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please fill out the following survey by September 25th:

Writing Center staff with be in touch with you soon to confirm a time and place for the orientation. If you have questions, please email Mia at

Senior Thesis Writing Groups
The Writing Center organizes small, student-led groups that bring together senior thesis writers from across the university. At welcoming and relaxed weekly meetings, seniors will share and discuss drafts of their thesis, give and receive feedback, and hold each other accountable for making progress. A Writing Center instructor will attend the initial meeting for each senior thesis writing group, help the group decide its goals and meeting schedule, and be in touch with the group over the course of the academic year to offer advice and support. Consistent participation from each group member is key to a productive and enjoyable writing group experience.

Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 6172 and Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in room 6172 on the 6th floor of Helen C. White Hall. (You only need to attend one of these orientations.) If you're interested in joining a group or just learning more, please RSVP for an upcoming orientation meeting by completing this short online survey:

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend either orientation meeting, but would still like to be involved, please email Stephanie at

African Studies Program to Welcome Special Guests

Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, co-hosts of the popular Sinica Podcast, will host a live podcast recording with special guest Lina Benabdallah. The trio will talk about Benabdallah’s work on the African community in Guangzhou, on the challenges that African students have faced in China, and how China’s growing involvement with Africa has impacted Africans living in China.

African Lives in China: A Live Recording of the Sinica Podcast
Thursday, September 28, 4:00-5:30PM
Pyle Center, Room 325/326

The African Studies Program will also welcome Dr. Benabdallah for our weekly Africa at Noon lecture series. Dr. Benabdallah will discuss the China-Africa relationship through the lens of Chinese investment in professional development programs for African professionals.
Professionalization Trainings in China-Africa Relations: Power-Knowledge Nexus
Wednesday, September 27, 12:00-1:00PM
Ingraham Hall, Room 205