Workplace Writing Workshop and Conference

April 5-6, PSU 313 and GLASS 108

The Workplace Writing Forum (formerly Society for Technical Communication – Student Chapter) is a student organization that sponsors informative programs for students to learn more about the practice of writing and designing content for functional uses. Students can learn more about publishing information for a variety of fields, such as technological, medical, and legal fields.

Each year the Workplace Writing Forum sponsors two annual conferences: one for student interested in learning more about professional writing and one faculty and others interested in teaching professional writing.

Schedule

Both events are free of cost but please register below so we know how many people will be in attendance!

Printable Schedule

Workplace Writing Faculty Workshop

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Tuesday, April 5; PSU 313

  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Session One. Bring your laptop!
    • 9:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
      • Sign in, Network with coffee and breakfast pastries and fruit
    • 9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
      • Welcome by Dr. Rhonda Stanton
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
      • Tuesday Keynote: Dr. Stephen Carradini, Arizona State University, ABC Speaker – Digital Ethics Workshop

 

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lunch & Visiting. Union Club 
    • Lunch provided for registered attendees

 

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Session Two. Bring your laptop!
    • 12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
      • Sign in 
    • 1:00 p.m.
      • Session Two: Judy Tarbox and Lori Rogers – ePortfolios. The nuts and bolts of creating an ePortfolio that serves you and your professional goals. 
        • A two-hour, interactive workshop for faculty demonstrating how ePortfolios can provide students a virtual platform to expand employment opportunities and graduate school representation. The workshop introduces the use of ePortfolios in non-traditional professions, including social justice and advocacy; freelance arts, performance, and writing; and education. Focus will be given to reflective writing; using artifacts and evidence; and the impact of dynamic document design.

Workplace Writing Student Conference

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Zoom Link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/98979793444

Wednesday, April 6; GLASS 108

  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Morning Schedule
    • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
      • Sign in. Welcome & What is the Workplace Writing Forum?    
    • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
      • Wednesday Keynote: Kimberly Goldstein – Director of Managing Editorial at Simon & Schuster
    • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Break
    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
      • Study Away Program Jan 2023 to the UAE— information

 

  • 11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lunch Break
    • (Lunch on your own.) 

 

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Afternoon Speakers 
    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      • Rob Blevins, Executive Director Discovery Center of Springfield
        • Every nonprofit is powered by a mission and people that believe in that mission, but why do some vital missions struggle while others thrive? Learn how a background in writing from Missouri State’s English Department powered one Springfield nonprofit’s mission all the way to New York City, Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and a $1 million dollar award.
    • 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m, Break
    • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
      • Alumni Panel
        • Emily Ames with O’Reilly Automotive HQ
        • Molly Ellis with Jack Henry & Assoc. 
        • Samantha Birkenfeld with Cigna

 

  • 3:30 p.m. – Public Affairs Convocation for those interested in attending.