MS in Tech Com makes list in the journal Nature

Our Technical Communication degree programs were given invaluable publicity this past July, when the MS in Technical Communication was one of 12 listed in an article in Nature. Nature is one of the most-read academic science publications worldwide, … [Continue reading]

Faculty Awards, 2010

Five faculty members in the Department of English and Technical Communication received awards recently for the work they've done on campus. Jack Morgan and Dan Reardon both received 2010 Faculty Achievement Awards. Anne Cotterill and Eric Bryan both … [Continue reading]

Packing up

It's the eve of my last day as a member of the faculty at Missouri University of Science & Technology. I've been packing up my office so that the new chair, Dr. Kristine Swenson, can move in. My family has lived in the same house for nearly 35 … [Continue reading]

Empty Irons, Prize Filly

Linda Sands, the department's Administrative Assistant, also raises Quarter Horses. Early this month, Emma (her nickname) competed in the 2009 Iowa 7 Day Run in Des Moines. Linda's explanation of Emma's success follows:Empty Irons, 4 yr old bay … [Continue reading]

Dr. Bruce L. Edwards

In 1977, Bruce L. Edwards received his BA in English from the English Department here at Missouri S&T. (We were the University of Missouri - Rolla at the time.) He went on to an MA from Kansas State University and then a PhD from the University … [Continue reading]

A Promotion in the Department

Dr. Ed Malone has successfully navigated Missouri S&T's tenure and promotion process and been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Malone has worked hard for this recognition, as a scholar, a teacher, and as Director of Technical … [Continue reading]

Department Picnic

I've just returned from the Department of English and Technical Communication's annual picnic. At the end of every spring semester, we gather to socialize, announce scholarship awards, give Academic Scholar's List certificates -- and eat. Despite the … [Continue reading]

How To Make a Difference

Terry Bollineger speaks with a tech com class "I'm an engineer, not a poet. How can English classes be important to me?" Terry Bollinger, Computer Science major at Missouri University of Science & Technology, answers clearly, "If you want to … [Continue reading]

Kate Drowne: Woman of the Year

Dr. Kate Drowne, Associate Professor of English and Technical Communication, was named Woman of the Year at the annual Woman of the Year luncheon on April 20. This Award is given annually by Missouri University of Science and Technology.The program … [Continue reading]

Dr. Kristine Swenson to be Department Chair

Dr. Kristine Swenson, Associate Professor of English and Technical Communication, has accepted the position of chair of the department. Dr. Swenson's duties will begin on July 1, 2009. Dr. Swenson's years of experience at Missouri S&T (UMR when … [Continue reading]