About the Noel Studio

Experience the Noel Studio!

The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity is an integrated support service for writing, communication, and research. In other words, we help you develop and improve your communication projects (e.g. essays, presentations, research papers, visual aids, etc.) during what we call consultations. Students are able to make appointments with one of the Noel Studio’s trained writing consultants free of charge. Both graduate and undergraduate consultants from a variety of academic disciplines are available. All of our consultants are students here at EKU, so those coming in for consultations have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with a peer who is trained and skilled in assisting with writing and communications based projects in a supportive, comfortable environment. Consultants are trained to ask questions, engage the student’s ideas, offer new perspectives, and offer friendly, objective feedback. Consultants are also prepared to help students at any stage in the communication-design process (brainstorming, outlining, organizing, etc.) and at any skill level (developmental, upper-level, etc.).

While our primary service is the consultation, we also offer technologically sophisticated spaces conducive to the development of creative and effective communication, as well as a variety of resources to help develop and improve communication projects. We have cameras, study spaces, whiteboards, computers and more available for student use. Additionally, all of the spaces are designed specifically to encourage collaboration so they are open, malleable, and extremely beneficial for group studying and/or projects.

Interested in learning more? Stop in for a personal tour or explore the rest of our website to learn all about the many services, resources, and spaces available to you at the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity!

Professional Affiliations

The Noel Studio is affiliated with professional associations that inform many of the pedagogies and practices throughout the program.

  • Council of Writing Program Administrators: WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition
  • International Writing Center Association (IWCA)
  • National Association of Communication Centers (NACC)
  • Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)