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September 26, 2012

S&TC Student Recruitment Activities

The undergraduate/graduate program recruitment committee held its first joint session, "What can I do with a degree in technical communication?" to promote our major, minor, MS, and certificate programs. Twenty-seven attendees including current students, prospective students, Writing Studies faculty and staff, CLA advisers, and alumni gathered in an active-learning classroom in STSS on Friday September 21.

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Thanks to generous students and alumni, we were able to give participants a view to the skills and knowledge that transfer from programs to workplace. Jim Hall (MS, OIT Director UMN Morris), Jim Willenbring (MS, Medtronic), Tony Poetz (MS, XRS ), Kari Gordon (BS, LSS Data Systems) shared their experience with the large group and during breakouts for our undergraduate and graduate programs.

We plan to hold joint sessions at the beginning of fall and spring semesters with an aim of recruiting new student.

The joint committee: Lee-Ann K. Breuch, Ann Hill Duin, Barb Horvath, and Joe Moses

September 14, 2012

2011-2012 Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2011-12 winners of the Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award, Phillip Stubbs and Frank Liang. Both Phillip and Frank are new S&TC majors, and Frank is a double major in English. The Coakley Ames Award is for students interested in improving their writing through advanced study. This award is made possible by a generous donation from the Coakley Ames family, who support improvement in student writing at the University of Minnesota.