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March 29, 2012

What can I do with a Certificate or Master of Science degree in Scientific & Technical Communication?


Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:00-1:30
Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis Campus, University of Minnesota

The event is free and includes a pizza lunch.
Join past, current, and prospective students--plus community partners from business and industry--
to learn how writers, designers, planners, and problem solvers in S&TC start and advance their careers.

Who should attend?
* Graduates and undergraduates interested in writing, designing, and planning communications for businesses, non-profits, and institutions
* Managers looking for talented technical communicators
* Current technical communicators interested in advancing their careers

Students, come to learn:
* What are hiring managers looking for?
* What should be in my portfolio?
* Best and worst cover letter ideas.
* The technical communication job outlook.

Please RSVP to moses004@umn.edu with RSVP in the subject line.

March 28, 2012

A Dialogue and Roundtable Discussion with Anne Wysocki and Dennis Lynch

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
229 Nolte Center
Free and open to the public

Tumblr, Facebook, or html? Video argument? Animated writing? Email or txt? We all--students in our classes and we who teach writing--face proliferating rhetorical situations for composing. When to use words, when to use pictures, when to use video--and when to follow, make, or break conventions? What are our responsibilities--as teachers, administrators, and as producers and consumers of texts--to our students, to our programs, and to thoughtful textual production and analysis? Join us for a roundtable conversation between students, faculty and staff in the Department of Writing Studies and our distinguished guests.

Anne Wysocki and Dennis Lynch are co-authors of the popular textbook Compose, Design, Advocate: A Rhetoric for Integrating the Written, Visual, and Oral (just about to come out in its second edition) and of The DK Handbook (soon to come out in its third edition and in a fully digital version). Wysocki teaches new media aesthetics, composition, culture, and rhetorics; technologies of communication; and pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is co-author (with Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia Selfe, and UM-TC's Geoffrey Sirc) of Writing New Media (Utah State UP, 2004) and of several award-winning new media texts. Lynch directs the first year writing program for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an urban research university with 25,000 students. He teaches and researches rhetorical theory, history, and pedagogy.

For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Events Calendar.

March 21, 2012

Bernadette Longo Awarded ACM Fellowship

Bernadette Longo has been awarded a 2012 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) History Committee Fellowship to continue developing a biography of computer pioneer and ACM founder Edmund Berkeley. She plans to have the manuscript completed by the end of the year.

Congratulations Bernadette!

March 12, 2012

Joe Holt Published in New Ohio Review

Joe Holt has a story appearing in the latest issue of New Ohio Review. The story, "Everything Equal," is about a misanthropic graduate student who seeks revenge after his girlfriend leaves him for his best friend. New Ohio Review is the biannual literary journal from Ohio University. Issue #11 (Spring 2012) also features work by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.