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New Tutors on Tutoring: Banned Books Week & Dumb Cynicism October 11, 2012

Throughout the first few weeks of my involvement in the Writing Center, much of my attention has been devoted to familiarizing myself with UCWbL logistics and becoming comfortable within this wonderfully collaborative new work environment. After several work shifts, I finally started to feel completely at ease with all the procedures and felt like I had a grasp on everyone’s name. Yes, I was feeling like a regular UCWbL scholar with my tutor logs completed and all the “minimalism” term-dropping in regular conversation. Until one day tutor and Outreach team member Jen F. unexpectedly invited me to help her run the Banned Books Week table in the Student Center, and my perception of the Writing Center took an astronomical 180˚. (more…)


Network, Collaborate, Learn: The 2012-13 Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit October 9, 2012

The 2012-2013 Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit was this past Friday, and as usual, it delivered on its promise: tutors and mentors from across DePaul’s programs had a chance to share their strategies, goals, career advice, and more.  It was also a reminder of the vastness of DePaul’s offerings for its students: in attendance were mentors from Veteran’s Affairs, tutors from the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR) and the International Student Experience Exchange, advisors from the Career Center, and many others.  Indeed, the array of programs at DePaul is every bit as diverse as DePaul’s students themselves, and so also were the rewards that the summiteers took with them. (more…)


Photos from the 2012 Peer Tutor & Mentor Summit April 28, 2012

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Thanks to the UCWbL’s Outreach Team for an awesome 2012 Peer Tutor and Mentor Summit!

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Outposts Now Open for Winter Quarter January 16, 2012

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The Writing Center’s Loop Outpost is now open for tutoring Monday through Thursday from 4-6pm in the Adult Student Center (on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center). The Lincoln Park Outpost– open Tuesday through Thursday from 12-5pm– will open for tutorials tomorrow, January 17, on the first floor of the Richardson Library. Since tutors will be available at each location to accommodate writers on a drop-in basis, you do not need to schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor in the Outpost, which is certainly one of many reasons to get in on the Outpost!

For more information about the Writer Center Outposts,visit the UCWbL’s webpage on “Drop-in Outposts.”


25,000+ Stories October 19, 2011

As the largest Catholic University in the nation, DePaul is home to roughly 25,000 students. That is, 25,000 students with 25,000 unique personalities, 25,000 unique voices, and 25,000 unique stories to tell. Currently, as we are in the midst of the midterm through finals craziness that is the DePaul quarter system, it is easy to get caught up in those to-do lists that are piling high with chapters upon chapters to read and essays upon essays to write (more…)


#whyiwrite October 11, 2011

After receiving Monday’s email from the Outreach Team, I hope all UCWbLers are just as excited as we are for the upcoming third annual National Day on Writing (NDOW)! Not only will October 20 be an opportunity for us to share our love for writing with the DePaul University community, but it will also be an opportunity for us to collaborate with writers from coast to coast and learn why it is they do what they do.   (more…)


Banned Books Week 2011 October 7, 2011

The UCWbL Outreach Team would like to thank everybody who joined us in our celebration of Banned Books Week! On Monday, September 26 at DePaul’s Loop campus we kicked off Banned Books Week by reading banned and challenged books and engaging in a riveting CMWR-hosted discussion of the history of and the current trends in the ever evolving world of censorship.