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OCLCA 2019 conference

working together for student success

June 11-12, 2019

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Keynote Speaker

Janet Bland | Marietta College

A native of Seattle, Washington, Dr. Bland joined the Marietta College faculty in 2005, after serving as the Director of First Year English at the University of Denver. At Marietta she helped develop the Creative Writing Concentration in the English Department and taught for many years in the Honors program. After serving as a McCoy Associate Professor, Division Coordinator for Arts and Humanities, and Associate Dean for Accreditation, she was appointed Provost and Dean of the Faculty in July 2015.

Dr. Bland's research interests include Creative Writing, Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Fiction, (Post Modernist, Women’s, Non-western), Narratology, Poststructuralism, and Cultural Studies. An award winning teacher and writer, her publications include a writing and civic engagement textbook; a short story collection; and other short stories and essays on topics including creativity, the first year experience, and campus engagement in accreditation. Dr. Bland and her partner Elinor have two adult sons, Mike and Jeff.

SCHEDULE at a glance

Tuesday, June 11

12 - 1:30pm Check-In & Optional Lunch

1:30 - 1:40pm Welcome

1:50 - 2:40pm Concurrent Session 1

2:50 - 3:40pm Concurrent Session 2

3:50 - 4:50pm Learning Center Tour

5:30pm Social Dinner (Optional; on your own)

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Wednesday, June 12

8:30 - 9am Late Check-in

9 - 9:50am Welcome & Membership Meeting

10 - 10:50am Concurrent Session 3

11 - 11:50am Concurrent Session 4

12 - 1:30pm Keynote Luncheon

Janet Bland, Provost of Marietta College

1:40 - 2:30pm Round Table Discussions

2:40 - 3:30pm Concurrent Session 5

3:40 - 3:50pm Closing Remarks

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Early Registration Rate: $100 (Closes May 10)

General Registration: $120

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Fairfield Inn & Suites in Marietta, OH


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