New Things Brewing in the LPDC

I hope that your semester is off to a great start!  Jen, Ellen, Jerry, and I are excited to work with you all this semester.

We’ve had a few changes in the center.  This fall, the LPDC will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Here’s a breakdown of what services are available to you during these hours:

Coffee Hours
From 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., the LPDC will be available to you as an open study space.  During these hours, you can come to the center to work on individual and group projects in a quiet space just for LMAS students.  You can also stop by to have a walk-in consultation with me or to chat informally about any aspect of professional communication.  We’ve got a new Keurig that you are welcome to use (no coffee can leave the LPDC), so we hope to see you during these hours for some coffee and conversation!

Consultation Hours
From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the LPDC will have regular consultation hours with our new consultant, Ellen Stuart.  Ellen is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at NIU, and she has several years of experience teaching writing and working one-on-one with students to help them become better communicators.  To schedule a consultation with Ellen, please send an e-mail to

Additional Consultation Availability
We know that sometimes scheduling a consultation during normal consultation hours is not possible, so you now have the option of scheduling a consultation outside of normal consultation hours.  These additional consultations (Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. with me) are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance, so send us an e-mail if you’d like to come in.

So these are the new things that are brewing in the LPDC this semester, but some things haven’t changed.   We are still here to help you with papers, presentations, resumes, debates, memos, e-mails, interview preparation, and much more.   If there is anything you need help with this semester, just let us know!


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