Events

Descriptions and flyers for events can be found below the calendar.

Descriptions and Flyers

The Standoff: How to Navigate Incompatible Premises (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Dr. Brad Queen)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

    In an argument, a common strategy calls for the disagreeing parties to find common ground. But what happens when those parties can’t even agree on the terms of their disagreement? Dr. Brad Queen, LSOE and Associate Director of Composition, kicks off the Spring quarter Great Debate workshop series by helping us navigate this tricky situation. You don’t want to miss it!

    To RSVP, click here.

Where is the Passion?: The Role of Tone and Emotion in Argumentation (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Professor Susan Jarratt)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

    Logic often reigns supreme in argumentation, but does logic work alone? And does logic alone work? In this workshop, Professor Emerita Susan Jarratt (UCI, Comparative Literature) walks us through why emotion matters in debate and how to use it effectively.

    To RSVP, click here.

Open Mic Night at the CEWC
Thursday, May 11, 2017 — 6:30 to 8:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

    Throughout the year, the Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator has been celebrating student writing. We continue that celebration with an evening open mic night. We welcome nonfiction writers, fiction writers, poets, and textual composers of all sorts! Bring something to read or come enjoy the work of other students. We’ll provide the space and the food; you provide the art. See you there!

    Pizza will be served. RSVP by Monday, May 8, 2017 (link coming soon).

“I Respectfully Disagree”: Staying Friends after the Fact (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Percival Guevarra)
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

    We live in a contentious moment. Politicians from opposite sides of the aisle seem unable to work together, and online conversations seem more polarized than ever. In this workshop, Percival Guevarra, a Writing Specialist in the CEWC, talks about how to keep debates civil and how to leave an argument without ruining a relationship.

    To RSVP, click here.