December Announcements

Here are the latest announcements related to the First-year Writing Program.

1. Save the Date: First-year Writing Program Fall Semester Send-off/Party, Tuesday, December 17, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Corner Brewery
Please join us Tuesday, December 17, from 2-4:30 p.m. at Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery for a social event to celebrate the successful semester. Families, guests, and Friends of the FYWP are welcome. The kitchen at the CB will not open until 4 p.m., but we will be providing cookies.

2. Final Grade Submissions
Final grades for Fall 2013 are due before 8 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. For more information, visit the Registration and Records website.

3. 25th Semiannual Celebration of Student Writing
The Celebration of Student Writing (CSW) will convene this Thursday, December 5, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.  More than 1,000 students from 42 sections of ENGL121 will have presentational versions of their research on display at the event. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be available. To instructors: Please remind students that the ballroom will be open for setup from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The doors will close at 2 p.m., and no access will be permitted until the venue opens for everyone at 4 p.m. Please remind all ENGL120 and ENGL121 students that the event is eligible for Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) credit. Students seeking LBC credit at the event will be able to pick up a passport at a table near the entrance to the ballroom. Passports will require either stamps or signatures (initials).  If a student asks you to stamp or initial the passport for a given item (e.g., poster presentation, digital presentation, etc.), please do so.  Completed passports can be returned to the same table for LBC credit.

4. Wiki and Profile Pages
If you would like to see any additions or changes to the FYWP wiki, please send suggestions to Also, as you prepare for the winter semester, please remember to update the office hours showing on profile page at