September 13, 1982
On this day, the IUPUI Writing Center opened. The Writing Center aimed to assist students with three main issues writers face: writer's block, how best to express ideas and concepts, and proper punctuation. The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, quoted director Ronald Stahl: "Currently, only IUPUI students may take advantage of this program." However, he expressed his hope that the Writing Center would serve the wider Indianapolis community.
The Writing Center opened in Room 427 of Cavanaugh Hall. Members of the faculty of the Department of English and senior English majors in the School of Liberal Arts cooperated to staff the Center. It planned weekday and Saturday hours, and encouraged students to call ahead to make appointments.
Today the Writing Center sports two locations: Cavanaugh 427 and in the University Library. Its staff have assisted countless IUPUI students to develop effective writing skills.
To learn more about the IUPUI Writing Center, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives firstname.lastname@example.org.