Friday is Writing Day at Roosevelt

Roosevelt University’s first annual RU Writing Day will take place on Friday, April 4 on the Chicago Campus. The day includes four writing-themed activities and is a celebration of writing at Roosevelt, in all its forms. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

11:30-12:30, Library, 10th floorInterdisciplinary Faculty Panel on Writing and Research
Our first event of the day, the interdisciplinary faculty panel on research and writing, includes faculty members from psychology, sociology, music history, math, organizational leadership, and environmental science, as well as librarian Geoff Greenberg. It will be a good way for students to understand and appreciate how research and writing function in various disciplines, especially non-humanities disciplines.

12:45 -1:45, Library, 10th floor — Keynote Speaker Steve Davenport
Steve Davenport is a writer of poetry and essays and the Associate Director of Creative Writing at U of I Urbana-Champaign. His talk will discuss how his personal and professional interests are represented in the various genres of writing he practices, and how social justice plays a role in his writing. You can read more about Steve and his work here at

2:00 – 3:00, Library, 10th floor — RUWP Journal Launch
Celebrate the launch of RU’s new online journal of undergraduate student writing, the Roosevelt University Writing Project, for which editors been gathering submissions this semester. The chosen submissions and winners will be announced this week. The launch is mostly a celebration, but we also hope to have a reading of the chosen submissions and preview the journal itself.

2:00 – 4:00 – Writing Center, AUD 442 — Revision Open House
Students can drop by the Writing Center during this time for help on writing assignments from any class, and to pick up some quick revision strategies. We also plan to have librarians available in the WC to help students with research.

Contact Amanda Wornhoff at  or Mairin Barney at for more info. Join us at

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