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April 2010 Inaugural Issue

Welcome message from Director Daniel Frick


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Welcome to the first issue of Active Voice, the newsletter of the F&M Writing Center!  Created with several audiences in mind, this publication is intended to be a vehicle for sharing with the college community recent activity at the Center, thoughts about writing and the writing process, as well as news about current and alumni tutors.

In this issue, we feature a remembrance of Ann Campbell, the Writing Center's beloved secretary from 1978-2000; a short history of Diagnothian Hall, our home since 2008; writing tips from tutor Brad Woodman, our own "Doc Writing"; a profile of Writing Center alum Justin B. Hopkins; and an announcement of the this year's winners of the Whitesell Prize for Writing in General Education.

In future issues, we plan to include features on faculty writers, an investigation into the tenacious—and some would say insidious—persistence of the five paragraph essay model, and more! 

To all who read this message, please fill out the form at the upper-right corner of the screen to be automatically added to our email list so we can notify you when new issues are published.  Students, if you have a question you'd like to see Brad Woodman answer, please send it to .  Writing Center alumni, if you have news that you'd like to share, please e-mail me at .

Look for our next issue in the fall, and, in the meantime, enjoy the summer!



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