Reminder: IWCC Proposals due Jan 31, 2015

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone feels settled into the semester!

The proposal deadline for IWCC is approaching soon, so here is a gentle reminder to send in your proposals if you haven’t done so yet.

In case you plan to make hotel reservations, the rooms are in the Memorial Union, the same building as the conference presentation. The have a group block under IWCC2015. Here is their contact info:


Tel: 515-296-6848, 800-433-3449

Some details regarding the proposal submission: Sessions will be 50 minutes long, and proposals of various formats—workshops, roundtable discussions, or any other creative design—are welcome. Proposals should be 250 words or fewer and in addition should include the following:

  • session title
  • format of presentation
  • A/V equipment needs
  • Special room needs, such as multiple laptops for workshops

Proposal Information (click here)

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Abhijit Rao, Ph.D.

Call for Proposals: 2015 Iowa Writing Center Consortium

Dear Writing Center Colleagues,

Please find attached the call for proposals for the 2015 Iowa Writing Center Consortium conference, to be held at Iowa State University on March 27, 2015. Please forward this CFP to anyone who would be interested in presenting or attending the conference: center directors, staff, peer consultants, professional consultants, graduate students. All are encouraged to submit.

I shall send details regarding registration and hotel reservations in a week.

The writing center community at Iowa State looks forward to seeing all of you in Ames next spring!

Abhijit Rao, Ph.D.

Iowa Writing Center Consortium Conference 2014

Registration is now open for the Iowa Writing Center Consortium Conference 2014 on Friday, April 4. Emails regarding acceptance to present at the conference have been sent, and a conference schedule will be created and uploaded to the registration site and to the IWCC blog as soon as all presenters have informed me if they are coming. I have included all the contacts I could find in this email, but please forward this registration link on to any and all interested parties! Remember, this isn’t just a conference for directors. This is for anyone who works in a Writing Center: directors, professional staff, graduate consultants, undergraduate consultants, and anyone else interested in the work of Iowa’s Writing Centers!
Please click on the link below to register. All the information needed for registration can be found on the page, including a map for where the conference is located and information regarding lodging–at a discounted rate! Make sure you mention that you are a guest of Morningside College to receive the discounted rate. A final bit of information about the event: we know many of you will be traveling across the state for this conference, thus Ryan and I decided to plan a couple events forThursday afternoon/evening for anyone who is here and at a loss for what to do. In the afternoon, we are planning a prairie walk on the Nature Preserve at Briar Cliff’s campus, and in the evening we will hold an open mic poetry/short fiction/short nonfiction reading at a local art gallery/restaurant.
We can’t wait to see you all in Sioux City!
David and Ryan

Call for Proposals for April 4 Conference

Please click the link for the call for proposals for the 2014 Iowa Writing Center Consortium conference, to be held at Morningside College (with the help of Briar Cliff University) on April 4, 2014. The page for registration isn’t quite completed yet, but information about registration and lodging will be forthcoming. Please disseminate this CFP to all interested parties: center directors, staff, peer consultants, professional consultants, graduate students, etc. All are encouraged to submit. We look forward to seeing all of you in Sioux City next spring!


David Elder, PhD

Writing Center Director
Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Morningside College

Time Left to Register!

If you have not registered for the Iowa Writing Center Consortium 2013 Retreat yet, don’t forget to do so We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday in Fayette, Iowa.

Enclosed are links to maps that may assist you in getting here.

The Consortium will take place on Upper Iowa University’s Fayette, IA, campus (  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center. The Explore Fayette link on the left side of the consortium web page will allow you to access a campus map ( On it, you will be able to identify Washington Street, the Student Center, and the parking lot beside the Student Center off of Washington Street, identified with the letter G on the map. Another location for parking is identified with an F, off of Union Street and near the afternoon location of Consortium events. You are welcome to park in either lot.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Caroline Ledeboer
UIU Writing Center Director
Phone: (563)425-5854

Take this Survey for Presentation at 2013 IWCC

Three tutors from the Monmouth College Writing Center will be giving a presentation on vocation in the Writing Center.  We are curious to get a better idea of your tutors’ background and experience on our topic, so we can cater our presentation accordingly.  You can find our survey, along with IRB information, at the following link:

Thank you for sharing this survey with your tutors!  We look forward to seeing you in Fayette on April 5th.

Reminder:Iowa Writing Center Consortium 2013, Call for Proposals

Just a note to remind everyone that the proposal submission date for the 2013 Iowa Writing Center Consortium is January 15, and only a few weeks away. (See Nov. post below) While we will be on break the next couple of weeks, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to forward them to us. A registration page for the conference with all the information you may need will also be set up by the end of January, if possible.

Happy Holidays!

Caroline Ledeboer
Writing Center Director
Upper Iowa University

2013 Iowa Writing Center Consortium – Call for Proposals

Linked is a call for proposals for the 2013 Iowa Writing Center Consortium to take place April 5th, 2013 at Upper Iowa University. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the Consortium. If you have never heard of it, it is a loosely organized consortium of all stripes of Iowa writing centers and writing support folks. Please feel free to forward or distribute the call for proposals to anyone (inside or outside of Iowa) who might be interested. If you have staff or peer tutors working for you who might be interested in proposing a session, please also forward the message directly on to them.

Many thanks and best wishes for a great rest of the semester,

The Upper Iowa University Writing Center Consultants

2012 IWCC

IWCC Participants:

The writing consultants at Wartburg College are busy preparing for the 2012 IWCC next Friday, March 30, 2012, and we are excited that you will be joining us!  Before you arrive on campus, we would like to share some information that will hopefully make the day go more smoothly.  Please see the following documents about the schedule for the conference.

IWCC Schedule

Wartburg campus map

Directions to Wartburg College:

From the North
Take Highway 27/218 South; take exit 205; turn left to merge with Business 218; turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 3 (Bremer Ave.) and turn North on Wartburg Boulevard.

From the East
Take Highway 3 West (Bremer Ave.) into Waverly; turn North on Wartburg Boulevard.

From the West
Take Highway 3 East (Bremer Ave.) into Waverly; turn North on Wartburg Boulevard.

From the South
Take Highway 27/218 North; take exit 198 to merge with Business 218; turn left onto Highway 3 (Bremer Ave.) and turn North on Wartburg Boulevard. Neumann Auditorium will be on the left.

Click on the following link for a map of Waverly and additional directions:


When you arrive on campus, please park in either E lot or F lot (see attached Wartburg College campus map).  Parking is free, and no parking pass is necessary in these lots.

Special dietary or mobility requests:

We will have a light breakfast available as you arrive, and we will go to the cafeteria (located in the student center) for lunch.  Our cafeteria (called the “Mensa”) has many dining options, but please let us know in advance if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.  Elevators are marked in green on the campus map attached, but please contact us if you need further mobility assistance.


Wireless internet is available throughout campus.  When you arrive, we will provide you with directions to connect to the internet.

We will have laptops and projectors available for those of you who are presenting.  Please bring your presentation on a flash drive or e-mail it to yourself; our Information/Technology Service has asked us not to plug other computers into the projectors.  If you have questions or concerns about this, please let us know in advance.

Handouts and Contact information:

Please bring 10-15 copies of any handouts you will be using, and others from your center you would like to share, and any contact information you would like to provide (we can make more copies if necessary).  We will have a table at our final reception to share your handouts and information.

Again, we look forward to spending the day with you!  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

The Wartburg College Writing/Reading/Speaking Lab Consultants

Jette Odgaard Irgens