Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Writing Groups Schedule

Because the Oak Forest and O'Hare Campuses are closed for the Memorial Day holiday, no Writing Groups will meet on those campuses on Saturday, May 29.  Participants of those groups are invited to participate in Groups at Naperville or the Loop this weekend.  You might also utilize the Writing Center's online services for assistance.  For more information, visit

Writing Groups will meet at the Naperville Campus at 10 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 29.  The Loop Writing Group will also meet on Saturday, May 29 at 10 am in Lewis 1600.  Take advantage of these opportunities to polish final drafts of your essays!

Email Tom McNamara at with any questions.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SNL Writing Instructor Kathryn Wozniak to start PhD program

This fall, writing instructor Kathryn Wozniak will have special empathy for the many SNL students who are working full-time and attending school. Like you, she will be juggling school with work. She has decided to pursue her doctorate at De Paul in Computer Science. 

Yes, you read correctly, a writing teacher getting a PhD in Computer Science. 

Kathryn plans to study Human-Computer Interaction and Instructional Technology. She explains that her goal is to join "scholars and researchers in understanding and creating tools that effectively accomplish face-to-face writing tasks in virtual settings."

We look forward to benefiting from her creations!

Monday, May 10, 2010

2009-2010 Writing Showcase

The SNL Writing Program congratulates the following authors on having their excellent work chosen for the 2009-2010 Writing Showcase:

Mark Fung, "Analyzation and Application of the Creative Writing Process"

David Graham, "Polly's Dilemma"

Monique Maher, "Birth"

Robert Martin, "Identifying and Addressing Deficiencies in United States Healthcare"

Leonard T. Musielak, "'Google-ing' China: An Ethical Analysis of Google's Censorship Activities in the People's Republic"

Edward Pinkowski, "Warsaw, Chicago, and Greek Tragedies"

Amy Tesch, "Creativity Can Lead to Better Health . . . Care Reform"

Joan Travers, "My Skydiving Mishaps: A Quick Lesson in Physics"

You can read many of these pieces of writing on the Writing Showcase webpage (