Archives for October 2012

Now Available in the Early Access section of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

In addition to the newest issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, several articles have been added to the Early Access section of the websites of the journal. These articles are available for reading online now, and will appear in future print editions of the journal. To read the articles: 1. Go to the following … [Read more...]

More on the M-Dash

Ben Yagoda has provided more information on the m-dash in today's New York Times.  I am pleased that my own ramblings on the subject in a previous blog inspired others to explore this dainty bit of punctuation goodness! … [Read more...]

(Not) The Queen’s English

It's Friday, and what better time to reflect on a recent item that made news on both sides of the pond:  Americans are barmy about Britishisms! According to University of Delaware professor Ben Yagoda, who curates the Not One-Off Britishisms Blog (NOOB), British English words are creeping into the American vernacular, words like "flat," "shag," … [Read more...]

Nominations for the 2013 STC Ken Rainey Excellence in Research Award

  Colleagues: Please help us continue to honor the distinguished research contributions of Dr. Ken Rainey by nominating yourself or a colleague for the prestigious 2013 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research. The Ken Rainey award celebrates Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in significant improvements to technical … [Read more...]

RosEvaluation Conference 2013 – Call for Proposals

Educators are searching for tools that can help them assess and evaluate their students' achievement of defined learning outcomes in fields as diverse as engineering, business, health professions, math, science and technology (to name a few). These assessments and evaluations are part of a national trend toward transparency and accountability … [Read more...]

Congratulation to the PCS Award Winners!

On Tuesday, October 9, PCS recognized the achievements and contributions of several of our members at our annual Awards Reception, at the Fairwinds Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Central Florida.  I was able to get a photo of each award winner, and here they are: The Alfred N. Goldsmith Award recognizes Distinguished … [Read more...]

Third Quarter 2012 Issue of the Transactions Now Available Online

Check out the Third Quarter 2012 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, available online now … [Read more...]

IPCC Day 3

The final day of IPCC, and we started with a morning keynote.  Jon Leydens, winner of the Lufkin Award for Best Paper in the 2012 Conference Proceedings, argued for the role of social justice in professional communication.  Part of the presentation included a memorable illustration of the distribution of wealth in the United States.  Asking for … [Read more...]

Nothing Completes a Day Better Than an Afternoon Keynote and Awards

When I think about the best way to finish the day, I naturally think:  Keynote!  Suguru Ishizaki completed a full Day 2 with the afternoon keynote on his development of assessments for measuring student learning in information design. From the last session of the day, we moved to the Fairwinds Alumni Center at UCF for the Reception and the … [Read more...]

IPCC Day 2

Wow, yesterday was a full and fun day!  We wrapped up Day 1 with a keynote by Kirk St. Amant, who will be receiving the Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication at tonight's Award Reception.  Ron Blicq is here and will be giving the award to Kirk, quite a legacy of PCS history! Today's sessions were quite various, but here are some … [Read more...]