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Celebrate Culture and Conversation with Kent State University Libraries: Fridays, Fall 2010

Posted Sep. 20, 2010

The Writing Commons cordially invites international students for casual conversation with native speakers. This semester, our popular "Coffee and Conversation Hour" will take place every Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Writing Commons, located on the 4th floor of the main library.

Back by popular demand, Writing Commons Tutor Kyle Roerink will host international students who would like to increase their time conversing with native speakers. Roerink will lead a team of Writing Commons tutors and volunteers at the Friday sessions. "I am trying to improve my Spanish, for my upcoming trip to Chile," said Roerink. "So I feel we tutors benefit as much as the international students who join us."

Students are encouraged to bring their lunches and make themselves at home. The Writing Commons will provide coffee and tea and native speakers. No appointment or RSVP is necessary. Students may come and go as they please. The event is free and open to everyone.

"We're excited to host this event once again," said Writing Commons Director Jeanne Smith. "Many of the people who use the Writing Commons services are international students, and this event is a great way for them to get to know the tutors better."

For more information about “International Coffee & Conversation Hour" contact Kyle Roerink at or call the Writing Commons at 330-672-1787.