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10/3/18 - Faculty invited this week to learn about writing for The Conversation

Mississippi State's eight colleges are holding informational sessions on Wednesday [ Oct. 3] and Thursday [Oct. 4] for faculty interested in learning more about writing for the commentary and analysis website, The Conversation. See listing below for your college’s time and also for the open session for any interested faculty to attend on Thursday [Oct. 4] at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1405, first floor of Mitchell Memorial Library.

By engaging with The Conversation, faculty can contribute articles on topics grounded in academic expertise. The website includes sections on arts and culture, economy and business, education, environment and energy, ethics and religion, health and medicine, politics and society, as well as science and technology. All content is published under a Creative Commons license, which means the website is not only free for anyone to read, but also may be freely republished by media outlets nationally and internationally. A representative from The Conversation will discuss the writing process and benefits of writing for the website.

Please contact Harriet Laird in the Office of Public Affairs with any questions at hlaird@opa.msstate.edu or 662-325-7460.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
12:30-1:30 p.m. – CVM, Seminar Room, Wise Center
1:45-2:45 p.m. – Education and Business, Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Engineering, Dunn Conference Room, McCain Hall
4:15-5:15 p.m. – Ag/Forest Resources, Tully Auditorium, Thompson Hall

Thursday, Oct. 4
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Open session for faculty, Room 1405, Mitchell Library
10:45-11:45 a.m. – Architecture, Fazio Jury Room, Giles Hall
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Arts & Sciences, Fowlkes Auditorium, Colvard Student Union

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