WPA-GO Events at WPA 2011

Hello, WPA-GO Members and Friends,

It's time for the 2011 WPA Conference in Baton Rouge, and we have some exciting events to tell you about:


WPA-GO SIG: Friday, July, 15, 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm, Riverview A (Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center)

WPA-GO members and supporters, including all graduate students and faculty WPAs interested in fostering graduate student WPA work, are welcomed and encouraged to attend the WPA-GO Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. Members of the WPA Graduate Committee will share updates about WPA-GO. There will also be time for open discussion, so bring your suggestions, comments, and questions. We'd love your help in shaping the future of WPA-GO.


WPA-GO Meet and Greet: Friday, July 15, 8:30 - 10:30, Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's

Later that night, faculty and graduate students are invited to join us at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's for a WPA-GO Meet and Greet. You'll get to hang out and network with fellow graduate students and faculty WPAs while enjoying free live music by the band After 8, featuring funk, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. Southern-style appetizers will be provided, courtesy of CWPA and generous sponsorship by Hayden-McNeil. Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's is located just 1-1/2 blocks from the conference hotel at 214 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1315. You can find more information about the venue here:

And a map to the location can be found here:


WPA-GO Travel Grant Award Announcements: Saturday, July 16, 11:30 to 1:15, Riverview B

The WPA-GO travel grant awards will be announced during the buffet lunch on Saturday, July 16. Come cheer for the award winners (Julia Voss, Benjamin Miller, Crystal VanKooten, and Elizabeth Chilbert Powers) and runners-up (Courtney Stanton, Jacob Craig, Jennifer Dorsey, Lara Smith-Sitton, Nancy A. Benson, and Gabriel Cutrufello). Winners will receive certificates and $200 for travel expenses. Runners-up will receive a certificate and $100 for travel expenses. Special thanks to CWPA and Bedford/St. Martin's for their generous sponsorship. Check the conference program and see the excellent presentations by these award-winning graduate student scholars.


CV-Writing Workshop: July 15 (Paramount Room) and July 16 (Louisiana Room),
1:30 - 2:45


Finally, don't forget about the two-part CV writing workshop led by Duane Roen and Joe Janangelo. The July 15 session will provide information about effective CVs, and the July 16 session will offer opportunities for peer review and feedback on CV drafts in progress.


We look forward to seeing you in Baton Rouge!


Megan Schoen and Cris Elder

Co-Chairs, WPA-GO