SHU students Chera Pupi and Andy Lonigro delivered “Back to the Future: Using Individual Past Experiences to Shape Your Tutoring Today,” a workshop encouraging participants to reflect on strengths and weaknesses in order to develop their skills in writing center sessions. The presentation was part of the 30th annual conference of the East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA) held at The Ohio State University on April 11-12, 2008.

SHU Writing Center Coordinator Kim Pennesi and Assistant Coordinator Kate Cielinski Hursh also attended. Workshop topics included writing in different disciplines and the writing center’s interactions within the academy. This year’s conference drew around 275 faculty, administrators and tutors from 59 colleges in the 7-state ECWCA region.

SHU’s Writing Center has been active in this organization for over 10 years, hosting the 26th annual conference in 2004. Pennesi has been on the ECWCA Board for 5 years, and is currently serving as Secretary.