Nebraska Writing Centers Consortium Meeting

Clarkson College — Prepare to be the best.

Course Date

10/12/2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 

Registration Ends

Event registration ends 10/5/2012 11:59 PM.

The registration period has closed for this event.
Conference Information

Clarkson College is proud to host the 6th Annual Nebraska Writing Centers Consortium meeting and conference. A variety of topics will stimulate thought, allow collaboration and bring fellow writers together. 

Target Audience
Directors and coordinators, professional and peer tutors, graduate and undergraduate students, scholars and other writing center enthusiasts are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in, Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 10:15 AM Welcome, Introductions, Updates

10:30 - 11:30 AM Session One
'Promoting the Use of the Writing Center' Marlin Shaich and Theresa Farrage, Nebraska Methodist College
Best Approaches to Tutor Training' Barbara Tracy, Southeast Community College
'Working with Student Who Are Visibly Upset and/or Emotional' Angela Glover, Midland University

11:45 - 1:00 PM Luncheon and Keynote Address: Michael Pemberton, Georgia Southern University
'Teaching Tutorial Ethics with Contrastive Scenarios'

1:15 - 2:15 PM Session Two
'Writing Center Assessment' Lee Miller, Chadron State College
'Online Writing Assistance: A Modenized Approach' Katie Bodine, Clarkson College
''Peer- to-Peer Consulting'' Suzanne Withem, University of Nebraska, Omaha

2:30 - 3:30 PM Business Meeting

This educational event is made possible through the generous support of the General Education and Professional Development Departments of Clarkson College.

Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Michael A. Pemberton

Michael A. Pemberton is Professor of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University and director of the University Writing Center. He has published five books, The Ethics of Writing Instruction: Issues in Theory and Practice (Ablex 1999, volume 4 in the series Perspectives on Writing: Theory, Research, Practice), Bookmarks: A Guide to Research and Writing, 2nd Ed. (Longman 2002, with John Ruszkiewicz and Janice Walker), The Center Will Hold: Critical Reflections on Writing Center Scholarship (Utah State University Press, 2003, with Joyce Kinkead), Bookmarks: A Guide to Research and Writing, 3rd Ed, and Shifting the Center of Africanism: Language, Economic Regionalism, and Globalization A past president of the International Writing Centers Association, he has also published more than 50 articles on writing center ethics, theory, and practice in the Writing Lab Newsletter, the Writing Center Journal, and Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, and his pieces on cognitive modeling and writing technologies have appeared in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, and various book chapters. He serves on the editorial and governing boards of the WAC Clearinghouse, the Writing Center Journal, Computers and Composition, Academic Writing, IWCA Press, WPA: Writing Program Administration, the Journal of Writing and Pedagogy and the Writing Center Research Project, and he is the current editor of the journal Across the Disciplines.



Conference Location & Parking
Howard Hall
Clarkson College Student Center
101 S 41 ST
Omaha , NE 68131

Parking is available in any designated student 'Commuter' Lot. Please allow adequate time to find parking and walk to the conference location. 

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Conference Cost & Payment

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Conference size is limited, so register early.
Registration fee: $20.00 

Credit Card:
VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted online or over the phone.

Check or Money Order: 
Check payments must be received by Friday, October 5, 2012 registration deadline.
Make checks payable to: Clarkson College
Send checks/money orders with copy of registration form to: Clarkson College Professional Development, 101 S. 42nd St, Omaha NE 68131

Individuals may register in person with cash, check or money order. For details regarding registering in person, call 402.552.6123.

Registration Information

Preregistration is required. Walk-in's cannot be accommodated. 

The following registration options are available:

Online: Register online with a credit card.

Phone: Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.

In-Person: The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map


Professional Development Office
PH 402.552.6148 or 402.552.2311 or 402.552.3396 TF 800.647.5500
FX 402.552.3622

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m





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