Friday, April 23, 2010

Professional Writing and Editing Capstone Poster Exhibit

On Thursday, April 22, in 130 Colson Hall, fifteen Professional Writing and Editing students presented posters that highlighted the writing they've done for their internships.

Over fifty people attended the poster session through the course of the day, including many internship sponsors. The students' posters and oral presentations were judged by Bryan Coyle, Allison Hitt, Virginia Lance, and Danielle Zahoran, four students in the department's M.A. program in Professional Writing and Editing. They awarded second place to Joseph Heister, who redesigned websites for M.P.H. Communications. First place went to Amanda Berardi, who worked on the curriculum development team for the National White Collar Crime Center.

The poster session fulfilled one of the requirements for the PWE capstone course, English 491A: Professional Field Experience, in which students work 140 hours as a professional writer for an organization. Students interned at a variety of on-campus offices and local organizations and businesses this semester, including the National White Collar Crime Center, National Environmental Services Center, Fitness Information Technology, Caritas House, M.T. Pockets Theatre Company, Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau, local law offices, the WVU ALumni Association, the WVU Community Design Team, and the WVU Business Incubator.

Congratulations to Amanda, Joe, and all of the PWE interns on a successful event!

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