STC Toronto: Seminar sessions on Estimating and Asking the Right Question with John Hedtke, Oct 7th & 8th, 2013

John Hedtke will be giving two seminars on estimating and asking the right questions on October 7th and 8th, 2013 in Toronto. John is the award-winning author of 26 books, and has developed and written documentation and books for many leading software products, and has received 26 writing awards to date. A complete list of books, articles, … [Read more...]

Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation by Liza Potts, Michigan State University

The ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication will release its first book on 21 October 2013: Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation by Liza Potts, Michigan State University.   You can preorder … [Read more...]

STC J. R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dear Colleagues: As you know, one of the most prestigious awards one can achieve is the STC J. R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This year the Award Committee is seeking nominations from you for this award.  Please help us recognize excellence in teaching through this award. Nominees for the award must have at least 15 years of … [Read more...]

IEEE Region 4 Student Leadership Conference (SLC): October 4 – 6th

The University of Minnesota is hosting the 2013 IEEE Region 4 Student Leadership Conference (SLC)! The conference will be held October 4th-6th at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. The SLC offers many exciting opportunities including but not limited to: Leadership Training: Officer Leadership Training is provided by IEEE … [Read more...]

LinkedIn–Not Your Grandmother’s Facebook

In the Huffington Post on August 14, 2013, Adam Wexler provided several interesting insights regarding the ways in which LinkedIn is gaining social media prominence over Facebook.  As he explains, "LinkedIn possesses an inherent advantage over all of the other social networks: it is a professional network. If you're a recent graduate … [Read more...]

Welcome Class of 2017!

At this time of year, as Rose-Hulman first year students arrive and begin orientation, I always like to take a look at the Beloit College Mindset List, an inventory of the Class of 2017.  Every year the list makes its rounds among college faculty who realize once again that there is a large gulf between the old professors and the new … [Read more...]