The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (RMWCA) is a regional chapter (covering AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT & WY)  of the International Writing Centers Association.  This regional network acts as a support and resource for administrators and tutors and gathers yearly at the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference to celebrate and learn from those who tutor writing.

New RMWCA President                      

President’s Message

Star Coulbrooke, Utah State University

Greetings and welcome to the January 2015 edition of the RMWCA newsletter.

My October 2014 nomination as president was voted-on in a November google poll (thanks for your votes!) and ratified in a Skype conference call with the executive board on January 27, along with the ratification of our new outreach officer, Mary Ann Judge, from the University of Idaho, and our new President-elect, Kelly Webster, from the University of Montana. We feel fortunate to work with our experienced officers, secretary Joyce Adams, treasurer Elizabeth Kleinfeld, and past-president Chris LeCluyse, and we look forward to a productive and rewarding collaboration with our writing center cohort (that’s you!) across eight Rocky Mountain states. (See the Winter 2015 Newsletter for Star's complete message.)

NEW LISTSERV!                                             

We have a new listserv that will allow everyone to communicate with everyone else in RMWCA.  Subscribers to the list can send email to, and all members will receive the message.  Many of you have already been subscribed to the listserv; if you have been, you should have received a welcome message. If you have not been added and would like to subscribe, you can subscribe yourself by going here:, or you can write to the new Outreach Coordinator, Mary Ann Judge, at, and she will add you to the list.  You can also easily unsubscribe yourself by following the directions on the welcome message, or ask Mary Ann to unsubscribe you. She will be happy to oblige!

When replying to messages sent to the listserv, please remember that you have two options: you can “reply to all” or "reply to sender.” If you choose “reply to all,” all subscribers—we currently have 234, and the list is growing—will receive your reply. 

RMWCA Newsletter     

The Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association is pleased to release its newest e-newsletter. Each issue features ideas for connecting with other writing center professionals across our vast region, a featured center, and upcoming events.

RMWCA High School Directors   
Check out our new regional high school directory on the Connect page. With over 1300 entries, there is some great contact info and eye-opening trends in the Rocky Mountain West and subregionally. Make use of the directory and add to it by sending additional info to

Upcoming Events                                            

2015 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference

(De)Center: Testing Assumptions about Peer Tutoring and Writing Centers

2015 Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference
April 18, 2015
“Climate Change: Responding to New Challenges and Opportunities in the Writing Center”
University of Colorado-Boulder
Learn more

Calling all Montana Writing/Tutoring Center Administrators!

The University of Montana and Montana State University Writing Centers invite you to the Montana Writing Center Administrators' Gathering for a day of idea sharing. It’s time the Montana writing center community get active!

-Meet other Montana writing/tutoring center administrators.

-Learn what others are doing to support students and faculty.

-Share your successful tutor training programs or other initiatives .

-Enjoy FREE LUNCH with a  community of like-minded peers who geek out about writing and student support.

 When:  Monday, June 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Montana State University campus in Bozeman

RSPV or Questions:  /  406.243.2470

We look forward to hearing from and gathering with you.

Kelly Webster

Director, Writing Center

The University of Montana

 Michelle Miley

Director, Writing Center

Montana State University