Dear RAFO Members,

Welcome back! We hope that your semester is starting out successfully. Remember, we are here if you have questions or concerns. You can contact us at or find a member of the executive committee in AUD 254. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and check out our website at

To make your return to work a little sweeter, we have a couple of opportunities for you!

  • First, in June, we alerted you to the Writing on the Edge 2018 conference taking place at the College of DuPage on Saturday, October 20. We hope that some of you submitted presentation proposals!

    The fee for the conference is $35. We feel that this is an excellent opportunity for professional development and are offering to reimburse ten attendees. All you need to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know that you intend to attend the conference and, after attending, submit a one paragraph summary and response about your conference experience. Because we are funding a limited number of participants, it is essential that you email us to reserve your space as soon as possible.

    Feel free to contact us with questions.  You can also visit the Writing on the Edge 2018 website here:
  • Second, we have seven tickets available for the Common lecture during the American Dream conference on Thursday, September 13, 2018! Tickets are normally $25 each. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your ticket if you'd like to attend. We plan to host a short discussion at a nearby eatery after the lecture. For more information about the conference and lecture, you can visit

Have an excellent week!
In solidarity,
The Executive Committee