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Interest Meeting for the Professional and Technical Writing Concentration and Minor

Are you a Radford University student who wants to learn more about the concentration or minor in Professional and Technical Writing? This 12-credit program can prepare you for success after graduation, and it perfectly complements studies in numerous fields, including biology, geospatial science, social work, and communications .

Come find what Professional and Technical Writing can offer you at an interest meeting, to be held on 3/21/17 at 3:30 p.m. in Hurlburt 250. Light refreshments will be served, so bring your appetite and a friend!

Radford University Professional and Technical Writing Concentration and Minor Flyer

Tech Writing Internship with Meridium in Roanoke

Meridium is seeking a technical writer intern to “work in a collaborative, team-oriented software development environment.” Meridium has offices located across the U.S. and the world; however, the intern would report at Meridium’s Roanoke, Virginia location.

Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in “Technical Writing, English, Communication, or related field.”

Students pursuing a BA in English or a BA in English with a concentration in Technical and Business Writing are therefore eligible to apply.

More information about the internship with Meridium, including application instructions, can be found on their website.


Internship with the RU English Department for Fall 2016

The RU English Department is hiring a writing/editing intern for Fall 2016 to help with the administration and marketing of a new, graduate-level certificate program in Professional Writing. The program will enroll its first cohort of post-baccalaureate students (i.e., individuals who already have a Bachelor’s degree) in the fall.

The intern will report to co-coordinators Dr. Laura Vernon and Dr. Amy Rubens and will help with writing, editing, and marketing duties for the program. The internship is for academic credit only.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

More information about the internship, including how to apply, can be found “after the jump.” (Click to expand the post and reveal the complete job listing.)

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Alternative Spring Break Trip to Eastern Kentucky

How would you like to spend Spring Break planting trees at a mountaintop removal site?

Drs. Theresa Burriss (Appalachian Studies), Matt Close (Biology), and Rick Roth (Geospatial Science) will lead an alternative spring break trip to Eastern Kentucky. The group will stay at the Robinson Forest campsite, which is owned and managed by the University of Kentucky-Lexington.

For more information about the trip and application instructions, please read the flyer below.

Note: This opportunity is not sponsored by the RU Professional Writing Program.

Independent Study: Avila Scientific and Whitebarrel Winery

Avila Scientific, Whitebarrel Winery, and Radford University have teamed up to save the bees!

According to a promotional flyer, they are looking for students “from a wide-spectrum of disciplines to participate in a new program to save the bees. Students will have the opportunity to earn credits for research or independent study.”

Read more about the opportunity below, and attend the informational meeting to be held at Center for the Sciences (CS) M73 on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM.


Welcome! Announcing the New Blog for the RU Professional Writing Program

The Professional Writing Program at Radford University now has a blog to share relevant news, events, and opportunities with students and faculty.

As a shared resource, the blog relies on RU faculty, staff, and students as well as members of the surrounding communities in the New River Valley. If you have a news item, event flyer, or internship/job opportunity that may be of interest to students and faculty in the Professional Writing Program, please share it. Simply email program chair Dr. Rick Van Noy [rvannoy [at] radford [dot] edu], Dr. Laura Vernon [lvernon [at] radford [dot] edu], or Dr. Amy Rubens [arubens [at] radford [dot] edu].

Never miss a post! You can receive notifications of every post in your email inbox. To sign up, look for the box on the right-hand side of the screen labeled “Get Posts By Email.”

If you’re an RU student who wants to learn more about the Professional Writing Program, read about the concentration and minor on the blog, or visit the English Department’s official home on the web.