Did you ever procrastinate on an essay, forcing you to stay up all night writing? This November, the Writing Center celebrated its 50th anniversary of undermining the continued existence of that collegiate rite of passage. The day-long celebration began at 9:00 AM on November 8th with a write-a-thon; students spent five continuous hours—with the help of coffee and bagels—working on writing assignments. In the afternoon, Bucky the Badger made an appearance in the Writing Center Commons to mingle with students over lunch. This event was followed by the formal Open House, where the public was welcome to visit with other students, staff, and faculty, to learn about the Writing Center’s community outreach programs, Writing Across the Curriculum, and different forms of online instruction. Interim Dean of the College of Letters and Science Eric Wilcots, as well as Interim Co-Directors of the Writing Center Nancy Linh Karls and Emily Hall, gave speeches on the Center’s major milestones before the cake was cut.
If you would like to learn more about the celebration, follow this link that directs you to the Writing Center’s award-winning blog, featuring a photo essay of the day’s events.