News & Notes from the Reading/Writing Center

Tutor News Roundup: Home Stretch Edition

This weekend marks the last chance to see the play How I Learned to Drive, directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple, RWC faculty tutor and Adjunct Instructor of Theatre. Peer tutor Jo Vasquez also acts in this production.  Read the River Cities’ Reader review of the production here.

In other news… even our tutors currently studying abroad are racking up accolades: Scott Fick has won the 2012 Hasselmo Prize, a generous award for an outstanding student who is planning a career in higher education.  And Scott, along with Joe Bright (both currently in Australia) were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.  They join peer tutor Maggie Hayes, who was inducted last year.  And speaking of tutors abroad, for a taste of life south of the Equator, you can follow the Brazilian exploits of our own Caroline Gschwend on the Augie Globalog.

Back on campus, publications are abuzz with RWC-er contributions.  First, the new issue of Saga is quite tutor-heavy: Vernon Meidlinger-Chin, Rachel Bruce, and Hannah Bohn are the poetry, prose, and art co-editors, respectively, and the issue includes poetry and prose by Rachel, a poem by Maggie Hayes, and a pretty snazzy watercolor comic by Vernon.  Be sure to check this issue out.  And Lauren Ribando, peer tutor and Augustana Observer reporter, had a lovely article in the January 26th issue of the paper titled “Sky Full of Lighters evokes feelings of sadness and hope.”  It’s definitely worth a read.  Finally, Assistant Director Lucas Street has five prose poems in the current issue of the national online journal Locuspoint: The Place of Poetry, guest edited by former RWC peer tutor Erin Bertram and also featuring work by former tutor Farah Marklevits.

 

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