Graduate Writing Center hosts open house today, Thursday, May 10


Cal State San Bernardino will host an open house for the grand opening of its new Graduate Writing Center on Thursday, May 10, in the College of Education Building, room 311.

NuBiz_Writing_MP900444369The free event is from 2-6 p.m. and is sponsored by the CSUSB Undergraduate Studies department. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The open house is to introduce the campus community to the services offered by the Graduate Writing Center. Staffed by five graduate students, the consultants offer guidance in locating resources, as well as identifying credible versus non-credible sources.

“Because writing consultants write with, never for writers, one of the major things we do is help writers think through whatever they are working on: essays, proposals, reports, creative pieces, etc.,” said Maggie Cecil, interim director of the center.

The center, which was made possible through funding from the Student Success Fee initiative, officially opened last February and has already served more than 230 students. It will also offer a series of quarterly workshops facilitated by the writing consultants, who will cover topics such as understanding assignments, incorporating comments and avoiding plagiarism.

For more information, contact Maggie Cecil at (909) 537-3077 or e-mail