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News Archives 2005

STC Twin Cities Community Competition
November 2005

Minnesota State STC chapter members participated in the Twin Cities chapter’s 2005-2006 STC competition. Five students and one instructor served as volunteer judges.

Five Technical Communication graduate students, Gretchen Herrick, Arlandis Jones, Andrew Robertson, Kevin Sanderfoot, and Denise Ware, joined by faculty member Lee Tesdell, assisted in judging entries. The entries were from the Lone Star chapter in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. The Lone Star chapter, in turn, judged the entries that were submitted to the Twin Cities chapter.

The judging effort was coordinated by graduate student Kevin Sanderfoot, who is also president of the student chapter. First, several students attended the judges training session held in the Twin Cities. Second, all judges met on campus at MSU to receive the entries and learn how the judging procedure. Third, after filling out their own judging forms, all judges met to reconcile their evaluations of each entry. Finally, Kevin delivered the entries and evaluation forms to the Twin Cities chapter for final tabulation.

The awards banquet was held Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 5 pm to 9:30 pm in Minneapolis, MN. The event was called “A Chorus of Stars—Displaying Shining Examples of Brilliant Technical Communication.”

The winners in each of the three categories, Online Communication Competition, Technical Art Competition, and Technical Publications Competitions, were announced.

The keynote speaker, Mark Hanigan, spoke on “Shining Stars Light our Future Paths—Technical Communication Evolutions in the 21st Century” Mark is an STC Fellow from Tampa, Florida, and an inspirational presenter.

Information for interested entrants or volunteer judges for the 2006-2007 competition is available from the Twin Cities STC website: http://stctc.org.

World Usability Day Field Trip
November 3, 2005

This year, the MSU STC chapter attended the World Usability Day festivities at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. The day included information sessions on usability issues, a tour of the U of M's usability lab, and dinner with members of the U of M's tech comm program and the usability lab staff.

World Usability Day Field Trip Pictures

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