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PWT/ FYM News for Fall 2013


I have sent out confirmations to all trained Peer Writing Tutors and Writing and Academic Mentors who have FYSE assignments. If you have not yet accepted your confirmation, please do so now.

Save the date!

Mandatory Organization Meeting for Writing and Academic Mentors: Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
Mandatory Organization Meeting for Peer Writing Tutors: Thursday, September 12, 4:30-6:30, CTLR
You will receive an email notice of the meeting you must attend in early September.

Peer Writing Tutor/Writing and Academic Mentor 2013-201314 leadership team:

Head Tutor: Emily Colton
Head Mentor: Anna Flinchbaugh
Head Drop-in: Emily Auran

Easier event scheduling and more in Google Calendar

Google writes that: A new event page in Google Calendar has been introduced. Among the changes such as simplified layout and making the style more consistent with other Google apps, some new functionality has also been added:

  • New repeating event editor
  • New tool to help you find a time for your event and work better across time zones
  • Ability to set your default working hours for events


New collaborative highlighting in Google Documents

From the Google Apps Updates blog…

“When editing a document with other editors, you can now see the text that other editors are highlighting as they select it. This makes it much easier to collaborate on deleting and moving text items.”

Read the full article here: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/08/collaborative-highlighting-in-documents.html


Priority Inbox now in Gmail!

While we haven’t turned the Gmail service on for the Middlebury Google Apps instance yet, it is good to know that if/when we do, people will be able to use Gmail’s new Priority Inbox! If you haven’t tried it yet on your regular Gmail account, check it out.

“Priority Inbox (Beta) is a new view of your inbox that automatically helps you focus on your most important messages. Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred,” and “Everything else”. Messages are automatically categorized as they arrive in your inbox.”

Read the full article here: http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/08/email-overload-try-priority-inbox.html


EDUCAUSE Webcast: Google Apps at Brown

Everyone is welcome at Davis Family Library 105 at 1pm on Wednesday, August 18th for the re-scheduled EDUCAUSE webcast that focuses on Brown’s experience with Google Apps!

Description of the event from the EDUCAUSE website: “About a year ago, Brown deployed Google Apps to its 6,000 students and has now decided to extend the service to include faculty and staff as well. In this Webcast, we’ll hear about how these decisions were made, the options considered, difficulties surmounted, and successes to date.

Google Sites & Themes

“Google Sites now supports the ability to apply a site template’s theme to any existing site. This does not apply the entire template to your existing site, just the template’s theme.”

This is a pretty nifty feature, especially for those who manage multiple sites!

You can read the full post here: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/08/apply-template-themes-to-existing-sites.html