The Professional Writing Program is accepting applications for teaching Business Writing (ENGL 420) and Technical Writing (ENGL 421) in Fall 2019. We are looking for instructors from a variety of backgrounds to bring their perspectives and expertise to Professional Writing at Purdue. You don’t have to be a student in rhetoric/composition to teach in the program! Applications from all students are welcome.
Please join us for an information session where you can talk to peers currently teaching PW classes, and ask questions related to the application process and curriculum.
Information Session: Thursday, February 7 from 4pm-5pm in HEAV 320
Information Session: Monday, February 11 from 5pm-6pm in HEAV 320 (just before the prospective grad student recruitment event at LBC, so we’ll carpool over there afterward!)
Drop-in Application Workshop: Wednesday, February 20 from 9am-noon in HEAV G42
Drop-in Application Workshop: Tuesday, February 26 from noon-2 in HEAV G42
Additional information on applying to teach can be found here. Questions can be directed to Allegra Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jennifer Bay; email@example.com.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Professional Writing Showcase, to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10am to 3pm in Stewart Center room 310. To nominate your students, please fill out the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/gvuMmH8pMf9R33NG2. We are accepting nominations until Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5pm.
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
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”
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.