We are delighted that Chalice Randazzo, Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University, will be joining us. She completes our panel for the November 28 program. She will bring her perspective as someone who completed her bachelor’s degree and one year of her PhD online. See the full article on the November program for more information about our panelists and the program.
Since we spent the majority of our time on face-to-face communication last October, we will be continuing the discussion focussing on computer-mediated communication. Love it or hate it, we all have to work with it, at least sometimes. Bring your questions and join us at Lawrence Tech on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to continue our discussion. Please register by Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Our panelists will include:
- Maryann Bowen, STC Associate Fellow and Senior Manager of Education and User Experience at Saphran, Inc.,
- Steven D. Krause, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Eastern Michigan University, and
- Rich Leazer, Manager, Documentation and Publishing Health Information Technology & Services, at University of Michigan, and
- Chalice Randazzo, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Writing, Eastern Michigan University.
Corinne Stavish, Director of the Technical and Professional Communication Program at Lawrence Tech, will moderate the discussion. Continue reading “Upcoming Program: Part 2 of Face-to-Face Versus Computer-Mediated Communication”
NEO STC has sent out a Save-the-Date note to let us know that Bernard Aschwanden, STC Associate Fellow and Past President, as well as an Adobe Certified Expert, will be presenting at Northeast Ohio STC’s Saturday, September 22, program. Bernard deals with all sorts of things pertaining to structured documents and CCMS.
There will be more information about this program later, so check NEO STC’s website.
Everyone ran unopposed; there were no write-in candidates. Here are the results:
- President: Alison Phillips
- Vice President: Katherine Baeckeroot
- Treasurer: Patricia Gómez Martz
- Secretary: Heather Shelly
- Nominations: Maryann Bowen
Our turnout was 35%.
If you are curious about what goes on at our meetings, please join us at a Council meeting—the general business meeting and final meeting of this program year is on June 14 in Ann Arbor—or join us in the coming program year. Members are always welcome.
We will be setting the dates for the next program year’s Council meetings at our August meeting, and posting them soon after. If you have ideas for programs that you would like to attend or topics that you think would be of interest email your ideas to the Council by August 15 for consideration.
STC-SM chapter members, please vote for your council officers from now through May 31. Please check for an email from electionbuddy.com containing your link to this year’s ballot. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail and spam mailboxes. If you did not receive that email, please email our Nominations Committee chair, and she will look into it.
We got a note from NEOSTC, the Northeastern Ohio chapter, letting us know that they have posted their March newsletter, Lines & Letters. There are several interesting articles, including the President’s Column, which has a very nice list of reasons to join NEOSTC or any other local STC chapter when you join STC.
Ignite UX 2018 will be at Live, 102 S. First St., in downtown Ann Arbor, on March 20, 2018; doors will open at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
We sat there frozen! What just happened?
Our speaker, Bonnie Tew, had just shaken her head, said “I am sorry, I just can’t do this…,” and walked out of the room. She had our full attention when she walked back in. She wanted to know if we had ever felt like that. Many of us nodded our heads in agreement.
Please join us on Thursday, February 15, for our program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. Does the thought of public speaking make you break into a cold sweat? Do you panic when your supervisor calls on you unexpectedly during a meeting? Do you cringe when you’re asked to speak at a social gathering? You are not alone; most of us experience anxiety when speaking in front of others, but we don’t have to. Continue reading “Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety”
All STC members receive the anniversary rate when they register for the STC Summit in Orlando, Florida, by 31 January. If you need an incentive to join, this is a good one.
New member applications takes at least 48 hours to process, so join STC by this weekend, and then register for the Summit on Tuesday!