By Dondre Lemon
The Writing Center has a new home on the second floor of Humanities. During the summer, the Writing Center moved from Humanities 202 to a larger space in Humanities 223, the former offices of the foreign language department.
Mary Pigliacelli, the director of the Writing Center, said her main concern was the space. “We were hoping to get a little more space,” she said.
“We will sometimes have several sessions at once, and will have to work on top of one another.”
Anthony Heider, a second year employee and second year grad student for theater at the Writing Center, is pleased with the new space. “This room will provide a lot of opportunities for tutors and students not to feel overcrowded when working together,” he said. “The last room was nice, but much smaller, which some could see it as a good thing though,” he added.
The Writing Center was created to help students with their writing demands, such as essays for a class or scripts for student films. A large number of students visit the center, especially during midterms and finals.
With the new space, Pigliacelli will conduct weekly or bi-weekly workshops for students to get a better understanding of their writing skills and techniques. The first workshop was held on Tuesday, Sept. 11. workshops are open to all students.
Finding the new space won’t be hard. “I’m going to have signs in the hallway directing people to us,” Pigliacelli said.
The Writing Center is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m on Tuesdays and from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Students can call 516-299- 2732 or email Post-WC@liu.edu for more information and to schedule a session.