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Jan. 24th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm House-keeping
Current Mood: awake
Hey Everyone.

Sorry that I haven't been around to check out what's going on here. I really didn't even realize that the community had grown so much since I created it.

I'm totally stoked!

But of course, with growth comes SPAM. You may have noticed the spammy post from an unmentionable user... you may now notice that it's deleted.

I'm going to remove the user from the community, and I'd LOVE it if people would leave a post in my own livejournal if any more spammy or abusive posts crop up. I made sure that I'm notified via email whenever someone leaves a comment for me.

Anyway, welcome to the new people. :)

And... while I have your attention....

Just a little bit about me and why I started this community in the first place (since I didn't get to introduce myself back then!)

I worked at Oregon State U's writing center under Wayne Robertson and Dennis Bennett for something like 4 years. I was the student rep for the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association for 2006 and helped plan that year's conference. I still regularly read the wcenter listserv and sometimes talk to faculty over the list at other schools, but I don't post much. Ever since I graduated from OSU in '06, I still DEEPLY DEEPLY miss working at a writing center and I'm trying to plot and scheme my way back into one... perhaps someday I'll run my own. :)

Just like all good Writing Assistants (or writing consultants, or whatever your organization calls you), I'm a grammar NERD, but definitely not a grammar nazi. I love language and I love learning and teaching people how to be confident in language and writing.

I hope I can become more active here and get to know you all. :)
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starladear6:
From:monkey6079
Date:January 25th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm at a branch campus of Kent State, which is right next door to a 2 year tech school. The great thing is that the tech school has a Writing Center that only hires people who have their undergraduate degrees - and they pay 12 bucks an hour!

So plenty of our Writing Center, upon graduation, immediately just move next door.
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From:starladear6
Date:January 25th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Really?! wow! that's cool. I'll have to look for something like that!
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From:vivific
Date:January 26th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
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If you're missing the WC, you can do this NFM439 OWL for me. Cause I'm wicked tired right now.
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From:starladear6
Date:January 28th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
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Hahahahaha.

*big hugs*
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From:vivific
Date:January 28th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
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I think most people who leave just miss getting free cookies on Thursdays.
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From:kari
Date:April 29th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
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I actually went to your conference last year - it was super! Just returned from this year's PNWCA conference this afternoon at Whatcom Community College. (I'm from Western Washington University in Bellingham.)