For most of us, the most challenging step in producing a publication-worthy piece of writing comes in the revision process. What are the best practices for improving an already-written article or chapter? How should you make best use of the commentary and feedback you receive from peers and faculty? This workshop will answer these questions while also discussing various online writing tools that can aid in the process. If you missed this workshop, you may access the slides from it here…
Humans versus Vampires
Humans Vs. Vampires (HvsV) is a new version of the popular Humans Vs. Zombies (HvZ) game. However, unlike regular HvZ games, the CSLC's HvsV game will feature foreign language elements to celebrate the fact that Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the most widely translated texts.
Played like a giant game of tag, the gameplay is simple. Vampires must tag Humans to turn them into Vampires, who then in turn attempt to tag more humans. Humans can defend themselves using Nerf Style blasters or socks.
Over a five- to six-day period, players must survive as they walk from class to class. There are objective-style games or missions each night of the game (capture the flag, scavenger hunt, etc.) which players must try to complete in order to earn rewards to benefit their team. The end of the game culminates in a large final mission.
The gameplay is exhilarating, the people are fun, and there are prizes!
The Fall 2015 game will last from Tuesday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 7th.
To play, *sign up at the link below and attend the MANDATORY Rules Meeting on either Sunday, November 1st or Monday November 2nd at 8:30 p.m. in 131 DeBartolo Hall.
*Students can also sign up in person on 10/28 (Wed) and 10/29 (Thurs) during lunch and dinner hours at the North and South Dining Halls.
Awards will be given out at a Public Reading of Dracula (in multiple languages) on Monday, November 9th at 5pm in LaFortune Ballroom.
- Count Dracula (Most Tags/Most Turned Humans)
- Lucy Westenra (Mission MVP - Vampire Team)
- Van Helsing (Mission MVP - Human Team)
- Mina Harker (?????)
- Best Costume - Vampire (To Enter, Post a Photograph on the CSLC Facebook Page)
- Best Costume - Human (To Enter, Post a Photograph on the CSLC Facebook Page)
- Most Represented Dorm
. . . There. Will. Be. Pizza.
What is the key to an effective academic essay? What is the most convincing way to craft a written argument for an audience of scholars? In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of classical rhetoric and how to apply these principles to academic writing. You will also learn about strategies for writing effective literature reviews and introduction sections. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here…
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Sat Apr 1, 2017
Wed Apr 12, 2017
Conferences are often fun, motivating events that will push your research forward and allow you to interact with other researchers in your field. But just as often, conferences cause anxiety, because we are all told of the importance of using them to “network” but find the process of doing that intimidating or mystifying. This workshop will decode the conference as an event, discuss what networking means, and provide you with strategies to successfully utilize conferences as networking opportunities.…
Thu Sep 14, 2017
‘Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain?’:
An tairseachúlacht i litríocht agus i gcultúr na hÉireann agus na hEorpa