Jan. 11, 2005
will read from the journals of Peace Corps volunteers Robby
Mason, Jason Walker, and others at Writing
on Wednesdays on Wednesday,
Jan. 19, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. in the Hickman Dining
Room of the Olsen Student Center.
from Morningside in 2001 and is currently serving as a Peace
Corps volunteer in Zitwe, Zambia. He works as an aquaculture
Walker also graduated
from Morningside in 2001 and enrolled in the Peace Corps shortly
afterwards. He served for 10 months as an English teacher
in Andapa, Madagascar, before being evacuated because of political
unrest. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Western
Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.
Neither Walker nor
Mason will be present for the readings, however, Roxanne Denysiuk,
a recruiter for the Peace Corps, will be on hand for the event.
on Wednesdays (WOW), formerly known as Friday is Writing
Day (FIWD), will meet most Wednesdays throughout the school
year from 12:45 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. The program is now in its
17th year and is designed to feature writers and their works,
from journals to published pieces. Writers of all types from
the campus and community read their work, followed by informal
discussions of the writings. The sessions are free and open
to the public and meet in the Hickman Dining Room, unless
otherwise specified. Participants are invited to bring a brown
bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria.
for upcoming WOW events include:
Jan. 26 -
Writing book and film reviews. Morningside students
read their reviews and discuss the art of book and film reviewing.
Feb. 2 -
Celebration of African-American writers. Readings
from a variety of works by people of color will be featured.
The event is part of the national African-American Read-In
Feb. 9 -
"West Coast Girls." Michael "Tug" Buse, assistant
professor of mass communication at Morningside, will read
this original story.
Feb. 16 -
When We Were Students. - Morningside faculty and
staff read from papers they wrote in college.
Feb. 23 -
Issues in Nursing. Mary Kovarna, associate professor
of nursing at Morningside, will have her students read letters
they wrote to legislators about health care issues.
- Cheryl Tevis, Morningside alumna and Senior Farm Issues
Editor of "Successful Farming" will read articles
about rural women and discuss magazine writing and
- Endangered Species Dialogue. Dr. Jim
Stroh, associate professor of biology at Morningside, will
have students read papers from his Natural History of Plants
and Animals class.
- Dr. Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English
at Morningside, will have students read papers from her Women
and Literature class. Hickman Dining Room.
- Students from various sections of Composition and
Communication classes will share essays.
- Service learning reflections . Dr. Patrick McKinlay,
associate professor of history and political science at Morningside,
will have students share readings about their experiences
with service learning projects.
- Winners of the "Kiosk" contest
and the Excellence in Writing competition
will read from their prize-winning non-fiction, poetry, and
fiction. The "Kiosk," an anthology of creative writing, is
published annually by the English department.