"Home Away from Home"

Archive for September, 2017

Writing the Right Essay

Susan Hess, Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist and Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program at the Center for Teaching and Learning, ran the “Writing the Right Essay” workshop at the IC. At this workshop, Susan stressed the importance of writing the right essay for the right audience and for the right reason.

For more information about the Center for Teaching and Learning, check out their website. If you need help with written assignments, look out for more workshops similar to this sponsored by the IC and CTL.

Meetings with Writing Fellows at IC

The IC hosts Writing Fellows every Sunday night this semester from 7-9 p.m. for all HWS students looking for any help with their written assignments. Writing Fellows are supportive with students during any part of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and rewriting. For more information about the Writing Fellows, check out the Center for Teaching and Learning.

All writing is best when it is collaborative, and writing fellows are people to collaborate with. We can help students with any stage of the writing process. My favorite thing about writing fellows is helping students develop ideas and dig deeper into analysis. I’ve had really interesting conversations with students about their work, and I love when they make a revelations in writing. Amelia Johnson WS’18

Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara

The IC hosted Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara, Director of Career Services. Brandi Ferrara invites all HWS students to these smaller gatherings to provide them with help and support with applying to internships, grad schools, jobs and resume and cover letter drafting. For more information about Career Services, check out their website.

Hip-NotiQ’s Step & Dance Team Car Wash Fundraiser

The Hip-NotiQs work to promote multi-cultural awareness and school spirit through performance, including cultural club and social justice events, sporting clubs, and community events. The team strives to collaborate with clubs on campus in order to promote community here at the Colleges.

The step and dance team held a car wash fundraiser this past Friday, September 15 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Scandling Parking Lot to raise money for the club.

Snack and Share

During Family Weekend the IC welcomed parents and families to campus by inviting them to Snack and Share, an event to converse, spend time with one another and show guests around the house. We love to invite parents to our center during this busy weekend and remind them that we strive to be a “home away from home” for students.

Writing Fellows & Q Fellows

This Sunday the IC hosted a Writing Fellows and Q Fellows Drop-In program for students looking for any help with their written academic assignments or mathematical assignments.

The Writing Fellows and Q Fellows are groups formed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, an on-campus hub for student support. Check out their website or stop by the office to seek help and support with your academic needs. They’re always offering programs and workshops for all different departments.


Q Fellow, Theresa Harvey WS’18, helping Gabriel Smith ‘H’18 with one of their assignments.

Open House at IC

Every year we welcome the HWS community to Intercultural Affairs to begin the fall semester with a happy gathering. We love meeting new faculty, staff and students and welcoming others back after our long summer break. We loved welcoming President Vincent back to IC and were honored to have Mrs. Vincent visit as well to become acquainted with our space and the programs we do.

As always, we welcome all of the HWS community to stop by to spend time here, do some homework and attend our events. For more programming, always check out our Facebook page or our Upcoming Events!