Inquiry Accepting Student Research

v15bigInquiry Undergraduate Research Journal  is now accepting submissions. Inquiry provides a forum for academic research papers and creative works of our talented undergraduates and now publishes two issues annually. The most recent issue, September 2013, is available online and features research from undergraduates in marketing, agricultural economics, mechanical engineering, architecture, and nanotechnology. Over the past decade, the Writing Center has been honored to work with a number of students published in Inquiry, and we reflected on the fine work of these students as we crafted this year’s Alumni Association Incoming Freshman Scholarship prompt, which challenged writers to describe research experiences that have influenced their academic plans and goals. Dr. Marcia Shobe edits Inquiry.

Tuesday, March 4: Open at Noon

Due to the inclement weather and driving conditions, the QWC will open at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 4. We will begin tutoring scheduled appointments immediately upon opening. Any students with appointments scheduled before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 4, will need to cancel those appointments and reschedule at a later time. We apologize for the inconvenience and the difficult circumstances.

Wednesday, February 5: Open at 1:00 p.m.

Just as we did Monday, the QWC will begin tutoring Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. We ask that students with appointments earlier than 1:00 p.m. please log back in and reschedule. We are coordinating our opening with the university’s inclement weather plan to begin classes today at 12:55.

Monday, February 3: Open at 1:00 p.m.

snowOn Monday, February 3, due to the inclement weather, the QWC will open at 1:00 p.m. Our front desk staff and computer lab monitors will report at 12:45, and our first tutoring appointments will begin at 1:00 p.m. We ask that students with appointments earlier than 1:00 p.m. please log back in and reschedule. We are coordinating our opening with the university’s first scheduled classes today at 1:00.

Mullins Open

IMG_0393QWC tutors begin spring 2014 service in Mullins on Monday, January 27. Graduate and undergraduate peer tutors are available for 30- and 60-minute appointments Monday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students may set appointments by logging in to our scheduler. New clients create an account and then log in. Mullins tutors are also available for online tutoring. Our Kimpel staff is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (4:00 on Friday). Please call with any questions: 479.575.6747.

Spring 2014 Tutoring Begins

IntersectionTuesday, January 14, QWC tutors begin 2014 service. For the first two weeks of the spring term, our tutors will be available in Kimpel 315, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are available on our scheduler. On Monday, January 27, we will add service in our second location, the Mullins Library. The Mullins tutors are available Monday through Thursday, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tutors in both locations will be available for face-to-face and online email tutoring. For more information, check the drop-down menu on our Tutoring tab above or call us at 479.575.6747. We look forward to seeing you soon. Happy New Year!

Appointment Waiting List Available

Can’t find an open appointment time? Try our waiting list. To join, log in to the scheduler and click the clock dial above the day you need an appointment. Enter your cell  number, and the system will send you text messages when we have cancellations or no-shows. Open times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need additional details or help, read our instructions, stop by Kimpel 315, or call us during business hours at 575.6747.

December 11: Open 10:00 to 5:00

weather-snow.pngWednesday, December 11, the Quality Writing Center opens at 10:00 a.m. when we begin tutoring scheduled appointments in Kimpel Hall. We will tutor in our Kimpel and Mullins locations today. Mullins will be open from 2:00 to 5:00. In order to allow our tutors and support staff time to travel home safely and not miss their buses, we will close both locations at 5:00 p.m. All appointments scheduled before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are canceled due to the university’s closing and travel conditions. Students with canceled appointments should log in to the scheduler and select another time later in the week. Again, we apologize for the difficult circumstances.

December 10: Center Open 12:30 to 5:00

SnowflakeOn Tuesday, December 10, the Quality Writing Center opens at 12:30 p.m. We will begin tutoring scheduled appointments at 1:00 p.m. in Kimpel Hall. All tutoring will occur in our Kimpel location today, so students with Mullins appointments should report to 315 Kimpel to meet their tutors. In order to allow our tutors and support staff time to travel home safely and not miss their buses, we will close at 5:00 p.m. All appointments scheduled before 1:00 p.m. and after 5:00 p.m. are canceled due to the university closure and the difficult travel conditions. Students with canceled appointments should log in to the scheduler and select another time later in the week. We apologize for the difficult circumstances.

Ron McCallum’s Literacy Narrative

Fall Service Begins

autumn_leafQWC Tutors begin fall 2013 tutoring Tuesday, August 27. During the first two weeks of classes, we will offer limited tutoring hours in Kimpel Hall. Appointments are now available on our web-based scheduler. Our Mullins Library satellite opens Monday, September 9. Tutors will then be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kimpel and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Mullins. Our Mullins staff works Monday through Thursday, and we serve Kimpel clients all week long. We look forward to meeting many of the 25,000-plus members of this year’s historic University of Arkansas student body. Our staff enjoys their work reading and tutoring all the exciting student writing generated across campus.

Welcome, Orientation Visitors

IMG_0957All first-year orientation visitors are welcome guests at the Writing Center. We encourage parents and students to come by Kimpel 316 anytime between 9 and 4 to meet our summer staff. You may also contact Director Bob Haslam (rhaslam@uark.edu) to arrange a meeting. Although we have two locations during the fall and spring semesters, we’re all here in Kimpel for the summer sessions. We hope you’ll find time to drop by and learn how our tutors help students improve their writing.