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Across Disciplines and Across the World: How UWC Tutoring Prepared Alumnus Erik Simmons for Life after JMU

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When Erik Simmons explains that he spent three months collecting spit from University Writing Center tutors for a research project, he's not surprised that it raises a few eyebrows.
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Remembering Whitten Maher

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"It's about speaking up in a sea of silence, an act of solidarity perhaps sparking a dialogue."
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Spit Take: Empirical Data and the UWC
People rarely associate the Writing Center with scientific research, but the UWC has been home to a groundbreaking scientific research project this past year.

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UWC Tutors Present at International Writing Centers Association Conference
Writing centers do much more than provide resources for students and faculty, although that is an integral part of their mission. Writing center professionals also conduct research on tutoring practice and pedagogy, facilitate community outreach, and participate in campus engagement.

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Lucy Bryan Malenke Bridges the UWC and the CHBS
Lucy Bryan Malenke is the UWC's new writing specialist, helping to serve the writing needs of the student and faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

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Faculty Fellow Brings Science Research Experience to the UWC
Carolyn Schubert, a librarian at Rose Library, is working in the University Writing Center this year as part of the ongoing partnership between the writing center and the libraries.

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Closing the Gap Between Students and Writing Center Resources
Liz Thompson embodies the core characteristics of a great librarian: a faculty employee who is dedicated to making it easier and more efficient for students to conduct research.

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The University Writing Center Goes Virtual: Introducing the New Tutor Chat System!
Unable to make it to the Writing Center? Only have one quick question about commas? Not sure if your concerns require a full tutoring session? We have a new solution to these dilemmas: an online chat system!

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A Resource Reborn: Changes in the UWC
The JMU Writing Center has come a very long way in its forty-year history, and the new SSC location is another notable step on the road

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New Tutoring Style
The University Writing Center's move from Wilson Hall to the Student Success Center brought about a change in tutoring style.

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Nearly 300 Writing Center Specialists Attend JMU-Hosted Regional Conference
This past spring, JMU's University Writing Center had the privilege of hosting the 2015 conference of the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association.

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Writing Fellows: Bridging the Gap between Teachers and Students Across Disciplines
Through student engagement and an active role in the classroom experience, the UWC Writing Fellows are taking an innovative approach to teaching writing in the college classroom.

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JMU to Host Regional Writing Center Conference
On April 10th and 11th, The University Writing Center will host the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association (MAWCA) Conference.

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