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Publications > Dateline Houston > April 2003 > Society & Industry News

Volume 42, Issue 8

April 2003

Society & Industry News

STC News

New Sigma Tau Chi Members

STC has just announced the new members of Sigma Tau Chi. Sigma Tau Chi, the STC honorary fraternity, recognizes students enrolled in a technical communication program who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, are exemplary in participation in STC, and demonstrate a potential for significant contribution to the profession.

Here's the link on the STC site with the names of the Sigma Tau Chi inductees: Four of the five graduate recipients are from Region 5!

Houston Member Receives SIG Service Award

Jeff Staples has been named the recipient of the Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA).

This is a Society-level award designed to recognize sustained contribution to STC special interest groups.

Jeff was recognized for his significant contributions to the Quality SIG newsletter, DocQment, over the past 12 months. He led the effort to move the newsletter from print to online. Jeff is always willing to work with SIG members to develop articles for the newsletter, and this has led to an increase in the number of members contributing to the newsletter. Jeff has also been visible to SIG members via frequent contributions to our listserv. He has also published articles in other STC publications, most recently in the April 2003 issue of Tieline.

Jeff's citation reads:

In recognition of your work to revitalize the Quality SIG, and in your dedication to DocQment, our quarterly newsletter.

Congratulations, Jeff!


STC has created a web site to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Visit today to read anecdotes from other STC members, share your own memories with your colleagues, and see pictures of "the way things used to be."

Educational Opportunities

Content Management Strategies Conference

Washington, DC, April 28-29

JoAnn Hackos and the Center for Information-Development Management announce the Content Management Strategies Conference in Washington, DC, April 28-29.

Speakers include industry expert consultants, tools developers, and people working on real content-management and single-sourcing projects. You'll learn about providing usable information, developing the information model, planning for dynamic delivery and personalization, implementing industry standards, collaborating for reuse, and ROI measuring, in addition to hearing case studies from companies who have successfully implemented content management or single sourcing.

For the first time, you'll also be able to attend a postconference workshop, April 30, to learn the steps to take in implementing your own single-source solution. JoAnn will guide you through the necessary steps to bring single sourcing and content management to your organization.

You'll be able to get valuable information and see demonstrations by leading content management vendors, such as Documentum, Arbortext, Progressive Information Technologies, X.Systems, Software AG, and more, who will be exhibiting at the conference.

For more information, go to the conference web site at: or contact:

Gretchen Marks
Comtech Services, Inc.

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