2017 Crouse Award Winners

Each year at the annual Writing Showcase, the Professional Writing Program announces the winners of the Crouse Awards in Professional Writing, scholarships offered to undergraduate students in the Professional Writing major and graduate students with secondary concentrations in Professional Writing. The winners of the 2017 Crouse Awards can be found below, along with the names of the alumni judges for the undergraduate awards and the faculty judges for the graduate awards:

Awards for Undergraduate Students

Crouse Writing & Publishing: Blair Newton and Caitlynn Lawson

Crouse Technical Writing: Megan Smith

Study Abroad: Megan Smith

Awards for Graduate Students

Crouse Emergent Scholar: Jeffrey Gerding

Crouse Promising Scholar: Allegra Smith

Internship in Academic Publishing: Devon Cook

Alumni Judges: Mary Adkins, Class of 2015 (Production Manager, Treefrog Marketing); Steven Thorton, Class of 2014 (Technical Writer, Dematic Corporation, Grand
Rapids, MI); Callie Leuck, Class of 2010 (Medical Writer, Avant Healthcare); Angie Klink, Class of 1981 (Author, Historian, Publisher, Marketer, Copywriter, Freelance)

Faculty Judges: Jenny Bay, Associate Professor; Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Professor; Bradley Dilger, Associate Professor and Director of Introductory Composition; Michael J. Salvo, Associate Professor and Director of Professional Writing; Patricia Sullivan, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition

Professional Writing Showcase 2017 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and attended this year's Professional Writing Showcase! The event was a great success, with insightful presentations, intelligent conversations, and impressive visual design. Below you can find a list of this year's Professional Writing Showcase winners:

Best Overall Project: Kija Davis - “Mentoring Skills on FIRST Robotics Teams” (Instructor: Jeff Gerding)

Best Collaborative Project: Daniel Miller, Kendra Moyers, Kaela Disney - "Iconographic Tracking of the Google Logo” (Instructor: Erin Brock Carlson)

Best Visual Design: Katherine Lin - “Aortic Stenosis and Treatment with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)” (Instructor: Dan Kenzie)

People's Choice: Daniel Miller, Kendra Moyers, Kaela Disney - "Iconographic Tracking of the Google Logo” (Instructor: Erin Brock Carlson)

Instructor IGNITE Session, 1st Place: Erin Brock Carlson, “Iconographic Tracking as a Method for Community Engagement”

Instructor IGNITE Session, 2nd Place: Sherri Craig, “pwn-ing History”

Cover Design Contest: Caitlynn Lawson

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Showcase Acceptance Form

Please fill out the following form to indicate that you will be participating in the 2017 Professional Writing Showcase. Acceptances are due by 5pm on Friday, March 31.

Nominations for 2017 Professional Writing Showcase

Nominations for the 2017 Professional Writing Showcase are now being accepted! Students from both fall 2016 and spring 2017 are eligible to participate and should contact their writing instructor for more information. Instructors can submit a nomination for any number of students at the following link: http://pw.rhetorike.org/nominate. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 13 at 5pm and students must confirm their participation no later than Monday, March 27.

Mark Hannah published in Nature

Mark Hannah (PhD, 2011) has been published in Nature!
Hannah's article looks at communication between scientists, and how technical communicators can help them collaborate more effectively. Arizona State University has published a summary of the article, and the full article, Bridge the Planetary Divide, can be found in Nature.

Thursday, November 10, 2016