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2007 WPA Election State and Candidates' Statements Announced

WPA 2007 Election of Vice-President and Executive Board Members

The Nominating Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators has announced the slate for the 2007 election of WPA Vice-President and 3 Executive Board members. The slate and candidates' statements are now available on the website at this node:

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30th Anniversary of WPA at MLA

Dear WPA Members and Friends:

If you're going to MLA in Philadelphia this December, please join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.

WPA is sponsoring two convention sessions and a reception:

Panel: “Moving toward Inclusion: Thirty Years of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,” Friday, December 29th, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Room 307 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

Panel: “Challenges of the Future: Foregrounding Diversity in the WPA Palette” Saturday, December 30th, noon to 1:15, Room 302 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

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Fall 2006 WPA Newsletter Available

Dear WPA Members and Friends:

The Fall 2006 Newsletter of the Council of Writing Program Administrators is now available on the WPA website at this URL:

We will be mailing the Fall 2006 issue of the WPA journal in a few weeks. Make sure your membership is up to date so you will receive your copy! (You can check your membership status by going to "My Account" after logging in on the website.)


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WPA Breakfast 2006: Procrastinator’s Special!

[Apologies if you’ve already registered--and if you don’t need another reminder!]

If you missed the deadline for sending in a check for the WPA Breakfast in Chicago, never fear! You can still pay by credit card online through Friday, March 17 at

PLAN B: You can also pay at the door, but the price for faculty will be $20 (cash or check). Email Lauren Fitzgerald at by Sunday, March 19, so we can include you in the final count.

Remember to bring your printed receipt for a speedy check-in!

Directions to the DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria from the Palmer House Hotel: Walk out the State Street exit of the Palmer House and turn left. Walk south two blocks to the corner of State and Jackson. The DePaul Center is on the southeast corner of State and Jackson. Take the elevators to the 11th floor and follow the signs to the breakfast. It's a five-minute walk once you’re out of the Palmer House.

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Reserve your seat at the 2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC!

We hope to see you at DePaul University in Chicago for the annual WPA Breakfast at CCCC--Thursday, March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m. As always, we’ll have an excellent buffet breakfast with good company, announcements, presentations of awards, and a few surprises.

Remember, this year you can pay ONLINE or send in a check.

To register, go directly to the WPA website by using this link or use the attached invitation.

See you soon!

Lauren Fitzgerald &
The WPA Breakfast Committee

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Summer 2005 WPA Newsletter now available online

The Summer 2005 issue of the Newsletter of the Council of Writing Program Administrators is now posted on Digital WPA at this address:

Contents include letters from the Outgoing President and the Incoming president, reports from the Summer 2005 WPA Workshop and Conference in Alaska and plans for the 2006 conference in Chattanooga, information about the Network for Media Action, and announcements about other activities of the organization.

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Creating Content at Digital WPA


Each week during the rollout of our new Digital WPA website, I want to make you aware of some ways that you can make use of the site to network with WPA members, create and manage content, and make use of the resources already available.

This week, I wanted to encourage you to read, review, and respond to a student-created documentation project that will show WPA members how to post content at the WPA site. A message inviting feedback has been posted to the site here:

The students would love to hear your feedback: suggestions for improving the documentation, praise, encouragement, or any other thoughts you might have. You can add your comments to this post or send feedback directly to the students. They've done a terrific job (and especially so, considering this is a first draft for public review). They have asked some good questions, also. The documentation itself is here:

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2nd Renewal Messages Sent from Digital WPA

Hi, Everyone--

Thanks for your patience while we're working on a few things with the Digital WPA site. A duplicate and two-day old renewal message was sent out by mistake about an hour ago. If you have renewed your membership, just ignore that message. If you haven't renewed it, consider it just a friendly reminder (!). Sorry about that.

Again, if you have any questions, please let me know.


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