Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring - and the PWE Poster Exhibit - Has Sprung


Four Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone students showcased their internship work at the biannual PWE Poster Exhibit Thursday. Judges' and attendees' votes have been tallied, and the winner of the top poster award is:

Monty Sylvan, FiT Publishing

Monty described the range of editing tasks he undertook as an intern for the sports sciences publisher—from proofreading a journal to indexing a textbook.

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:

Joseph Conrad, who helped to modernize the communications—from legal documents to social media—at Conrad Legal Corporation.

Devin Lacy, who constructed and deconstructed textbooks to create new editions and supplementary teaching material, including PowerPoints, for FiT Publishing.
Jeremy Maddox, who invited us onto a grant-writer’s whirling ride of research, proposals, and plans for a playground for disabled children via his work at Stepping Stones.

Thank you to everyone who supported these talented English majors by attending the poster exhibit and voting for their favorite posters. A special thanks to the events' judges, as well: Jessica Walker, Kasey Osborne, and Doug Phillips.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fall 2108 PWE Poster Winners Announced


Despite the hail, 10 Professional Writing & Editing (PWE) capstone students showcased their internship work at the biannual PWE Poster Exhibit yesterday. Judges' and attendees' votes have been tallied, and the winners of the top poster awards are:

First Place: John Bonham, Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club

Second Place:  Adelaide Estep, Weelunk

Third Place:  Michaela Martin, WV Dialect Project

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:

  • Jacob Bernabe, who highlighted the expansive range of work English majors can take on via his experience at the WVU Launch Lab.
  • John Bonham, who promoted Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club events via fliers and social media.
  • Adelaide Estep, whose feature writing and photography are highlighted on Weelunk—Wheeling, West Virginia’s online community hangout.
  • Matthew Kinder, who edited and generated newsletter content for the Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-Text Providers (ATSP).
  • Michaela Martin, who worked to streamline behind-the-scenes processes of staff at the WV Dialect Project.
  • Jillian Molnar, who used analytics to post perfectly timed Tweets and Instagram posts for The Tea Shoppe.
  • Alexandra Nagy, who took us through the process of summarizing depositions and developing statements of fact to finally create a motion of summary judgement at Allan N. Karlin & Associates.
  • Pamela Nestor, who supported student scholarship and grant-getting through her work on newsletters for the WVU ASPIRE and Pre-Health Offices.
  • Brandon Ridgely, who demonstrated writing, managing, and marketing skills as a the League of Legends editor at RealSport.
  • Brooklynn Weaver, who worked remotely for Meyer, Ford & Glasser, PLLC performing research, attending depositions, and writing summaries.

Thank you to everyone who supported these talented English majors by attending the poster exhibit and voting for their favorite posters. A special thanks to the events' four judges, as well: Jessica Walker, Kasey Osborne, Laura Brady, and Doug Phillips.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

English Professor Named 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Congratulations, Stephanie Foote!

Professor Foote, the Jackson and Nichols Professor of English, has been named among 31 scholars as a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The award will support Prof. Foote as she completes her third book, "The Art of Waste: Narrative, Trash, and Contemporary Culture," and works to establish a public humanities website and working group where scholars can collaborate on issues related to the environmental humanities.

See the full announcement in WVUToday.

Additional details on the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program along with a list of the 31 winners are available here

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spring 18 PWE Poster Winners Announced!


On Thursday, the Professional Writing and Editing (PWE) program hosted the biannual PWE Poster Exhibit, where PWE capstone students showcase their writing and editing internship work for the university community.

Judges' and attendees' votes have been tallied, and the winners of the top poster awards are:

First Place: Jadeyn Dahang-Young, WVU Libraries, Arts & Exhibits
Second Place:  Tabatha Hayes, WVU Humanities Center

Third Place:  Sara Berzingi, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fourth Place:  Claire Zain, Allan N. Karlin & Associates

Congratulations to all of the interns on their accomplishments this term, including:

Elizabeth Boycan, who tackled research from all angles--primary and secondary, online and in person--as an intern for the WVU University Relations.
Meaghan Donnelly, who “FiT” right in at FiT Publishing while developing supplementary material for sport science textbooks and promoting those publications and other journals via social media.
Allysa Gaither, who honed her design skills as an intern for the WVU’s Eberly Writing Studio.
Kody Goff, who edited and generated newsletter content for the Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-Text Providers (ATSP).
Jackson Jacobs, who practiced wearing many hats at the nonprofit Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia & Preston Counties.
Jacob Long, who always put the reader first when creating an index or designing a spec sheet at FiT Publishing..
Maria Krutko, who taught us all about dog clamps and product marketing as an intern for Media Foundations.
Ashley Reynolds, whose passion for her work was apparent in her event coordination and promotion for the WVU Title IX, Office of Equity Assurance.
McKenzie Robinson, whose job as an intern for the WVU Libraries included transcribing conversations between Steve Allen and Don Knotts.
Zack Smith, who—through his work as an intern for the Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-Text Providers (ATSP)—introduced us all to one professional organization’s digital landscape.

Thank you to everyone who supported these talented English majors by attending the poster exhibit and voting for their favorite posters. A special thanks to the events' four judges, as well: Sarah Morris, Doug Phillips, Laura Brady and Abigail Humphreys.