Springfield College Celebrates National Day on Writing


The Springfield College Humanities Department celebrated the National Council of Teachers of English’s seventh annual National Day on Writing on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This event recognizes the importance of writing nationwide and its impact on our communities.

As part of the celebration, children at the Springfield College Child Development Center drew on the backs of postcards that were mailed to the homes of the children participating. The Humanities Department also hosted a postcard table on campus encouraging students to write letters to their families back home.

The Springfield College Babson Library hosted an event during the day that encouraged students to write on paper hung on the walls of the collaborative learning area in response to the National Council of Teachers of English’s theme of #WhyIWrite. Similar versions of the event also were hosted by the Departments of Psychology, Education, and Occupational Therapy, as well as by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

In addition, the Springfield College Career Center hosted a table in the Flynn Campus Union during the celebration encouraging students to write about what they plan on doing following their time at Springfield College.

The National Council of Teachers of English created National Day on Writing in light of the significance of writing in our national life, to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2016 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News & World Report, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Professional and Continuing Studies across the country.