Join the CAE to Write and/or Chat this Fall

Location: Zoom

This fall, even as each of us are juggling the many responsibilities in our University lives, we are missing out on some of those aspects of University life that sustain us and help to build community. We’ve learned that in order to sustain community, we must be intentional about those gatherings that used to happen by chance in hallways and at the dining hall.  In that spirit, this semester, the CAE will offer two opportunities to gather, one to write and one for lunchtime chats—each designed to restore the routines of community challenged by the necessary restrictions of ongoing COVID academic life.  

Join us for both on any given day, or for either a Writing Retreat or a Lunchtime Chat.  You are always welcome.

For the Writing Retreats:  Whether you are in a writing group or not, keep your writing-time protected by joining the CAE and a community of colleagues for a much-needed writing retreat every month during the fall semester. We'll gather via Zoom for either a full morning or full afternoon session of writing, including a kickoff chat to share goals and a wrap-up to share accomplishments and commitments for future writing. You can use the time in between to plan, begin, revise, or complete writing projects (e.g., manuscripts, books, reports, portfolios/dossiers). Or, spend some time writing about your experiences this spring and summer coping with and adjusting to the pandemic. Consult with peers or CAE staff about any stage of your writing process, or use the time for some solo writing. Have your writing materials and tools ready! 

For the Lunchtime Chats:  We can’t bring you our famous Pantry sandwiches or even agree to meet at the Tully Dining Room, but we can show up for each other around the lunchtime hour and check in with one another informally.  Whether you’re finishing up a writing retreat, or popping in on a busy class day, you will find several colleagues gathered in a zoom room to nosh and whine. Breakout rooms available if you see someone there you need to catch up with privately. Join us!

Friday, October 9:  
  • 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. -- Writing Retreat
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. -- Lunchtime Chat

Friday, November 13:  
  • 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. -- Lunchtime Chat
  • 12:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. -- Writing Retreat
Thursday, December 10:  
  • 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. -- Writing Retreat
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. -- Lunchtime Chat
Simply email to obtain the Zoom link for any of the sessions.

Carol Ann Davis
Jay Rozgonyi
Emily Smith
Directors, The Center for Academic Excellence

For more information, contact Jay Rozgonyi / 2416 /