On behalf of the Undergraduate Committee in the Department of Writing Studies, I am pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013 undergraduate awards.
* Coaxley Ames Writing Excellence Award ($1000): Heidi Cameron and Carah Kucharski
* Victoria Mikelonis Memorial Award in S&TC ($200): Christi Mastley
More information about these awards can be found on the Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships web page.
Congratulations to Heidi, Carah, and Christi!June 3rd, 2013
Professors Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch and Ann Hill Duin, along with Kathleen Hanson (Journalism) and Celina Byers (CLA-OIT) had their E Portfolio proposal funded by the Provost's eLearning initiative.
They proposed the addition of an EPortfolio 2.0 to the curriculum in the Journalism Bachelor of Arts program and the Writing Studies / Technical Communication Bachelor of Science program. "The EPortfolio 2.0 program will allow all participating students to create a portfolio of finished work that demonstrates key abilities and activities critical to their respective major programs of study. This dynamic "2.0" version of EPortfolios will also include unique articulation of a Personal Learning Network (PLN), or arrays of people and social networking tools that connect students with information, knowledge and perspectives that enrich their undergraduate educations across and beyond the curriculum."May 3rd, 2013
Lynda.com online training now is available at no cost to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff systemwide on all campuses.
Lynda.com is a library of online training videos that provides access to more than 1,700 courses for all skill levels in more than 140 specialties including:
* 3D + Animation
University users will log in using their University Internet ID and password in order to access training videos available on lynda.umn.edu. Lynda.com's vast library is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and contains thousands of professional-grade Windows and Mac video tutorials, on a vast array of topics from design principles, to web content management systems, to software for printing and much more.
Lynda.com utilizes expert instructors that are experts in their fields, and whose mission is to impart knowledge regarding correct workflow and to teach users how to develop skills required to solve problems. The partnership between the University and the experts at lynda.com allows us to provide a level of professional development and expertise the University alone could not otherwise provide.
Organized by subject software and instructor, lynda.com's content is constantly growing, and is updated weekly and sometimes daily. University users can attend the training they want and need, when and where they want it, with the assurance that the information they receive is the newest and most up-to-date available.
There's even a free iPhone/iPad app to enable users to learn on-the-go is available. As displayed in the screen capture below, simply click on the option for Web Portal Access and type umn.edu. You will be directed to log in with your University credentials.
Information about lynda.com, and other University online and in-person training opportunities is available on the University technology training website.April 30th, 2013
Congratulations to all our 2013 S&TC graduates. And thank you to everyone who attended our lunch and networking event, especially the reps from CLA Career Services, Amcom Software, LSS Datasystems, Boston Scientific, JPG & Associates, Inc., and Medtronic.
2013 Spring and Summer S&TC Grads: