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Help name the new Writing Center and Student Technology Studio

Help name the new Writing Center and Student Technology Studio

The doors to the new Writing Center and Student Technology Studio (STS) collaborative space are ready to open on September 23, creating a one-stop shop for Wayne State students to get research, writing and technology assistance. Located on the second floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, the new space will work to integrate the current services of both areas and add a new research assistance component.

Through the combined help of librarians, academic staff and graduate student assistants, the new space will offer a myriad of services. The writing and research specialists will offer assistance in drafting, revision and documentation as well as aid in finding books, articles and resources, evaluating resources, avoiding plagiarism and much more. The technology side of the collaboration will help in formatting papers and dissertations, assist in creating e-portfolios, video editing, building presentations and the creation and editing of graphics using modern equipment and specialized software. For a full list of services offered, visit: www.lib.wayne.edu/services/computing/labs/sts/.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni will have the opportunity to help name the center by entering their ideas in a naming contest. Each entry must contain a name for the center that is five words or less and describes the collaboration of writing, research and technology.

Submit potential names at www.surveymonkey.com/s/3686WR5 or on Twitter using #wcstsnamingcontest. All entries must be submitted by Friday, September 27 and the winning name will be revealed at the open house on October 3, which will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The contest winner will receive an Amazon Kindle and be featured on the new website for the space. Stop by room 2310 on the second floor of the UGL today to check out the space and get inspired.

The Writing Center/STS will begin offering its full roster of services for those that need research, writing and technology help on September 23. The center will be open from Monday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins will be accommodated if staff is available.