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Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, January 17                     First day of Spring classes Wednesday, January 25              Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Workshop                                          … Continue reading

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Writing Initiative Spring 2017 Calendar

WORKSHOPS Date Time Topic Presenter Location January 18 1-2 pm GWI Info Session Kara Kynion (Bollinger) Atterbury Student Success Center 237 January 25 Writing Wednesdays Begin (& continue through the semester) 9 am-12 pm Writing Accountability Group Kara Kynion (Bollinger) … Continue reading

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Graduate Writers Have a Home at UMKC Libraries

Graduate students are some of the most avid users of the UMKC Libraries’ spaces. Graduate writers can find a space in any of the university’s libraries to spread out with their laptops and get down to business: The newly-furnished, expansive … Continue reading

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Thomas Ferrel – Director of the Writing Studio

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Thomas Ferrel is the Director of the Writing Studio at UMKC and is heavily involved with the Graduate Writing Initiative. “I collaborate with our Graduate Writing Specialist, Kara Kynion (Bollinger), to develop goals, long- and short-term plans, events, and resources … Continue reading

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Dr. Jakob Waterborg – Emeritus College Member & Mentor for the Graduate Writing Initiative

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Dr. Jakob Waterborg is an Emeritus College member and mentor for the Graduate Writing Initiative. “My role has been the coordinator on the Emeritus College Board to bring students with mentorship requests in contact with appropriate emeriti as mentors,” he … Continue reading

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Dr. Hessam Sarooghi – UMKC Alum & Current Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Dr. Hessamoddin Sarooghi earned his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC in Spring 2016. He is now an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Butler University. “I was a graduate student representative in the UMKC Graduate Writing Initiative … Continue reading

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Michelle Paquette – Assistant Research Professor & Graduate Writing Advisory Committee Member

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Dr. Michelle Paquette is an Assistant Research Professor in Physics and Astronomy and a Graduate Writing Advisory Committee member. “As a core member of the GWAC, my role is to brainstorm, help implement, and evaluate initiatives to support graduate student … Continue reading

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Angela Nelson – Master’s Student & Graduate Writing Advisory Committee Member

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Angela Nelson is a master’s student in the Sociology program. She is also a Graduate Writing Advisory Committee member, whose role is to provide input and feedback from the graduate student perspective. “I learned about the Graduate Writing Initiative from … Continue reading

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Regina Williamson – Undergrad & Work Study for the Graduate Writing Initiative

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Regina Williamson is an undergraduate student in Health Sciences and a Work Study for the Graduate Writing Initiative, specifically within the Writing Studio. “I assist Kara in setting up different events and programs set up for the graduate students,” she … Continue reading

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Register for a UMKC Writing Group with Other Graduate Students

Forty six UMKC graduate writers participated in our Summer 2016 Pilot Writing Group program, and we’re excited to continue this program in the fall, starting September 12 and running through December. “You get to decide the goals of your group…You … Continue reading

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