Wallace Center Wins STC Merit Award

Society of Technical Communication
The Society of Technical Communication (STC), Rochester Chapter, has recognized online documentation for RIT academic technologies supported by Wallace Center staff. Last fall the staff wrote and posted completely revised documentation pages for a dozen technologies such as Adobe Connect and Clipboard. They wanted to create documentation that was more user friendly.

The TWC Supported Technologies Portal & Wiki Spaces received a MERIT AWARD under the User Support category in the 2010-2011 STC Rochester Competition for the STC International Summit Awards! Awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony at the STC Spectrum Conference on April 1, 2011.

See (and use) the staff's work here: http://wallacecenter.rit.edu/technology

RIT Press Publication Highlight of USA Today Article

Jewel of the Sports World

The book published by RIT Press with western NY sports writer Scott Pitoniak, Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award made national news in the USA Today sports section. It was also featured on the Q & A website section.


Submit Now to Present at FITL 2011

Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning

The Wallace Center's Rob Fain, Sarah Cass and Susan DeWoody are again organizing this year's Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning conference, sponsored by the Provost's office. The 2011 theme is Developing Critical Thinkers for Today's Global Society.

The Call for Proposals has gone out. The committee welcomes your proposals related to the conference theme, and its tracks. The submission deadline is Friday, March 4. Keep an eye on emails for registration information, too!

Go to our website at https://www2.rit.edu/fitl/. There you can read about this year's plenary speakers, see the complete Call for Proposals, and submit one, too!

How to Win the Crowd - Without Powerpoint

Frank Paolo

In January, The Wallace Center hosted two workshops with executive speaking coach Frank Paolo. During a two-hour interactive session with 43 faculty and a session with the Emerging Leaders cohort, attendees received advice from Mr. Paolo on being a more effective presenter – without any reliance on PowerPoint! The group came away with some pointers that are often overlooked when addressing a class, a conference crowd, or a team. His advice was well-received, going by post-session feedback forms. For more, consult http://presentationsunplugged.com/.

Library Reaches Out to Kosova & Croatia


American University in Kosovo and ACMT Presidents Chris Hall and Don Hudspeth invited Susan Mee, Library Liaison to CAST, to visit their respective campuses in late 2010 and work with both faculty and students to introduce and expand upon their library research. She met with faculty individually and in group sessions, and presented to many classes. The opportunity to view The Wallace Center website and its resources, both from a distance and from such differing perspectives, provided invaluable feedback. Sue gained much respect for the hardworking young people striving to attain a higher education under challenging circumstances, as Kosovo rebuilds itself and recovers from the devastation of war. To read more, click here.

Taking the Library to Them...

RIT Libraries at The Wallace Center is piloting a new outreach service this academic year in the Sol Study Center, in the Sol Heumann Residence Hall (room 1016), Monday – Thursday evenings, 7 – 9 pm.

Library and Information Studies program graduate students provide research assistance in locating credible sources of information, including peer reviewed and scholarly articles. They also help with databas selection; ConnectNY and interlibrary loan; and creating appropriate citations.

Please encourage your students to stop in for assistance with your assigned research projects!

Along with library assistance, writing, math and physics tutors are also available. For additional information, please contact Susan Mee, samwml@rit.edu, ext 5-2568.