Offices to replace Writing Center


Writing Center tutor Ellie Weathers working in the center’s current location. Photo by Madison Watkins.

Rebecca Munday, Staff Writer

Finding the Writing Center will no longer be as easy as 123. The Writing Center is slated to be moved from Gamble Hall Room 123 to the first floor of the Lane Library around the middle of the term.

At the Writing Center, many students find assistance with academic papers through the help of their staff of professors and tutors. The Writing Center offers help with grammar and editing within academic papers, printing, and typewriter services.

Around Oct. 1, students will have to venture to the back right corner of the library if they would still like to utilize the Writing Center’s facilities. 

Reasons for the move are currently under investigation, though there are rumors of the current space being transformed into a suite of administrative offices for commuting faculty between the Armstrong, Statesboro and Liberty campuses.

Head of the Writing Center and professor of Linguistics and Writing, Dr. Deborah Reese has several concerns. Writing Center tutors do not usually whisper to their clients when discussing a paper. At press time, the relocation plans do not contain any stipulations regarding noise reduction.

However, Vivian Bynoe, a reference librarian at the Lane Library, did not think that would be a large problem because the first floor of the library is where most of the dialogue happens. 

Despite it all, Reese is confident that even with the uncertainties of the move, the Writing Center will continue to provide all current services. She also said that if they are kicked out of their current location before the new space in the library is ready for use, the Writing Center will make provisions for students with mid-term papers.

Reese and two of the Writing Center tutors, Brea Yates and Chandler Hanton, were adamant that the Writing Center is still committed to its mission of helping its clients become better writers.