WRAP Meeting Notes- November 11, 2015

This meeting we spent a majority of the time planning the Spring Writing Retreat–other news below:

President: Heather will send out a survey to help narrow down dates for the writing retreat and to recruit facilitators and participants. Heather announced that the GEU Steward for WRAP is Eve Cuevas. She also reminded everyone about the grad student lunch w/Gwen Pough on 11/19 at 11:30.

Professional Development: John reminded everyone about the Negotiating Academic Work, Life, and Family workshop 11/12 4-6 in Bessey 224.

Recruitment: Les is seeking grad students to help with recruitment in February. If you are interested, let her know via email, twitter, or face to face.

Social: no announcements

RWGAC: no announcements


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WRAP Meeting Notes–November 5, 2015

This Thursday we had a digital meeting–here are our announcements:

  • President: Heather shared plans for the Spring 2016 WRAP Writing Retreat found here (you must login with your MSU email). Finalizing plans will take place at the next WRAP meeting (11/12 @ 11). There will be a grad student lunch with Gwen Pough 11/19 @11:30 location TBA. Food will be provided.
  • Professional Development:John has organized  The Negotiating Academic Work, Family, and Life workshop with Candace Epps-Robertson, Stuart Blythe, and Alex Hidalgo, which will be on 11/12 4-6pm. Gwen Pough is giving a talk in the Writing Center on 11/19 @ 4:30. Alex Hidalgo and Andrea Riley-Mukavetz (Bowling Green) are cochairing the 2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference and they need people to serve on committees.
  • Recruitment: Les announced that we will be partnering with the English Department for a recruitment event again this year, and she is currently talking with Malea about what the event could be. She also sent out a call for anyone interested in joining the recruitment committee–if you are interested contact Les via email, twitter, or in person.
  • RWGAC: Jack announced that we received one nominee for GEU steward.
  • Social events: Laura and Mirabeth asked if anyone was interested in attending Silver Bells this year–if you are let us know.

Other business:

  • Jack announced that Entersections is having a meeting 11/6/15 @ 4:00pm @ Peanut Barrel. He is also interested in reviving an inactive PW group called S.W.A.T.  (Spartan Web Authoring Team)–if you are interested in helping contact him. Jack and Howard are also planning a trip to the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game before the end of the semester. Contact him for details.


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WRAP Meeting Notes-October 22, 2015

This week we had a brief WRAP meeting that focused on planning for November–announcements are below:

  • President: Heather announced that November meetings would focus on structuring the spring writing retreat and preparing to gather information for the WRAP graduate report.
  • Professional Development Chair: John reminded attendees about the November 12 Work Life Balance workshop at 4:00 in Bessey 224, and that PW teaching request forms are due today
  • Social Co-Chairs: Laura and Mirabeth reminded attendees about the Halloween Part next Thursday (10/28) at 7:00. Check out the Facebook page for more details.
  • Recruitment Chair: Les had no announcements
  • RWGAC Co-chairs: Jack and Bree had no announcements

WRAP also discussed electing a steward for the GEU, more information will be sent out to the listservs via email, but if you are interested in the position, you can also contact Jack Hennes for more information.

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WRAP Meeting Notes- October 8, 2015

This was a combo WRAP Meeting/work session on graduate research funding apps. Below are a few announcements!

  • President: Heather had no announcements
  • Professional Development Chair: John announced a workshop on 11/12 at 4:00 in Bessey 271 with Stuart Blythe, Candace Epps-Robertson about workflow and life balance
  • Social Co-Chairs: Laura and Mirabeth had no announcements
  • Recruitment Chair: Les confirmed that Cosmos will be a location for recruitment
  • RWGAC Reps: Jack and Bree discussed planning for Writing Retreat and WRAP discussed generating a WRAP report for the graduate program.
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WRAP Meeting Notes-September 24, 2015


At this WRAP meeting the officers provided updates to the progress they had made on organizing programming, workshops, and events. Check them out!

Officer updates

  • President: Heather provided updates about the collaboration between FYW and WRAP and the development of Teaching Col(Labs) for Spring 2016. She also scheduled an MA workshop with RWGAC members for Oct 22 10-11 in Bessey 271 to cover over the PhD Application Process.
  • Professional development chair: John provided results from his survey on professional development topics that would be useful for grad students. Most survey respondents wanted mentoring and work/life balance workshops. WRAP decided to host IGNITE talks, to plan a writing retreat, and to have faculty share their workflows with us in informal conversations instead of workshops.
  • Social Events Co Chairs: Laura and Mirabeth organized a Halloween party for Oct 29 7:00, which will feature costume contest & cash prize.



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