KICK: Learning Lab, Library, and Writing Center

The important thing when naming a series of sessions is to choose an acronym and then pick the word to fit that acronym. KICK stands for keep increasing campus knowledge. It is intended to kick off the careers of new faculty and other employees at the college by letting them know about the services available on the campus both for them and for the students they serve. While geared towards newer staff it is expected that everyone can learn something from KICK sessions.

On Tuesday, October 15 join us to learn more about the Learning Lab, the Library, and the Writing Center. Leaders in these areas will share a brief overview of their services and then take questions from those in attendance. The session is from 3:00-4:30 in N-001.

Student Writing Support

As the semester silently slips into its final weeks, your students may be hard at work on an important final paper or other written project.  Consider reminding them of a valuable, FREE resource that may help them to successfully complete this assignment – The Writing Center, located on the first floor of the Eshelman Library (B-building).

Co-directors Mike Hill and Chelsea “Charlie” Lonsdale explain how the Writing Center works:

We are here to serve writers across campus at any stage of any writing project.  Writers can drop-in or make appointments (appointments are given priority) M – F and have a 30 minute session with a well-qualified and trained Respondent.  During these sessions, writers will discuss and receive feedback on their work so that they can better understand their purposes, audiences, and voices while writing.  Session are designed to be supportive, empowering, and discursive. We do not copy edit papers; instead we help writers develop strategies to meet their own goals in writing.

Encourage (but please do not compel) students to drop in or schedule an appointment by email: or text: 313.367.3250.  Students should include their name and desired date/time they’d like to come in.  They will receive a confirmation email or text to confirm the appointment.