Two undergraduates in Missouri Western's Technical Communication program, Jennifer Heater and Rochelle Whitman, presented posters at the Tenth Annual Student Technical Communication Conference at Missouri State. The Student Conference met April 28. Jennifer's research project is titled "Visual Media: to Believe or Not to Believe." Rochelle's research project is titled "Webmasters and Writing Code." Also attending the conference were Technical Communication graduate students Anita Ford, Rachel Stancliff, and Melissa Wine.
Twelve Technical Communication students presented posters at Missouri Western's Multi-Disciplinary Research Day on April 26. Students created the posters Dr. Kaye Adkins' ETC 421 course. In the course, students conduct a semester-long research project and present their findings in the three formats most commonly used by technical communication practitioners--as a written paper, as a conference poster, and as an oral presentation.
At the Missouri College Media Association convention hosted by Missouri Western April 15, The Griffon News received 22 individual awards and editor Dave Hon won Journalist of the Year, the honor bestowed upon the top college journalist in the state. Dr. Robert Bergland was named Adviser of the Year by the organization. He also presented two workshops, a beginning and an intermediate session on Adobe Flash for journalism.