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January Newsletter

Dear Readers,

As we step into the new year and the start of a new decade, I imagine the many possibilities that it brings for us. While 2020 was unprecedented, I also believe it was transformative. We hunkered down, multi-tasked, complained some, but above all, we collectively rose to the challenge. Our human spirit has endeavored to hope and look forward.

This same hope has helped our chapter survive 2020. We were at the brink of closure, but thanks to our new volunteers, we managed to establish a succession plan. New ideas and energy flowed through the chapter as we explored meaningful ways to expand and collaborate.

In this coming year, we look forward to expanding our mentorship program that was launched last year, in addition to hosting our regular webinars on interesting topics. We have also partnered with University of Texas at Arlington to launch an internship program starting this month.

I look forward to serving the board and the chapter in the coming year. If you are interested in volunteering for our chapter, please feel free to contact me at president@stcdfw.org.

Stay tuned for our programming updates. Wishing each and every one of you a happy and safe new year.
 

Zohra Mutabanna
NTLSC President

Upcoming Events

Thursday,
January 21
Thursday,
February 18
Thursday,
March 11

The Lowdown

Internship With UTA

The North Texas Lone Star Chapter is always exploring new opportunities to collaborate with technical communication students and groom the next generation of professionals. As part of this collaborative effort, we are thrilled to announce our first internship opportunity with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).

Timothy Ponce, who serves as one of our Board members and is the Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Internships at UTA, presented us with a passionate student looking to intern, and we couldn’t be more excited.

We welcome Michael Dupre to our internship program. This pilot program will run for sixteen weeks. Stay tuned for more information in our monthly newsletter.

STC Alliance Competition

The STC Alliance is accepting entries for its competition until January 15th. To apply, refer to How do I submit an entry.

If you are interested in judging, the application deadline is January 13th. You must fill out the Judging Information Form to apply.

Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/home/competitions for more information.

STC Summit 2021
Early Registration

The early registration for STC Summit 2021 is now open. Go to https://summit.stc.org/conference/ to register and get additional information.

STC Slack Channel

The Slack workspace linked below is called STC Communities and it's hosted by STC National and all STC members can join. There are many channels within the workspace like for introductions, announcements, community events, and job postings. Please join (if you haven't already) the workspace and feel free to forward this to any other STC members you think might benefit from joining.
Sign up here, from any device: https://join.slack.com/t/stc-communities/shared_invite/zt-4mll799s-T2F4CKB9IQJJx2J42qvEyg

Volunteers

Do you have a talent for photography? Are you a people person?
Want to get involved, but don't have a lot of time?
If so, we need your help.
Below are the areas in which we have a need for volunteers.
Contact president@stcdfw.org if you are interested in helping.

Historian
Take pictures at events.
Videographer
Record chapter meetings.
Volunteer Coordinator
Help connect volunteers to their interests.
Short Volunteer Projects
Help with brief or one-time projects.

Want to Get Your Degree or Certificate?

Consider a degree or certificate in Technical Communication. DFW has several local universities with excellent programs, and STC offers their own professional certification program.
 

Society for Technical Communication - Professional Certification at the Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert level. For more information, visit www.stc.org/certification/.

University of North Texas – BA, BS, and MA in Professional and Technical Communication, and Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit https://techcomm.unt.edu/.

Texas Christian University – BA in Writing. For more information, visit addran.tcu.edu/english/academics/areas-of-study/undergraduate-programs/ba-writing/.


University of Texas at Arlington – Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit www.uta.edu/english/Academics/technicalwriting-certification.
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