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Special Events

Martin Luther King Days of Dialogue Book Discussion

Wednesday, February  1st, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coe Library 506 (lunch provided)

Each year during the annual MLK Days of Dialogue week of events, the ECTL hosts a book discussion. The book chosen for this year's discussion is What is the What by Dave Eggers. The discussion facilitator is Suzan Pritchett, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, College of Law.

What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man. — Amazon

Free books will be distributed to the first 25 registered participants so space is limited. Only those who can attend the discussion should register. We are happy to provide accommodations for those who have special needs.

The book discussion is co-sponsored by the MLK Days of Dialogue Committee and the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning.

To register for the book discussion, click here.




Faculty as Student Mentors

Tuesday, March 21st, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coe Library 506

In addition to instruction, the role of a faculty member often includes mentoring students. This workshop provides ideas and examples for mentoring all students in writing, research and, for graduate students, teaching. To register, click here.




Service-Learning Faculty Learning Community Presentations

Wednesday, March 29th, 2:00-4:00 pm (this is a time change), Coe Library 123 (lower level)

Interested in service-learning? Come join us for exciting presentations from faculty who participated in the SLCE/ECTL faculty learning community this year. Presentations will be shared in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha (6 minute limit) format. Registration not required.


ECTL/Writing Center on the Road

Just like it sounds, instead of requiring you to come to us, ECTL and/or Writing Center personnel provide a variety of instructional design and support services in academic units’ locations. On-the-road services can include workshops focused on specific aspects of teaching and learning (including teaching/responding to writing), leveraging instructional technologies (including WyoCourses), and/or drop-in hands-on help sessions for both WyoCourses and general teaching topics. For more information, contact Donna Brown at


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