January - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities this week at FCTL. Remember that the RFP for the summer conference is available at this URL: http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/Events/SummerConference/. . Applications are due on February 22. Remember to check out the attached Leadership Week Call for Programs.
Have a great week!!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 28TH
(All events will be held in CL1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Wednesday, January 30th
Workshop: Dealing with Communication Anxiety 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CL1-205)

Thursday, January 31st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friday, February 1st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB 2013 Join a faculty writing club to start your spring semester off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!

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