Hey all you New Voices peeps (get it, peeps, Easter?)
We are happy to announce next year’s theme will be Authenticity – but – in order to give you all a voice, we would like you to help us decide how to spin it. Please visit the surveymonkey link below and let us know what you think.
And as always – if you want to help out with New Voices, please email us and let us know and we’ll be happy to initiate you into the fray.
Happy second half of the semester!
Hey all you New Voices people!
We will be holding our first meeting to talk about New Voices 2014 this coming Thursday February 21st at 2:20PM in the Kell Hall basement coffee shop.
Please feel free to come and give us some new ideas, new direction, new themes! We want to see you and get you involved!
See you there!
You might have been there – you definitely heard about it if you found this blog – NEW VOICES 2013 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Here are some photos to prove it:
Thanks everyone for helping, presenting, attending, and being super!
We’re starting the next year’s conference planning next month – so keep your eye out for new posts and ways to contribute.
In all the chaos of pulling off the conference, we seem to have neglected the blog posts, and for that we apologize.
Today was the conference kick-off and it went really well. Thanks to Dr. Nathan Atkinson, Dr. Ashley Holmes, and Dr. Mark Noble for presenting their work to us this afternoon. It was thought provoking, interesting, and pretty fun too. And thank you to every one who attended. Thankfully we didn’t run out of coffee.
University Center – Room 460/65
GSU Faculty Research Roundtable
Dr. Nate Atkinson, Department of Communication
“Action Comics” 101: How to Film an Atomic Bomb”
Dr. Ashley Holmes, Department of English
“Monsters, Villains, and Aberrations” Beyond the Classroom: The Risks and Rewards of Going Public with Pedagogy
Dr. Mark Noble, Department of English
“How to Read a Doppelganger: or, Getting to Know Your Gothic Self”
Panels begin tomorrow morning at 9AM and we would love to see you all there. In order to plan which you would like to attend, please refer to our program below. We will have plenty to hand out when you go to room 460 to register. In the meantime, don’t let the weather get you down, and remember to bring gloves.
If you have any last minute questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Back when we were first deciding when to set the deadline for submitting an abstract for New Voices 2013, we talked about December 11th as the date. Then we decided that that date would be too late, and so we settled on having it a week earlier, just before finals. What didn’t occur to us is that we graduate students don’t take finals; we’re all writing seminar papers in the week before finals. So between completing papers for classes you’re taking and/or helping droves of freaked-out freshmen complete their papers for classes you’re teaching, you probably don’t have a whole lot of time to knock out that abstract that you’ve been meaning to send for New Voices 2013. For that reason, we’re extending the deadline for submitting a proposal to December 10th, 2012.
In other words, the CFP deadline is now just in time for the third night of Hanukkah. So give the gift that keeps on giving: send us your proposal for a presentation and/or a panel for New Voices 2013! Whether you’re a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Rastafarian, or (like me) some species of secular humanist, saving a place for yourself at New Voices 2013 will continue to pay off for weeks, months, and even years to come. New Voices is the perfect place for you to begin your scholarly career or to continue developing a career already in the making. Plus, New Voices is an excellent opportunity to build professional and personal relationships that will last a lifetime. Long after the last candle has been lit, the last present has been opened, the last chestnut has been roasted, and the holiday fruitcake has been stuffed into the back of the cupboard for the tenth year in a row, you’ll be enjoying the incredible benefits of having participated in New Voices 2013.
Good luck with writing your papers, and if you’re teaching, try not to go too crazy as you dig yourself out from under that avalanche of students’ final papers. Happy holidays!
Co-Chair, New Voices 2013
Next week is the New Voices annual bake sale – get ready… it’s candy season.
In the spirit of this supernatural holiday… I already know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “How can I be involved?”
Check out this flier:
You may have seen the flier up in the copy room or in the Writing Studio. You would have to write down the URL to sign up for baking or table manning (or womanning). If writing down URLs to lose later is not your bag, you can just click this link:
And zowey! You’re helping!
So… let’s say baking is not your thing, and you don’t really have time to man a table. Come by the table and buy a treat! Send your students by! Tell your classes!
We appreciate any support you can give. Please come out and share the sugar-love.
See you there!
Dear New Voices followers:
This has been an interesting month in New Voices development.
First, we had a very successful cake raffle. The winner was Dr. Smolinski, who shared with the department. I hope you got some!
In other news – the mugs came in and are being delivered to faculty members in the department. I lost the charger to my camera, so I haven’t been able to snap a photo. Soon though. Soon.
And – we have begun a book drive. Sigma Tau Delta has been kind enough to put their Better World Book collection on hold so we can start collecting a few sell-able books for fundraising. Please come by the bins on the 9th floor of GCB and deposit your old trashy novels and textbooks you never managed to sell back!
You may have found a flier in your box – and if you don’t have a box, Old Books Wanted, in the flier.
Last, but certainly not least, Anne Melfi made the minutes, and here they are, in case you need to catch up on all the little details:
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT MEETING DAY, TIME AND LOCATION!!
We really need all hands on deck for the bake sale fundraiser coming up in late October. So if you want to help – please come to the next meeting. I will post it soon.