Category Archives: Announcements

Getting Started in Technical Writing Above is a link to an interesting thread about getting started in technical writing. The respondents are all professionals in the field.

Technical Writing Program History–The first 15 years

Russ Rutter, long time member of the technical writing faculty at Illinois State University has written this history of the first fifteen years of the program (1973-1988) 1973       The Department offers its first Technical Writing course: ENG/IT … Continue reading

Publishing Students Students Advocate for the Value of Publishing as a Career

Caitlin Perry and August Cassens, both publishing Studies majors, have written a very nice opinion piece about the future of publishing as a career. You can read the article in th online version of the Vidette:

The Subversive Copy Editor Offers Advice on Resumes

I realize that the above title sounds like an update of a Galway Kinnell poem, but I couldn’t resist. Carol Saller, who wrote The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Stan Renner and Dr. Russ Rutter

In 1976 I was among the first applicants admitted to the innovative Doctor of Arts in English program at Illinois State University (later renamed the Ph.D. in English Studies). My first advisor was Dr. Donald Ericksen, the Department’s graduate studies … Continue reading

Dr. Godwin Y. Agboka

Dr. Godwin Y. Agboka is an Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at University of Houston-Downtown, where he has worked since August 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in English Studies (Professional Writing and Rhetorics concentration) in 2010 from Illinois … Continue reading

MA in Writing Graduate Publishes Graphic Novel on Sappo and Socrates

Rachel Parish (MA, 2012) has recently published a graphic novel in Kairos about Sappo and Socrates based on a project she completed in Jerry Savage’s History of Rhetoric class:  

Fall 2012 Internship and Career Fairs

The Fall Internship Fair will be Tuesday September 18, 2012 at the Bone Student Center. You can read more about it here: The page includes excellent for students seeking internships. The next day, there is a separate career fair … Continue reading

Reflections on Undergraduate Education

I read a fascinating article in The New Yorker about Stanford University (which is by the way without a doubt the most beautiful campus I ever ever visited) that included this quote: the long-term value of an education to be … Continue reading

Interns Without (Major) Borders

Below is a link from the Inside HigherEd website about an increasing trend of English departments that require all of its majors to have an internship While I am not found of the idea of requiring all English majors … Continue reading