Saturday, October 23, 2010

Be Sure to Attend the Southwest Minnesota Writing Gallery's Celebration of Writers and Writing

What is the Writing Gallery?
With the help of the National Council of Teachers of English, high school and college students in Southwest Minnesota have made an online display of writing -– from letters to lists, memoirs to memos, poems to nonfiction essays, journal entries to technical documents.

How can I participate?
• Everyone is welcome to attend & read the pieces of writing on display in the gallery.

• If you are a Southwest Minnesota high school or college student who would like to be published in the gallery, you are invited to bring a digital copy of a piece of writing to the event. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in submitting your work.

When and where is the celebration?
• Friday, October 29, 2009, 3 to 4 p.m.
• Charter Hall 102 (Computer Lab)
• Light refreshments will be served outside the computer lab

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Literacy Tutor Job Openings

Literacy Tutor positions for 2011-12 begin next August, and applications are processed starting in December. Positions are located in Southwestern Minnesota and statewide, including Mankato, New Ulm, Redwood Falls, the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Duluth and many rural locations. Students can learn more at:

This year, Minnesota Reading Corps trained nearly 700 tutors to serve in schools around Minnesota, where they will gain professional and significant experience, find direction, and help pay for student loans. Their responsibility is to help ensure that children are on track to read by 3rd grade.

This year about ten SMSU students were accepted into the program, and are currently diving into their positions at elementary schools and preschools, where they will not only make a difference in children’s lives but also impact their own.

Questions can be directed to Anna Peters at or 651-251-9075.