East Campus Library
Hosted at the University Writing Center, Friday Writers' Lockdowns are times when the Writing Center is clear of all students - it's time for faculty writers to dive into writing projects with concentrated time, effort, and support. Held on Friday afternoons, these mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. We'll provide coffee and peace of mind - you provide the words.
Kurt Schick directs the Learning Centers department, which includes the Communication Center, English Language Learner Services, the Science and Math Learning Center, Supplemental Instruction programs, and the University Writing Center. An Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication, Schick focuses his scholarship on issues related to writing instruction, and has been facilitating scholarly writing groups for faculty since 2007.
Jared Featherstone is the Coordinator of the University Writing Center at JMU, and he teaches courses in the School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland. In addition to developing his own creative work, his interests include online learning, Writing Across the Curriculum, service learning, and the relationship between teaching and tutoring.
Edward J. Brantmeier earned a BA in English with grades 5-12 teaching certification from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For three years he taught language arts and adult ESL courses. Ed then earned an MS in comparative and international education and a Ph. D. in history, philosophy, and education policy studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. With ten years of past experience in teacher education and educational leadership preparation, Ed currently enjoys working with university faculty. He teaches multicultural education courses to future educators and works with university faculty on innovative approaches to teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. Ed is passionate about researching transformative education in K-20 schooling environments that involves cultural competence, diversity, critical approaches, technology, sustainability, and contemplative practice. Formerly, Ed was faculty at Saint Louis University and at Colorado State University.
University Writing Center
4th Floor Wilson Hall
Fridays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, & 4/20
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*Be sure to check off each date you wish to attend on the registration form*