Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EFLJ Accomplishments in April

Kaye Adkins participated in the Eighth Annual Workshop for Teachers of Technical Writing at Missouri State University in Springfield on April 27. Presenters at the workshop included practitioners from industry and government, and national leaders in the field.

Bob Bergland, together with students David Hon, Sarah Noe and alumna Lisa Crawford, published the article "Multimedia and Interactivity on Newspaper Websites: A Multi-Study Analysis of Six English-Speaking Countries" in the spring edition of the journal International Symposium on Online Journalism.
On April 14, EFLJ hosted the Academy of Future French Teachers. High school and college students from Northwest Missouri were nominated by their teachers to attend the Academy. The main event was a panel presentation by French teachers on the rewards and professional opportunities of teaching.

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dawn Terrick, Director of the ENG 100 program, hosted a reception to honor those students whose essays were chosen to be included in the 6th edition of the ENG 100 student publication Discovering the Student, Discovering the Self. 17 students were in attendance to receive their awards and read from their published works. The student essays reflect the struggle and the joy, the hard work and the rewards that these students have experienced both in their lives and in the classroom. After the reading, students reconnected with their ENG 100 Instructors and introduced their family and friends to their professors. Smiles, hugs and even a few tears could be seen throughout the room. Overall, approximately 75 faculty, staff, students, friends and family were in attendance to enjoy the reading, food and camaraderie and conversation that carried over into the afternoon. If you wish to read these student essays, go to:

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.
Jennifer Heater

Rochelle Whitman

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.

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