The NCPTW Giant Pencil is on tour! You can follow its adventures over on the NCPTW Facebook page. The Giant Pencil was inspired by the NCPTW2015 tee shirt design, featuring a hiker with a giant pencil for a walking stick. In the spirit of the tee shirt, and of the Olympic Flame that toured Utah in 2002, the Giant Pencil will be wending his way to area writing centers over the next few months.
So far, it has visited the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Student Writing Center. Today (July 30, 2015) it will be heading over to the SLCC Community Writing Center. Next week it will be visiting the Weber State and Westminster College Writing Centers.
SLCC Student Writing Center Peer Writing Advisor Emily Beck
SLCC Student Writing Center Peer Writing Advisor Jarrod Barben
SLCC Student Writing Center Peer Writing Advisors John Ramirez (L) and Jarrod Barben (R) Actually Write with the Pencil
SLCC Student Writing Center Peer Writing Advisor Jordin Hartley
Our deft programmer designer, Tiffany Rousculp, put together a nifty map of where the NCPTW Travel Grant recipients are from, and it is so cool that we can’t resist posting it. From this, you also get a very small taste of our overall program design. We’ll be revealing the whole of the design soon.
Chris Ervin, chair of the NCPTW Travel Grant Committee is pleased to announce that the committee has finished its deliberations and has awaded $5000 to 19 deserving peer writing tutors.
La Beca Grant Recipients ($400)
Amanda Hawks (Renaissance High School)
David Kocik (University of Wisconsin Eau Claire)
Emelissa Mendoza (University of Manitoba)
Ashley Newton (Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University)
Burkean Parlor Recipients ($400)
Vivian Overholt (Wittenberg University)
Mark Priebe (University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire)
Emma Saturday (University of La Verne)
Kelsey Weyerbacher (Montana State University)
Registration & Grub Recipients ($150)
Alison Barger (Saginaw Valley State University)
Jack Bouchard (Montana State University)
Kerry Byrnes (Montana State University)
Ann Cookson (University of Maine at Augusta)
Kathryn Hampshire (Ball State University)
Wren Hayes (Saginaw State University)
Amory Orchard (Ball State University)
Emily Rayens (Wittenberg University)
Ariel Slotter (Shippensburg University)
Nicola Thompson (Whatcom Community College)
Teresa Williams (Grand Valley State University)
Jake Worley (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
The NCPTW Travel Grant Committee (chaired by Chris Ervin) includes Julie Nelson Christoph, John DeOrnellas, Katie Hynes, Abby Ponder, Leigh Ryan, and Joseph Zeccardi.
We’re plugging away at the conference program, so here is a pretty Wordle to help you while away the long summer days. The words used to create the cloud are from all the conference abstracts.
This just in form Chris Ervin, chair of the NCPTW travel grants and awards committee: notifications for the travel grants will come “no later than August 1, 2015.”
It looks like the Psychogeography Tour has sold out. While we won’t be able to offer more opportunities to join the tour as it wends its way through writing center place, we are going to look into ways in which we can have an online presence for the event. We’ll post more to the blog as we figure that out.