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STX: Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
An episode at STC’s 49th Annual Conference proved that STC programs really do make a difference.
It was the crowd at Leadership Day that inspired Sandra W. Harner, assistant to the president for academic and research programs, to do something a little different. At the event preceding the conference, Sandi recognized Mary Jo Stark, the current Society treasurer, who had been a Sigma Tau Chi (STX) member when Sandi had run the program. As Sandi continued to scan the attendees, she noticed several more former STX members. Looking at them, Sandi thought, “You've come a long way.”
The STX program was established to identify and support undergraduate and graduate technical communication students who will contribute to the profession. At Leadership Day, Sandi saw the results of that program—today's leaders developing STC’s direction and growth. At the Student Welcome Reception that evening, she asked Andrea Ames (Society second vice president), Jennifer L. Giordano (Central Ohio chapter president), Kenneth M. Kittle, Jessica E. Larcom, Martha K. Sippel (Rocky Mountain chapter president), Mary Jo Stark (Society treasurer), and all former STX members, to stand before the group. As the leaders rose in succession, Sandi read a list of their Society and professional achievements from their membership in STX to their current leadership position.
The leaders’ successes encouraged students and illustrated a thriving-and rewarding-environment for dedicated professionals. They also embodied STC's mission: to design the future of technical communication. “It was so cool,” said Sandi, “to see that Sigma Tau Chi is a program that works. It was really inspiring.”
For more information about STX and Alpha Sigma, STC’s honorary fraternity for two-year colleges, visit the Society Web site at www.stc.org/academic.html.
Applications for both fraternities must be received at the following address by November 1, 2002:
New Student Chapters
The Society welcomes three new student chapters: Rose City, University of North Carolina–Charlotte, and London, Ontario.
The Rose City student chapter is located in Portland, Oregon, and has been assigned to region 7. The chapter advisor is W. Tracy Dillon.
The University of North Carolina–Charlotte student chapter is located in Charlotte and has been assigned to region 2. The chapter advisor is Gregory A. Wickliff.
The London, Ontario student chapter is located in London, Ontario, Canada, and has been assigned to region 1. The chapter advisor is Deborah Ann Maskens.
2002–2003 Election Results
Meet the new Society leaders for 2002-2003 at www.stc.org/0203election_results.html. Among the new council members are:
STC Specialty Gifts
STC Specialty Gifts are a great way to show appreciation to Society members or professional colleagues while spreading the STC name. Specialty gifts make terrific giveaways for chapter meeting, conferences, and special events. www.stc.org/specialty_gifts.html
STC Mission Statement
The mission of the Society for Technical Communication is to improve the quality and effectiveness of technical communication for audiences worldwide.
Developing a Single-Sourcing Strategy
When and Where
October 8-9, 2002 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Book and Instructor
This seminar now includes JoAnn Hackos's Content Management for Dynamic Web Delivery book.
Online at www.usabledesign.com/03register/03register.htm or by phone at 303-234-0123
You’ll learn how to
For more information visit, www.usabledesign.com/01seminars/01ss.htm.
Documentation and Training
Boston University Education Center
October 7-8, at the Boston University Corporate Education Center (Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Campus)
Tools such as: Acrobat, Author It, CourseBuilder, Deva Help, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, MS
Word, MS Visio, Oasis Dynamic Publishing, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Robohelp, WebWorks Publisher
Technologies such as: XML, XSL, HTML-based Help, CSS, eBooks
Processes such as: Single-Sourcing, Educational Game Simulations, Minimalism, Structured Information, Enterprise Content Management, Indexing, Contextual Inquiry, Usability
Learn more at www.doctrain.com.
Marketing Communications Certificate Program, University of Houston
The Marketing Communications Certificate Program offers the following courses:
For more information www.uh.edu/continuingeducation/marketing.html.
If you have a networking opportunity to share, please tell us! Go to www.stc-houston.org/contacteditor.htm.
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