On Monday, Dec. 13, the Springfield College Academic Success Center, Library Services and the Department of Literature, Writing, and Journalism recently hosted Write Night in the Harold C. Smith Learning Commons as a way to assist students with end of the semester writing work.
The event was organized and led by Academic Success Center Tutorial Services Coordinator Brian Hyer, Outreach Reference Librarian Mackenzie Dunn, and Assistant Professor of Writing and Writing Program Director Jill Giebutowski.
Through Hyer's efforts, the Write Night event was brought to Springfield College in 2017, as part of the International Write-In events that are hosted on dozens of campuses around the world. Hyer has been instrumental in organizing previous events in past years with his colleagues in Library Services and the Department of Literature Journalism and Writing.
"Whether students were brainstorming topics, revising a draft, or even working on citations, this night assisted students with writing help they needed to finish the semester strong," said Giebutowski.
As part of the evening, Academic Success Center writing tutors, reference librarians, and writing studio faculty members were in attendance helping students with the many stages of the writing process.
In addition, Springfield College Career Center Director Scott Dranka was also available to assist with graduate school application essays, and other career-related writing materials. The Career Center also sponsored the hot cocoa and coffee bar.
"This was a great way to help students," added Dunn. "Students were allowed to also enjoy some tasty treats, take part in stress-relieving activities, and receive writing support as they powered through those final papers and projects."